Category Archives: How-To’s

Four Tips for Making Sure Your Car Seat Is Correctly Installed

Four Basic Car Seat Safety Tips

Everyone in a vehicle, whether the driver or someone in the third-row of a luxury SUV, deserves to be safe. This also applies to passengers of all ages. Children riding in cars need to have a car seat until approximately age 4, and have a booster seat after that until they reach 10-12 (or until the normal seat belts fit them). This is important for the safety of your children, but also Texas law. While it’s very important that children have correctly adjusted car seats, not everyone puts them in correctly. Here are four tips for making sure your car seat is correctly installed (which can keep your kids safer in an accident). Read the rest of this entry >>

Can I wash my car in my driveway in DFW?

When your car is looking dusty and disgusting (or maybe you are having trouble seeing through the windows, which would make it a safety concern as well) it is time to clean you car. But that can lead to a few questions. Are there Dallas water restrictions on washing your car? Can I wash my car in my driveway? We’ve already talked about some great places to get a car wash in the Carrollton TX area, now we are going to look at whether or not you can wash your car yourself. Read the rest of this entry >>

How often should you change oil in a used car?

How often should you change oil in a used car?

When buying a used vehicle there are many things to take into consideration, especially when it comes to the vehicle’s health and maintenance history. After you’ve purchased the vehicle, you want to remain diligent about regular service, especially oil changes. Should you be getting oil changes more regularly with a used car than with a new car? Exactly how often should you change the oil in a used car? We’re going to explore the proper maintenance schedule for used cars below. Read the rest of this entry >>

How to keep your car’s interior and exterior clean during winter

Now that fall has taken a bow and winter is in full swing, there are plenty of items on everyone’s to-do lists. With the holidays right around the corner, there’s no doubt that there will be a few travelers out there, so it’s important to make sure that protecting your car is somewhere at the top of that list. In order to make sure that your car doesn’t suffer from the traveling ahead, it’s important to be prepared for whatever elements the vehicle might meet. There are plenty of ways to protect your car, and one surefire way is by keeping it clean. So, if you’ve been wondering how to keep your car clean during the winter, keep reading for some tips and tricks.
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tips to de-ice windshield

How-To: Get Ice Off Your Windshield

As unfortunate as it is for us to say, colder months are right around the corner. Although we don’t see nearly as cold of temperatures here in Texas, a lot of the country will be facing snow and freezing weather before we know it. Our team here at Certified Autoplex will continue to share winter driving tips for drivers across the country to take advantage of this season and for years to come. This time we’re answering the age-old question of how to properly get ice off your windshield. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tips for storing vehicles in winter

How-To: Properly Store Vehicles During Winter

When temperatures start to drop, some drivers have to start planning when and where they’re going to store their vehicle for the winter. Considering we specialize in luxury vehicles, we figured it would be the perfect topic to explore with our drivers. We’re going to provide some suggestions on the best way to properly prepare and store your vehicle for the winter. Read the rest of this entry >>


How-To: Protect Your Car from Flood Damage

It might seem like you’d know exactly what to do if a flood occurred, or any other natural disaster, but you really don’t know what it will be like until it’s happening to you. Did you know that flash floods can still occur up to 12 hours after a heavy rainfall? It’s important to always stay on top of the latest weather updates and news to determine if there is any threat to your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>

Things You are Doing that Depreciate the Value of your Car

How to Retain the Value of your Vehicle for Trade-In Time

Things You are Doing that Depreciate the Value of your Car

We all know that cars depreciate over time. It is a fact of life. No matter how clean we keep them, or how regularly we service them, they still depreciate. But there are some things that can help your car retain value and assist you in beating the depreciation curve. Do you know the things you are doing that depreciate the value of your car?

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how to lower your auto insurance cost

How-To: Lower Auto Insurance Cost

Tips for Lowering Your Car Insurance

Car insurance can be costly but there are some ways that you can save money on your auto insurance. Some factors that influence your insurance rate you can’t control, such as gender, age and record of prior claims but there certainly are other useful tips to do in order to lower your car insurance cost. Whether you are in the market for a new vehicle or are just looking to lower your insurance cost on your current vehicle, check out these tips for lowering your car insurance.   Read the rest of this entry >>