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Eco-friendly car washes

July 18th, 2011 by

Did you know that the average garden hose uses about 10 gallons of water per minute? If you do the math, you can easily see that a 10-minute car wash in your driveway could use up to 100 gallons of water — and sadly, most of that will head straight down the nearest drain. Of…

Lost keys? Make sure you have a plan.

May 23rd, 2011 by

No matter how careful you think you are, it’s fairly easy to lose your keys. Without thinking, you can lock them in your car or trunk, lose them while you are out shopping or leave them in your wife’s purse (or husbands’ jacket pocket, as the case may be). The result is the same –…

Jumper cables go high-tech

April 4th, 2011 by

A dead car battery is never any fun, but you’re in even bigger trouble if you don’t have jumper cables – or another car! Enter the Duracell Powerpack 450, a clever gadget that makes the process of jump-starting your car easier than ever. Simply hook it up, and the Powerpack’s voice-guided instructions will tell you…

Cleaning your all-weather floor mats

March 28th, 2011 by

You guessed it – it’s time for a little spring cleaning! Honda has a great line of all-weather floor mats, but in order to keep them looking their best, you’ll want to clean them from time to time. Here are a few tips: Vacuum up any loose dirt and sand BEFORE you remove the car…

The scoop on tire pressure

December 20th, 2010 by

When it comes to driving, proper tire pressure is pretty important. It allows for safer and easier handling of your car, and helps boost your fuel efficiency. So, what exactly do you need to do? For starters, buy a simple tire air pressure gauge. Basic models cost only a few dollars, and you can easily…

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Express oil changes are just $12.95!

December 15th, 2010 by

‘Tis the season … to spend, spend, spend. There’s no denying that the entire holiday season comes with a pretty hefty price tag. But here’s a reason to be jolly: an express oil change at Don Ayres is still only $12.95. (No need to put car care aside, even when budgets are tight.) Plus, you…

How often should you wash your car?

November 29th, 2010 by

Filth and grime are all over Indiana’s roadways during the winter months, and for a lot of us, it’s tempting to skip those seemingly useless trips through the car wash. Even if we do take the time to get our beloved automobiles all shined up, we know it won’t last. In fact, we’re all probably…

Have you checked your car’s wheel alignment lately?

November 8th, 2010 by

Ever found your car drifting into the next lane, even when you feel like you’re steering correctly?Then, stay ahead of the game by performing this simple maintenance step about every 30,000 miles. If so, your vehicle’s wheel alignment may be off, which can ultimately cause tires to wear unevenly and make it a lot harder…

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Can you feel the heat?

November 1st, 2010 by

November is here, which means those of us who live in northeast Indiana are waking up to much cooler mornings. As you head off to work, you just may find yourself cranking up the heat a bit. Of course, if you haven’t turned on the heat in your car since last winter, now’s the time…

Reminder: Rotate your tires regularly

October 25th, 2010 by

You may wonder if you really need to rotate your tires. Is it worth the time and trouble? Does it really do any good? Put simply, rotating your tires is important. In fact, this simple maintenance step can help ensure more even wear of your tires and extend their road life. What’s not to like…

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