New England Winter Driving Tips

November 12th, 2015
It’s the time of year that New Englanders accept the inevitable: winter is coming. To help keep you safe on the road this season we’ve rounded up some helpful tips from the folks at BestRide.com. The most obvious place to start is with the basics like being attentive to your surroundings and identifying conditions further down the road. The basics also include removing the snow from your car, ensuring your windshield wipers are ready for the season, and using your headlights to see and be seen. The next step in becoming a safer winter driver is understanding your vehicle.
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Get A Grip: Do Winter Tires Really Matter?

October 21st, 2015
Do winter tires really make a difference? The answer is yes.
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  Posted in: Tires 101

Tips for Towing in New Hampshire

April 7th, 2015

Whether you’re new to towing or a seasoned veteran who tows your Snowmobiles up north in the winter and your boat to the lakes region in the summer, it’s important to keep in mind the toll that towing can take on your vehicle while also taking precautions to keep everyone on the road safe. 

Be Safe

According to state and federal law, every trailer or semi-trailer (including farm vehicles) should have – in addition to the coupling device – a safety chain, or cable to prevent the trailer from breaking away from the towing vehicle.

No vehicle may tow more than 1 vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer – except for those exclusively designated for agricultural use, or authorized by the DMV.

Know Your Weight

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Tips to Get your Vehicle Ready for Summer

March 31st, 2015

Spring is here, and summer is coming. But as the snowbanks shrink and the temperature rises, don’t forget to get your car ready for the heat and stop and go traffic that will soon be upon us, because just like winter – spring and summer require just a little preparation to keep you on the road without issue.

Lessen the odds of mechanical failure and wasted time while maximizing the life of your vehicle with just a few simple tips for the warmer months. 

Cooling System

Overheating is the most common cause of summer breakdowns. Wouldn’t you rather relax on the beach than on the side of the road? About every two years your cooling system should be flushed and refilled. On top of this, the level, concentration, and condition of your coolant should be checked from time to time.  Typ ...[more]

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