Category Archives: WINTER CAR CARE TIPS

How to Improve Fuel Efficiency for this Year's Road Trip

How to Improve Fuel Efficiency for this Year's Road Trip

Hitting the Road for a Vacation? How to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency If you and your family are planning a roadtrip this summer, there are several things to keep in mind to get you there in the safest and most cost-efficient way. While we previously discussed how to prepare your car for a road trip – we didn’t talk about what tends to happen to your car on vacation. That is, you’re about to spend a lot of money on gas. Even a staycation, if it involves going to the zoo, the nearby amusement park or museum can involve spending money to get there. We’d like to offer up a few tips to help you pay a little less at the pump, so your money can stretch a little farther. First, be aware of the cost of gas. Through the middle of June, 2019, the average cost of gas was $2.71 a gallon. That is about 15 cen ... read more

Tips on surviving a blizzard while on the road.

Tips on surviving a blizzard while on the road.

We’re in the middle of winter, and so snow storms are a common sight. Sometimes, it’s just flurries slowly drifting onto the roads. Other times, it’s a whiteout that covers the roads in snow and makes it impossible to drive any faster that 5 mph In some cases, you may even get stuck on the roads if you drive out there. You want to do as much as possible to avoid getting caught off guard, and prevent yourself from getting hypothermia or frostbite among other conditions. The professionals at Mr. Transmission would like to offer some advice if you have to drive out on the roads during a blizzard. However, the first piece of advice they would like to share is this: Do not drive out there unless it’s absolutely necessary. What to do before In the event that your travels will cause you to be in the midst of a snowstorm, planning ahead is essential. If you can, plan your work day and driving time s ... read more

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