Monday, February 25, 2013

Does Road Salt Do Damage To Your Vehicle ??

YES......   parts of the vehicle  anyway.

Road Salt can get into the cracks and crevices and  start the oxidation and rusting process, which is  a chemical reaction. Salt can have  a damaging effect on  steel surfaces and  can speed up the corroding process.

The good news is .... if the car is properly polished, the  effect is not too bad.

The best way to avoid the ravages of  Road Salt is to wash it frequently during the “Salt Season” which is  normally  November to April. Waxing  your vehicle  before the Salt Season  is a great preventative step!

Monday, February 18, 2013

What Kind of Vehicle Would A President Own?

Today  we celebrate Presidents Day!   It is a national holiday.  Since 1968, it is celebrated on the third Monday in February.  President's Day is a day set aside to honor all of the U.S. presidents. Most of  us think  of  George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday. It falls by design between their birthdays. It is a actually a day of  tribute to each and every person who has ever served in the office as President of the United States of America.

Ever wonder what type of vehicle a president would own??

 Bill Clinton (1993-2001): 1967 Mustang Convertible

Ronald Reagan (1981-1989): 1952 Army Jeep, Model M-38A1

Richard Nixon (1969-1974): 1950 Oldsmobile

 John F. Kennedy (1960-1963): 1961 T-Bird Convertible 

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961): 1956 Chrysler Imperial

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953): 1945 Ford Super DeLuxe Tudor Sudan

 Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945): 1939 Packard 12

 William Taft (1909-1913): Baker Electric

Monday, February 11, 2013

Why Should You Clean the Snow Off Your Vehicle?

Because it's the LAW!!!

  In the winter it is important to clear all snow and ice from your vehicle. This not only prevents a hazard from snow and ice that may fall from your vehicle, it also provides  for an unobstructed view.

Driving with snow on your vehicle roof could land you a fine and points, but could be even worse if you are involved in an accident because of snow falling off your vehicle the police may prosecute for careless or inconsiderate driving.

When snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury the  vehicle  operator can  be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for each offense.

 This  should give all drivers that extra incentive to remove the snow from most parts of theirvehicle  before they set off.

 AND Turn On Your Headlights:  
A change in the law recently invoked that when your windshield wipers are on, so should your lights.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Want to Save Money On Your Car Insurance?

 Everyone LOVES saving money and we  would all  like to have a few dollars in our pockets right now. are a few tips to save you money on your car insurance.

* Shop your policy around with different agents, on line insurance companies and types of policy. All you need is an internet connection these days to see what prices you can get. Just Google..."low cost car insurance" and see what comes up.

* Raise your deductible. This can save you money, but be sure if you have a car loan on your car, that you abide by the bank or finance company deductible maximums. Also, don't raise the deductible so high that you are not able to pay it and get your car fixed in the event of an accident.

* Combine your home or apartment insurance with you car insurance for an additional discount. Some companies will give you more of a discount if you give them more of your business.

                          These are just a few ideas. Give them a try.