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Summer Car Care Tips

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer means long road trips and spontaneous weekend adventures. As you hit the road this summer, here are some summer car care tips to help you take care of your car. Check alignment and suspension Before you take off on your next road trip, check your car’s alignment and suspension to ensure your vehicle is in top condition for your travels. Our service technicians at Bill Harris Auto Center can help you with any additional maintenance you might need as…

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Christmas Driving Tips to Make Traveling Easier

Christmas Driving Tips to Make Traveling Easier

Christmas is right around the corner, which means many families will be hitting the road to travel. This time of year can also be particularly hazardous, not only because of poor driving conditions, but also because of increased road traffic. That’s why it’s important to keep in mind some basic Christmas driving tips. First and foremost, get up to date on service and maintenance. Bring your car in to Bill Harris GM for regular service, including oil changes and inspections….

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Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

With the spring season comes rainy weather! While you might have mastered driving in the snow during the winter, now you’ll have to adjust to handling the rain. Here are some tips for driving safely on wet roads. Increase Following Distance Rainy roads can make it harder to stop safely and quickly. To stay safe, make sure to increase your typical following distance to at least six seconds, which will help you stop in time in the case of an…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Safer Driving

New Year’s Resolutions for Safer Driving

The start of a new year presents the opportunity to get a fresh start and take up good new habits. If you want to become a better and safer driver in 2019, there are several steps you can take to do so. Don’t give in to road rage The temptation to yield to anger on the road can be great at times, especially if you’re already feeling stressed about something else. Try to avoid road-rage behaviors like honking your horn,…

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How to Safely Transport a Christmas Tree

How to Safely Transport a Christmas Tree

Do you prefer the scent and environmental benefits of using a real Christmas tree over an artificial one? Then make sure you know how to safely transport that Christmas tree in your Chevy, Buick, or Cadillac SUV or truck — you can also do it with a smaller car, but if you have access to a truck or SUV, we highly recommend it. Measure your space: If you are in a new house or have never bought a live tree,…

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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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