Yearly Archives: 2020

Our Favorite Spring Road Trips in Northern California

Our Favorite Spring Road Trips in Northern California

There is nothing like the prospect of a road trip in the spring. It is a time of rebirth, and everywhere you look, there are buds on the branches and plants emerging from the ground. Northern California is filled with such beauty and wild adventures everywhere you turn. Imagine climbing in a convertible and heading down the windswept coastline where California meets the vast Pacific ocean. All along northern California, you will find a variety of landscapes, from beaches to mountains and redwood forests; you will discover off-beat and historical landmarks to keep you coming back for more. If you are looking for some juicy history, you may want to head in-land and learn about the gold rush of 1849. Another highway filled with history is Highway 49. Did you know that the football team was named after this California highway winding its way through the Sierra Nevada's. This is the heart of the wild west as we think of it today. Be sure to explore the Marshall Gold Discovery Historic ... read more

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Are Your Tires Tired Of Treading Lightly?

Are Your Tires Tired Of Treading Lightly?

Performance is everything when it comes to maneuvering your car around town and on the highway. If you are looking for increased traction, steering and grip on the road, here are a few tips for you.   Check Your Tire Pressure Every month you should check your tire pressure. Even pressure on all of your tires promotes better handling, better fuel economy, and better performance all around. Remember to check your spare tire; you don't want to be stuck on the side of the road because your flat is flat!   What Tire Pressure To Use? The tire pressure listed on the sidewall of your tire is the recommendation for maximum load capacity; it might not be the right pressure to run your car as a daily driver. You will want to check your vehicle's owner's manual for recommended tire pressure before airing up your tires. You can also often find tire pressure recommendations listed on the side of your car driver's door jam.   Rotate hose Babies Although the recommended ... read more

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10 Reasons Why We Love European Cars

10 Reasons Why We Love European Cars

  10 Reasons Why We Love European Cars   There are so many reasons to love European cars, everything from their superior quality in engineering, to speed and the pleasure you get from operating such a finely tuned machine. Here are our top 10. 1. Wider Variety of Choices In Europe, the variety of auto manufacturers is vast in comparison to the United States as each is independent such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, to name a few. In the US, a single motor company owns many makes of vehicles such as GM who owns GMC, Chevy, Buick, Cadillac, etc. 2. More Value for Your Money    When you are going to make a significant investment, you want to get the most bang for your buck. European cars typically have more features out of the gate. However, American carmakers have made quite a bit of progress on this front; it is still better to spend a little more and get a better-quality car, especially when it comes to an entry-level stock model. You will find it i ... read more

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5 Ways To Protect Your Vehicle During Winter

5 Ways To Protect Your Vehicle During Winter

Winter is in full swing now that the new year has arrived, which means that road conditions are now the stuff of nightmares. Rain, snow, ice, and salt are all potential hazards to be aware of, and protecting your vehicle from the winter elements is the best way to ensure its longevity and safety down the line. Adhering to these 5 tips on how to protect your vehicle during the winter will go a long way toward making that a reality!   Covered Parking:   If you have access to covered parking, use it! Keeping your car covered while parked is essential in protecting it from the cold weather conditions. Additionally, keeping your car in a covered area such as in a covered carport or your garage will make getting into and out of your vehicle a more pleasant experience during the winter months. And if you live in an area where it snows, you can avoid having to scrape built-up ice and snow from your roof and windows.    Regularly Washing Your Car:   Salted roads m ... read more

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