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How To Save At The Pump

How To Save At The Pump

The pinch or should I write the pain at the pump is hitting everyone.  Here are some thought on lessoning that pain.  Improving fuel economy will not only save you money, it benefits the environment by releasing fewer emissions into the air and reduces our countries dependence on oil imports. Reducing the amount of driving we do—by carpooling, using public transportation, and combining trips—has the greatest effect on how much gas we use. That said, there are many ways to improve fuel economy when we do drive. These primarily involve driving more efficiently and making sure our cars are properly maintained. Under certain circumstances involving moving, you can even get tax breaks. Drive More Efficiently Driving habits have significant impact on fuel efficiency. 1. Go Easy on the Pedal Speeding, braking, and rapid acceleration waste gas. Depending on the type of vehicle, poor drivin ... read more

Fall Things to do in Pennsylvania

Fall Things to do in Pennsylvania

Experience the magic of fall colors in the Pennsylvania Wilds with a leaf-peeping tour or by attending a signature fall foliage celebration. Each fall, the region debuts shades of red, orange, and yellow foliage, and scenic byways are great for travel. Many overlooks provide bountiful opportunities to see the fall foliage on full display. ELK SCENIC DRIVE This 127-mile Elk Scenic Drive journey offers a picturesque driving tour in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Potential stops include some of the best places to observe the region’s awe-inspiring wild elk herd and other wildlife, as well as remote recreational assets that are hallmarks of this scenic and rugged landscape. The drive’s Quehanna Spur also offers visitors a ... read more

Back to School Driving Tips

Back to School Driving Tips

Kids in school buses, children on walking and riding bikes rushed parents in cars: Back-to-school days bring congestion—and an increase in road hazards. “This can be a dangerous time because children, well as drivers, are adjusting to back-to-school routines,” says Alex Epstein, director of Transportation Safety for the National Safety Council (NSC). A few key tips can help improve everyone’s safety. Epstein recommends that drivers be aware of, as well as some reminders for parents to share with their kids. Driving in the School Zone Area Slow down & drive extra cautiously. Avoid loading or unloading children across the street from the school. Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. When flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection. Be prepared for kids to appear in unexpected places, like from between parked cars; if they’re on bikes, prepare for them to turn in ... read more

SAFE SUMMER ROADTRIPS

SAFE SUMMER ROADTRIPS

We’re in the dog days of summer. With that in mind, it’s important to remember to make sure your vehicles are properly maintained and equipped with roadside emergency supplies to help keep families safe during the hot summer months. Before logging all those summer vacation miles: There are many things you can do and that the car care experts at Charles Automotive & Tire do every day. Inspect your vehicle’s radiator, pressure cap, belts, and hoses to make sure they are in good shape with no signs of blisters, cracks, or cuts in the rubber. Check fluid levels: brake, automatic transmission, power steering, windshield washer, and coolant. Make sure each reservoir is full and if you see any sign of fluid leakage, give the car care experts at Charles Automotive & Tire a call. Before any long trip, any time of year, remember to have your vehicle checked over. This is a sampling of the things we’re happy to check to ensure your travels are safe: Check the a ... read more

WHAT’S MY NEXT CAR

WHAT’S MY NEXT CAR

If you’re shopping for a new, Eco-friendly way to get around town, chances are you’ve gone over most of your options. Either get yourself a nice, fuel-sipping sedan, a hybrid like the Toyota Prius and Camry or you venture into the exciting world of fully electric vehicles. You could always get that snazzy electric scooter you’ve seen your neighbor on a few times. But the thought of zipping down the street with arms full of groceries in the rain exactly doesn’t seem like the most practical thing in the world, so scratch that. Now that we’ve narrowed down the options to vehicles of the four-wheeled variety, we have a decision to make. But first, let’s break down some of the differences between the three types of Eco-friendly vehicles to help you make an informed decision on which one is right for you. Gas-Powered Vehicles OK, we’re going, to be honest, here, gas vehicles are the least Eco-friendly option here by a mile. Even s ... read more