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  • Back to School Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

    Wednesday 30 August 2017 blog post

    Summer break is over, and kids and teens throughout the Treasure Valley are going back to school. For some newly-licensed teens, this will be the first school year in which they are responsible for driving themselves to and from school. If you are the parent of a teen driver who is driving themselves to school for the first time this school year, teach them these tips for a safe and successful school year: Allow for plenty of time to get to where they need to go. Being able to... read more

  • Keep Your Stopping Power- August is Brake Safety Awareness Month

    Tuesday 29 August 2017 blog post

    August is Brake Safety Awareness Month. Use this time to bring your vehicle in to Meridian Automotive for your free brake inspection. Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” It sounds like he understood that your brake system is at the top of the list when i... read more

  • Why You Should Rethink Changing Your Own Oil

    Tuesday 29 August 2017 blog post

    Oil is extremely important to the well-being of your vehicle. In fact, it is often referred to as the vehicle’s life blood. Regular oil changes are crucial to the condition of your vehicle. They keep your vehicle operating newer longer.  Motor oil is responsible for three vital functions in the engine: It keeps the engine lubricated to keep the parts moving smoothly. It helps to prevent overheating by reducing friction and absorbing heat naturally produced by the en... read more

  • How’s the View? The Importance of the Windshield and Windshield Wipers

    Friday 11 August 2017 blog post

    When you think about vehicle maintenance and safety, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It is probably safe to assume that the windshield and windshield wipers are not at the top of the list. The purpose of the windshield is in its name. It is a shield, there to protect the driver and passengers from the elements and debris. Think of the windshield as a sort of “glass sandwich”; two layers of glass with a polyvinyl layer of glass in between. It connects to the car with... read more

  • How to Save Money on Gas

    Friday 11 August 2017 blog post

    Investing in a vehicle is a big decision and not one that should be taken lightly. When you invest in a car, new or used, the purchase price is not the only thing you need to consider. You need to keep insurance costs and maintenance costs in mind as well. If you can’t afford the insurance or upkeep on a vehicle, you may want to consider purchasing a different model that better fits your spending capabilities. Another hidden cost to consider is gas. Fuel conservation should be an important... read more