Back to School Carpool Tips

With the start of a new school year right around the corner, carpooling is a popular topic among parents. We at Autosaver Imports want to help you make sure your children are as safe as possible. Come to visit us and let us give you some helpful carpool tips. Here are some carpool tips to keep in mind.

Get organized with other parents so you’re all on board with schedules, turns and distance. Share all important information with others participating in the carpool routine. Do a head count. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Car Quickly

Having a messy car can really make your commute more stressful than it needs to be. If your vehicle is in complete disarray, take a few minutes to clean it up before you head out on the road. This makes your drive safer and more enjoyable. If you are looking for some tips on how to make this an easier process, let's review a couple options.

Try to get as much out of your vehicle as you can. If something belongs in your garage or in the house, make sure it gets there. You can have your kids help…

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Exploring Common Motor Oil Myths

The motor oil that is inside of your vehicle is incredibly important. The quality of it, the level that it is at: these factors contribute to the overall efficiency of your vehicle as well as the longevity of your vehicle's life span. There are a lot of myths out there pertaining to motor oil. Let's talk about a few of them.

  • Myth #1: You must change oil every 3,000 miles. Your motor oil does not need to be changed every 3,000 miles. Each vehicle is different and you should go by what your manufacturer's handbook…
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How Can an Infotainment System Improve Your Commute?

The automotive industry has joined the rest of the world in adding technology to their products. One of our favorite additions is the infotainment system, which provides drivers with entertainment, in-car communications and data. Regardless of which car you like, you’ll find the ideal infotainment system. Stop by Autosaver Imports and get the scoop on this great technology.

Whether it’s GM’s MyLink, Ford’s Sync, Cadillac’s CUE or Fiat-Chrysler’s UConnect, they all offer the same or similar great features. 

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Payload and Towing: Is There a Difference?

If you think payload and towing are the same thing, you're wrong, but you're not alone. Many people don't know the difference and use the terms interchangeably.

Your truck's payload is what can carry inside, including people and cargo. Towing capacity is what it can pull with a trailer. Payload ability is usually less than towing because with towing, the weight isn’t bearing on the vehicle directly. It's the transmission, strength of the frame and engine torque that is applied during towing, which allows your truck to pull more than it can carry. 

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Warning Signs of Ignition Problems That You Should Never Ignore

Without a well-maintained ignition system, you could find yourself stranded at the worst possible time. Even though starters are designed to last for decades, damage can still happen at any time. Here are a few warning signs that it might be time to head to a local mechanic to have your ignition system serviced.

When you turn the key in the ignition, there shouldn’t be any unusual squealing, clicking, or grinding noises. Those noises are usually the result of a damaged flywheel or bad connection with the battery. 

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Does Your Suspension Work as it Should?

If you are driving around Littleton, NH and notice that your car is handling kind of funny, it's possible that's because you are having an issue with the suspension. If you are feeling as though the car is hitting bumps extra hard, or there is a kind of lean that it's doing whenever you take a corner, then you are going to want to make sure that you are addressing the issue.

There are problems that can be sparked when your shocks and struts are struggling to keep your car running right. 

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What do All the Letters and Numbers Mean on Your Tires?

Have you ever wondered what all the letters and numbers are on your tires, but have not had time to find out what they mean? If so, then now is the time to get a quick explanation of what these symbols on your tires signify.

The first letter in the sequence is the tire's class; for example, "P" is for "Passenger" and "LT" means "Light Truck". The rest of the numbers have to do with the width, height by width ratio, speed ratings, type of tire construction, wheel diameter and load index. There is also information on the maximum…

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Is it Time to Swap Out Your Winter Wiper Blades?

Snow and rain are both distractions when it comes to driving. They both have a way of making the roads more slippery and they both reduce visibility. Rain can worry even the best of drivers. When rain begins to fall hard during the springtime, your windshield wipers may not be strong enough to keep it away from your windshield. So what do you do?

Invest in a pair of fresh windshield wiper blades. When the spring rains arrive, however, you may find that it's time to replace those heavy-duty winter wipers with some fresh ones to improve your visibility…

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Prevent a Tire Blowout

Having a tire blowout is a scary and serious situation and can lead to a loss of control of your vehicle. To avoid this from happening to you, it is important to regularly check your vehicle's tires. Maintaining proper tire pressure and replacing worn tires can prevent a blowout in most cases.

You can find the correct tire pressure inflation in the owner's manual and on either the doorsill, the fuel door or the glove compartment door. An underinflated tire is the main cause of blowouts, so it is important to keep your tires properly inflated. 

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