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.
Engines can overheat when they are being worked too hard, and other times they overheat because there is a problem with the cooling system. Summer weather can definitely contribute to the engine overheating so this is a great time to review before anything happens.
Keep reading to learn what to do in the event your engine shows sign of overheating and be prepared before you hit the road for any long trips.
Always have 1 spare gallon of coolant and 1 gallon of distilled water in your trunk.
Keep an eye on your temperature gauge while driving. It takes a little practice but is worth it since many people don't notice until their car is overheating.
If the gauge rises, pull over when possible. If you see the temperature gauge rising or steam coming from under the hood, pull over,...
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...
Have you ever wondered what types of tax breaks you are eligible for? Want to learn more? Read on.
On the off chance that you utilize your auto only in your business, you can deduct auto costs, as indicated by the Turbo Tax site. In the event that you utilize your auto for both business and individual purposes, you should separate your costs based on mileage. Auto deductions are for a car, van, and pick-up or board truck utilized for business as indicated by the IRS web site. It is important to be aware that the commute between one's home to work is a personal expense and not deductible.
However, if you drive from your usual work spot to another work related site whether it be a meeting in a different office, the store to buy office supplies or the airport, those are tax...
Why does the tire pressure warning system always come on during winter?
Most likely, it's not a malfunction. Chances are it is the changing temperature.
If your vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS); these systems monitor your tires for punctures and pressure losses. If the tire pressure drops below the TPMS minimum, it will emit a warning.
The problem with cold weather is it causes tire pressures to drop. Using the formula, PV/T= P2V2/T2, you'll find tires lose about one psi for every ten degrees.
So if your vehicle's TPMS system emits a warning, refill your tires and then reset system. There should be directions to reset your system in your owner's manual.
If that doesn't fix the problem, then reach out to Captial Buick GMC.
1. Help the environment.
Idling burns extra gas and pumps exhaust into the atmosphere. It also can be hard on the car's engine. Avoid idling when you can.
2. Go explore. Drive.
Your vehicle wasn't meant to sit in one place. You weren't meant to sit in one place. Dust off your sleeping vehicle and explore the open road. Make a new memory.
3. If your vehicle's tires are worn, replace them.
Worn tires and uneven tire pressure can hurt fuel efficiency and cause blow outs. If you don't like paying extra for gas or changing a tire on the side of the road, keep fresh tires on your vehicle.
4. Look out for bikers.
Mopeds, motorcycles, and bikers can appear out of nowhere. Watch your blind spots and be cautious around these vehicles.
Remember the days when cars were basically wheels, seats, and an engine? Compared to the past, cars now are like advanced alien technology. There are now multiple airbags, rear-vision cameras, safety sensors and more that keep us safe. In regards to the changing landscape of car technology, we'd like to take a look at car features of the past.
Turn with all your strength.
Ben - "Why won't this steering wheel turn?" Grunting. The wheel slowly turns. This is an exaggeration of cars without power steering, but realistically it is much easier to steer cars with power steering than cars without. While this tech is standard in all cars now, it wasn't always. It was originally developed in 1951 by Chrysler and decades later it became standard.
Hit the brakes, Frank!
Advancing technology is not a new thing for GM. They have been doing it for many generations. How many car companies can say they worked with NASA? GM can. Back in the 1960s, they were developing tech for the Apollo moon program - the program that made putting people on the moon possible. Want to know more? Keep reading.
Choosing GM for the Apollo moon program was an easy choice for NASA since GM had already been working on developing new navigation technologies before every getting the NASA contract.
GM's AC Electronics Division built the inertial guidance system NASA used - a navigation system that did not use landmarks or signals to navigate. It was a complete stand-alone system and the first of its kind.
Meanwhile, GM's Delco Electronics Division tested, planned and built...
The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization formed in February, 2008 by Cindy Donald. The focus of the organization is to help those with spinal cord and brain injuries through financial support in approved therapy programs not covered by insurance.
This non-profit accepts individual and corporate sponsors, who share the common goal of helping individuals with spinal and brain injuries improve their lives.
We are a proud sponsor of The Dreams of Recovery organization and we hope you will be too. Learn more about them at their website.
So you want to know how to install a car seat? Each car seat is different. It's always recommended to refer to the manufacturing guidelines when installing the car seat. With that said, we have listed a few guidelines below that should assist you when installing a car seat.
First, always place the car seat in the back seat; never in the front seat. Make sure you place the seat in its proper direction, either facing the rear or the front. The direction will depend on the type of car seat you have purchased.
Make sure seat belt straps/tethers are tight
Make sure no twists are in the seat belt straps
Make sure the car seat is positioned at the proper recline angle
Ensure the child is secure:
Straps should be tight and the harness clip should be even with the child's...
If you don't remember the Buick from Casablanca, you probably still remember the film. If you don't remember the film - we suggest you watch it again - you might still recall some of its famous lines like "here's looking at you, kid" or "we'll always have Paris".
For those that don't remember the Buick, it was a 1940 Buick Model 81C Phaeton. Only 230 were made, which makes that model in the film an even rarer gem.
Casablanca continues to capture audiences even now, and the Buick from the film keeps growing in value. The famous car was auctioned off in 2013 and it sold for $380,000. Not too shabby for a car that is 73 years old.