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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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Do You LOVE Your Auto?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Can you even imagine life without your automobile ??

 With out a vehicle would your children  participate in after-school activities, because they wouldn’t have transportation.  Would your family would get bored to tears, because you would  be stuck at home all day?  Getting to work, school, and appointments would become a big hassle without an auto.

Here are the top  ways having a car improves your life.

1 It protects you.

Autos  are equipped with air bags, seat belts, back-up cameras, and tons of safety features that save lives. Seat belts alone have  prevented  more than 10,000 deaths.
Autos are covered with a protective shell of steel, aluminum, and other metals.  Traffic accidents are scary and dangerous, but they’d be a lot more lethal without such a strong set of body armor.
Cars are built with your safety in mind, but they can’t care for themselves. Own your responsibility!  Follow preventive maintenance. Follow the guidelines in your owner’s manual to minimize risk. Ask  your auto shop about more ways to improve your safety.

2. It comforts you.


Your auto should feel like a second home. If it doesn’t, we encourage you to consider why. It might help to wash, vacuum, and organize your car. I bet you’ll feel more comfortable without messes and clutter in your way.  A CLEAN auto is a happy one!

3. It inspires you.

Thousands of people gather at car shows every year to admire the craftsmanship that’s involved with making an automobile (and keeping it in good shape!).
Safety should always be your #1 consideration when buying your auto, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting an attractive ride.
It doesn’t matter whether your vehicle is a beautiful swan or ugly duckling. Think about all the people involved in its creation. Designers made it pretty. Welders and assembly line workers made it practical. Creating a vehicle  is a collaborative effort!

4. It communicates with you.

Cars aren’t like an angry romantic partner. They won’t stonewall you or give you the silent treatment. When something is wrong, they will make sure you’re 100% aware!
Of course, cars don’t speak English, so you’ll need to use your senses. Look and listen for any odd sights, sounds, smells, or sensations that might suggest you have a car problem.
Keep a pencil and notepad in your glove compartment. If you  breakdown, see your  check engine light, or notice anything weird, pull over and write it down. Don’t trust yourself to remember!

Car-Lotta wants you  to LOVE your 4 wheel baby!

 


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What Is In Your Trunk?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Are you one of those who think that a full tank of gas and keys are the only things needed to drive a car?  Sure, you can sometimes get away with being under prepared, but not during the winter. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures make winter driving a lot more demanding than normal.

You should be prepared for typical accidents that could potentially happen on the road at any time. During the winter we are also tasked with shoveling snow, scraping ice from our windows, making sure our tires have good traction, and maintaining safe tire pressure.
There a few things that everyone should keep in their car at all times during the winter. 
No matter what year, make, or model your vehicle is, it should come with basics like a tire iron and jack, but those two items alone won't cut it. If you end up with a dead battery or a car that's stuck in the snow, you'll want a few other things to help you out.

Here are 12 items you should keep in your car at all times this winter...

Shovel 

Shovels are useful during the winter, but having one specifically dedicated to your car is a wise move. If you've ever had to dig your car out after a snow storm or gotten stuck along a snow-covered road, you know how convenient it is to keep one in your trunk.


A snow and ice scraper

A snow and ice scraper is easily the most used tool for drivers during the winter. Keeping one handy will allow you to efficiently clear off your windows and lights before driving, instead of resorting to using your hands. The Snow Angel features an extendable telescopic arm, so it's easy to store and won't take up a lot of space when not in use.

Jumper cables
A dead battery is one of the most common car issues, so jumper cables are a must-have. Whether you accidentally left your lights on or cold weather drained your battery, this will bring your car back to life.

A flashlight
Keeping a flashlight in your car year round is a good idea, but with less daylight during the winter, it can be especially useful. Sure, your smart phone has a flashlight app on it, but it's not as useful as a real one. Whether changing a tire or jumping your car, you want something that shines bright and is durable. 

A gas can
Running out of gas can be a major headache at any time of the year, but it's definitely worse in the winter. You don't want to store fuel in your trunk, but keeping a small gas container in your car can save you from a tow. Just walk to the nearest gas station and this more than 1 gallon tank will give you enough gas to drive to safety.

An external battery 
You probably already own a battery pack for keeping your electronics charged on-the-go, but having one that's always in your car is important. It can be the difference between making a quick call for help or being stranded for hours. 


A good spare tire
If your tires don't have good tread, you absolutely want to replace them before winter comes. Driving in wet, snowy, or icy conditions with bald tires extremely dangerous and shouldn't be done. Go for a quality set of all-season tires or you have an extra set of wheels, opt for a set of snow tires to run on your car during the winter months. In addition to the wheels on your car, it's important to keep a spare that's in solid condition.


Air compressor 
Whether your tires are brand new or used, cold weather can a loss of tire pressure. Since keeping the correct tire pressure is important to driving safely, an air compressor is a convenient way to maintain good tire pressure at all times. 

A first-aid kit 
You never know when you'll need a first aid kit, so keeping a small one in your car is always smart. Look for one that is in a  pack able case makes it easy to store or carry.


A basic tool kit 
If you're not a mechanic, having a basic tool kit can save the day when simple fixes need to be done. Look for one that includes everything you'll need for basic repairs - a wrench, sockets, allen keys, pliers, a screwdriver, zip ties and more.

Cat litter 
Have you ever been stuck in the snow and your tires just keep on spinning and spinning, no matter how much gas you give it? Even with new tires, certain cars can still lose traction, but luckily there a solution - cat litter. Spread the litter underneath the tires without traction and you'll be able drive away from the slippery snow and ice.  It's such a cheap and easy solution, everyone should keep some handy.
 
