How to Maintain or Improve Your Vehicle's Fuel Efficiency

Efficiency is the word of the day in the 21st century. Be it at work, at home, or wherever else, being efficient is an important skill to have. The same applies to the fuel economy of your vehicle. Nobody is eager to throw money away, given that there are more efficient alternatives out there. Likewise, the environment will greatly thank you for looking into ways as to how to improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency.  

How to Spot the Best Deal at a Used Car Dealership

No two vehicles are the same, and this holds particularly true for used cars. As a potential buyer, be it online, from a private seller, or dealership, make it your duty to do your due diligence determining the difference between a high-value car and one that is cheaper but about to break down. If you have little to no experience in the matter, determining which is which may not be as easy as previously anticipated. 

Hampton Roads Winter Driving Tips

Winter in Southeast Virginia is not typically not as severe as in other places in the State or across the US, but this doesn't mean that winter driving in Hampton Roads is not without its risks. In making matters worse, many motorists do not practice safe driving during this particularly risky time of year, which makes it even more dangerous. Below are some tips on how to prepare your vehicle for the cold season, as well as what you need to do when you're on the road. 

Is It a Good Idea to Use a Parking Brake?

Before answering this question, understand what a parking brake is and how it works. As part of the overall braking system of a car, the parking brake connects to the rear brakes. When engaged, this system applies pressure with less force than the primary system does via the brake pedal. 

When first introduced, the parking brake was meant to be a failsafe in case the central braking system failed for some reason. Today, however, this system is used to keep a vehicle stationary when parked, especially on steep slopes. 

Know Your Credit Approval Options! Credit Scores and What Do They Mean?

The personal credit score is one of the most critical numbers that stands to represent you. It will determine your credit approval options. It's right there, alongside your social security number, your bank account balance, or your phone number. The credit score is based on a series of variables such as the number of accounts you have or your payment history, among others.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Test Drive

The average price for a new car in 2017 was just slightly above $36,000. By comparison, the average price for a used car is around $19,400. Whatever option you choose when purchasing your next vehicle, there's no denying the fact that there's a lot of money at stake, either way. Many future car owners are skipping one of the most important steps when making this purchase - namely, the test drive.   

Back to School Car Maintenance

It’s that time of year- school is just around the corner. In everyone's hurry to buy pens, notebooks, or dorm supplies, most people forget about one major thing - their car. Going back to school or starting college is an emotional experience for everyone involved, including the parents, and it's easy to overlook the car. Nevertheless, keeping it in tip-top shape is almost equally as important as buying school supplies. 

Here are some simple, yet practical tips on how to keep your car in top working condition during this time of year. 

Rentals- What's the Best Vehicle for You?

Renting a car may seem like an easy task at first glance, but there are several factors that you need to take into consideration every time you decide to do it. Each situation demands a specific type of vehicle, which is influenced by the number of passengers, your budget, your itinerary, or even your location. With that being said, here is Mike Duman's recommendation on how to rent the best car that fits your immediate needs.