Distracted Driving Prevention: Part 2

Distracted Driving Prevention: Part 2

Over the next several months we will be featuring driving safety in the TP Brake & Muffler blogs. This month we will continue to look at distracted driving prevention. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) website: “Distracted driving occurs when drivers divert their attention from driving to another activity. Distractions may stem from theContinue reading →

Distracted Driving Prevention: Part 1

Distracted Driving Prevention: Part 1

Over the next several months we will be featuring driving safety in the TP Brake & Muffler blogs. According to the National Safety Council website: “Distraction is a danger to all roadway users. Distraction caused by talking on the phone, browsing the internet, using apps, texting, and use of other electronic devices while driving putsContinue reading →

DIY Car Maintenance for Beginners: Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly

DIY Car Maintenance for Beginners: Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly

Owning a vehicle can be a source of pride and also a responsibility. As a driver, it’s important to know how to keep your vehicle in good condition to ensure a smooth ride. DIY vehicle maintenance is one skill that all drivers should learn. By doing some simple maintenance on your own, you can saveContinue reading →

7 Winter Car Care Tips

7 Winter Car Care Tips

Winter is just around the corner. That means salted streets, icy roads, freezing temperatures, and snow. Make sure your car is well cared for during the difficult winter months by utilizing these winter car care tips. Here are a few simple car care tips that can go a long way toward making sure you stayContinue reading →

A checklist to prepare your car for a road trip!

A checklist to prepare your car for a road trip!

Check your tires Have a look at your tire pressure and make sure it matches up with the guidelines set out in your owner’s manual? Check the wheels for any bulges or cracks and examine the condition of the tire tread. If your tires need repair, do that right away, go to a local tireContinue reading →

Best Vacations Within Driving Distance

Best Vacations Within Driving Distance

Are you craving a much-needed getaway that is conveniently within driving distance? Look no further! There are many fun vacation destinations within driving distance from the Utica/Rome area! They offer the perfect opportunity to embark on exciting adventures while being able to enjoy the open road and embark on new and exciting adventures. ·        EnchantedContinue reading →

Car Owners’ Top Five Maintenance Tips

Car Owners’ Top Five Maintenance Tips

Owning a car comes with its fair share of responsibilities, and one of the most important is to take care of your vehicle. Regular maintenance is essential for ensuring that your car runs smoothly and safely, so it’s important to be aware of potential problems and what steps you need to take to avoid them.Continue reading →

When Should I have my tires rotated?

When Should I have my tires rotated?

Do you ever hear your mechanic tell you that it’s time to get your tires rotated and wonder why they need to be done – and when? In order to keep your vehicle in top condition, tire rotation is an important step of preventative maintenance. With worn-down treads, less traction on the asphalt can leadContinue reading →

Winter Tires – Are They Worth Buying? 

Winter Tires – Are They Worth Buying? 

In short, the answer is: YES!  If you live in an area that receives a lot of harsh winter weather – having snow tires can be extremely beneficial. Purchasing winter tires can provide many safety benefits, but also some financial ones as well.  Safe in the snow  The winter can last for several months, sometimesContinue reading →

Is My Vehicle Prepared for Winter?

Is My Vehicle Prepared for Winter?

Winters, especially in Upstate NY take a huge toll on vehicles and reduce their lifetime. By properly preparing your car for the wintertime, you can avoid issues further down the road and extend your car’s use. Battery First you must prepare your battery for a long and strenuous cold season. Batteries tend to die inContinue reading →