Monday, August 14, 2017

Are You A Sensible or Aggressive Driver ??

Did you know that driving sensibly can save you fuel?
Each 5 mph  you drive over  60 mph  is like paying an additional 24 cents per gallon of gas!

Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas and can lower your gales mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by  5 percent around town. While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at different speed ( or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases at speeds above 60 mph.

Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Car-Lotta reminds you to Drive Safe-  The life you save may be your own!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Do You Know A Child In Need Of A Backpack?

Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales wants  to give back to this GREAT Community!!!

Starting 9:00 AM Monday, August 7th  through 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 15th,  each one  of our locations (Blakely / Hazleton / Kingston)  will be giving out 26 backpacks per day...

These are on a First come basis... Only 26 will be given out per day, per store. When they are gone for the day, it's over for that day.

This is our way of saying THANK YOU and to show our appreciation.
 
** No purchase necessary. This is NOT restricted to Car-Lotta customers. Anyone may line up and get a backpack if they fit the rules.

Monday, July 31, 2017

How Do You Avoid Road Rage ?

 

Road Rage

"An assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of one motor vehicle on the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle caused by an incident that occurred on a roadway.

Aggressive Driving & Road Rage Symptoms

  • Mentally condemning or thought of violence toward other drivers.
  • Verbally expressing condemnation of other drivers to passengers in your vehicle.
  • Not obeying traffic safety rules because you don't agree with them.
  • Engage in aggressive and risky driving:
    • Following too close.
    • Speeding.
    • Weaving in and out of traffic.
    • Speeding up to beat a traffic light.
    • Cutting between vehicles to change lanes.
    • Using the horn excessively.
    • Flashing headlights excessively at oncoming traffic.
    • Braking to get others to back off your bumper.
    • Passing another driver, then slowing to teach them a lesson.


  • Tips To Avoid Road Rage:
  • Allow plenty of time for the trip, listen to soothing music, improve the comfort in your vehicle, and understand that you cannot control the traffic, only your reaction to it. In the end, we may very well discover that personal frustration, anger, and impatience may be the most dangerous "drugs" on the highway.
  • Be polite and courteous, even if the other driver is not. Avoid all conflict if possible. If another driver challenges you, take a deep breath and move out of the way. Never underestimate the other driver's capacity for mayhem.
  • When entering traffic or changing lanes, make sure that you have enough room.
  • Make sure you have established a safe following distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
  • Don't make aggressive hand gestures to the other drivers when they offend you with their driving.
  • Signal when turning or changing lanes.
  • Control your anger; remember it takes two to start a fight.
  • Avoid prolonged eye contact with the bad or angry driver.
  • Get help. Call police on your cell phone or go to a public telephone or place. Don't pull to the side of the road.
  • Forget about winning. No one wins in a highway crash.
  • Put yourself in the other driver's shoes. They may be driving that way because of an actual emergency
                     Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales Reminds You To Drive Save-  
                                 The Life You Save My Be Your Own 

Monday, July 24, 2017

What IS That In The Road?


IF THERE IS A DEAD ANIMAL ON THE ROAD, WHO DO I CALL TO HAVE IT REMOVED?

PennDot hires private contractors  to remove animals along state roads. The Pennsylvania Game Commission removes large game animals from limited access highways.
 
If you have a maintenance concern related to a state maintained road like potholes or a dead animal call 1-800-FIX-ROAD  or
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Is It Raining?? Are Your Headlights On?


Rain, makes it difficult to see the road and other cars. Turning on your headlights during inclement weather not only   helps you see better and helps other cars see you.....  It's The Law! 
 
 
In December of  2006, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the headlight wiper law, section 4302 of the Pennsylvania Code. It went into effect Jan. 29, 2007. The intention of the law is to make vehicles more visible to one another in inclement weather.

The Law
The headlight wiper law states that a driver must turn on his headlights whenever he is using his windshield wipers continuously or at intervals in response to rain, snow, sleet, fog, mist or other weather condition.
 
Type of Violation
This law is considered a primary offense, meaning a driver can be pulled over and ticketed solely for not following the regulation.

The Fine
A ticket for violation of the headlight wiper law in Pennsylvania is $25. However, with fees and other costs associated with the violation, the total paid can approach $100.


                      Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Drive Safe! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

What Is In Your Summer Breakdown Kit?

Summer heat can also wreak havoc on a vehicle and its function. The warm weather, hot roads, long  trips, and dry air combine to create a hostile work environment for your car. Here are a few things to consider as you hit the road during  hot summer months.

Checking your tire pressure is an important things to  do year round— especially during the summer months. Hot tires on hot pavement is  a recipe for a blowout. If your tires are improperly inflated, the risk of catastrophic failure is even greater. Help prevent hazardous situations by checking your tires once a month and replacing them before they become dangerously worn.

Hot weather can also shorten your battery’s usable life. The extra vibration from summer trips can also damage your battery. It’s always a good idea to carry a set of jumper cables, or even a battery jump box, so you don’t get stranded. Check your car’s battery terminals for corrosion, and make sure the battery itself is  mounted securely.


 Low coolant levels can literally kill your engine. Worn hoses or a damaged radiator can allow coolant to leak and engine temperatures to rise. Keep an especially close eye on your vehicle’s temperature gauge during summer months to prevent  any overheating.
Every driver should put together a “summer breakdown kit”:
  • Water (one gallon per person)
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Emergency blanket (doubles as shade)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Basic tool kit
  • Pocket knife and/or multi-tool
  • Duct tape
  • Tow strap
  • Replacement fuses
  • Cell phone charger
  • Jumper cables
  • Hazard signs and flares
  • Can of tire sealant
  • Shop towels or paper towels
  • Work gloves
Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Drive Safe.... and enjoy your summer 


Monday, July 3, 2017

What Are You Doing For The 4th Of July?

July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. The tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Typical festivities range from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales will be closed on Tuesday  July 4th in observance of the holiday.  We will re open on Wednesday, July 5th at 9:00am