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Check Engine Light Come on Your Car? Here’s How to Handle It

The solution to this warning light may be simpler than you think. It happens to the best of us. We’re driving along and everything is fine and dandy. Then you see it… The orange-red glow of the Check Engine light. Suddenly, your heart sinks and you wonder how much repairs are going to cost you. Before panic sets in and you stop your car in the middle of the road to check plugs, here’s what you need to do if your car’s check engine light comes on. It could just be your gas cap. A loose, cracked, or faulty gas cap can cause fuel to evaporate, therefore prompting your check engine indicator to light up. Pull over when you can, safely, and make sure that your gas cap is on tight. Your spark plugs or plug wires need to be replaced. Your spark plugs ignite the air and fuel mixture in the combustion ... Read more

Affordable Upgrades to Your Car’s Performance

Take your vehicle to the next level with these low-cost performance updates. Every motorist wants to get the most out of their vehicle. By upgrading your vehicle, you can improve your car’s performance. Performance can be measured in a few ways including fuel consumption, emissions output and maximizing the kinetic energy your car can produce. Fortunately, car tuning is not as complex as it sounds. Even if you aren’t quite the motorhead that you’d like to be under the hood, you can still go ahead with these tuning ideas: Reduce your junk. This one is easy – and free! It’s amazing how quickly the rubbish in your backseat and trunk can add up. The effect can be significant on mileage, handling, braking distance, and more. Remove items that you won't need before you begin every journey. Why are you still carrying around your beach chair and umbrella in September? Replace your old spark plugs and ... Read more

Deer in The Headlights: Review Your Auto Insurance

Check your auto insurance policy in Oakley, CA, for coverage on auto-animal collisions. Fall can bring a time of fun for all while pumpkin picking, and enjoying the bright autumn colors, unfortunately, the likelihood of striking an animal, a deer, more than doubles during the fall season. From October through December, there is increased deer movement around dawn and dusk as well as peaking in breeding season. This near doubles the risk for auto-deer collisions. Many of the wildlife-vehicle collisions are preventable. To avoid a run in with any animal, be extra cautious at dawn and dusk while driving, scan the road ahead of you, and slow down significantly when traveling through areas with a high and active wildlife population. While commuting to and from work this autumn, be sure to keep a sharp eye out for Bambi and friends. In 2013, there were 191 deaths caused from a collision with animals, ... Read more

Saving On Your Teen’s Auto Insurance Premiums

Teen Driver Auto Insurance If your teen has recently gotten their license, you may be shocked when you see your new auto insurance bill. New drivers are much more expensive to insure since they are considered a higher risk to insurance companies and tend to make more mistakes on the road. To help keep the cost of your auto insurance low, keep these money saving tips in mind. Safe driving course – there are many safe driving courses available that can help your teen become more confident and comfortable on the road. Teens who have taken a safe driving course are more than 30 percent less likely to be involved in an accident. To reward your teen for passing the course, most insurance companies will offer a discount on your policy. Good student discount – if your teen is getting good grades at school, your auto insurance company will take notice. If they ... Read more