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Want To Trade?

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000
At CarLotta Credit and  Car Sales, we will take in just about anything that moves as a trade in, except farm animals. (Just kidding about the farm animals)

We have taken cars, trucks, minivans, motorcycles, boats, ATVs', trailers, quads, lawnmowers and tractors. As far as cars, we don't care how old it is, or how many miles it has on it... we'll consider it. And we'll take more than one car or vehicle in at a time if need be. We do need the title to the vehicle though. If the title is not in your name, we will need the legal owner present, and with ID, to take it as a trade in on your car.

The benefits of trading in are...
* the value of your trade in can be used to make up for some of your cash downpayment to make your car and loan more affordable
* you save some sales tax that needs to be paid to the state of PA as the trade in value reduces the tax owed
* you no longer have the insurance, maintenance or gas cost for a vehicle you no longer need
* if your trade doesn't run, we'll even tow it out of your property as part of the deal

Trading in your car makes sense. What do you have to trade?

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Do You Know A Child In Need Of A Backpack?

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Car-Lotta Backpack Giveaway  2018*

Last  year we gave away HUNDREDS of backpacks filled with school supplies to families in our surrounding communities. This year we will be doing it again
 
 
 
Saturday, August 18th- Starting at 9:00AM
 

*No purchase necessary.

Giveaway is first come first serve.

Limit two backpacks per family
 to children grades K thru 12th(5 to 18 yrs old).

 Children must be present and accompanied by a parent.

 

** No purchase necessary. This is NOT restricted to Car-Lotta customers. Anyone may line up and get a backpack if they fit the rules.  Call for complete details.
 
 
 

 


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How Courteous Are You

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000
If you are in  the right lane on a highway, do youI legally have to let in cars that are merging into your  lane?
 
Here's the lane truth: there's no rule that says you have to let in merging drivers. But, it is a nice thing to do if you can.
Once you're in a lane, you have control over that lane. Any time another driver is trying to get into your lane, they're required to wait until it's safe.
 
That means they can't just turn on their signals and expect you to yield to them. They have to slow down and, if necessary, come to a complete stop.
Drivers of merging vehicles could be charged if they butt in when it's not clear – even if you hit the merging vehicle from behind.
 
It would be nice for the public to offer that consideration and let other traffic in . Consideration is something drivers lack, and we all need to be a little kinder on the road.
 
The best way to let in a merging vehicle depends on the situation. It could mean speeding up just a little to get ahead of them, slowing down a little to let them in front of you, or switching lanes.
 
When traffic's slowed to a crawl on expressways during rush hour, sometimes you see cars taking turns letting in merging vehicles.
 
                     Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you to be courteous!

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Ever Drive In A Flash Flood?

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Flash flood can  happen quickly, but their damage can be  long-lasting. If you know your area is under a flash flood warning, the best thing to do is get off the road immediately and stay inside until you know it's OK to be outside again.

However, if you can't get inside right away and the road ahead is covered in standing water, turn around. Do not try to drive through the water even if it looks like you can. Just one to two feet of water can float most cars - even SUVs and large trucks.

If you do become trapped in a vehicle that's overrun by flood or fast-moving waters, don't panic. The vehicle will likely stall and move with the waters, so you need to get out fast so you don't get swept away or sink with the car.

        Follow these steps as calmly as you can to get out safely:

  • First, unbuckle your seatbelt and instruct any children in the vehicle  to do the same.
  • Roll a window down.
  • If you can't engage the windows, use an emergency escape tool, umbrella or any sharp object to break the glass.
  • Swim out and get to safety as quickly as possible.
 A vehicle emergency kit can make all the difference during a serious storm.  Make sure yours is in your vehicle  at all times.
In any of these scenarios, it's best to play it safe and wait out the threat. Once conditions improve, it's fine to re-start your vehicle or call 911 for help.


Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you to BE SAFE!

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Ever Get Stuck In Your Vehicle During Terrible Weather?

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Unexpected weather can catch you off guard when you're on the road. Even if you're an excellent driver, heavy downpours, hail, and lightning can create dangerous and  even frightening conditions.

