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How to Select the Right Antifreeze for Your Automobile

Selecting the right antifreeze is crucial to the well-being of your automobile. With the marketplace flooded with a plethora of antifreeze products, knowing what antifreeze your car needs is of the utmost importance. Why? Purchasing the wrong antifreeze can damage your vehicle and result in additional expenses, something no car owner wants. If you are not in the know about the proper antifreeze for your car, be sure to reference our helpful tips. Tips for Selecting Antifreeze: Evaluate Flushing Frequency. One thing you should consider before making an antifreeze selection is how frequently a product needs to be flushed from your vehicle. Due to the toxic nature of antifreeze, flushing coolant should only be done by a skilled individual. One of the commonly used coolants is Inorganic Acid Technology, which is comprised of a light, translucent green dye that helps you easily identify antifreeze. This particular mix contains phosphates an ... read more

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Auto Care

Best Car Washing and Maintenance Tips

Do I really need to wax my car? Below are some of the benefits and importance of car washing and waxing. Protection of the car Car waxing helps in protecting the car from different types of weather, like freezing temperatures or extreme heat. We also recommend purchasing a wax that will help keep the vehicle safe from damages that are usually caused by bad weather. In places that receive low temperatures, car owners are recommended to wash and wax their cars so as to avoid any beatings from salts on the road during the winter. If the car is not properly waxed during the winter, the vehicle’s body will rust and wear out. Cleanliness and looks of the vehicle Waxing and regular washing of the vehicle will help remove contaminants from the surface of the vehicle and therefore slow down the wear and tear of the body of the vehicle. It also helps in maintaining new looks and make the vehicle look clean and brand new through ... read more

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Auto Care

What to Do After Buying a New Car

Nothing can bring you down as you drive off the lot in your new car. As soon as you arrive at home and stack your paperwork on the counter, you are hit with the truth: You’ve got lots to do for this new purchase. First, congratulate yourself. Buying a new car is an exciting decision and a large commitment. If you want to stand outside admiring your car for an hour, now is the acceptable time. Now it is time to get to work. Here are some basic steps you’ll take after you buy a new car. Get Auto Insurance You may be required to provide proof of insurance at the dealership before you close the sale. You may also secure car insurance at the dealership. You might need to communicate with your current insurance agent to change plans and make them aware of your purchase. Register the Car You can register your car with proof of insurance. You cannot simply put old license plates on your new car, but you may purchase or transfer ex ... read more

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Auto Care

School Crosswalk Safety

School Crosswalk Safety

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting in just a few days. As usual, summer flew by and we’ve found ourselves on the brink of another exciting semester! Kids everywhere are excited to use their new school supplies, and parents are grateful to have a little silence back in the house. At D&R Autoworks, we love our students and want to make sure they are safe and prepared for the year ahead. That’s why this month we’ve been blogging about matters other than auto issues. Instead, we’ve been doing what we can to help parents and kids get ready for school by using our car-minded wisdom to help prepare them for the year ahead. This week, we’re talking about crosswalk safety. Many schools have crossing guards who help kids make it from one side to the other, but that doesn’t always prevent disaster. Inattentive motorists, disobedient children and basic random accidents make crosswalks a place where there is always the potential for danger. With a littl ... read more

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Back to School

Gearing up for School

Gearing up for School

At D&R Autoworks, we care about more than just cars. We care about the people inside them. That’s why, this month, we’re taking a break from talking about belts, engines and alignment to help our customers prepare for the biggest event of the month: the return to school! Since the first bell won’t ring for a few weeks, now is the time to make sure all of the pieces are in place. If you’re a veteran parent, you’re likely familiar with the routine, but for those who are new to the process, there can be a lot to remember, including a few things you might not have considered. And, even if you are a seasoned pro, it never hurts to review! In order to make the process easier, we at D&R are sharing a checklist that outlines a few items you’ll want to keep in mind as the big day draws near. Implement school bedtimes now. Letting the kids stay up for Letterman during the summer was probably a great way to relax the routine, but when the school year begins, yo ... read more

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Back to School
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