When you're behind the wheel, there are things that are within your control and things that are outside your control. The level of safety the vehicle you drive has is something you choose. Ever since car safety ratings started showing up in the late 1970s, consumers have been using them to make their purchasing decisions, and vehicle manufacturers have continuously worked to create safer vehicles. Staying safe on the road matters.
Since vehicle safety has come such a long way in the last few years and decades, here's a look at the evolution of seatbelt safety, crumple zones, and backup cameras.
To keep your car happy, healthy, and running well past its prime, preventative maintenance is critical. The infographic below outlines some items you should be doing on a regular basis.
Perhaps the road was slippery or maybe you overcorrected when you swerved to save a squirrel, but the net result is the same: when last you saw the squirrel he was scampering into the brush as your car went headlong into the ditch on the other side of the road. Accidents happen, and while it is impossible to anticipate when that happening will occur, it is important to know what to do in the aftermath of a roadside mishap. Since winter is coming and bringing with it treacherous driving conditions, now is time to prepare in case you get stuck in a ditch.
In our service department, we keep Miller Auto & Marine’s Five-Star Experience at the core of everything we do. Each time you bring your vehicle into one of our service departments, you can expect superior service from certified technicians, a free car wash, and a multi-point car inspection.
To be perfectly honest, I understand the allure of do-it-yourself auto repair. There’s something satisfying about discovering, diagnosing, and repairing a problem, especially when it’s your own vehicle. In fact, that sense of satisfaction has a lot to do with why I do the job I do. When you spend your day around a group of talented auto technicians, you learn just how specialized and valuable the work they do truly is.
35 years ago, a 19-inch color TV cost $399, the word “internet” was publicly mentioned, and Tom Nordlund began his career at Miller Auto Plaza. The world was pretty different back then, and vehicles were no exception. In our second installment of our Meet a Tech Series, Tom Nordland shares some insights he’s gathered as a lifelong auto technician.
Quality and dependability are two things we focus on providing our customers on a consistent basis. We want our customers to know they can come to Miller Auto & Marine and trust us to keep their best interests at the core of what we do. In order to build that trust, we’re willing to put the work in.
Thanks to the wide variety of vehicle maintenance apps for smartphones and tablets, it's easier than ever to keep track of your oil changes, fuel consumption, repairs, and maintenance. With the right app, you'll never have to wonder when you last changed your air filter, if it's time to rotate the tires, or worry if you've voided your warranty by missing a service interval.
Here are three of our favorite maintenance apps for vehicles:
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