A warm blanket 
Being stranded is never fun, but during the winter it's more than a huge inconvenience. Going from driving in a warm car with heat, to losing power and breaking down isn't never a good feeling. In the event that you do have to tough it out inside your car for a few hours our even overnight, you're going to need a blanket to stay warm. You don't need a full comforter set, but a fleece blanket is warm and won't take up too much trunk space.


 Car-Lotta   Car Sales wants to make sure  you are prepared this winter!!!

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What Are Your Chances Of Having An Accident Involving A Deer?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Your chances of hitting a deer while driving  in the state of Pennsylvania are much greater than your chances of ever winning the lottery.
A recent  study released shows  the odds of a vehicle collision involving deer are now 1 in 63 in Pennsylvania. That’s a worse outlook for drivers when compared to 2016, when the odds were 1 in 67.
 
 Car-Lotta  Credit and Car Sales reminds you to drive safe!  

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Do You Know How To Drive Through A Flooded Area?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

 Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales hopes you never find yourself having to drive through a flooded area.  In case you do ...here are  steps to help you   drive safely.

Before approaching the flooded road with your vehicle, decrease your speed or stop completely. 

As you are slowing down or stopping before the flooded road, turn on your hazard lights for indication and visualize the area of the flooded road and see if it is not very deep, depending of your vehicle type. 

After checking all of the main aspects, with  the hazard lights are still on, turn off the air conditioning  so that the fan in the engine compartment would not be damaged by the flow of the flood water you are driving.

Drive slowly through the flood. Open  your vehicle windows  a little for air circulation if possible and drive carefully. Keep the throttle/acceleration in balance and high and it is normal to growl the engine in a flood so that flood water won't enter the engine through the exhaust pipe at the rear of your vehicle and while driving.

Don't stop in the middle of the flooded road especially if the flood is deep otherwise water would damage the engine of your vehicle. 

 As your vehicle is approaching to the high level of the road, the flood water decreases and you can speed up your vehicle carefully. 

If your car shuts down after or during the flood, stay calm and ask for help. It is recommended to check your vehicle after driving through the flood.  

After all aspects are clearly maintained and done, drive as usually and safely.
 
 

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Do You Clear The Snow Off Your Vehicle?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Did You Know..... in the winter it is important to clear all snow and ice from your vehicle. Not only does it prevent a hazard from snow and ice that may fall from your vehicle, it also provides an unobstructed view.  This is not only important.... IT'S THE LAW!


Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law:


When snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury  (relating to accidents involving death or personal injury), the operator of the vehicle from which the snow or ice is dislodged or falls shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for each offense.

Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you to take the extra few minutes.... Clear  your vehicle.

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How Much Do You Love Your 4 Wheel Baby?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Do you love your car as much as you should?
Let's  see if your passion for your project burns true.
 
Do you .........
1. Park your car and walk away. Do you want to look back? How many times? Do you find yourself walking backward so you can keep looking at it?
2. Do you find yourself parking your car in spots where you can see it from the window of wherever you’re going?
3. If someone takes a photo of an attractive person with your car in the background, do you zoom in to look at your car instead of the model?
4. If you see a car that looks like your car, will you drive around the block to see it again? More than once?
5. If the song “I Will Always Love You” (Whitney or Dolly version) comes on the radio, is your first thought, I wish my car could hear this?
6. Have you ever searched for your house on Google Earth for the sole purpose of seeing your car from above?
7. Have you ever chartered a small plane for the same reason?
8. If I were to look up your recent search history, would the majority of your entries be activities to do with—or parts to upgrade—your car?
9. Are the only T-shirts you’ve ever purchased (as opposed to getting free in car-show swag bags) shirts with the brand or image of your car?
10. Have you ever asked someone else to drive your car just so you could experience all its available seating positions?
11. Have you ever embraced or kissed your car because it did such a good job and you’re so proud of it?
12. Does your car have a name, and if so, do people who hear you talk about it think you are talking about a child/spouse?
If you answered yes to—let’s be honest, even one of these questions—congratulations!
You and your car are perfect for each other.
 
Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales  wish you much happiness together!!

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What Would You Do If You Were In A Crash?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
It is scary but are you prepared in case of a crash?

PennDOT officials, suggest  you.....
  1. Stop your vehicle at or near the crash scene. If you can, move your vehicle off of the road.  It's the law to help prevent blocking traffic and other potential crashes. Many crashes are caused when traffic stops or slows for an initial crash.
  2. Call the police, if anyone is hurt or dies. If the drivers of the vehicles are hurt and cannot call the police, then witnesses at or near the crash scene must call for help.
  3. Call the police if any vehicle needs to be towed.
  4. Get the information listed from the other driver(s) involved in the crash: names, addresses, telephone numbers, registration numbers, and insurance company names with policy numbers.
  5. Get the names and addresses of other individuals involved in the crash and any witnesses to the crash.
  6. If the crash involves a parked vehicle or damage to property, stop immediately and try to find the owner. If you cannot find the owner, leave a note in a place where it can be seen and call the police.   The note should include the date and time of the crash, your name, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

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Happy New Year

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
                   

                    Car-Lotta and Car Sales will be CLOSED
                                on Monday January 1st  2018
                         in observance  of New Year  Holiday.

  We will  Re-Open on Tuesday, January  2nd  at  9:00 am
Happy New Year from all of us at Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales.

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