How do you  stay safe when faced with rapidly changing weather conditions on the road?

Get Off the Road When Visibility is Bad
  • If you drive into a downpour of rain or hail, you're likely to lose visibility. If this is the case, pull completely off the road to a safe spot. If you can quickly and safely drive to a nearby covered area, such as a highway overpass or gas station, go there.
  • Don't park under any trees or other tall objects, like telephone poles, because they can be toppled by high winds.
  • Once you've parked, turn off your vehicle's engine and turn on the emergency hazard lights. Engage the parking brake and make sure that all other lights are off. This keeps other drivers from confusing your tail lights and brake lights for those of other moving vehicles.
  • If it's hailing, turn away from car windows and cover your eyes, ideally with a blanket, jacket, or other clothing to protect yourself from shattering glass. If you can, lie face down on the floor of the car with young children underneath you. Otherwise, lie face down on the seat, and turn your back to the windows.
Stay in the Vehicle During Thunder and Lightning
  • If you pull off the road during a lightning storm, stay in your vehicle unless you can very quickly get inside a structure. It's much safer to be in your metal-topped vehicle than to go outside. If lightning hits your vehicle, the electrical current will travel through the metal cage of your vehicle and into the ground.
  • However, lightning can still move through your vehicle's electrical system and any metal pieces, so don't touch any metal parts or the radio, or use a cell phone or any device connected to the car. Keep your hands in your lap until the lightning storm is over.
Car-Lotta wants you to stay safe!  

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Do You Own A Battery Charger ?

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Dead batteries are a real  annoyance. You  never really know when your battery is going to need a boost. This  usually happens at the most inopportune time—and if there’s no one around to help out with jumper cables, you may need to pay a tow truck to have your vehicle towed to a mechanic. Then  pay your mechanic to fix the problem.

 A solution is to get  yourself a battery charger. You’ll be able to help yourself and probably  other drivers who break down as well. They are very simple to use and  relatively  inexpensive. It is a purchase worth the  investment  and  the time it takes to figure out   how to use  when you  weigh these  against the possibility of being stranded.

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How Hot Is Your Vehicle?

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Summer is here and so is the heat- If  you  think it is hot outside---- How high can the temperature inside your  vehicle  go?

The exact answer will vary, of course, depending on the type of car, where it is parked, the time of day. 
  • The fastest temperature rise occurs in the first few minutes. Within just 10 minutes, the temperature can increase between 10 and 20 degrees.
  • Over the first 30 minutes, the temperature increases by an average of over one degree per minute. If you park and go inside a store for 30 minutes on a 90-degree day, you’ll come back to a car that is over 120 degrees.
  • After one hour, the average car is 43 degrees hotter than the outside temperature.
  • After 90 minutes, the average temperature difference is 48 degrees. On a 90-degree day, that equates to 138 degrees—higher than the hottest outdoor temperature ever recorded on earth.
  • Interestingly, these temperature increases are roughly the same no matter what the outdoor temperature is. Even on a beautiful 75-degree day, the temperature after 90 minutes will be over 120 degrees. If you’re in a desert heat wave and the outside temperature is 110, expect a car interior around 160 degrees.
Since these are averages, there’s about a 50-50 chance that your vehicle could get even hotter. The paint color, interior upholstery color, amount of window tinting, amount of shade, direction you are parked, and city where you are located can all affect whether your car is below or above average.

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Do You Steer Clear??

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Steer Clear Law:
The 'Steer Clear' law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle. This law will help prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.
Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law:
 Duty of driver in emergency response areas.
(a) GENERAL RULE.-When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, shall:

(1) pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area, if possible; or

(2) if passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible, illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a careful and prudent reduced speed reasonable for safely passing the emergency response area.

(b) PENALTY.-Any person violating subsection (a) commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not more than $250.

