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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Auto Talk for Falconer: Is Your Car Getting the Best Service? How to Choose a Repair Shop

Auto Talk for Falconer: Is Your Car Getting the Best Service? How to Choose a Repair Shop

If you’re sick and need medical care, I’m guessing you don’t just randomly find any doctor to help you. You probably do your research, get advice from friends and family, read reviews, and make sure that the doctor is trusted and qualified to help you with your condition. Do you do the same for your car? Of course, your health and wellness is significantly more important than your auto, but cars also need specialized services to run well and avoid avoidable repairs. Today we’ll give you a few tips on how to choose the right auto repair shop for your vehicle. Consult Experts First we’ll start with qualifications and experience. This is essential when looking for someone to service your car. Sorry t ... read more

A Better Way To Shop For Cars

A Better Way To Shop For Cars

Are you old enough to remember what it was like to look for a car before the internet significantly upgraded shopping for, well, everything? If you wanted to buy a vehicle from a private seller, there was really only the newspaper. There had to be a better way. Now, every major automaker has a website dedicated to their vehicles. On these and other websites you can do all the searching, researching, and comparing right from the comfort of your home. This allows car shoppers to buy a lot of information before acquiring an automobile. Another considerable way the world wide web has impacted car buying is on prices. Now it is easier for customers to search their local dealerships for the particular car they want, and then compare the costs. This is prompting dealers to be more competitive than they’ve ever been. If you’re looking to ... read more

Your Car Knows More Than You Think

Your Car Knows More Than You Think

Many of us have grudgingly accepted the fact that Siri and Google know more about us than our moms. But how many drivers know that their daily driver is silently recording information? Almost every vehicle built in the last 15 years has an Event Data Recorder (EDR). The device is similar to the "Black Box" on an airplane. They are not quite as sophisticated as those used in aviation, but they are getting smarter all the time. EDRs record a plethora of data: speed, angle of steering, braking action, rate of acceleration, airbag deployment, number and location of passengers, and seatbelt use (or lack thereof). There are benefits and disadvantages to EDRs and the telematics they use to transmit information. ProsEDR data can help crash first responders make better medical transport ... read more

Increase MPG With Tips From Hypermilers

Increase MPG With Tips From Hypermilers

When it comes to increasing fuel economy, hypermilers have made it a lifestyle. While some of their methods are extreme by most peoples' standards, car owners seeking to spend less at the pump can learn a lot from them. Hypermiling is a term coined by fuel-efficient driving World Record holder Wayne Gerdes, a man who can squeeze an unheard-of number of miles out of tank of gas. Here are some of the fuel economy tips you can use to increase your fuel economy. Regular Maintenance Even a dirty air filter can decrease fuel economy. Your technician at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair can help you set up a schedule for oil changes, air filter replacement, spark plugs, and other recommended services that will not only boost fuel efficiency ... read more