Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
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…)
Deer Safety While Driving in Ohio
“Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: you’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden, you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather; and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!”
-Friend Owl from Disney’s Bambi
It’s that time of year again, folks! Deer are twitterpated and getting distracted when it comes to crossing the road! Here are some tips to avoid hitting Bambi and Faline this spring season! (more…)
Basic Car Repair Tools for DIY Maintenance
Many drivers are pretty handy when it comes to basic repairs for their Toyota or Honda. This skill is great because it gets you out of the house (or out of your wife’s hair when she wants to invite her friends over for wine and gossip). And it can save you money! Of course, it helps to have the right tools so you can get those maintenance tasks done quickly and correctly. Let’s build up the perfect kit of basic car tools! (more…)
Spring Break Vehicle Rental Tips
Spring break is just around the corner, and we are excited to visit a dream destination that is both fun and warm! To help us get around our chosen city, many of us rent a car. Vehicle rentals can blow your budget out of the water if you are not careful, but we have some tips to help you save big! (more…)
What is Toyota Lane Tracing Assist?
With their continued efforts for creating collision-free roads, Toyota has upgraded their Toyota Safety Sense™ with more advanced technologies and improved systems. And on their brand-new Corolla Hatchback, they added a new system altogether. So, what is Toyota Lane Tracing Assist? (more…)
Some drivers prefer the feel of a manual vehicle as they switch gears and drive. And manual vehicles can bring about different kinds of advantages as well, such as better fuel efficiency. Check out our information if you are just learning how to drive a manual vehicle. (more…)