(b.1) SUSPENSION OF OPERATING PRIVILEGE.-The department shall suspend the operating privilege of any person for 90 days upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction, adjudication of delinquency or admission into a preadjudication program for a violation of subsection (a), if the certified conviction indicates the violation resulted in serious injury to another person. The license shall be surrendered in accordance with section 1540 (relating to surrender of license).
 
  For more information visit  http://www.penndot.gov/Pages/default.aspx

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Do You Want To Go Orange?

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000
How can you Go Orange? 

Follow all posted speed limits in our PA Turnpike work zones. Sign the Go Orange Pledge. Keep your eyes up. Put your phone down. Go Orange for the sake of road workers. Your wallet. Your life.

Pennsylvania State Police will be putting extra effort into finding and ticketing speeders in construction zones on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

They are launching “Operation Orange Squeeze.” It means that troopers will be waiting in orange PennDOT trucks in work zones with radar guns. A second trooper will be waiting in a cruiser just down the road outside the work zone to pull you over if the radar clocks you over the speed limit.

The head of the turnpike said the most notorious areas are the stretches of road where two lanes are reduced to one lane.

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                            Click  HERE   for more information or to take the pledge.
 
                       Car-Lotta reminds you to drive safe- especially in active work zones

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Can Driving Sensibly Save You Money?

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Did you know that driving sensibly can save you fuel?

 Each 5 mph  you drive over  60 mph  is like paying an additional 24 cents per gallon of gas!

Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas and can lower your gales mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by  5 percent around town. While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at different speed ( or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases at speeds above 60 mph.

Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Car-Lotta reminds you to Drive Safe-  The life you save may be your own!

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Hitting The Road This Summer?? Are You Prepared?

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Summer is here... Will you be traveling?


Summer heat can also wreak havoc on a vehicle and its function. The warm weather, hot roads, long  trips, and dry air combine to create a hostile work environment for your car. Here are a few things to consider as you hit the road during  hot summer months.

Checking your tire pressure is an important things to  do year round— especially during the summer months. Hot tires on hot pavement is  a recipe for a blowout. If your tires are improperly inflated, the risk of catastrophic failure is even greater. Help prevent hazardous situations by checking your tires once a month and replacing them before they become dangerously worn.

Hot weather can also shorten your battery’s usable life. The extra vibration from summer trips can also damage your battery. It’s always a good idea to carry a set of jumper cables, or even a battery jump box, so you don’t get stranded. Check your car’s battery terminals for corrosion, and make sure the battery itself is  mounted securely.



 Low coolant levels can literally kill your engine. Worn hoses or a damaged radiator can allow coolant to leak and engine temperatures to rise. Keep an especially close eye on your vehicle’s temperature gauge during summer months to prevent  any overheating.
Every driver should put together a “summer breakdown kit”:
  • Water (one gallon per person)
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Emergency blanket (doubles as shade)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Basic tool kit
  • Pocket knife and/or multi-tool
  • Duct tape
  • Tow strap
  • Replacement fuses
  • Cell phone charger
  • Jumper cables
  • Hazard signs and flares
  • Can of tire sealant
  • Shop towels or paper towels
  • Work gloves
Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Drive Safe.... and enjoy your summer 


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What Are You Doing On Memorial Day?

Mon, 28 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May .


Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

It has become a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and marks the start of the summer vacation season!


Car-Lotta Credit Car Sales will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day and will re open Tuesday, May 29th    at 9:00 am.  

 Happy Memorial Day!

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What Day Of The Week Do You Purchase Gas?

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
With the busy summer travel season right around the corner, drivers are starting to notice higher prices at the pump!
Right now, gasoline prices are at their highest levels since 2014 and are expected to continue rising through Memorial Day to more than $3 per gallon in some areas.
 
f you’re trying to save as much money as you can, you may want to change the day of the week that you fill up.
 
After analyzing gas price data from January through March, reports indicate in Pennsylvania that Mondays offers the lowest average gas price making it the best day of the week to buy gas and  Friday is the worst day to buy gas.
 
There is variation in daily gas prices across different states, the consensus is that the earlier motorists fill-up during the week, the better. Following Monday, Sunday is the cheapest day to fill-up.  Conversely, Thursday follows Friday as the most expensive day to fill-up.
 
