Archive for January, 2019

Is My Vehicle’s Thermostat Not Working?

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Symptoms of a Failing Vehicle Thermostat

Symptoms of a Failing Vehicle Thermostat

Here in Vermont, it is REALLY cold! It is bad enough when we need to go outside to get to our vehicle, but it can be awful when our vehicle’s cabin refuses to warm up. What is causing the issue? (more…)

Do I Need to Warm Up My Vehicle on Cold Days?

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Kia Sorento in the winter season

Back when we were young whippersnappers, our parents would let the family vehicle warm up for several minutes before driving anywhere. Vehicles have come a long way since our childhood, and they are outfitted with nicer features like windows that roll up and down with just the click of a button, infotainment systems, built-in navigation, and heated seats and mirrors. But do modern vehicles need to be warmed up? (more…)

Where Can I Find a Copy of My Vehicle’s Owner’s Manual?

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Woman reading the owner's manual of her vehicle

Where to Find a Vehicle’s Owner’s Manual

The owner’s manual is an important piece of literature because it helps you learn everything you need to know about your vehicle. We know that life happens, and you might misplace that manual at some point – or you might buy a used vehicle and the manual was not included. Luckily, there are a few places where you can find a manual for your car. (more…)

Are Teen Drivers Entitled to a New Car from Mom and Dad?

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Teen driver inside a red car

Should I Give My Teenager a New Car?

Since the 1950s, cars have been a huge part of teen culture. Many remember taking the family car out on the town with friends or even working odd jobs to save up for one of their own. Nowadays, older generations lament that today’s teens are spoiled and entitled. While this is a generalization and certainly not true for all teenagers, it doesn’t help when today’s movies and TV shows portray teenagers driving brand-new luxury cars that were gifts from their parents on their 16th birthday. This can make parents wonder if they should be giving their teen driver a brand-new car when they pass the driving test. (more…)