Blog : Car Care

Improving Your Gas Mileage

Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:51 PM

It’s not any secret that gas prices have been on the rise for quite a long time. Follow these helpful tips that can assist in preserving your gas mileage:

Be Sensible: When operating your vehicle, it’s not a good idea to practice aggressive driving. Speeding, acceleration and sudden braking can lower your gas mileage up to 35 percent. Driving cautiously and being smart on the road will not only improve your gas mileage, but it will also save you money and save lives.

Keep Your Car in Shape: If a problem arises with your vehicle or your vehicle fails an emissions test, take the initiative to make the necessary improvements needed. Making improvements can improve gas mileage up to 5 percent.

Consolidate Trips: When running errands, take into account the distances that you are traveling. Multiple trips can use more fuel than one significant trip. Planning trips can ensure travel efficiency ...

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How To: Keep Your Car Safe During A Hurricane

Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:50 PM

With Hurricane Sandy rapidly approaching, Vehicles for Change put together these suggestions for keeping your car secure during storms:

  • If you live in a flood-inclined area, move your car to higher grounds. If possible, park in a parking garage that is a few stories high.
  • Protect your car from falling debris by parking inside, if possible. If you do not have a garage, keep your car parked far away from trees or telephone poles.
  • Check your insurance coverage. To file a claim for storm damage, you need to have "comprehensive" coverage on your policy.

Stay safe! Remember to have an emergency kit of water, food and flashlights in your home during any storm.

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