Car-Lotta wants to make sure you get all the info you  need when making a purchase.

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How Much Loose Change Is In You Automobile?

Mon, 14 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000

More than $10 billion in loose change can be found under couch cushions and on street corners every year. Most people never think to pick up a stray nickel or dime here and there, but the average American takes more than $600 in change every year through regular transactions


Search your car. Your car is also another spot where you are likely to have loose change. If you have ever used a drive-thru to order food or have gotten change from a drive-up bank teller, there is a good chance you have change underneath your seat or in the side compartments of your doors. Check under the floor mats as well and in the pockets behind seats as well.
  • It is a good idea to keep spare change in your car in case you need it for metered parking.
Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you that collecting loose change can add a significant boost to your savings

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Are You Wasting Water?

Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
 Did  you know that  a car wash uses less water then washing your vehicle yourself?  Industry figures show a  car wash  uses  between 37 and 40 gallons of water per car, whereas the homeowner will use between 80 and 100 gallons in the driveway. In that scenario, the car wash uses 50 to 60 percent less water.


Car washes are water conservationists. At the professional car wash they  recycle water and are  very careful with it. Some reports indicate they  use about 28 or 30 gallons a car,  while  washing  your car in the driveway, you can use as much as 140 gallons.

 Car-Lotta Car Sales wants you to be environmentally friendly!

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What Is The Biggest Driving Distraction??

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Of the more than 172,000 people killed in car crashes over the past five years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers involved was distracted. These statistics come from  a nationwide census of fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

But distracted driving doesn’t just mean being distracted by your cell phone.  Daydreaming or being “generally distracted” (being inattentive, careless, or distracted–details unknown) or “lost in thought” was the number one distraction associated with fatal crashes.

Some people see driving as a time to relax and unwind and let their minds drift off, but that’s actually one of the worst things you can do.  People know about the dangers of texting while driving, but daydreaming while driving is an almost invisible distraction – people do it automatically without even realizing the risk.

 Analysis of police data from 2012-2016 showed the majority of drivers who were distracted were “generally distracted” or “lost in thought.” In fact, police report that 61 percent of distracted drivers were daydreaming at the time of a fatal crash, compared with 14 percent of drivers who were distracted by cell phone use.

Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you to stay alert!  

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How Are Your Roads?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000

  
Driving around PA you've probably noticed that the roads you're driving on suck. They suck more  than a string of gas station bathrooms, more than hundreds of bug carcasses on your windshield.
Our roads are riddled with potholes and cracks and bumpy asphalt band-aids over more potholes and cracks.  
 
Would you like to report a concern on  Pennsylvania state-owned road conditions, construction projects, signs or signals, speed limits, or damage to personal property?


Please click   Here  and select the county involved in your concern.

 Car-Lotta wants to stay informed- get involved.

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Is Your Vehicle Under Recall?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Buying a used car requires a bit  of due diligence on your part. In addition to making sure the car is in good shape and isn’t a flood vehicle and  you’ll want to consider is whether the car is under recall.
It  seems  as if there is  a new vehicle  recall  every week. This is  affecting the used car market in a big way. Data reveals that of the 955,368 used cars available for sale in the United States on a single day, more than 36,000 had recalls.
Wondering which states had the most used cars under recall? Or the most common reasons these cars fall under recall?  Protect yourself by buying your used car from a reputable dealership—some even offer a recall-free policy.
 
Car-Lotta Car Sales wants you to protect your investment.

 Visit  https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to see if your current vehicle has any open recalls  

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Are You A Distracted Driver?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Did you  know the number of drivers who report using a cell phone behind the wheel has jumped 30 percent since 2013?
 
As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins in April, surveys  indicate  that almost all drivers are already aware of the problem but they still engage in distracting behaviors at the wheel.
It is believed that 88 percent of drivers believe distracted driving is on the rise, topping other risky behaviors, such as aggressive driving, drivers using drugs and drunken driving.
 
