Yearly Archives: 2019

How to Drive Safely During a Winter Storm

Driving during a winter storm is a situation that most of us may try to avoid. However, if you are already on your way and a winter storm hits and you have no choice but to drive through it, the following winter storm driving safety tips can come in handy.  If you have some flexibility when it comes to when you need to drive through winter storm prone areas, be sure to look up weather conditions through major passes or highways along the way. This will help you better understand the conditions you will hit and inform you to make a better decision if driving through a snowstorm can be avoided.  If you find yourself driving through a winter storm, here are some safety tips to follow:  Keep a close eye on the road and be weary of black ice which can be difficult to detect.  Always drive slowly and carefully and eliminate all distractions if possible.  When you do drive over ice or snow and feel that your vehicle has lost traction, the important thing is to no ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Trinity Auto Haus!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Trinity Auto Haus! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Trinity Auto Haus before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, and first aid ... read more

Things Every Driver Should Know How to Do

Whether you've been driving for decades or you're a new driver on the road, there are certain things that every car owner should know that they don't always teach in Driver's Ed. Driving can be highly unpredictable and knowing how to change a tire or jump start your car in a tough spot can be a lifesaver, and end up saving you money on a tow. You will also be able to help a friend or family member in need if they find themselves in one of these tricky situations.  Here are some things that we believe every driver should know how to do:  Change a tire - getting stuck with a flat tire can be stressful, but knowing how to change a tire and having a spare along with tire changing tools with you at all times can save the day.  Check tire tread - your tires should always have good tread, so learning how to check tire tread can help you keep safe on the road. Plus, all you need is a penny! Check tire pressure - tire pressure is important to your safety, and ... read more

Reasons Behind Your Vehicle's Poor Fuel Economy

After driving your vehicle for a while, you begin to understand how much your full tank costs and how much a full tank will last you throughout the week. However, there are certain car problems that can happen that may have you noticing that your vehicle's fuel economy has decreased and you find yourself filling up your gas tank more often.  Poor vehicle maintenance is always a reason behind bad fuel economy. The better care you take of your vehicle, the better it will run and perform. You'll spend less on gas and repairs when you invest in proper vehicle maintenance. A regular vehicle inspection here at Trinity Auto Haus will keep your vehicle always running at its best and ensure that you get the best fuel efficiency from your car.  Here are some of the top reasons behind why your vehicle has poor fuel economy:  Incorrect tire pressure Bad oxygen sensors Dirty or clogged air filters Bad spark plugs Bad fuel injectors Blasting air conditioning Bad ... read more

Preparing Your Vehicle for Seasonal Changes

With each season that passes, we see different weather conditions and their effect on our vehicles. When it comes to moving into a new season, there are certain measures that are recommended that will prepare your car for the seasonal and weather changes.  Since we are nearing the end of summer and changing into fall, it is important to take note of the following tips that will help you and your vehicle be prepared for the upcoming season:  Inspect your tires - Tires should have good tread and have the proper tire pressure and wheel alignment. Bad tires can be dangerous, especially in certain weather conditions, so taking care of this before the rain falls is vital.  Have all of your vehicle's fluids inspected - Fluids are always extremely important, and should be looked at after the summer season. Very warm weather conditions can actually speed up the wearing down of fluids, so checking to make sure they are topped off and clean will help you avoid major damage t ... read more