Category: Safety

Jun 23

Best Safety Features in Used Cars

Best Safety Features in Used Cars

The average vehicle is around 11 years old which means many lack modern safety features. While airbags are generally the golden standard of safety features, new technologies and techniques have made vehicles even safer. Check out some of the best safety features in used cars recommended by us here at Pfeiffer Used Cars. Electronic Stability …

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Aug 24

Driving Safety Tips for the Back-to-School Season

back to school season - Grand Rapids, MI

With the kids going back to school soon and all the preparation that entails, it can be easy to forget the nightmare of driving in congested traffic during morning drop-off, getting stuck behind a bus in your neighborhood, or cruising at a snail’s pace through a school zone. Here are a few driving safety tips …

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Sep 15

Car Seat Safety Tips

When people plan to have a baby, they often think about food, housing accommodations, money, and other things babies require to have a full, healthy life. But they rarely think about car seat safety, or rather think beyond simply installing one. Take a look at Pfeiffer Used’s top car seat safety tips to help make your children safer. 1 – Know the Car Seat’s History Don’t buy a car seat if you don’t know its full crash history. Any seat that is broken or has been in a crash should be replaced. 2 – Check the Label Check the label to see if the seat actually appropriate for your child’s age, weight, and height. Also check the expiration date to make sure it is still safe. Most safety seats expire after six years. 3 – Make Sure it is Installed Properly About 73% of car seats are not installed correctly. If you tug at the base, it should not move more than an inch. If you pinch the strap at your child’s shoulder, there should be no excess webbing. Carefully check the car seat manual twice to ensure the seat is installed properly. You can check online checklists as well.

When people plan to have a baby, they often think about food, housing accommodations, money, and other things babies require to have a full, healthy life. But they rarely think about car seat safety, or rather think beyond simply installing one. Take a look at Pfeiffer Used’s top car seat safety tips to help make …

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May 06

Get Out for Some Fresh Air: Bicycle Safety Tips

bicycle safety tips

With the days getting longer and the temperatures getting warmer, what better way is there to enjoy the outdoors than going for a nice bike ride? Coincidentally, May is National Bicycle Safety Month, so we at Pfeiffer Used Cars would like to remind our readers of some bicycle safety tips. Wear a helmet! Obviously, bicycles …

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Jan 21

Three Easy Steps to Deter Auto Thieves

Long gone are the days of leaving your vehicle unlocked as you run errands around town. Especially for used car owners, there are several precautions you can take to make your vehicle look less attractive to thieves and to prevent auto theft. Step One: Used cars are often more of a temptation to thieves than …

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Oct 29

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Trick or Treat Safety

If you’ve got kids or teens going out to trick or treat tonight, then you will no doubt be at least a little concerned for their safety. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to ease your mind. Here are our top Trick or Treat safety tips for Halloween: Trick or treat with …

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Jul 17

Could Self-Driving Cars be Dangerous?

Could Self-Driving Cars be Dangerous?

Hopefully everyone has seen the latest news regarding the autonomous drive vehicles coming from Google, Nissan, and others. This has to generate a lot of questions, one of which being: could self-driving cars be dangerous? To be honest, we here at Pfeiffer Used Cars are anxious to see the next steps in self-driving and parking …

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Nov 15

Top Five Used Car Buying Secrets

We’ve been looking for great videos to help you know everything you need to know about buying a used car and we found this awesome video from CarReality with the “Top 5 Used Car Buying Secrets.” Check out these top tips and then stop into Pfeiffer Used Cars to check out our inventory today!

Oct 16

Five Tools You Should Have in Your Car

Since October is National Car Care Month, we decided to do something a little different, maybe something you wouldn’t expect, but still has to do with caring for your car. While there are certain things you should have in your car in case of a roadside emergency, there are also a few tools you should …

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Sep 06

How To: Tow A Trailer

As school starts and students move back to college, we find ourselves asking questions we have never thought of before, like: “what if I need to tow something? Can my car handle it?” or “If I need to tow something, how do I properly set it up?” If you find yourself thinking these, or other …

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