Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel In Gig Harbor

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Gig Harbor area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand - you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from place to place. Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local Gig Harbor service stations. If they're low - even just a little bit - bring them up to proper pressure. There's a sticker on the inside of your driver's door that gives the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure. And don't rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops twenty percent below recommendations. That's severely under inflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak - get it fixed right away at Mackert ... read more

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Can Car Scent Keep You Safe On Washington Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and, it might keep you safer… The average American commuter in Washington spends two and a half hours daily in their car. The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is the number one traffic safety concern.) So what does this have to do with how your car smells while you're driving around Washington? Well, which scent did you think makes drivers more alert?It's C. Drivers are more alert and have less fatigue with pine scent in the car, according to AroMetrics. And, drivers were less angry with overall improved driving performance with strawberry and pine scents. And you thought they just smelled nice

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Mackert Automotive LLC And The Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Gig Harbor car owners don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Gig Harbor drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but just may have not applied it to their car, truck, SUVs. For example: the lawn. You water it and mow it every week. And weed the flower beds and rake the leaves. There are other things that Gig Harbor residents are diligent about. Going to the dentist twice a year. Clothes to the dry cleaner. Flu shots. Taking the kids to your Gig Harbor doctor for a checkup before school starts. So Gig Harbor car owners really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to cars. I mean, if you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you'll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a b ... read more

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