Why Do I Need to Wash My Car in the Spring?
With winter a distant memory now, we are ready to start cruising around with our windows down. However, that salt and dirt is incredibly unsightly and should be washed off. And unfortunately, a rain shower isn’t going to do the job. That is why we recommend washing your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »
Heart Attack Symptoms and What You Should Do if You are Driving
Heart disease is one of the top killers here in America. While most people think that heart attacks are limited to people who are older or those who have made poor nutrition choices. However, they can actually also occur during times of stress or if the person had an unknown condition. And they can occur anytime: at home, at the office, at the grocery store, and even behind the wheel. Having a heart attack while driving is particularly dangerous because you may black out or lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident with other drivers. Here is a list of heart attack symptoms, along with some advice as to what you should do if you start experiencing one while driving. Read the rest of this entry »
Lightning Safety While Driving in New Jersey
One of the best things about spring and summer are the epic thunderstorms. We love watching those streaks of lightning flash across the sky followed by the big booms of thunder. It’s all good when we are safely snug in our homes, but what happens if we are driving our vehicle and lightning strikes? Read the rest of this entry »
Tornado Safety While Driving in New Jersey
When we think of tornadoes, we usually associate them the Great Plains and the Wizard of Oz. However, tornadoes can happen anywhere when the conditions are right, and New Jersey is no stranger to these terrifying storms. Most of us have a planned shelter at home or at the office in case a tornado occurs, but what do you do when you are on the road and a warning is issued or you see a twister? Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Honda Civic Type R “Ghost Car” Video
If you are looking for something stylish with tons of attitude, then we recommend the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. This vehicle—which will be available for purchase soon—is outfitted with a 2.0L i-VTEC® turbocharged engine (306 horsepower*/295 lb.-ft. torque** output), which will allow for a fast and fun ride. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R “Ghost Car” (production model with FWD drivetrain) recently tried its hand at the Nürburgring track, and we are excited to show this video from the occasion. Check it out! Read the rest of this entry »
How Often Should You Be Switching Your Vehicle’s Windshield Wiper Blades?
There are so many things that we love about spring! One of our favorite things (besides enjoying a scoop of ice cream or a round of golf) is the sweet smell of rain. As much as we love the rain, it can make driving incredibly challenging when there is a downpour and your windshield wiper blades have seen better days. Let us share a little bit of advice concerning your wiper blades and how you can enjoy crystal-clear visibility. Read the rest of this entry »
Where are the Best Ice Cream Shops in Clifton, NJ?
One thing that we love about the changing seasons is that specific foods come into season or are just perfect with the current temperature or weather. One of our favorite spring foods is ice cream, even though it is good any time of the year (not going to lie, we are already missing those cute little ice cream snowmen). And of course, one of the best places to enjoy ice cream is in a local ice cream shop. Clifton, NJ and the surrounding area is home to several wonderful ice cream shops that serve delicious frozen treats. Here are a few of our favorites: Read the rest of this entry »
Easy and Healthy Snack Ideas for Road Trips
We recently shared a checklist to help you get ready for your summer road trips, and we are excited to share even more tips. We have all been on family trips where we have not been on the road for ten minutes and already the kids are whining that they are hungry. And of course, we don’t have the time, money, or tolerance of junk food to stop at every single convenience store or fast food restaurant. To combat those hunger pangs and to promote good snack choices, we are sharing our favorite road trip snacks that are easy-to-pack and healthy. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Summer Road Trip Prep Checklist
Are you planning on going on a road trip this summer? Is it just going to be you getting your kicks on what is left of the old Route 66 and trying to find yourself along the way (confession: we may have watched a few too many road trip movies). Or are you taking the kids out to Yellowstone National Park? No matter where your destination is going to be, you need to get your vehicle ready so that you can enjoy consistent dependability and few headaches along the way. Read the rest of this entry »
How Do I Get Rid of Automotive Wastes When Cleaning the Garage?
The spring season is now in full swing, and one thing that is often associated with spring is some deep cleaning throughout the whole house. While most of us are more eager to wash the windows or air out the blankets, we recommend first tackling the one spot that we all dread: the garage. If your garage is currently a hot mess, springtime is the best season to declutter it. Amongst all of that clutter, you will probably find automotive wastes from previous DIY vehicle maintenance sessions. But wait! Don’t just throw that waste in the garbage can! That automotive waste is incredibly toxic and can easily ruin the environment! Here are the correct ways to get rid of common automotive wastes! Read the rest of this entry »