• 49 percent of all drivers report recently talking on a hand-held while driving and nearly 35 percent have sent a text or email.
 
• 58 percent say talking on a cell phone behind the wheel is a very serious threat to their personal safety.
 
• 78 percent believe that texting is a significant danger.
 
Drivers talking on a phone are up to four times as likely to crash while those who text are up to eight times as likely to be involved in a crash.
 
 
PennDOT reports that in 2016 in Pennsylvania:
 
• There were 16,036 crashes where a distracted driver was a contributing factor — 12 percent of all reportable traffic crashes in 2016 — an 8 percent increase over 2015.
• Of those crashes, 61 were fatal — 5 percent of all fatal crashes in 2016.
 
 

Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales  urges drivers to act responsibly behind the wheel and avoid distractions:
• Put aside electronic distractions and never use text messaging, email, video games or internet functions, including those built into the vehicle, while driving.
 
• Pre-program your GPS and adjust seats, mirrors, climate controls and sound systems before driving.
 
• Properly secure children and pets and store loose possessions and other items that could roll around in the car.
 
• Snack smart by avoiding messy foods that can be difficult to manage.

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Do You Know What NOT To Do To Your Vehicle??

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
You probably rely on your vehicle every day to get you where you need to go. But how well can your vehicle rely on you?
There are some things you should never do to your car. Are you guilty of any of them? Check out the list below to find out—and learn what you can do to give your car the care it needs.
8 things to never do to your car...
  1. Put off the recommended maintenance. There’s a reason the car manufacturer gives you that little book when you buy a car. It contains important maintenance guidelines for the age and mileage of your car. By following what it says, you can keep your car running smoothly and safely—and save on having to pay for big repairs later on.
  2. Ignore any warning lights. Most cars come with a check engine light and other warning lights. If any warning light goes off, it’s time to take your car to a qualified mechanic ASAP.
  3. Never change the air filter. A fresh air filter keeps your engine running smoothly and improves your car’s fuel efficiency. Most manufacturers suggest you replace your filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. (Err on the lower side if you drive in dusty conditions or in stop-and-go circumstances.)
  4. Never check your tires’ air levels. Not having the right tire pressure makes for unsafe driving and reduced fuel efficiency. Most vehicles list tire pressure requirements on the driver side door post so you know how much air to give your tires.
  5. Have an unqualified person work on your car. Take the time to find a qualified car mechanic. (Keep in mind that you could qualify as “unqualified” if a repair is beyond your skill level.)
  6. Rev the engine during the winter. Doing this doesn’t warm up the car—in fact, it can cause damage since the oil hasn’t yet worked its way through the engine.
  7. Leave keys in the ignition of an unattended car. This is one of the easiest ways to tempt thieves—
  8. Run your gas tank down to empty. Doing so cuts the life of the fuel pump—and puts you at risk of running out before you get to a station.

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Are Your Brakes Safe ??

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

       BRAKES ARE THE SINGLE MOST    IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE OF YOUR CAR.

 
 
Although we all know this, sometimes we  let things slip. To help protect  your safety  the safety of your loved ones, follow this seven point brake checklist.
If you notice any or all of them, it is time to get your brakes professionally checked.
  • Loss of grip when braking
  • The feeling of your car pulling left or right when braking
  • A sloppy, soft or low brake pedal
  • Shuddering through your steering wheel when braking
  • Squeals, screeches and high pitched noises when breaking
  • Your brake system warning light flashes
  • Your car takes longer to stop than normal
Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you..... Safety First!

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Did You Remember To Spring Ahead ?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Less sleep, more daylight. We’ll miss that hour in bed, but many will gladly make the exchange for the promise of the warmer, brighter days. There’s just the pesky matter of all those clock changes. Millions of us scrambled around the house last weel to sync the microwave clock to the oven, and the alarm clock.  
 
Daylight saving time has gotten easier since the smartphone has replaced so many wristwatches  access the internet. In vehicles, GPS-linked navigation systems often change the time automatically in the same way. Of course, most folks have a clock in their car that not only needs adjusting manually but is often the most complicated function in the entire car.
 

