Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
How to Know If You are Getting Scammed When Buying a Car on Craigslist
Craigslist can be a great source for you to find something awesome – including jobs, apartments, furniture, pets, books, and collectibles. Many drivers also turn to Craigslist to find a different vehicle. While you may get lucky and find a great deal, you can easily get scammed if you are not careful. (more…)
Which Brand of Oil Should I Be Using for My Toyota or Honda Vehicle?
Are you new to vehicle ownership and not sure what to do for maintenance? While no one expects you to take the vehicle completely apart and then put it back together again, you should be able to do a few basic tasks like checking and topping off the oil. Checking and topping the oil is extremely easy, but shopping for the right kind of oil can be challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing. (more…)
Toyota Remote Connect Video
Vehicle and phone technology have come a long way – especially in the last five years! Today, most folks carry a smartphone and are able to connect with their vehicle in order to enjoy infotainment (like navigation and audio streaming) while on the road. But did you know that you can connect with your Toyota without getting behind the wheel? Watch the video below to learn more! (more…)
How to Repair a Car Scratch Using Nail Polish
Here at Allan Nott, we see many of our customers come in with fingernails that are painted in a gorgeous array of colors – many of which remind us of the fun and stylish color options available for our Honda and Toyota vehicles. But did you know that nail polish can do more than just make your fingernails and toenails look pretty? It can also help cover up a nasty scratch on your vehicle! (more…)
How to Easily Navigate the School Drop-Off Zone
We can’t believe that the new school year will be starting very soon. While we are trying to figure out how many new school supplies we need, many of us are more worried about how to navigate the crowded school drop-off zone. Don’t worry, we have come up with some great advice to help you do this morning task stress-free. (more…)
Is it Worth Buying a Brand-New Car for My Teenager?
Is your teenager just about to turn 16 and get their driver’s license? Once they get that license, they are going to want to enjoy that new freedom and drive around whenever they can. And they will probably want/need a car. (more…)
Ways to Protect Your Garage Floor from Vehicle Fluid Leaks
Have you noticed that your vehicle starting to leak? While we recommend that you come to the in-house service center here at Allan Nott and have it repaired, we understand that life can be hectic and you might not be overly worried if it is just a drip (but if it is brake fluid, tow your vehicle to us ASAP). While your vehicle may still be able to perform just fine with a slight leak, you may be a little concerned about that fluid getting on the floor of your garage. Automotive fluids are notorious for leaving stains on concrete. Those stains will look horrible and can potentially bring down the value of your home. And replacing that concrete can cost a small fortune! Luckily, there are a couple things you can use to protect your garage floor until you have your vehicle serviced. (more…)
When Should You Replace Your Current Vehicle?
When you buy a different vehicle—whether it is brand new or used—you hope that it is dependable and lasts a long time. Eventually, you will realize that time has flown by and you have been driving your vehicle for several years. Is now the right time for you to replace your current vehicle for something new? Read on to find out! (more…)
5 Tips for Driving During Times of Excessive Sun Glare
With the spring season finally here, we can’t help but sing “Here comes the sun, doo-doo doo-doo…” with The Beatles. We are loving the longer days and brighter sunlight, but that extra sun can make driving a challenge if it is in front of us and causing excessive glare. We are happy to offer some tips to help you safely drive during times of excessive sun glare during the spring season. (more…)
Tips for Protecting Your Vehicle from Auto Theft
When you purchased your new Toyota or Honda vehicle from us, you invested a lot of money and will rely on it to take you wherever you need to go. Unfortunately, thieves are on the prowl and may be coveting your new Toyota or Honda. Here are some tips to help prevent it from being stolen: (more…)