5 Tips To Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

Cars have gone from a privilege to a modern necessity in everyday life. From long road trips to traveling back and forth to work every day, gas mileage can start to add up! Most people don’t realize that your driving habits play a big part in how much and how fast your car consumes gasoline. Whether you’re trying to save…

What To Do If Your Tire Blows Out

Whether you’re driving down a back road at 10 mph or the interstate at 80 mph, a tire blow out can be a very scary situation for all drivers. First, you’ll head a loud BOOM, then a sudden jerk and feel the car pull to one side, followed by a flapping sound. To new and inexperienced drivers, this situation can…

Tips For Safe Driving This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for traveling! Whether it be for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s, there is a good chance that you will be driving somewhere over the next month. Wherever you are going, it’s important to be prepared for the road (pun intended) ahead. Continue reading for a few tips for safe driving this holiday season! Plan Ahead! When going…

What Happens To Your Car When You Miss An Oil Change

When we get our driver’s license, someone in our family usually teaches us basic car maintenance – how to check your tire pressure, fluid levels, meaning of dashboard lights etc. And of course to keep up with routine oil changes. The old rule of thumb was every 3,000 miles, but because of advancements in motor oil over the years, and…

Assembling an Emergency Roadside Kit

Car accident, flat tire, over heating, dead batter, bad weather – whatever the situation is, being stranded on the side of the road waiting for help can be a frightening experience.  You can make this unfortunate incident less unnerving by preparing for emergency situations proactively.  Here are some basics to get you started to handle common situations:   First aid…

Tips For Tire Maintenance – Be Travel Ready!

Your car can meet all the top safety specifications and being highly rated, but if you are driving on unfit tires, your safety is at risk. Your tires are where the rubber meets the road (literally) and carries your most precious cargo from Point A to Point B, whether that is just to the grocery store or on a cross-country…

Car Washing Tips

It is always good to keep your car clean, but summer is the time to shine. With sun brighter, you want your ride to have a pristine gleam to it, but how do you obtain it without living at the carwash and spending half a day scrubbing and buffing? Here are some car washing tips for keeping your car show…

Summer Car Care Tips

Along with the fun of playing in the yard, hitting the beach and working on your tan, comes some responsibility in the form of car care. The summer can do a number on your car, inside and out, but with a few simple tips it will be a breeze! Coat Your Car Just like you put on sunscreen, your car…

How to Prevent Your Car From Overheating 

Summer time! The call of the open road, the wind in your hair, and in the rear view mirror (in an ideal world with no traffic that is), and all of the sudden… steam!? Unfortunately car problems can put a wrench in the perfect summer day. But being planning ahead in your car maintenance can help prevent that. Here are…

The Most Common Car Problems To Experience

Over the course of your lifetime, you are going to experience car trouble. No matter what car you drive, everything from a Ferrari to your lowly clunker, there will be issues. Of course, routine maintenance and care will lower your risk of certain issues, but there are some things which you cannot control. C & G Auto is here to…