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Stay Safe and Alert in an Accident

We at Route 60 Genesis want you to be safe on the road, but we know that sometimes accidents do happen. Here are some tips to help you get everything in order after a collision.

First and foremost, make sure everyone in the vehicle is okay, and call 911 if medical attention is required. Move your vehicle to a safe area, or turn on your hazard lights if it can't move. 

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Safe Drivers Share the Road with Bicyclists

Across the US, cities and towns everywhere experience sharp increases in the numbers of bicyclists on streets and roads. Drivers must adjust their driving habits to account for the increase in bicycle traffic. Driver awareness is the first line of defense against collisions with bicycles.

Drivers understand that when operating around bikes, they must always control their speeds. It is important to drive below the posted speed limits and to watch for bicyclists. Drivers should come to a complete stop and look before a right turn on red. 

 

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Back-To-School: Car Maintenance Tips for Fall Weather

>Maintenance is something everyone with a vehicle needs to know about, so their car remains in good working condition. Fall is a perfect time to dedicate some priority to car maintenance and organization because of back-to-school and weather changes.

Basic maintenance should include checking fluids, a possible oil change, rotating tires and dealing with any service lights that are alerting you on your dashboard. You can also check your car's manual to make sure you are up-to-date on your suggested maintenance schedule. 

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Why Are Tire Pressure Lights Going Off in My Car?

There are times when the tire pressure indicator lights go off and signify serious trouble, while other times you don't need to panic right away. Here are a few reasons the lights keep going off.

Don't be alarmed if all the tires show a small drop in air pressure, it could be the air temperature dropped ten degrees and a pond of pressure was lost. By the same token, the air in the tires are losing one pound a month just from the natural escape of air. 

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The Meaning of Vehicle Safety Ratings

When it comes to vehicle safety, it is very important to understand all aspects of the situation. Here at Route 60 Genesis, we want to help you find the information you need in order to make an informed decision. There are two major rating systems in place to score cars based on numerous safety characteristics, these are NHTSA and IIHS.

The main difference between these two is that NHTSA is a federal organization, whereas IIHS is a nonprofit that is funded by major insurance companies. 

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Applying Touch Up Paint Is Extremely Necessary

If you are unsure about using touch up paint, you should know that it is extremely necessary to use it in a variety of situations. First off, touch up paint will make your car resemble its original color. Touch up paint is used to blend into the car to make it look like rust or scratches were never there.

Another reason why touch up paint is necessary is to make your vehicle sellable. 

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Playing Fun Roadtrip Games on the Way to Your Vacation Destination

One of the ways to keep the kids entertained on your upcoming family vacation this summer is to play some roadtrip games. Here are a few popular games all the people in your vehicle will enjoy.

The I’m Going on a Picnic game is a classic that will have the kids entertained for hours. The games starts with player one selecting an item to take on the picnic that starts with the letter A, then player two says a picnic item that starts with B, and so on. Miss a letter, you are out. Last player standing wins. 

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Tips for Taking a Roadtrip on a Budget

Roadtrip season is here! These are a few tips to ensure you are spending the least amount of money possible on your next roadtrip. In order to conserve gas, start using the cruise control more often. This regulates the amount of gas instead of you pushing the gas pedal harder and harder on long trips. The longer the stretch of road, the more fuel you are going to save.

Rather than stopping at every food place along the way when the passengers are hungry, fill an ice chest with some cold cuts and condiments. 

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True or False: Motor Oil Myths

Motor oil lubricates all of the engine's moving parts and takes up contaminants in order to avoid damage the engine. Unfortunately, there are many myths about motor oil. One myth you might have heard is that synthetic oil causes oil to leak. Back in the early 1970s when synthetic oil was first introduced, it shrunk the seals, which caused leaking. Improvements have been made, and this is no longer the case.

Another myth is that you don't need a new oil filter when you change the oil. This is wrong. Always change the oil filter, because the old…

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Keep These Items in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

Your friends at Route 60 Genesis wanted to make certain you had the right items packed in your roadside emergency kit.

Road flares are important because they will alert drivers that you are stuck with a disabled car on the side of the road. The flashlight is essential for making any repairs to your vehicle when stuck in the middle of the night. Be sure you bring plenty of batteries.

Tire fix-a-flat should be in your kit to allow you to get a flat tire up off that rim so you can move the vehicle further off the road. A…

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