Road Salt & How to Protect Your Car From it
With Winter, there isn’t just the ice and snow you have to be prepared for. You also have to be prepared for the after effects of the weather- which is road salt and sand. You’re probably thinking, “How much REAL damage can be caused road salt and sand, and if there is a potential for damage, WHY DO WE USE IT?” Don’t freak out. We will cover everything. Why do we use road salt? Since we live in New England, where the temperatures drop below freezing and has weather that causes slippery road conditions, we need the salt. As you’ve ….
4 Steps to Avoid Being Locked Out
It’s cold and unfortunately, it’s only going to get colder. You know what comes with cold? Ice. Ice can jam up your doors and locks and wreak havoc on your morning schedule by locking you out. It is imperative that you prepare your car for what lies in the long wintry road ahead. To prepare your car there are some places that need to be lubricated to keep the gears working and not freezing. The 4 places that need to be lubed are locks, latches, hinges, window channels and weather stripping. Why do you need to do this? This will ….
Breaking the Ice: Snow Tires vs SummerTires
New England winters are harsh and unpredictable. It could be sunny one day and a complete nor’easter the next. The one who’s hit the hardest during these couple of months? Your vehicle. Between the salt, grit, snow, sleet, hail, and ice, your car faces a lot of terrain and other issues. There is one way to prepare your car for what lies ahead – snow tires. I know I know. Snow tires can be expensive and they just sit in your garage for a majority of the year. But, they could actually save your life! All about the rubber! Standard ….
10 Cool Christmas Gifts for Your Car
Christmas is coming, along with a variety of holidays where we share gifts! Now one member of your family you might forget to get a gift for, is your car! Spoil your vehicle with one of these 10 cool gifts. 1. All-Weather Floor Mats Although you remind them time and time again, the kids and your friends never kick the snow off their feet before getting into the car. Protect your floors with some all weather floor mats! 2. Tile! You’ve probably lost something- keys, phone, wallet – and couldn’t remember the last place you put them. Tile helps ….
7 Secrets for Preparing Your Car for Ice and Snow
Only in New England is it 65 and sunny one day and then snowing the next. The weather is pretty unpredictable but you need be ready for when those changes happen. We’re here to help you do that, so here are the 7 steps to prepare your car for ice and snow. 1. Check the tires Your tire tread needs to be ready to handle the wet and snow covered roads. You need to ensure they aren’t bald. Also, since we live in a New England, a great thing to have is snow tires. The snow tires have deeper ….
How to budget for a new car in 5 steps!
You graduated college! Yippie! Or you’re just in the market for a new car because your clunker is on it is way O-U-T. That’s great too, there’s just one thing looming in front of you. WHERE DO YOU START? The first and most important thing is to figure out your BUDGET. Don’t freak out, I’ll help you break down what a budget is and how to find yours so we can get to onto the next step of owning your dream car. What is a budget? A budget is how much money you have to spend during a period of ….
Trick or Treat times in Boston and Manchester
It’s almost that time! That time where you get your little ghost or goblin in their perfectly picked out Halloween attire. It’s that time where they scream with glee and delight at receiving a few pieces of candy in their little pumpkin or pillowcase. It’s that time where you scream and laugh and enjoy the memories forever. Our families live in the greater Manchester and Boston areas, Trick or Treat can sometimes be tricky with what time it actually is, so here is a small list to help everyone out! In the greater Manchester area, the trick or treat times ….
20 Notoriously Haunted Places in MA and NH
It’s that time of year. All of you novice ghost hunters are probably looking for some places to investigate and get your paranormal fix. You can find the full list here but these are the ones closest to Manchester and Boston and most active. Please make sure you get permission to investigate any of these properties. Many either are businesses or are guarded by police/security. Trespassers can be prosecuted. While at these properties ensure you are respectful and clean up anything you bring with you. 10 Places Near Manchester 1. Old State Mental Hospital – Concord, NH Built in ….
15 Frightful Halloween Attractions
It’s October! It’s time to get in the spirit and find the spookiest places to get a good scare! Haunted Attractions are all over NH and MA and here are our top 15 Frightful Halloween Attractions in NH and MA! Check them out and have a spooktacular time! 1. Nightmare New England Spooky World @ Mel’s Funway Park- Litchfield, NH Address: 454 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH 03052 Ticket Prices: Friday/Saturday: General Admission: $34.99 VIP (skip lines and unlimited park and 1 hayride): $59.99 Thursday/Sunday General Admission: $39.99 VIP (skip lines and unlimited park and 1 hayride): $64.99 Hours: Thursday/ ….
Five Important Fall Maintenance Checks
It’s fall! It’s that time of year where the pumpkin spice is brought out, leaves are changing color, and football! We got you covered for the tailgate party but what about the vehicle that you’re using for said tailgate. It needs to be taken care off. Although we love the brisk air and the slight chill, in New England, the weather is unpredictable and could change at any moment to blistering cold and icy roads. Now is the time to start to prepare your vehicle for winter. Following these 5 tips will make sure your car is running at full ….