Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Trivia Answer

The Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales monthly e~letter trivia answer for November is...

Question:     What is the most common non contagious disease in the  world?

Answer:        Tooth Decay

If you did not get it right, try again next month. Good Luck!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Taking to the Woods

If your place of work is anything like ours you are probably short a few people today -

Pennsylvania’s only unofficial holiday begins today at sun rise when a group larger than the standing armies of most nations shoulder their rifles and take to the woods marking the beginning of a two week firearms deer season.

Between 850,000 and 900,000 men, women and children ages 12 years and older are expected to take part in the first day of the two-week deer season. In some parts of the state, schools are even closed for the first one or two days of the season.

If you or your family members are taking to the woods~
                           Hunt Safely

Visit   http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106 for more information on Hunting in NEPA!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today, a holiday tradition that dates back hundreds of years. President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving official in 1863. He proclaimed the last Thursday in November to be "a national day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent father who dwelleth in the heavens."

When most of us think of that first Thanksgiving we think about Pilgrims and Indians. For a lot of people, Thanksgiving has become a day to watch football, eat turkey, and watch the Macy's Day Parade. While these are not bad things, the most important part of Thanksgiving is giving thanks to God for our many blessings.

          Happy Thanksgiving
from all of us at Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Travel

Did you know that an estimated 38.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the Thanksgiving weekend? The average distance traveled will be 815 miles, but more than a third will travel 250 miles or less.
Driving will account for most of the travel increase, with 33.2 million Americans expected to travel by car . 3 million will travel by air and travel by train, boat, bus and other means is expected to be around 2.9 million Americans .

Traveling during the holiday seasons can be a bit touchy. Here are a few tips to keep you safe:

Plan to leave a day early this year and beat the traffic.

Check that automobile and make sure it is sound.

Pack some snacks and drinks.

Stop along the way. It is a good idea to stop every 2 or 3 hours and get out of the car.
Change drivers if the present driver becomes tired.

Thanksgiving weekend is historically the busiest to travel each year. Whether you are traveling across country or across town- TRAVEL SAFE  !

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter fuel-Is there really a difference?

Yes there is!!

The difference between conventional summer- and winter-blend gasoline has to do with the Reid Vapor Pressure of the fuel. RVP relates to the volatility of a gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency says conventional summer-blend gasoline contains 1.7 percent more energy than winter-blend gas, which contributes to the summer blend’s slightly better gas mileage. Cars using summer-blend gasoline spew fewer harmful emissions and get slightly better fuel economy than those using winter-blend gas during the summer months.

It is recommended a switch between the two fuels happens twice a year, once in the fall (winter blend) and again in the spring (summer blend). Summer-blend gasoline is typically more expensive to produce than the winter blend, and it won’t affect vehicle performance or the durability of the engine and fuel system, according to the EPA.

What fuel is in your vehicle? Odds are that living in  NEPA you are probably already filling up with Winter Blend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Have you thanked a Veteran today?

Veterans Day- also known as  Armistice Day in the Unites States  or  Rememberance Day in other parts of the world  is  Thursday, November 11th this year marking the anniversary  of the signing of the Armistice that brought an end to World War I. It is on this day that the people of the United States take  to time  remember and honor the veterans of the armed services. This day is set to aside to show the veterans just how much that they are appreciated for the sacrifices that they have made for the United States.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Are your Tires Ready for Winter?

Your winter tires are not designed just for snow – they provide increased traction in cold conditions too. Make the switch to winter tires when the temperature hits 45 degrees. Take care of your tires during winter and they will take care of you.

In winter regions, it is recommended  that drivers switch to winter tires when the temperature dips below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature drops below that level, so does an all-season tire’s ability to grip the road.

Many cars in the U.S. have all-season tires, but they aren’t built to hold the road in the same way that winter tires do. Winter tires are specifically built to deliver a 25 to 50 percent increase in traction over all-season radials. That’s enough added traction and braking power to avoid a severe weather-related accident.

 Take 5 minutes every month and think PART :                      



Check your tires, including the spare. The  benefits far outweigh the time it takes.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Don't forget to "Fall Back"

       On Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2 a.m. 
  Dont' forget to set your clocks back one hour! 

The phrase "Spring forward, Fall back" helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of Standard Time.. We "Fall back" at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour  returning to Standard Time.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during Wold War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October.

Arizona (except some Indian Reservations), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have chosen not to observe Daylight Saving Time. This makes  sense because these  areas are  closer to the equator because the days are more consistent in length throughout the year.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Winter Sales Hours

Winter Sales Hours   Effective November 1, 2010

              Monday thru Wednesday 9 am to 7 pm

               Thursday thru Saturday 9 am to 5:00 pm

                         Sunday~ CLOSED

Customer Service ~ Payment Center Hours

       9 am till 7 pm  Monday thru Friday 

              9 am till 5pm on Saturday

                CLOSED~ Sunday