Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

How often should I change my vehicle’s battery?

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
car battery

Battery replacement frequency 

More often than not, we usually leave our lights on overnight and have our battery die that way. But how long is the lifespan of a vehicle battery? We will get into how long vehicle batteries often last and how often you should replace them. Keep reading to learn more. 


Tips for Driving in Winter Road Conditions from Toyota

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
2021 Toyota Avalon Limited AWD Exterior Driver Side Front Angle

All over the country, winter is being really weird this year. So, just in case it’s not over yet, Toyota handed out some great tips for driving in winter road conditions, so we thought we’d echo them by highlighting the tips they shined a light on. While these tips apply specifically to wintery conditions, some of them can apply to many other rough conditions, whether from the road or the weather.


How often should I get my brakes checked?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
Car in Shop Brakes Checked

We’ve been going over some of the important services over the past few weeks, so today we thought we’d turn our intention to one of the most important safety features in your vehicle – the brakes! You might not often think of them as a safety feature, but the brakes are integral to your safety. You should be getting them checked often, so if you can’t remember the last time they were checked, schedule a service appointment right here at White’s Lima today!


How Often Should I Get My Transmission Fluid Flushed?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Transmission fluid leaking from a vehicle

The Importance of Having the Transmission Fluid flushed

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, a transmission fluid flush usually is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, the transmission is an important element of your vehicle. You need to take care of your transmission just like any other part of your vehicle. Today we are going to discuss how often you should get your transmission fluid flushed and the importance of having this done.


How Often Should I Get My Alignment Checked?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
A man working under a vehicle near the tire

How to Tell When Your Tire Alignment is Off

When it comes to the life of our tires, there are many factors that can speed up the wear and tear process. The last thing we need is an uneven tread on our expensive tires. One way to extend the life of your tires is to have an alignment done. This blog will cover how often your alignment should be checked and how you can tell if your alignment is off.


How often should I get my tires rotated?

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
tire getting fixed

Tire rotation frequency 

As a vehicle owner, you always need to stay mindful of your maintenance schedule. One of the items on the list to check off once in a while is to have your tires rotated. Keep reading to learn why we rotate them and how often you should do so.  (more…)

Tips for Holiday Traveling during the 2020 Pandemic

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
Toyota Highlander Models Traveling on Road

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! With the holiday season firmly upon us, we wanted to share some helpful tips for traveling through the holidays during the unfortunate 2020 pandemic that is upon us. If you plan on flying or taking some other form of public transport, you should definitely read guidelines and advice before traveling, but this blog is specifically regarding traveling by vehicle. Hopefully, these tips will help you with your holiday travel so that you can see your friends and family safely this year.


Are you worried about missing a car payment?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
A stock photo of some loan paperwork.

How bad is it to miss a car loan payment? 

One of the unfortunate realities of the COVID-19 crisis is that it can leave people in a very difficult financial position in the blink of an eye. A lot of people in our area are struggling financially and have had to make some hard choices in the last several months. If you’re in a tight spot, you might also be wondering, ‘How bad is it to miss a car loan payment?’ Let White’s Automotive and our team of financial experts give you some helpful information. Obviously, it’s not good to miss a car payment, much less multiple payments, but you are not without a path forward. Let’s take a look at a few things you might not know.   (more…)

Am I Better Off Paying Cash or Financing My Next Vehicle?

Sunday, May 31st, 2020
Young driver wearing a pair of sunglasses while driving

Paying in Cash vs Financing When Buying a New Car 

Are you starting to shop for a new car and can’t decide how you are going to pay for it? There are several options, such as paying in cash, traditional financing, or leasing. Here at White’s Auto, we see a well-rounded mixture of these three options with paying in full with cash and traditional financing being the most popular. But which option is right for you? 


What are Some Good Ways to Save Up for a New Car?

Saturday, May 30th, 2020
Couple holding a large sum of cash

Best Tips for Saving for a New Car 

Are you hoping to get yourself a new vehicle? Whether you plan to buy a brand-new Toyota or Honda vehicle or shop for a used option, getting a different set of wheels is a big purchase and it can be a bit daunting. Luckily, we have some tips to help you save up some money so that you can make your purchase with confidence! 

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