Category: Car Care

Copenhaver’s bring detail to their Hillsboro based business

Copenhaver’s bring detail to their Hillsboro based business

Patty Decker/free press Ashley and Doug Copenhaver own a car detailing business called Mirror Image. They are located in Hillsboro. Doug Copenhaver of Hillsboro opened “Mirror Image,” an auto detailing business that goes beyond the normal car wash by making vehicles gleam. Unlike the typical automated washing system, Copenhaver said auto detailing involves a lot more. “The exterior of vehicles […]

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Tips for a healthy car going into this Spring

With warmer weather finally here, many are doing some spring cleaning in their homes and yards. But don’t forget about your car. “Make sure you go through a car wash that sprays the underside of your car. Run it through a couple of times to get that road salt and grime off. Clean in the cracks of the doors too […]

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The first rule of the road: Focus on driving

Have you noticed that traffic seems to be worse lately? There’s a good reason for that—there are more vehicles on the road than at any time in recent history. Unemployment is low and gas is affordable, which means more people are driving more miles. More drivers means an increased risk of getting into a collision, which impacts the number of […]

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Six simple steps to avoid distracted driving

Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk. More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, both with handsets and hands-free, the National Safety Council reports. Con­sidering many states […]

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Six tips for making your next car an affordable one

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is calling your name, planning your purchase can help you save as much money as possible. Consider these six savings […]

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Four quick tips to keep you safe on the road

The warmer weather means longer days, backyard barbecues and weekends away. Before setting out on the open road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the journey ahead. Hankook Tire took a look at driving trends and behaviors to identify what drivers do (or forget to do) to keep safe on the road this season. 1. Keep your […]

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Owners aim for better car care

Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index found Americans are looking to take the well-oiled wheel of 2017 with better car care. […]

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Five tips to help make your holiday driving safer

In the popular Christmas carol, the best way to reach grandmother’s house is to travel by sleigh over the river and through the woods. However, these days, most people find their personal vehicles a far more reliable option. The holidays are the busiest travel time of the year and, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 91 percent of all […]

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Tips for getting the most from your vehicle tires

A tire’s tread depth significantly affects driving safety. In fact, to ensure a vehicle drives safely, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recommends a tire be replaced once its tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch. Winter tires should be replaced even sooner. Worn tires cause more than just headaches for drivers. Less tread means longer braking distances and […]

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Tips for getting the most our of your tires

A tire’s tread depth significantly affects driving safety. In fact, to ensure a vehicle drives safely, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Admini­stration recommends a tire be replaced once its tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch. Winter tires should be replaced even sooner. Worn tires cause more than just headaches for drivers. Less tread means longer braking distances and […]

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