Dash Warning Lights: What You Need To Know

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The warning lights on your car can save more than you know.

Your car wants to be healthy and it wants to run well. While all cars have many more sensors and high tech equipment than they did just a decade ago, they are still susceptible to many of the same problems. The good news is that your car will now inform you when these problems take place.

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Understanding the importance of defensive driving.

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Understanding the importance of defensive driving.

When you evaluate how people drive, there are 2 types of behavior:

  1.  Defensive Driving
  2.  Offensive Driving

If you are controlling your car through Defensive Driving, it means that you are constantly aware of your environment outside of, and inside of, the car. It means that you share the road with other drivers in a safe and respectful manner.

If you are steering your car through Offensive Driving, it means that you are very aggressive; where you are going and how fast you get there is more important than any other driver, and it generally ends up with a traffic ticket.

Now I’m not passing judgment here, believe me, I have gotten my fair share of tickets in the “name” of safe driving.  At least, “I thought I was certainly the one who was in control!”

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A/C Filters in Your Car

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Homeowners know that to keep the air conditioning functioning properly in their homes, they have to regularly change the filter(s), have the system serviced and checked, and keep the coils on the outside unit (the condenser) clean. Interestingly enough, cars are exactly the same! Continue reading

It Just Stopped Blowing Cold!

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There’s nothing worse than getting into a hot car in the middle of the summertime, turn on the a/c and the only thing coming out of the vents is hot air. The A/C is not working. For whatever reason, it also only seems to happen at the most inconvenient times!

There is only one reason why you’re A/C system should work and that is you turning it on. There are multiple components to the refrigerant system and the electronics that control it; at any given time, one or more of the components can fail. The result is a hot car interior. Continue reading