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Driver Safety Tips: Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

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

As 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

Tips For Staying Safe On Icy Roads

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 17, 2019 10:02:03 AM

We must begin by stating that this is NOT an article with tips on how to do donuts in the snow. It is, in fact, quite the opposite. At Caritas Vehicle Services, we strive to maintain a perfect record when it comes to driver safety. Such is the reason for many of our practices, including the toll-free 1-800 number that drivers can call at any time to speak with an ASE-certified technician. We also make sure our clients are insured and that regular maintenance checks are performed on each vehicle in a fleet. 

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Winter Driving Safety

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 2, 2019 2:14:46 PM

I’ll never forget the trips my father and I used to take to the Rockies. We’d fly into Denver International Airport, hop into an SUV with snow tires fastened tight, and begin the often-treacherous journey up the winding mountain roads towards the ski villages. We experienced both calm driving conditions and also those with blizzards and roads of ice, always taking our time and putting safety before speed. I soon learned one important reason we were able to handle the extreme winter conditions and very steep terrain was my father’s dutiful habit of keeping up with our vehicle’s maintenance and making regular service visits.

However, keeping track of a vehicle’s service needs and preparing for the winter months can be a difficult--not to mention expensive--task without the right tools and knowledge. To make things easier for drivers everywhere, Caritas Vehicle Services has relationships with service providers in all 50 states, where clients receive discounts of up to 40% on vehicle maintenance and repairs. Caritas also provides 24/7/365 emergency roadside assistance and a toll-free 800 number where certified ASE technicians are ready at all times to answer your questions and to make specific recommendations for your vehicle’s maintenance needs.

For more information on winter driving safety, please click on the link below to read an excellent article published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In very simple, layman’s terms, it presents helpful information on preparing your vehicle for the snow and ice, highlighting the need to take preventive measures.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Meeting on Takata Airbag Recall set for 10-22-15

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 21, 2015 4:19:52 PM

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public information meeting about the ongoing Takata air bag recall on October 22nd at the Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. 

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Topics: Driver Safety

3 Important Safety Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 9:47:35 AM

Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? We often hear stories about emergencies on the news or from a friend, but we don’t expect to experience an emergency for ourselves. So, if you were driving down the road today and one of your tires blows out, will you be ready?  Here are three important safety tips to help keep you safe during a roadside emergency. 

 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Chrysler Announces Major Recall of 11 Million Vehicles

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 31, 2015 10:01:00 AM

 Chrysler_RecallWhen a new car is sold, it's safe to drive, right? I know that cars go through rigorous testing and inspection before they can be sold, so I assume they're safe to drive unless I get into an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case due to car companies either deciding to cut corners or not strictly adhering to certain requirements during the production process. So, when something goes wrong 11 million new vehicles, what is a car company to do?

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Topics: Driver Safety

The Truth about Tires: 5 Myths Busted

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 29, 2015 4:38:12 PM

There are a lot of myths floating around about your car's tires, and It’s important to know the facts because tires are your car’s only connection to the road. If you break that connection you could lose contol of your vehicle and wind up with some costly repairs. The team here at Fleet Services has busted 5 common myths people believe about their tires.

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Advancements in the Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 25, 2015 10:06:00 AM

This week's Takata Airbag Recall update focuses on new developments from the past week. As new information is released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the car manufacturers involved in the recall, CARITAS Vehicle Services will provide our readers timely updates. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

Weekly Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 12, 2015 12:31:00 PM

For this week's update on the Takata Airbag Recall, we are providing readers with a direct link to an excellent article published in Consumer Reports titled, "Everything You Need To Know About the Takata Airbag Recall."  This article provides a very detailed report that answers any question you may have about the defective airbags, and it provides specific actions that you should take if your vehicle is affected by the recall.  Read about it here. 

 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

The facts about texting and driving . . .

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 9, 2015 9:10:00 AM

 

Most of us have heard about the dangers of texting and driving, but the actual statistics are much worse than I ever realized.  Recent studies at Virginia Tech show that drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to get in an accident. While texting may be the leading cause of deaths in teen drivers there are many variations of distracted driving such as:

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Topics: Driver Safety

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