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Tips for Picking Out a Car Seat

Tips for Picking Out a Car Seat

While transporting your family, you want to make sure that you’re maximizing safety in any way that you can. A simple and essential way to do this is to make sure your kids are sitting in an appropriate car seat and that it is installed correctly. Here are some tips for picking out the perfect car seat. Do the research: There are a wealth of car seat options available to you, so you will want to spend some time reviewing…

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What to Keep in Your Car This Winter for Warmth and Safety

What to Keep in Your Car This Winter for Warmth and Safety

For drivers, the winter months can be dangerous at worst and annoying at best, with snow and ice creating ominous road conditions and covering your windshield. Fortunately, there are ways to prepare, including the stocking up of various essentials inside your vehicle. You can prepare yourself by checking out this list of what to keep in your car in winter: First and foremost, get yourself a quality ice scraper, which will save you time when you first leave home. You…

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Back to School Driving Tips for Teens, Parents, and Teachers

Back to School Driving Tips for Teens, Parents, and Teachers

With school starting back up, drivers are going to be sharing the road with a lot more people—pedestrians, young children, bicyclists, bus drivers, carpoolers, and more. If you’re driving to school in the morning, follow these back to school driving tips for a safe morning commute all school year. If you’re a parent dropping your kid off, find out the drop-off procedures for the school, as they usually involve specific locations and directions. Don’t double park or drop your kids…

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Wash Your Cars! No Really, We Mean It.

Wash Your Cars! No Really, We Mean It.

A new study has come out that was brought to our attention and we had to share it with all of you. In Ohio, we use salt to clear our roads of snow and ice so that it’s safer to drive. The U.S. safety regulators are now telling us we need to wash the underside of our car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just closed a five-year investigation of rusting pipes that carry brake fluid in roughly 5 million…

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GM Models Stand Out on IIHS’ Picks of Recommended Used Cars for Teen Drivers

GM Models Stand Out on IIHS’ Picks of Recommended Used Cars for Teen Drivers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit, independent organization that provides highway safety research and information to help reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage caused by crashes on the nation’s roads. Recently the IIHS compiled its first-ever list of recommend used cars for teen drivers, and 12 past and present General Motors models made the list. “We know many teens are driving the older, smaller vehicles in the family fleet are less likely to afford optimal crash…

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Stick Figure Decals: How They Put Your Family at Risk

Stick Figure Decals: How They Put Your Family at Risk

We’ve all seen them, those family stick figure decals that decorate the back windows of so many cars. Do you have one on your back window? If so, you might be giving out a little too much information by sticking those innocent little figures to your car. These stickers have become rather detailed over the years showing which activities your kids participate in, what kinds of pets you have, and some even include names. While on its own this may…

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Safety First! GM Vehicles Earn Top Spots for Front-End Safety

Safety First! GM Vehicles Earn Top Spots for Front-End Safety

GM vehicles have secured four of the top eight spots in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s rating program on front crash prevention. The Buick Regal, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala all earned the highest rating of ‘superior’, and are industry leaders in safety when purchased with the available Front Automatic Braking system. The Automatic Braking System applies brakes when the car senses that a crash may be imminent and the driver does not take action. The system…

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Winter Car Care Tips

Winter Car Care Tips

With winter furiously approaching, Bill Harris Auto Center would like to remind everyone about the importance of vehicle maintenance and taking precautions while braving the roads in the cold. There are plenty of special events we all want to enjoy, but it is vital that we have a way to get there!   Here are five winter car care tips to keep your vehicle running efficiently this winter:   Replace filters. No one wants to burn more fuel than required,…

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Fall Car Care Tips

Fall Car Care Tips

As the leaves and temperatures continue to fall, you want to make sure your car is prepared for the harsher weather. Here are five simple steps you can take to make sure you’re prepared for the changing seasons. Check your wiper blades. Auto experts recommend changing your windshield wiper blades at least once per year. Fall usually brings heavier and more frequent rain and having effective wipers is extremely important. Changing the blades is relatively simple and inexpensive. Check your…

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Safety is First for Customers, and Chevrolet is First in Safety

Safety is First for Customers, and Chevrolet is First in Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ratings for 2014 year vehicles are in, and Chevrolet is the big winner. Seven vehicles in Chevrolet’s 2014 lineup—the Camaro Coupe, Cruze, Impala, Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, Sonic, Traverse, and Volt—received the NHTSA’s coveted 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety rating. With seven vehicles achieving the 5-star rating, Chevrolet boasts the safest vehicle lineup of any manufacturer for 2014. “We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” Gay Kent, GM’s general director…

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