Nesmith's Chevy Dealership Resources

Emergency Vehicle Etiquette

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 31, 2017 10:38:01 PM

When you see an emergency vehicle approach or you come across one on the road, they have the right-of-way. But what does this mean. How do you know where you should go or what to do when you hear an emergency vehicle siren? Here are the laws regarding emergency vehicle etiquette that will keep everyone safe and on track to their destinations. 

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Topics: vehicles

Driving on oil life 0%?

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 25, 2017 2:17:51 PM

 

If you've let some time pass since your last oil change and your indicator is shouting 0% at you, there may be casue for worry. But then again, it could mean that you still hace plenty of time. So how do you tell? An oil life on 0% doesn’t always mean it’s time for an oil change. Manufacturers often design the oil light to alert the driver that it’s time for an oil change well before it’s actually needed - and for good reason. Much like how the E on your fuel gauge is often reached before your car is actually out of gas, the oil light’s 0% is intended to alert early so that the driver has time to get the job done. But, the question remains, how long after oil life 0% is too long?

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Topics: Auto Service Savings

3 Reasons to Visit Your Local Dealership for Car Maintenance

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 25, 2017 10:41:47 AM

It’s tempting to try to save a few bucks here and there by DIY-ing your car repairs. However, unless you’re a licensed mechanic, you can end up doing more harm than good and costing yourself more money down the line. Here are a few reasons why the average person should take their car into their local dealership for maintenance and repairs.

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Passing Safely on Two-Lane Roads

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 21, 2017 3:17:00 PM

Two-lane roads are everywhere in our small towns and it can seem like an easier route than a highway if you want to avoid traffic. But we've all come up on that slow vehicle going below the speed limit on a two-lane. Passing a slow vehicle on the road can seem like more of a hassle than following along at the slower pace, especially for inexperienced drivers but there are some useful tips that can help even young drivers pass safely every time.

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Topics: vehicles

Teaching Your Kids about Traffic Laws

Posted by Wynne Phillips on Jul 20, 2017 12:53:45 PM

Kids’ brains are like sponges, and they soak up everything they see and hear. This makes early childhood a great time to teach them important things, even if they won’t use that info for years to come. One example of this is traffic laws. Your kids (hopefully!) won’t be driving for a while yet, but it’s never too early to get them started. And depending on where you live, your kids may need to understand certain laws, like how to properly use crosswalks. Make the most of teachable moments like these when you’re out and about, and give your kids a head start.

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Topics: traffic laws

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Full-time drivers should never underestimate the importance of the routine tire rotation. It’s included in every standard vehicle check-up for a reason - a few important reasons, actually. Rotating your tires every once in a while increases their longevity and saves you money in the long run - and it does that in a number of ways.

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How Summer Heat Can Affect Your Car

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 17, 2017 10:57:12 AM

It's the middle of summer and the thermometer seems to keep climbing every day. With such heat spreading throughout the southeast, your car can be your haven when you're out and about, but how is your vehicle standing up to the weather? Heat can have some adverse effects on your car if you're not prepared so we've put together a list of possible dangers to look out for when the temperature rises and how to avoid some of them.

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Topics: Safety

Two Georgia Traffic Laws You (Probably) Don't Know About

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jul 10, 2017 2:24:49 PM

Traffic laws can be confusing at times (especially so in Georgia), and there are many laws citizens aren’t aware of or have little knowledge about. We’d like to cover a few of the more obscure ones in this post to help our customers better understand what they can and cannot do out on the streets. So, join us and learn a little bit about some laws you might not know about.

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Topics: traffic laws, Safety

Your Guide to Dealership Add-ons

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jun 26, 2017 2:17:06 PM

When purchasing a new vehicle, you may be presented with additional options before you sign the dotted line. Dealerships offer a wide variety of “extras” for customers, including warranties, appearance upgrades, and accessibility options. So which ones should you say yes to and which ones may not be ideal for you? 

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How a Torque Converter Works

Posted by Nesmith Chevrolet on Jun 26, 2017 1:16:50 PM

If you are not familiar with the inner workings of a vehicle, you may not understand torque converters. The torque converter is an important part of your vehicles transmission. The transmission takes the energy your engine produces and converts it to motion. The torque converter is composed of the impeller, the turbine, and the stator.

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