Monday, October 31, 2016

Do You Own A Battery Charger ?

Dead batteries are a real  annoyance. You  never really know when your battery is going to need a boost. This  usually happens at the most inopportune time—and if there’s no one around to help out with jumper cables, you may need to pay a tow truck to have your vehicle towed to a mechanic. Then  pay your mechanic to fix the problem.

 A solution is to get  yourself a battery charger. You’ll be able to help yourself and probably  other drivers who break down as well. They are very simple to use and  relatively  inexpensive. It is a purchase worth the  investment  and  the time it takes to figure out   how to use  when you  weigh these  against the possibility of being stranded.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Looking For Your Next Vehicle?

Benefits Of Buying A Car From CarLotta Credit
Here are just a few of the benefits of purchasing your next vehicle from CarLotta Credit...

* Selling cars to people with credit issues, is our only business. This is  what we do since 1986 every day! Nothing you have to say is going to embarrass you or surprise us. We will make you feel comfortable and try to see if we can help you with your vehicle needs. No pressure to buy.

* All vehicles are serviced in our shop by qualified technicians. In fact, we spend for repairs and reconditioning on average over $1000 on every car we sell!

* All cars come with the exclusive CarLotta Credit warranty. 6 months or 6 thousand miles

*  Since the successful completion of your loan is our goal...we aim to have every vehicle, and payment affordable to your individual situation.

* Our cars are vehicles you can be proud to own.

* At CarLotta Credit, your on time payments can help you improve your credit rather quickly. We report to the credit bureau monthly, to give you the fastest improvement possible. Most of our competition DOES NOT report to the credit bureaus.

*   Our 3 convenient locations make your vehicle shopping very easy.

* Our web site offers on line credit info submission,  our blog, and a convenient way to make your payment 24/7 from the comfort of your own home.

This is only  a few reasons to make CarLotta Credit and Car Sales the place to buy and finance your next car!

Are You A Distracted Driver?

 Distracted Driving is NOT just texting. The same thing applies to eating and drinking – they shouldn’t be done while driving. Most cars these days come with cup holders, it’s true, but there’s nothing that says you have to use them while driving. Eating is even worse than drinking.  If you are  going to be eating you should either get out of your car to eat, or eat while the car is parked and then resume your driving. You may be thinking this sounds like overkill, but it’s not. Odds are you probably won’t have a wreck while sipping on a soft drink or eating a hamburger, but you’ve greatly increased your chances of it happening. Your odds of not having a collision are much greater if you don’t do these things.

Ask yourself this:    What would it mean for car safety if everyone on the road were eating a sloppy double cheeseburger while driving? Do you think car safety would go up, or go down? When you think about it that way it becomes clear just what safety risks eating and drinking in your car are. Fast food is sloppy and messy and often quite hot, and it can cause you to lose control if you drop it. Soft drinks are ice cold and can spill, having the same effect. Even without spills you just cannot control a vehicle as well with a drink or a burrito in one hand. It’s simply impossible.

 Car-Lotta Credit reminds you to .....Get out of the fast-food-while-driving habit ~ you’ll be safer.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Are Your Tires Ready For The Winter ?

It won’t be long..... Snow will start  falling. No matter where you live, fall is a good time to check your tires, especially if you will soon be facing  snow and ice.

Fall Tire Tips

  1. Inspect your tires.  You can check the tread depth using a quarter, placing George Washington head-down in each major groove. If the top of his head is just about flush with the tread, then you will need new tires soon. Tires lose snow traction as they wear, being dependent on tread blocks for grip. So as winter approaches, you may want to buy a new set of tires sooner rather than later.
  2. Find last year’s winter/snow tires. Check their tread depth, too. You’ll typically get three or four seasons out of a set of winter/snow tires, depending on the miles driven. Like all-season tires, winter/snow tires lose grip as they wear. There is no point in driving on worn-out winter tires, so replace them now.
  3. Order  early. Some  people  buy a separate set of wheels for their winter/snow tires to make the seasonal tire swap easier. If you are considering buying extra wheels (rather than share wheels between two sets of tires), get them early to beat the rush, including the cheaper steel wheels often available for many cars. If you’re purchasing winter/snow tires online, you may be able to order them mounted.
  4. Check the pressure. As cold weather approaches, you will see that tire pressure will drop about 1 psi for every 10ยบ F drop in air temperature. This is why many drivers see a low-tire-pressure warning light on a chilly morning. It is good practice to check your tire pressure monthly, but it is especially important during months when the temperature is fluctuating. Be sure to check the spare tire, too.
           Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to  keep your vehicle safe.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Are Your Headlights On?

Rain, fog and snow make 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, October 3, 2016

How Do You Drive In The Fog ?

Fog.....  a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that obscures or restricts visibility.

Fog is something that obscures and confuses a situation or someone's thought processes.

Driving in fog is dangerous because visibility is reduced.

To keep safe, follow these five tips for driving in fog:

1.    Slow down. If you cannot see where you are going, do not drive fast. Use your speedometer as a guide to regulate your speed, because thick fog masks the sensation of speed by removing visual indicators of velocity.

2.    Use low-beam headlights. When visibility is restricted, a driver's natural tendency is to activate the high-beam headlights. When driving in fog, this further impairs visibility because the high-beam illumination reflects off of the fog and back at your vehicle.

3.    Use fog lights. If your vehicle has front fog lights, they can help illuminate the road and make your vehicle more visible to other drivers. Some vehicles have rear fog lights, which help motorists who are following you to see your vehicle from a greater distance.

4.    Use the right-side pavement line as a guide. In thick fog, use the white line painted on the right side of the road as a guide. Do not use the center pavement markings, because doing so will guide you to move closer to oncoming vehicles, which are also driven by people having trouble seeing where they are going.

5.    Do not stop on the road. When you cannot see where you are going, a natural reaction is to slow down or even stop. In fog, never stop on the road. Find a safe place to pull over that is as far away from traffic as possible and turn off your lights. Leaving your lights on may cause motorists to think that your taillights indicate the lane of travel, which could cause a collision.

 Car-Lotta reminds you to drive safe in all conditions