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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in FORT WORTH, TX

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in FORT WORTH, TX

Every car in FORT WORTH, TX, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in TX where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. FORT WORTH drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near the end of a r ... read more

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What to Do In Case of an Accident

What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around FORT WORTH, TX, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in FORT WORTH, TX:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in TX, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your driver's license or even jail time in our local FORT WORTH lockup.Most places, including TX, require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able.Warn other FORT WORTH motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood.Call 911 as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.Always file a police report. It's tempting to sk ... read more

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Multistate Transmissions when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most FORT WORTH drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your Multistate Transmissions service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for TX drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 76110817-825-8596  

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Battery

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly complicated functions while accessing life threatening situations and coming up with an appropriate response. Admit it – you can’t do that. Yet when it comes to driving, we seem to think we are very capable of safely operating a motor vehicle with myriad distractions. 77% of young adults feel somewhat confident that they can safely text and drive while 55% claim it’s easy to text and drive. Can they possibly be right? Let’s look at some statistics. Nearly 23% of all accid ... read more

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Auto Safety
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