It may be hard to believe, but your car’s tires are the most important part of your vehicle when it comes to performance and safety. Simply put, your tires are the only thing connecting your car to the road, so you have to make sure they're in top condition at all times.
Winter is just around the corner in New England, which means it's time to gear up for some not-so-fun driving conditions. While you can't control the weather, there is a lot you can do to be prepared for whatever comes your way. So, let's go over the essential maintenance tips and driving strategies to follow as you get ready for some stormy road conditions ahead. We may have written about some of these in the past, but you can never be too safe with winter driving:
Since their debut in 1977, all-season tires have served as year-round rubber for many drivers, but do they truly have what it takes to get you where you need to go when winter's worst weather pays a visit? The answer is far from cut-and-dry, and the difference between the best all-season tires and dedicated winter tires in some instances is small. To help shed more light on the matter, we've created a guide to help Massachusetts Toyota drivers see the differences between all-season and winter tires.
It's nearly fall in New England, which means beautiful scenery, fresh picked apples, and shorter days. It also means cold, wet weather that can make getting around a chore. Fall weather doesn't have to mean car trouble though, and a little seasonal maintenance will keep you driving with confidence.
Pack your ice scraper. Once it starts frosting up in the morning, you'll definitely want to have it handy. Plus, we've all experienced unexpected New England snow and ice storms in October, and you can never be too sure that a dash of winter weather won't roll in. It's better to be safe than sorry, so toss your ice scraper and snow brush in the car now so you won't be caught off guard.
The weather is getting warmer and soon the kids will be out of school, which menas vacation time! Road trips are a great American tradition, and with modern vehicles offering so much comfort, as well as impressive fuel economy, there's no reason to not hit the open road this summer. While vehicles have greatly improved the success of long trips on the highway, we've compiled some road-trip tips that should help smooth things out even further.
We love the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4, and we're not shy about telling people about it. While our affection for this capable compact crossover runs deep, it's founded on solid facts. Today, we're sharing the top five attributes that we think make the Toyota RAV4 a winner for Massachusetts drivers.
You can’t control the price of gas, but you can control how much you use. You can change how much gas you use several different ways, from buying a fuel-efficient vehicle like the Toyota Prius to carpooling, but you don’t need to change your life to save at the gas pump. Often the most inefficient part of a vehicle is the driver behind the wheel, which means a couple changes in behavior can make significant improvements in your fuel efficiency.
Some of the more luxury brands have remote starters coming standard with their vehicles, but chances are if you own a Toyota, Honda, or other economical brand, you probably don't have one installed on your vehicle. Here are some reasons why it could be one of the best investments you've made on your car.