Monday, April 28, 2014

Would You Donate Your Vehicle To Help Someone with Kidney Disease?

                                                        Kidney Cars

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars program has had a   vehicle  donation program for more than 30 years. Proceeds  pump millions of dollars into  life-saving services for kidney patients and those at risk.
 Kidney Cars accept cars, trucks, vans,  boats, motorcycles, motor cross bikes, power sports equipment, personal water craft and farm equipment.

  •  The  vehicle  donation process is easy. You can donate online, or call 800.488.2277 and talk with one of our car donation experts. You can speak with someone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday EST.
  • Car donations experts help hundreds of donors every day with title problems. They even help with tax issues or any other problem you might have.
  • Most vehicles can be picked up within 24 hours of making your call. In two weeks you will receive a proof of donation letter for your tax purposes.
  •  Kidney Cars were the very first charity to accept donated cars as charitable donations.

Car Lotta Credit  and Car Sales  understands that for most people, getting a car - truck - SUV or minivan means getting the credit also. You need your vehicle to be able to get to work and support yourself and your family. We understand that good people can, and sometimes do, have a less than perfect credit record.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Is Your 4 Wheel Baby Ready For Warm Weather?

                     Good Bye   Cold Mornings ~ Hello Warm Driving Weather

The following are some steps you can take to prep  your vehilce  for spring  and  to repair it  from months of harsh winter driving.

Undercarriage Road Salt – Road salt can damage your vehicle’s undercarriage by eating away or corroding the metal. A thorough cleaning at a car wash should do the trick.

Check the tires – It’s crucial to check your tires after weather changes because tire pressure changes about 1 pound per square inch for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit change in temperature.

Wiper blades – Windshield wipers take a beating during the winter weather – wiping away dirt, debris and salt and gravel spray. Make sure the blades are making full contact with the windshield and have not dried out.

Rotate tires – This should be done roughly every 5,000-10,000 miles and it can extend the life of your tires significantly by reducing wear.

Change oil and filter – Some car makers suggest changing to a heavier oil to help your vehicle’s engine perform more efficiently during warmer weather.

Change air filter – Your car’s air filter prevents dust and other debris from getting into the engine’s running parts, meaning less efficient use of gas and weaker engine performance.

Flush and fill cooling system. This is cheap insurance against engine failure. Experts recommend flushing every 2 years for most vehicles.

Check radiator and gas caps – Tight fitting caps on the radiator and gas tank are important. Radiator caps can corrode and deteriorate, so it’s a good idea to replace yours as often as you flush the cooling system.

Check battery and plugs – Make sure battery posts and connections are clean. Spark plugs fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles.

Clean the interior – It’s easy to use your car or truck as a storage area for all kinds of things (including useless junk and garbage), especially in the cold months when you don’t feel like cleaning your car in the freezing cold. Take the time to de-clutter your car. It’s worth it.

Remember:  All Car-Lotta  Car Sales vehicles are serviced at our in house facility and carry the exclusive Car-Lotta Credit warranty. You buy a dependable vehicle and peace of mind from us.

Monday, April 14, 2014

What Is In Your Emergency Car Care Kit?

Wherever your vehicle takes you, a short trip or long vacation, it is important to leave the house prepared. For some, survival gear means a cell phone and some good CD's. However, a situation that requires safety measures can occur at any time, so its good sense to plan ahead for emergencies.

 Start with a large  plastic container that will store easily in a trunk or behind the seat of a truck. You can line the container with a wool blanket, which can be very useful if you are stranded in the cold.

Next step is to pack three smaller containers to fit into the large one: 

 First to consider is the conventional first aid kit to fit inside the larger container. This  should include bandages, first aid tape and alcohol wipes. Things to add to this could be ice packs (the kind you squeeze to freeze) and some antihistamine (in case of insect bites).

 Next, prepare for emergencies involving your vehicle itself.

 Start with flares and a flashlight. Then add some liquid tire patch, and make sure your jack and spare tire are available and in good shape. Be sure to add a gallon of water for your car, and a clean empty gas can in case you need to walk to a gas station, however, never ride around with gas or gas fumes in a container in your car. Include a can of "dry gas" in case of frozen gas line and a container of oil and some antifreeze/coolant and you will have all you need to respond to simple car trouble.

Some optional items for the third box, you may want to consider is a separate small container is a gallon of drinking water, a few energy bars and some trail mix. Also, a clean, dry pair of socks and a fold up rain slicker can be invaluable on a camping trip or a rainy jog.

Label the small containers and pack them in the large one and label the outside of the large one so that anyone knows what is contained within, as you may not be the one responding to the emergency.

 Alert your family and friends to pack a similar kit so that they, too, will be protected. 

Remember at  Car-Lotta:

All cars are serviced at our in house facility and carry the exclusive Car-Lotta Credit warranty. You buy a dependable car and peace of mind from us.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Do You Have A Favorite Pothole?

You have to have one..... you see it every day on your commute to or from work- swerve to miss it...and it drives you crazy ...  Your FAVORITE pothole!

Ever wonder about the life of a Pothole??

Potholes begin after snow or rain seeps into the soil below the road surface.The moisture freezes when temperatures drop, causing the ground to expand and push the pavement up. As temperatures rise, the ground returns to normal level but the pavement often remains raised. This creates a gap between the pavement and the ground below it.

When vehicles drive over this cavity, the pavement surface cracks and falls into the hollow space, leading to the birth of another pothole.

  Did you know you can  report potholes or any other PA  road concerns  by calling 1-800 FIX ROAD?

Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales has three locations to choose from:  Scranton-Carbondale Highway in Blakely,
Wyoming Ave. in Kingston
North Church Street in Hazle Township,
and more locations on the way.
We also offer loan approval over the phone or on-line approval 24/7 at this web site in our “On Line Credit Approval” section.
We make this whole process easy, convenient and stress free!

Try to hit any of those potholes on the way to visit us!