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  • 6 Reasons Why a Vehicle Fails Emissions

    Thursday 18 January 2018 blog post

    In Idaho, most gasoline-powered vehicles, model year 1981 and newer, and diesel-powered vehicles over 5 model years old are required to undergo emissions testing every two years. When you pass emissions, you will receive a Vehicle Inspection Report and will be able to continue with the registration process. Unfortunately, you may not always pass emissions on the first attempt. If your vehicle appears to be oper... read more

  • See and Be Seen on the Roads this Winter

    Thursday 18 January 2018 blog post

    Visibility is crucial to staying safe on the road. It is important that you are not only able to see but that you are clearly seen as well. This all becomes even more important in the winter months when the days are shorter, and winter storms could severely limit visibility- increasing your risk of being in an auto accident. Stay safe this winter by making sure that your vehicle can be seen, and that you are abl... read more

  • Why You Shouldn’t Idle Your Car in the Cold Too Long

    Monday 11 December 2017 blog post

    As fall turns to winter, the days get colder and the nights get longer. Icy windshields and particularly cold engines will become a regular morning occurrence. Like many motorists this time of year, you may feel compelled to turn your vehicle on and let it idle for a while before you head out on the wintery roads. But, what if we told you that this may be doing more harm than good to your engine? It has been a long-held belief that you need to “warm up“ your vehicle on cold winter mo... read more

  • How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency in Cold Weather

    Monday 11 December 2017 blog post

    Cold weather can impact your vehicle in many ways. One such way your vehicle is impacted by cold weather, that is often not thought about, is how it affects your fuel efficiency. According to FuelEconomy.gov, at 20 degrees, a traditional vehicle will be about 12 percent less efficient than it is at 77 degrees. That number can increase to 22 percent for trips that are very short, around three to four miles. If you drive a hybrid car... read more

  • How to Jumpstart Your Car's Battery

    Monday 11 December 2017 blog post

    Picture this: you’re having a hectic day, you have gotten out of work late and you need to rush home to fix dinner and help the kids with homework. Then it happens, you hop into your vehicle only to be greeted by the dreaded “click” when you place the key in the ignition. It is then that you understand that you aren’t going anywhere. That is, not until you get a jumpstart for your... read more