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Giving Thanks to Your Vehicle

Giving Thanks to Your Vehicle

By Adobe Photo Stock   Why it's Important to Give Thanks to Your Vehicle In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, we want to take this month to highlight a family member that rarely gets the attention they deserve. Our vehicles! The steadfast steeds who keep us moving, keep the family unit spinning, and bring us to and from our dreams & ambitions.   From the first time you drove it off the lot, your vehicle has been with you through thick and thin. It's carried you through work, school, road trips, and cross-country adventures. It's been a trusty companion, and it's seen you through some of the best and worst times of your life.   This Thanksgiving, take a moment to reflect on all the good times you've had with your vehicle and give thanks for all the memories you've made together.    Giving Thanks For Your Vehicle Keeps It Running Strong Much like how appreciated employees work harder, giving thanks to your vehicle can ac ... read more

How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Rainy Roads in the California Central Valley

How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Rainy Roads in the California Central Valley

By Jittawin.21   Tips for Driving in the Central Valley Rain It's that time of year again! The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling off, and we see more rain in the forecast. Here in the California Central Valley, we don't get a lot of rain, so when it does come, it can be a bit of a shock to our systems and cars.    If you want to prepare for the next few months of potentially wet weather, you can do a few things to get your vehicle ready. In this blog post, we'll discuss tips on getting your car ready for rainy roads. Keep reading to learn more!   Tip #1: Check Your Tires  One of the most important things you can do to prepare your car for wet weather is to ensure your tires are in good condition. In particular, you'll want to check the tread depth and tire pressure.    The tread depth is important because it provides traction between your tires and the road. If the tread depth is too low, your car will have tro ... read more

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4 Must-Do Road Trips Out of Turlock, CA

4 Must-Do Road Trips Out of Turlock, CA

Photo by Nathan Moore   September is road trip season The weather is finally taking a turn for the better as the California Central Valley heat takes a dip. This marks the perfect time of the year to take a road trip or start planning your next!   Turlock, CA, sits nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley, making it the perfect starting point for a road trip. Visitors and locals alike looking for road trip ideas will find no shortage of destinations within a few hours' drive of Turlock, CA!   4 road trip destinations near Turlock, CA Here are four must-do road trips out of Turlock:   Highway 1 to Big Sur - Highway 1 is one of the most iconic roads in California, and the drive from Turlock to Big Sur is one of the most scenic in the state. The route winds along the coast, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can stop at Pfeiffer Beach for a beach hike or take a detour to Hearst Castle. Yosemite National Park - Just ... read more

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3 Summertime Spotify Playlists for Your Next Road Trip

3 Summertime Spotify Playlists for Your Next Road Trip

Photo by Fredrick Lee on Unsplash   What's On Your Road Trip Playlist? We all love the scene in the movie where the passenger tosses their legs out the passenger side window, leans their seat back, and cranks up the music. Road trips, day trips, and summer lake days are the nostalgia fuel we crave. The California Central Valley abounds with lakes, rivers, mountains, and hiking trails to suit everyone's particular tastes. Find the right playlist and the right crew, and you are on your way to making memories.   What's your favorite road trip playlist? Do you like classic road trip fuel by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Bob Seger? Or maybe you have kids, and they want to listen to the latest radio hits as you try desperately to drown ... read more

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Wildfire Season and Your Car

Wildfire Season and Your Car

Photo by Riley Edwards on Unsplash   Unfortunately, wildfires are wildly popular around this time of year in California. With this in mind, the conditions caused by wildfires can lead to vehicle damage if you don't take proper care of your vehicle. During June through September, there is a combination of warmer and drier weather.    Fires are more prevalent in the summer and fall since there are more frequent dry and hot winds. It tends to be riskier during September as fall begins, and the leaves, branches, and other material can dry out and become highly flammable. And just the way you take care of your home and yourself during these hot seasons, you should consider taking care of your vehicle!    H ... read more

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Camping for the New Camper

Camping for the New Camper

Image by Lawton Cook from Unsplash   Eager to enjoy your new camper at the campgrounds? Are you ready to learn some tips that will make you feel confident about using your new recreational vehicle?    Here are some tips that will help you have the best experience camping with your new camper!    Packing tips: Pack everything in totes and bins to be stored underneath the camper, but try not to overpack. Also, make sure to pack a toolbox with a trim level to avoid any uncomfortable sleeping.   Before heading out: Park the camper outside your house for two days before you leave so you can turn on the fridge and pack up. Check to make sure that everything is in working order and that you have a full tank of gas before leaving.   Towing tips: Practice pulling and backing in the camper and checking how much weight your truck can tow. Add a sway bar or install suspension airbags to safely tow your trailer and drive carefully on mou ... read more

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Five Vacations Every Family Should Take

Five Vacations Every Family Should Take

Image by Pexels from Pixabay   Our July blog has us thinking back to the summer vacations of our yesteryear when we experienced things together as a family for the first time.   Time spent with family is worth every second, but what makes moments spent with family truly special are the memories that we make. We hope this year, you and your family get a chance to enjoy the experience of a once-in-a-lifetime journey together safely. We’ve mapped out five different vacations to take with your family to create lifelong memories:   Disneyland: Disney is as family-friendly as it gets! With character meet & greets, parades, rides, and fantastic food, this location will surely give you memories that will last a lifetime! There’s more than a single park to Disneyland; there’s adventures all over entertainment and pop cultu ... read more

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Our Favorite Supercars

Our Favorite Supercars

Image by Lee Rosario from Pixabay    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Supercar! Just like everyone has their favorite superhero, many have their personal favorite supercars. The most lavish and standout supercars include the McLaren 720S, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, the Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ford’s GT. But what makes a supercar so “super”?    Supercars stand out by the overall quality of design, performance, technology, and value. There is no direct definition of what is considered a supercar and what is not, but if you have ever come across a picture or poster of a luxury sports car in a magazine, it is most likely a supercar. Here are a few wa ... read more

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Why You Should Wash A Car You're Not Driving

Why You Should Wash A Car You're Not Driving

Photo by Stan Madoré from Pixabay   Welcome to the May blog! It’s an excellent time to get back on the highway and have an adventure or two if you’re not held up by work or life events. Sadly, many of us are quite busy this Spring and haven’t had much of an opportunity to get out.   If you haven’t been driving your car much since the pandemic began, you’ll probably know there are many things you still need to do to maintain your vehicle and keep it road-safe, like recharge the battery, and checking the tire PSI. Did you know one of these things is cleaning your car? We see so many dust and pollen cars that sit like traps for the moment when their owners ... read more

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Best Safety Practices If Your Vehicle Breaks Down

Best Safety Practices If Your Vehicle Breaks Down

While the best practices of Preventative Maintenance can help you avoid most roadside breakdowns, sometimes, emergencies and accidents are just unavoidable. Do you know the steps to take if you are in an accident? There are some things you should do before you get in an accident: Consider a Roadside Assistance Membership Plan. Groups like AAA are very helpful to be in when disaster strikes, and are often included in tiers of your car insurance. Have an emergency kit. This is especially important if you decide to drive through snow in heavy winter. A first aid kit and a reflective vest would be good investments. Check for your insurance card. Make sure it is up to date and just include a copy you can give another driver in an accident. Get a good solar flashlight. You can leave one of these in your back window and let it charge all the time, and when you need power, it will be there for you. We can recommend the Goal Zero 250 for its roadside flashing settings. Once you find yourse ... read more

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