Sorted by Archive: December, 2017 ( 5 post/s)

  • 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, 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

  • 2017 Holiday Activities Near Meridian, Idaho

    Monday 11 December 2017 blog post

    It’s December and the holidays are creeping up. To celebrate, here is a list of some of our favorite activities occurring near Meridian this holiday season.   Winter Garden aGlow Where: Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise When: November 24 through January 1 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. daily (last admission at 8:45 p.m.) Cost: $10 general, $8 IBG members and children 5-12, in advance. Admission is $2 mo... read more

  • 10 Things You Should Keep in Your Vehicle in the Winter

    Wednesday 06 December 2017 blog post

    Everyone knows the importance of keeping a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. In the winter, when weather patterns become unpredictable and roads could be covered with snow and ice, these kits become even more important. Make sure these 10 items are in your trunk this winter before the first snow and you will be prepared for just about anything the winter road conditions s... read more

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