Each car clock and stereo seems to possess its own set of frustrating  directions. If you’re like most folks, it’ll be weeks before you give in and adjust your dashboard clock.
 
If the thought of resetting the time on your dash made you wince, maybe this will  help.

Here are some ways to ease the frustration of figuring out your clock, so that you can enjoy the longer, sunnier days ahead:

Consult your  manual for directions

Almost all vehicle instruction manuals are available for download online, and most are free. Edmunds.com publishes a list of links to manufacturers’ manuals.

Ask your favorite search engine

This is where the Internet shines. Try a quick search like this: “How to set the clock in a (insert your car’s make/model)”. If you’re struggling to reset your car’s clock, chances are a fellow driver has already written about it online.

Try the volume and radio tuning buttons or dials

Often, these pull double-duty and are used to add or subtract minutes and hours. Press the “clock” or “time” button again, and you should be able to toggle from minutes to hours.
 

Eh, just leave it

It’ll be correct again in November. If your friends ask why you haven’t changed it, tell them you’re really into nostalgia.

 


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Was Your Credit/Debit Card Compromised?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Gas Pump and ATM Skimmers: How to spot them

Use your eyes, fingers, and common sense to cut your fraud risk !

1. Use your eyes: Look before you insert your card.
Before you slide your card in a fuel pump or ATM,  be sure to take a good look at the keyboard and card reader.

"Does anything look different if this is an ATM you've used before?"

Bad guys can use a 3-D printer to create a new keyboard to put on top of the real one. The keyboard might look different than the rest of the ATM, or the keys could look bigger.
With fuel pumps, is the seal broken? To place a skimmer inside a fuel pump, fraudsters must open the fuel dispenser door to insert the skimmer.

Station employees may place serial-numbered security tape across the dispenser door, so check to see if the tape has been broken. If there's no tape, check to see if the dispenser door looks as though it has been forced open.

Also, look inside the throat of the card reader to see if you can spot anything hidden there. A skimmer inside a gas pump or ATM can steal the information off the magnetic stripe of your credit card or debit card. 

2. Use your fingers: If something doesn't feel right, move on.

Wiggle the ATM card reader to see if it's loose. The crooks might place a card reader on top of the existing one.

You should also be wary if it's hard to insert your credit card or debit card.

Some gas station credit card skimming victims have  remembered that the card reader had "a weird feeling, like the slot had been tampered with," 



                      Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Be On The Look Out ! 

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Are Your Headlights On?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Rain and Snow, makes it difficult to see the road and other cars. Turning on your headlights during inclement weather not only   helps you see better and helps other cars see you.....  It's The Law! 
 
 
In  2006, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the headlight wiper law, section 4302 of the Pennsylvania Code. It went into effect January,  2007. The intention of the law is to make vehicles more visible to one another in inclement weather.

The Law
The headlight wiper law states that a driver must turn on his headlights whenever he is using his windshield wipers continuously or at intervals in response to rain, snow, sleet, fog, mist or other weather condition.
 
Type of Violation
This law is considered a primary offense, meaning a driver can be pulled over and ticketed solely for not following the regulation.

The Fine
A ticket for violation of the headlight wiper law in Pennsylvania is $25. However, with fees and other costs associated with the violation, the total paid can approach $100.


                      Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Drive Safe! 

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Have You Found A Favorite Pothole??

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Ever wonder about the life of a Pothole??

Potholes begin after snow or rain seeps into the soil below the road surface. The moisture freezes when temperatures drop, causing the ground to expand and push the pavement up. As temperatures rise, the ground returns to normal level but the pavement often remains raised. This creates a gap between the pavement and the ground below it.

When vehicles drive over this cavity, the pavement surface cracks and falls into the hollow space, leading to the birth of another pothole.

You can  report potholes or any other PA  road concerns  by   calling 1-800 FIX ROAD.

Car-Lotta wants you to keep your  vehicle is top running condition-   You should have your vehicle aligned at least once a year.  

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