Category Archive: Car Care

May 22

Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Cars deal with every season differently just like people do, so it’s important to help vehicles adjust to the changing weather. Winter is harsh on cars, so spring car maintenance is mostly about helping cars recover from the winter and transitioning them into the hot summer months. Here are some essential maintenance tasks to do …

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Apr 28

What to Do If Your Car Won’t Start: Avoid Getting Stranded

Understanding what to do if your car won’t start is an important part of being a responsible vehicle owner. No one wants to get stranded on the side of the road, something that is especially likely to happen if you don’t have a roadside emergency plan. No matter how reliable you think your car is, …

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Dec 05

The Benefits of Low Viscosity Oil in the Wintertime

benefits of low viscosity oil

You may have read a tip or two about using a certain type of oil for your vehicle for the wintertime. This type is called “low viscosity oil,” which is just a fancy way to say “thin oil.” Now, the question is, what are the benefits of low viscosity oil, and why do I need …

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Oct 20

Propping Up Wipers in Wintertime: What Does It Do?

Anyone who lives in an area with particularly harsh winters has probably seen a string of cars with their wipers propped up. Although it looks a little weird at first, many claim this simple act will keep your wipers in prime condition. That’s why we’ve done a little research to see if this winter tip …

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Aug 09

Have You Checked Your Oil Recently? Why Changing Oil is So Important

If you own a car, have ever owned a car, talked about cars, or been around people who own cars, chances are you’ve heard about checking and changing your motor oil. It’s at the top of the maintenance to-do list and it’s a bad idea to procrastinate doing it. But we’re rarely told why changing …

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Jun 02

You Can Teach Old Cars New Tricks: Steps to A Greener Car

June 5th is World Environment Day, and in honor of a day that reminds us we are all responsible for the world we live in, we thought we’d encourage our readers to do their part by going green. Although buying a brand-new hybrid or electric vehicle would be great, we know that’s not an option …

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Apr 22

Spring Car Care Tips: Keep Your Car Running

The springtime sun and showers are finally here! While this means your car no longer has to sit out in the cold winter weather, it also holds a new set of problems. Changes in weather can have a drastic effect on your vehicle over the years, which can end in a block of metal in …

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Apr 08

Routine Car Care Tips to Help Celebrate Car Care Month!

April isn’t just the first full month of spring—it’s also Car Care Month! To celebrate the weather getting warmer (and to keep your car running smoothly) Pfeiffer Used Cars has gathered a few routine car care tips that are sure to make your car run like new! Give your tires a check up—and a rotation. …

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Mar 18

Proven Tips for Increasing Fuel Efficiency

It could be anywhere: maybe at the office, Facebook, or even at the grocery store. It seems someone always has an idea how to save on gas. These suggestions can get as crazy as believing kinking the hose on the gas pump will get you more gas for your money. Edmunds.com tested many popular tips …

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Feb 11

Keeping You Safe on the Road

Buying Winter Tires for driving in bad weather

With the recent string of bad weather, it may be time to consider buying winter tires if you haven’t already. Despite the increase in accidents during the winter season, only about 21% of Americans have winter tires. That’s why we at Pfeiffer Used Cars have put together a list of reasons to consider buying them. …

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