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10 Great Tips to Improve Your Car's Fuel Economy!

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Apr 9, 2021 11:03:43 AM

 

How you can improve your gas mileage, save money, and help protect the environment, all at the same time... 

 

 An article from the weNissan_Green.jpgbsite sheknows.com lists 10 great tips on how to achieve all three, in addition to making your daily driving experience a whole lot easier on you and the vehicle you drive.

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Topics: Driving Green

Learn How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Dec 7, 2020 2:57:48 PM

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Traffic jams and the dreaded morning and evening rush hour are a commuter's headache! The stop and go traffic creates a number of problems, which include the wearing down of vehicle parts due to constant use, fuel and time consumption, and an increase in carbon emissions. The United States Environmental Protection Agency's latest report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions states that 28% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were the result of transportation."  These numbers will increase as society continues to depend on fossil fuels, unless we make the decision to change our ways.  Individual drivers and fleet managers should all consider ways to reduce our carbon footprint.  We've come up with 3 helpful tips to start today.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety

How to maintain grounded vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Dec 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Car StorageWith the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keeping much of America homebound, many businesses and fleet managers are having to keep vehicles grounded for the indefinite future. However, grounding a vehicle is not quite as simple as parking it in a garage and closing the door.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driving Suggestions

When and how to fill your tires – a guide

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Nov 2, 2020 5:19:50 PM

As a driver, it is important that you learn the optimum tire pressure for your vehicle and fill your tires to the factory recommended pressure level. Doing so will improve handling on the road, prevent blow-outs, allow for smoother rides and lengthen the life of your tires.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Night Driving

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Cars pass on a country road at night with the moon aboveWe all have places to be, and we can't afford to let darkness stop us. Whether it's a commute from work to home during the winter when night-time falls earlier, or a trip to visit family when you want to avoid traffic, driving at night is sometimes unavoidable. It is also inherently more dangerous.

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Winter Tires

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Nov 8, 2019 2:44:06 PM

crossover in winter forest-1As we prepare for the winter season, it is important to make certain that our vehicles are in good condition. Have the oil changed, refill the window-washing fluid, re-stock your first-aid kit, make sure there are jumper cables in the trunk, and, if you live in an area where it regularly reaches 45 degrees Fahrenheit or below...consider investing in winter tires!

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Have you checked for a recall on your vehicle? Here's how

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Nov 6, 2019 1:14:10 PM

Vehicles are recalled by auto manufacturers for various reasons, usually pertaining to the safety of the driver. When you receive a recall notice for your vehicle, it is recommended that you drive to the nearest dealership, or have your vehicle towed there if it is unsafe to drive. The dealership is then responsible for repair of the vehicle as well as any previous repairs that are related to the recalled part (if you smartly kept your receipts from previous repairs).

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Recall Information, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions, Takata Recall Information

A Tour of Network: Centralizing Knowledge & Effort

Posted by Kyle Forbush on May 14, 2019 1:17:51 PM

leaseplan-logo-fullEvery hero has a support system. Batman would be helpless is Alfred wasn't in the Batcave providing GPS coordinates and mission details. Iron Man would fall out of the sky if the computer that supports his suit were to crash. The Mission Impossible series wouldn't have dragged on for seven movies if Ethan Hunt hadn't been saved countless times by his colleagues. 

All driver-clients of Caritas Vehicle Services benefit from a similar level of back-up when they encounter difficulties on the road. Our drivers may not be masked crusaders, but their safety and satisfaction is paramount to the Caritas operation. So, in August, 2010, Caritas entered into a business partnership with the world's leading fleet management and driver mobility company, LeasePlan USA. 

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Common Myths About Vehicle Maintenance, Fleet Considerations

Driver Safety Tips: Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kyle Forbush on May 7, 2019 10:50:49 AM

road in Russian mountainsAs the cold of the winter thaws, so do our vehicle and its structural components. The Spring is the perfect time to provide your automobile with a little tender love and care so it may achieve peak performance before hitting the highway.

Caritas Vehicle Services and our partners at LeasePlan USA have come up with a standard Springtime Maintenance Checklist.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

7 Steps To Safety When Your Car Breaks Down

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 11, 2019 10:24:58 AM

Caritas_Picture_1The most important job of the Fleet Managers at Caritas Vehicle Services is to ensure the safety of  drivers. And although every manufacturer in the automotive industry now offers advanced safety features in their newer models, cars are still hi-tech machines that do occasionally experience mechanical failures. Fortunately, our Fleet Management program is supported through our affiliation with Network Inc., and everyone who drives a vehicle acquired through Caritas is enrolled in our Emergency Roadside Service (ERS) program, which works the same way as AAA.  So, what should you do you if your vehicle has a mechanical breakdown while you're driving on the highway?  Here are Seven Steps To Follow When Your Car Breaks Down On The Highway

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driving Suggestions

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