Posts Categorized: Caring for Your Vehicle

Americans are Doing Whatever They Can to Keep Their Cars

Car Upkeep

The average American cannot afford to replace their car frequently. In recent years, the majority of Americans are purchasing cars that they believe will last long-term. In fact, holding onto your car long-term has become a trend in the United States especially over the past year. The estimated lifespan of a car has reached about… Read more »

Protecting Your Vehicle During Hurricane Season

Weather is unpredictable, and although we take precautions to protect ourselves and our homes from severe weather threats, we should be protecting our car as well. Hurricane season has picked up in the United States and several parts of the world, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, but there are precautions you can take to… Read more »

When Should You Get Your Oil Changed?

Changing your oil as necessary is one of the easiest and least expensive maintenances that you can have performed to keep your vehicle running at peak performance throughout its lifetime. But how do you know when it is time to have your oil changed? It seems as though everyone has a different timeline for you… Read more »

Are You Making These Common Winter Vehicle Mistakes?

As drivers across the country face freezing temperatures and winter whiteouts, we are reminded of the fact that vehicles don’t always function well when facing cold weather conditions and that drivers sometimes play a role in the problems that can occur. PermaPlate has put together a list of driver mistakes that can cause extra harm… Read more »

Keep Your Kids Safe and Your Vehicle Clean This Winter

Kids and cars don’t mix well, especially during the cold and snowy winter months. From slippery parking lots to slushy footprints on the rugs and mittens dropped under the seats, there are plenty of problems that parents face when transporting their young children when it’s snowing. While the safety of your kids is your number… Read more »

Common Causes of Windshield Damage

A small chip or crack in your windshield may be easy to ignore, but it has the potential to spread, ultimately leading to a driving hazard and expensive repair. In many cases damage to your windshield is unavoidable. But as your automotive care experts we look for ways to prevent damage to your vehicle. Here is a… Read more »

Avoid These Common Vehicle Care Mistakes

Whether it is leaving the back windows open or ignoring potholes, there are lots of little things we do every day that can cause damage to our vehicles. Almost all drivers have little habits that can harm their car, and most people aren’t even aware of what they are doing. Regardless of if you have just… Read more »

Avoiding Environmental Factors to Protect Your Vehicle

From tree sap to splattered bugs and water spotting, there are many environmental factors encountered every day that can deteriorate the paint on your vehicle, creating discoloration and a spotty appearance. These unattractive marks are frustrating for a variety of reasons, including the decrease in resale value that they cause. Prevention of such damage from… Read more »