Posts Tagged: PermaPlate

New Technology Keeps Eyes on the Road

Distracted Driving

From switching the radio station to adjusting the temperature of the car, many of us are not always as focused as we should be when driving. Cars now come equipped with a tremendous amount of technology but that technology can prevent us from focusing on the road. However, new technology was recently developed that is… Read more »

Four Reasons to Love Compact Cars

Whether it is with a house or with a car, there has been a recent movement in the US to downsize. But why are we so drawn to these tiny homes and vehicles? Well, good things do come in small packages! Here at PermaPlate, we love the benefits that compact vehicles can provide their drivers;… Read more »

Five Ways Autonomous Vehicles May Change Our Everyday Lives

With auto manufacturers and tech companies working diligently to improve their autonomous vehicle designs, we at PermaPlate have started to wonder what our cities and highways will look like in twenty years or so. The adoption of self-driving vehicles and the car-sharing services that will likely come with them have the potential to induce countless… Read more »

Haggling for a Car: Why Do We Still Do It?

A term that means, “To bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner,” according to Dictionary.com, haggling is a purchasing technique rarely used today. Besides during Sunday trips to your local flea market, when is this tactic practiced? Oftentimes, when purchasing a car. Priceonomics recently discussed some of the potential reasons that so many… Read more »

Mastering Family Road Trip Fun

We have discussed road trip safety, essential items to pack and maintenance checks to perform when you are going on a road trip with your family this summer. But we have yet to touch on the most important topic: Having fun together while you are on the road! Whether you are traveling across the state… Read more »

Advice for Off-Roading with Your 4×4 Vehicle

One of the best times of the year for off-road adventures, summer is when you get to spin your tires in the mud and test your vehicle’s rock crawling abilities. Whether you have years of off-road experience or are just getting into this exhilarating activity, there are few things PermaPlate recommends you keep in mind… 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 »

The Sounds of Google’s Self-Driving Car

In the company’s most recent monthly report, Google has revealed some interesting information about the noises that their self-driving cars will make. Not only are they in the midst of fine-tuning their vehicles to honk for themselves, but they are also working on a sonic noise that will alert passerbyers of their cars’ presence. Honking… Read more »

Learn More About Our GAP Protection

For many of us, our cars are like our home away from home. We can’t imagine life without a vehicle. Although it is not a problem commonly discussed, if your vehicle is declared a total loss due to an accident or theft, how can you ensure that you aren’t left responsible for the remaining balance… Read more »