Category Archives: Safety

Dashboard Lights and Meanings

If you notice a light come on your dashboard while you’re driving, it’s important to know which ones mean something dangerous so you can react quickly. Here are some of the most urgent dashboard indicator lights. One dashboard indicator light to look out for is the coolant temperature warning, which means that your engine is overheating. If you see this, pull over as soon as you can and immediately turn on the heat to full blast so you can let some of the heat out of the engine. It isn’t as urgent, but if you see the check engine light come on, you should get to an auto parts store … Continue reading

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How to Change a Tire

Now that winter is over, you might find that your tread is wearing low or your tires are damaged and you need to replace them. Or you learned it the hard way and you’re stranded on the side of the road right now. Either way, here’s a helpful guide on how to change a tire. Steps to Change a Tire Changing a tire is a simple process if you have the right tools. You’ll need wheel wedges to keep the car from moving, a jack, and a lug wrench. First, you need to push the wheel wedges up against the wheels so they don’t move. Then take off the hubcap … Continue reading

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Teen Winter Driving Tips: Keeping New Drivers Safe

Winter can be especially rough on cars and drivers alike, including teen drivers that are new to the roads. Many teenagers are newly licensed and have spent limited time on the roads when it is bad. That’s why we’ve put together some tips on teen winter driving to help them stay safe on the road. According to Car Connection, the best thing you can do is simply avoid driving when possible. Although many teens may be eager to get out on the road, driving in hazardous conditions is especially dangerous for new drivers. Clean off your car. In addition to scraping the windshield, you should always clean off the lights, … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the Season with New Winter Tire and Wheel Packages

Get Ready for the Season with New Winter Tire and Wheel Packages With winter coming around you might be looking to equip your ride with a set of wheels that can handle the harsher conditions. Mopar is making that easier for all of our customers at Withnell Dodge by offering all-new winter tire and wheel packages including winter tire, steel rim, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The packages will be available for FCA US vehicles including the Dodge Caravan and Dodge Charger (both AWD and RWD). They are delivered mounted and balanced, so all you need to do is order and pop in at the dealership for easy installation. We’ll … Continue reading

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Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again for costumes and candy! That’s right, Halloween and trick or treating. It is a great time for kids of all ages to go out and have some fun dressed up like something they choose. However, we want to be sure that you all are safe out there. Be sure to follow these trick or treating safety tips: Be sure your route is safe and you know the area. Many people like to drive to different areas thinking children will get better candy or have more fun. This can be done, but only if you do it safely. Inform children to bring their entire candy … Continue reading

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Responsible Pet Owner’s Month

For most people, pets are more than pets, they are family. February is Responsible Pet Owner’s month and we have a few tips and reminders to ensure your furry family members lead happy and healthy lives. The ASPCA has estimated that five to seven million animals enter shelters nationwide every year. Many of these animals will face euthanasia due to overcrowding – you don’t want to add to the problem. So, make sure you are getting your animals spayed or neutered. Keep up a good relationship with your vet. Be sure to schedule customary veterinary appointments for all of your pets. This will ensure that problems are caught before they … Continue reading

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