What to Do After a Car Accident

Remaining calm is the first step one should take after experiencing an accident, but do you know what comes next? Many drivers will be in their first accident and fail to take the proper measures to ensure they can make a hassle-free claim. We at Carl Hogan Automotive know just what to do after a car accident occurs and are glad to inform you. Prepare Being prepared for an accident before it happens can go a long way when it comes to preventing a major medical disaster and helping your claim. Write down your medical information, name, and emergency contact in the event that you’re in a serious accident and Read More →

You love your car and you love driving – but you probably don’t love spending money on gas. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to save gas so that you can hit the road without hitting your wallet. Here are some tips from Carl Hogan Automotive. Keep Tires Inflated Check your tire pressure regularly to save money on gas. The lower your tire pressure is, the more resistance you have against the road, and the more gas you burn. Slow Down Believe it or not, simply slowing down will save you money on gas. Going the speed limit everywhere, in the city and on the highway, will actually Read More →

how to jump start a car

It must be a universal law that your battery always dies at the most inopportune time. While we can’t necessarily make it a convenient experience, we can certainly be prepared! Here’s how to jump start a car…   The first step is to always keep jumper cables in your vehicle! Not only will this make it easier for you when your vehicle dies, you can also help return the favor when someone else is in need.   Try to park nose-to-nose and then turn both vehicles off. Take one end of the cables and clip the red clip to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Attach the opposing red Read More →

When traveling to some of your favorite vacation destinations in any of the new trucks in GMC’s lineup, it’s important to ensure your trailer in tow is set up properly. To help you out, we’ve put together a few summer trailering tips. Tire Inflation: Make sure both your truck and trailer’s tires are properly inflated before taking off. Improper tire inflation effects fuel efficiency and handling. Spare Trailer Tire: Your truck comes equipped with a spare tire, make sure you pack one for your trailer too. A flat tire could become timely and very costly on a summer road trip. Adjust Mirrors: When you have a trailer on the back Read More →

make your car eco-friendly

Today is Earth Day, a national holiday established for events to support the protection of the Earth. This day of all days is truly the time to “be green.” One of the biggest and easiest ways we can do this is to change our car habits. Here are some tips to make your car eco-friendly in honor of Earth Day: Carpool to work, school, or to run errands, reducing car emissions overall. Reduce the weight of your car, allowing it to use less energy. If possible – turn off the A/C, which increases fuel costs, and roll up windows, which decrease vehicles’ aerodynamic efficiency when down. Be sure to get Read More →

spring car maintenance

We are a couple of short weeks away from the official start of spring. That means it’s time to get your car up to date on all of its maintenance, clean it up, and hit the road for this season’s first road trip. To make sure your car is ready to go, follow our spring car maintenance checklist. Check the battery. Car batteries take a beating in the winter. Though we don’t see the cold temperatures the northern states get, it’s still a good idea to have your battery checked. If it’s nearing the end of its life, have it replaced as soon as possible. Inspect the tires. Tires get Read More →