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Tips to put the brakes on people driving drunk

If you’ve ever been around a friend or family member who has had too much to drink and wants to drive home, you know it can be an awkward situation. Those people often minimize the effects of alcohol. You know the ol’ ‘I’m fine!’ According to advocates for safe driving at Mothers Against Drunk Driving, this is not the time to be politically correct. Your objective should be to help keep the driver safe by handing over the keys. Take a look at these recommendations from MADD: Be as non-confrontational as possible. Suggest alternate ways of getting to their destination — a cab, a sober driver, public transportation. Remember that the person you are talking to is impaired — talk a bit more slowly and explain things more fully than if you were speaking to a sober person. Explain that you don’t want them to drive because you care and you don’t want them to hurt themselves or others. Suggest that they sleep over ... read more

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5 Tips for Buying Used in Phoenix

 5 Tips for Buying Used in Phoenix

Many budget-conscious Phoenix motorists who need a reliable vehicle can’t even consider buying a new one. So they are forced toYoung male engineer explaining car engine to female customer in workshop take their chances with a used one. If you are in this situation, how can you find a vehicle that is going to serve you well for many years to come? National Automotive Repair presents five tips for used car buyers: Ask for service records. Most owners who document regular maintenance service take care of their car. Inspect the vehicle thoroughly. Check for uneven tire wear, alignment issues, suspension issues, strange sounds and funky odors. If everything checks out up to this point, bring it to National Automotive Repair for a thorough used car inspection. Your appreciative National Automotive Repair service specialist can give you a heads up on any pressing issues or emerging problems that will need to be addressed eventually. If the seller won’t l ... read more

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Brakes for Breasts

We’re in the final days for this worthy program! Have you scheduled your appointment to help those in need? Phoenix, AZ – Please join us in achieving our 2014 goal of raising $100,000 for the Cleveland clinic breast cancer vaccine. $66,499.29 Raised by 66 independent Auto Repair Shops across 27 states in 2013 $32,848.84 Raised by 27 Independent Auto Repair Shops across 16 states in 2012 $10,000.00 Raised by 5 Independent Auto Repair Shops in the state of Ohio in 2011 $109,348.13 Grand Total over the Past 3 Years! “We are growing each year by leaps and bounds and 100% of what we raise goes directly to research.” Independent Auto Repair Shops across the U.S. are Fundraising for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund! Can you Imagine a vaccine that would create a world free of breast cancer? We can! During October, auto repair shops from across the United States are offering free brak ... read more

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New Car Tip

Care and Maintenance Tips Keep Your Car Running in Top-Notch Condition We’ve compiled our best expert advice, surprising tricks, and car care tips to prolong the life of your automobile! 1. Be patient during the break-in period You’ve bought your dream car and now you want to make it last at long as possible in top condition. Here are some things to remember as you pull it out of the dealer’s lot: During the break-in period, typically the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km), keep your speed under 55 mph (88 kpm) or to the speed recommended by your car’s manufacturer. Avoid heavy loads on the drive train, such as towing trailers, and loading the roof rack or trunk with heavy construction materials. Do not allow your new car to idle for long periods — this is good advice for the life of your car, but especially during breakin. The oil pressure generated by doing so may not be sending oil to every part of your engine ... read more

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