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Get Your Money's Worth Out of Every Tank of Gas

Do you want to get the best fuel mileage possible? You can use these tips to get your money's worth out of every tank of gas you buy. They work with every vehicle out there.

Keep your driving to a minimum. If you need to do a bunch of errands, try to do them all in one trip. Multiple small trips use a lot more fuel than one longer one. Plus, you are putting less wear on a cold engine by making only one trip. If you can ride share once or twice a week, it will save you…

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Stay Calm During A Blowout

You'll usually realize that one of your tires has blown out after a loud noise from one side of your car. The noise from the tire could be so startling that you lose control and run off the side of the road, but if you maintain a firm grip on the wheel, then you can navigate your car to a safe location.

Don't panic when a tire blows out because you need to think about what to do in the car. Try to keep your steering wheel as straight as possible, especially if you're traveling in heavy…

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Regain Control Of A Slide On Icy Roads

It is a frightening moment when you realize that your car is skidding out of control on an icy road. Your immediate reaction may be to snatch the wheel or stomp on the breaks, but these can make the situation worse. Our dealership would like you to be prepared for driving during the winter season. So, here are tips to help you regain control of your vehicle if it slides.

Look Ahead

Don’t stare at where you think you are going to hit. Instead, look towards a space in the direction you want to go. Concentrate on that spot…
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What should you include in your winter survival kit?

Winter driving in Washington can be dangerous, especially if your car or truck breaks down and leaves you stranded. That's why it's essential to have a winter survival kit in your vehicle in the event of an emergency. We here at Jefferson Auto are happy to offer these tips on how to assemble one.

Start with items that are going to keep you warm. You want to have a blanket, hat and gloves at a minimum. You might also include boots and hand warmers. You also need gadgets that can help you deal with a prolonged time stuck…

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Why is Gasket Maintenance Important?

Many people don’t realize how important it is to maintain their vehicles. If your car is leaking fluids, it means there is something wrong. Don’t ignore the problem. Your gaskets may need to be changed. Ignoring leaking fluids will only make the problem worse and could leave you with expensive repair bills. 

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How to Keep Bicyclists Safe When You're Driving

Even if your area of Washington, PA has an abundance of bike lanes, there are likely still several roads that you travel that aren't equipped with bike lanes. Specialized lanes or not, though, it's important for you as a motorist to safely share the road with bicyclists. Here are a few tips that we at Jefferson Auto think will help you in that effort.

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Proper Alignment for Vehicle Wheels

Regardless of the type of vehicle that you drive, if you're noticing a shaking when you move at high speeds, your wheels might be out of alignment. Hitting potholes as you drive around Washington, PA or running over rocks on rough dirt roads could cause the wheels of your car or truck to shift position. 

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Should You Get Your Ignition Inspected?

Your ignition is an important part of your vehicle, as it helps your engine start-up. Ignition problems can leave you stranded on the side of the road, so it's important to know the warning signs to look out for.

One of the most common signs of an ignition issue is a grinding noise when you try to turn your car on. 

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Why are Tire Rotations so Important?

Here at Jefferson Auto in Washington, PA, we offer a number of services to help your car run smoothly. Tire rotations are especially important for many reasons. Many automobile manufacturers recommend having your tires rotated every 5,000 miles, and many drivers choose to have tire rotations at the same time as oil changes. Here are a few reasons why you should keep up with routine tire rotations.

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