Even if you have great luck and religiously lock your car doors, you still can fall victim to car theft. Every 45 seconds, a car is stolen somewhere in the U.S, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
Here are tips to prevent your vehicle from being stolen:
• Keep your vehicle locked at all times, even while driving.
• When parked, never leave your keys in the car. Close all the windows and the sunroof.
• Never leave your car running and unattended.
• Avoid leaving valuables inside your vehicle where passersby can see them.
• Install an anti-theft system in your vehicle if it doesn't have one. Thieves are reluctant to steal vehicles if they know the cars can be recovered quickly.
Summer is here and that means warmer weather and sun baked cars when you get in them after a long work day. I mean, let's face it we all know how it feels to sit on blazing hot leather seats after your car has been sitting for a while. It burns literally, ok maybe not literally, but you catch our drift.
Follow these tips to keep your car cool during hot summer days.
1. Use a sunshade or window visor
This tried and true method for keeping your car cool, should be your go to option. Just put the shade up every time you exit your vehicle for more than a few minutes and you should be good to go!
2. Use a dash cover
If you did not already know a fabric or upholstered dash cover can go a long way in keeping your vehicle more comfortable during the hot summer temps. A dash cover...
The GMC Acadia has been one of the largest crossover SUV's that you could buy, up until now. For 2017 GMC decided to significantly reduce the Acadia's size and weight. As a result the Acadia is now the true midsize crossover SUV it was meant to be all while still offering all the amenities of a larger SUV; including seating for seven and lots of cargo space but more fuel efficient.
The Acadia has become the jack of all trades and is ready to tackle the trails and or car pool lanes none the less. Quality meets expectations for the price point with spacious comfortable interior and available technology options like touch screen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE connectivity and mobile Wi-Fi.
It's refreshingly right sized, lighter and more maneuverable providing a...
Visibility is fundamental to safe driving. Although drivers depend on their vehicles' wiper blades to clear away rain, sleet and snow, many wait to replace them until they need them the most. So remembering to maintain wiper blades regularly can maximize visibility, efficiency and reliability.
Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak reducing driving visibility.
When inspecting wiper blades, look for the following:
• Broken frame - detachment of frame arms at joints or connection points.
• Metal Corrosion - especially at joints and claws.
Tire maintenance is important because your tires are the only part of your car that has direct contact with the road. Tires affect your vehicle handling, ride, braking, and safety. Our team is available to help but these are great tips to know.
Checking your tires on a regular basis is an important step in protecting your safety and your automotive investment. Ideally, tire inspections should be performed monthly. If you drive over potholes and debris in the road, live in a cold climate, or drive long distances regularly, then you should inspect your tires more often.
Things to Look For:
- Over inflation: Too much air pressure causes mostly the tire's middle section to contact the road. This creates wear primarily in the center of the tread, with less wear at the tire's edges...
If you're thinking about getting a new car, you generally have two options when it comes to selling your old one. You can trade it in to the dealer, providing a nice down payment on your new vehicle of choice, or you can try to sell it yourself. So when it comes to selling a car, which is the better option? We've examined the pros and cons of each decision below with tips from AutoTrader magazine.
The team at Classic Buick GMC in Arlington, Texas has encountered several questions from our customers about what to do before you trade in your car. This post is a great starting point to catch up on tips before you make that trade.
Trading It In
There are many benefits to trading in your old car, including, most notably, how easy it is. It's simple: You take your old car to the dealer...