One of many people in Arizona’s favorite weekend vacation spots is Rocky Point. Mexico can be a great, fun place to visit, and being as close as it is, it’s out shortest way to the ocean! If this is your first time driving from Arizona to Mexico, you may have a few questions. Below, we will cover the basics of what you need to be sure to bring, and what you need to know before taking your road trip!
How often do you get your oil changed?
There are a lot of people who dabble in auto repair and change their own oil at home. Even if you don’t change your own oil, every vehicle still needs an oil change done regularly to run at peak performance. But have you ever thought about why you should go about recycling used auto oil?
We all know that we need auto insurance – it’s an absolute necessity in the world today. But how much time lately have you spent exploring your insurance options, or even looking into discounts within your current insurance company? Insurance companies offer a lot of incentives to reward good driving behavior, as well as incentives for various other aspects of life that they believe show responsibility. That is because this is exactly the type of person they would like to have on their plans! Read further to learn more about some of the most common insurance discounts that you may be eligible to receive.
Air pollution is a big cause for concern. Motor vehicle CO2 emissions are one of the major causes of air pollution, which is why there are laws on a state-by-state basis that enforce setting emissions standards through vehicle emissions testing. There is greatly increased traffic in the metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson, which is why emissions testing in Arizona was implemented in the early 1990s.
Depending on what part of Arizona you’re driving through, you may notice a significant amount of wildlife or wildlife warning signs. Although Arizona as a whole it not thought of to be an area where an accident with an animal is especially common, you will likely notice a lot of elk, deer and cattle if you are in driving through Northern Arizona. Be especially cautious at dusk, or after dark – this is when wildlife will be the most active. We have a very large elk population; drive slowly and with care in these areas to avoid both the emotional and financial trauma associated with these incidents.
Incidents of windshield repair scams have been a problem in recent years. There has been a crackdown in recent years to help prevent this type of situation, but you should still be extra cautious if an unsolicited stranger tells you there is damage to your windshield that needs to be repaired or replaced right away. You might not find anything wrong with the deal as that person might even lure you by offering free movie tickets or gift cards along with the free windshield replacement. But beware – there is a decent chance that if this is happening outside of a trusted auto body or repair shop, it could be a scam.
We can all agree that a brand new car is beautiful. The unblemished, freshly-painted metal shine under the sunlight is the pride and joy of every new car owner. Even used cars, when properly maintained, can seem to be a work of art to the new owner – but something as small as a dent or a scratch on the car can really deflate you. In addition, scratches and dents can do a lot more damage than just be an eyesore. A small ding can lead to a bigger problem if it is not seen by a professional. Here is everything you need to know about dents, dings, and scratches.
According to the latest statistics available with the Arizona Department of Transportation, a total of 952 people were killed in car crashes in 2016. Out of them, 100 drivers were 24 years of age or younger; 30 were drunk drivers of ages 24 years or younger. These are senseless deaths and they ended lives needlessly. Incidents like this can be brought down significantly by using the driver safety programs that are already in place.
Have you ever taken your car to a mechanic/dealership and not been too sure what exactly they are saying? In the automotive world this happens quite a lot. Non-car people aren’t that bothered with car terms most of the time, but a lot of them wish they knew more because they do occasionally come in handy. Here are some of the most common auto shop terms it doesn’t hurt to know.