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Changing seasonal temperatures can have several effects on vehicle performance:

Changing seasonal temperatures can have several effects on vehicle performance: Tire Pressure: Temperature fluctuations can cause changes in tire pressure. As the weather gets colder, tire pressure tends to drop, potentially affecting fuel efficiency, handling, and tire wear. Make sure to regularly check and adjust your tire pressure to the manufacturer's recommendations. Battery Performance: Cold weather can reduce the capacity of your car's battery, making it harder to start the engine. If your battery is already weak, it's more likely to fail in cold temperatures. Regular battery checks and maintenance are crucial, especially before winter sets in. Engine Efficiency: Engines may perform differently in extreme temperatures. In cold weather, the engine may take longer to reach its optimal operating temperature, leading to reduced fuel efficiency. Conversely, extremely hot weather can strain the engine and cooling system, potentially leading to overheating if not proper ... read more

Should you buy a new car?

Should you buy a new car?

We get asked all the time, "Should I buy a new car?". I try to be as honest and unbiased as I can. I explain to people that you can't factor wear and tear into the cost of your current vehicle. You will be paying for oil changes, tires, wipers, and brakes with or without a car payment. Yes you can go buy from certain manufacturers and your oil changes and maintenance is covered for a certain period of time, but not tires or wear items. Plus with those vehicles your are paying a premium for the vehicle. We also get asked "What would you buy?". My answer is pretty much always the same. Buy a Japanese car unless you need a truck then it goes into a slew of questions, but it will always be don't buy anything less then a 2500/250 or bigger. But with all this being said, is your current vehicle feel unsafe to you? Does it cost you $500-$1000 a month to maintain? Is it not meeting your current needs, growing family, change of job etc.? Are you just bored with it? I ... read more

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