Top 5 Car Maintenance Tips

  1. Check Your Oil Level

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Nothing is more vital to ensuring a long life for your engine than regularly checking the oil and having it changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles.

  1. Use the Right Type of Gasoline

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Certain cars require certain types of gas, it is important to know what kind your car needs.

  1. Rotate Your Tires

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Make sure to have your tires rotated every 6,000 miles. Tires wear differently in the front than in the back so it is important to have them rotated to even out the overall wear on the tires.

  1. Wax

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Cars are given a protective coat when they are manufactured to protect the paint job but this is the only defense given. Waxing provides another line of defense to scratches and sun damage to keep your cars color looking vibrant and new.

  1. Replacing Your Windshield Wipers

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Many people don’t realize when it’s time to replace their windshield wipers and risk the chance of driving with a dirty or damp windshield. Mechanics say your windshield wipers should be replaced every 12-18 months.

Top 7 Cars for College Students

Summer is winding down and if your child falls into the college freshman category this year you probably have a long list of items he or she will need already. One of those items depending on their situation might be a car. Maybe the car they drove in high school doesn’t make sense to take to college or maybe this is the first time they will be getting one. Either way college students are a very unique group of people with unique needs. Below we have found the top 7 cars that will fit those needs and help your child transfer into their new life with style but not breaking the bank.

 

  1. Honda Accord

Honda Accord

With space and style the Honda Accord is way more than just practical.

  1. Mazda3

Mazda 3

Great fuel economy and style make this hatchback a consistently high rated vehicle.

  1. Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Consistently praised for its excellent fuel economy the Prius is a no brainer for saving money on gas for that college budget.

  1. Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

With a spacious interior and a hip look the Subaru Forester will be a smart and cool choice for your college student.

  1. Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

With good quality and a low price tag the Ford Fiesta is practically a steal.

  1. Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

A top safety pick with a roomy and stylish interior.

  1. Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Often characterized as a luxury car with a moderate price tag the Nissan Maxima is a solid choice for your college freshman.