Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

5 driving hacks for the perfect college road trip

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Road Trip Hacks

Spring break is around the corner and that means college students are preparing to take a brief hiatus from their studies to visit warmer locations. With the current price of gas, many travelers will opt for a road trip rather than booking a flight. While the idea of a road trip with friends can sound like a lot of fun, there are many factors that can quickly derail that enthusiasm. To ensure you’re fully prepared for your spring break travel, we put together 5 driving hacks for the perfect college road trip. (more…)

How to prevent road salt from damaging your vehicle

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Preventing Road Salt Damage

Winter is hard on your car on a number of levels. Snow and ice covered roads make it difficult to drive while sub-zero temperatures force your engine and battery to work a little harder than they normally would. But perhaps the most frustrating aspect of winter driving is the fact that road salt is potentially damaging the body and undercarriage of your car. While driving over road salt is unavoidable, there are steps you can take to prevent and minimize the damage. Understanding how to prevent road salt from damaging your vehicle not only helps keep your car running stronger throughout winter, it also can help it retain its resale value for the long-term. (more…)

What Apps are included in the Toyota Entune system?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Toyota Entune App Suite

The Toyota Entune App Suite is one of the most convenient features in new Toyota models. Available on vehicles equipped with the Entune Premium Audio System, the App Suite includes a series of popular mobile apps that help you stay connected on the go. Not to mention the level of convenience they add. But before buying, it’s important to know what apps are included in the Toyota Entune system and what each of them provides. We’ll give you a quick breakdown of each so you can decide whether it’s worth upgrading your Toyota Camry or Rav4 with the Entune Premium Audio System. (more…)

Should you be using Top-Tier Gasoline in your Honda or Toyota?

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Top-Tier Gasoline Honda Toyota

After the indulging on large meals and sweet treats over the holidays, you might feel a little sluggish. Much like our bodies, our vehicles won’t run at their peak without the proper fuel. Unfortunately, many gasolines today aren’t exactly “quality,” with many gasoline marketers reducing the concentration of detergent additives by as much as 50 percent. With less detergent and low-quality additives that can leave harmful deposits on critical engine components, low-quality fuels will negatively impact your vehicle’s efficiency, performance, and longevity. (more…)

Debunking a few popular winter driving myths

Monday, December 15th, 2014
Winter Driving Myths

Winter Driving Myths

Driving is second nature to many of us. But when there is snow and ice covering the roads, your car is covered in a thick layer of cold, and your hands are froze around the steering wheel, it can become a little more difficult. When winter rears its ugly head, there are a lot of  and “life hacks” to help you handle winter driving conditions. Unfortunately, many of them are simply winter driving myths that will not help, or may even harm, your vehicle. So don’t believe everything you hear or read regarding winter driving and car care (unless of course you are reading the Kokomo Auto World blog). (more…)