You've taken the plunge and brought home your shiny new car. It's a thing of beauty which you'll be admiring for a while every time you see it. You'll likely be hearing advice from friends and neighbors who stop by to see your new ride. Here are a few tips to take care of your new vehicle.
A little care goes a long way.
New brake pads on new brake rotors don't really require a break-in procedure. The texture deliberately left on the surface of the iron discs will grind down the fresh surface of the pad material within a few miles. Even so, refrain from high-speed stops or dragging the brakes for a few hundred miles.
Change the oil regularly.
A generous dousing of Scotchgard or a similar protectant on the cloth upholstery and carpets will keep dirt,...
Car shopping means you have a decision to make once you've picked out the vehicle you wish to drive home. FH Dailey Chevrolet would like to shed some light in this post about the differences between buying vs leasing a vehicle. If you are financing your vehicle, leasing is one option. Let's look to see if leasing or buying makes the most sense for you.
Benefits of Leasing a Car
Leasing a car is similar to financing the purchase of the car in many ways, but there are some key differences. You might be able to get more car for less money by leasing. That's because a car loan is based on the full price of a new car, while a lease is based on only a percentage of the car's price. For example, on a $30,000 car, you'd finance the entire $30,000 purchase price with a car loan. With a car...
Spring is here and you may have the urge to take stock of your home for some spring cleaning. Your vehicle will also benefit from a spring cleaning. We've put together some tips to get you started.
Remove anything you don't need.
Have a garbage bag and a "keep" box handy, because you'll want to hang on to some of the stuff. Be thorough: Get under and beside the seats and in the trunk.
Slide all of your seats all the way forward and pull out your floor mats, so nothing escapes your notice.
Vacuum the Inside
You'll want to work from the top down, because gravity dictates that stuff stirred up works its way down to the floor. Also, yank out the floor mats for a quick pass with the vacuum. Then use a house or shop vac and a rigid tool such as a screwdriver to work dirt...
You may be thinking about preparing your taxes as the April 15 deadline nears. There are some common car-related tax deductions available. Read on to learn more.
If you use your car exclusively in your business, you can deduct car expenses, according to the Turbo Tax website. If you use your car for both business and personal purposes, you must divide your expenses based on actual mileage. Car deductions are for a car, van, pickup or panel truck used for business according to the IRS website.
It is important to note that costs related to travel between a taxpayer's home and regular place of work are commuting expenses and are not deductible.
If you drive from your usual work site to another job-related destination -- a sales meeting, to get office supplies, or to the airport --...
The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has great range of 200 miles from an electric battery and is priced less than the average new car. It's a great option for getting around town. A floor-mounted battery powers a 200-hp electric motor; in our testing, we recorded 96 MPGe and a 75-mph highway range of 190 miles. It rides well over rough roads and acceleration is great, launching the car to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The cabin has a 10.2-inch touchscreen and a driver-facing 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi are available.
From a beautifully sculpted exterior to its impressive performance, spacious interior and advanced technologies, Bolt EV has completely reinvented what an electric vehicle can be. Want proof? Bolt EV was named Motor Trend's 2017 Car of...
F.H. Dailey is proud to be a part of the San Leandro community and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. In that spirit, the San Leandro area is hosting several holiday events in December. What a lovely way to take in the sights and sounds of the holidays.
Light Up the Night
San Leandro highlights some of its neighborhood residences in a special "Light up the Night". Residents with holiday light displays are featured for viewing.
Tapestry, the Bay Area's only combined vocal and handbell ensemble, kicks off the holiday season with a weekend of free holiday concerts in Central County.
Under the direction of Cindy Krausgrill, Tapestry will present familiar favorites, such as "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Ding Dong Merrily on High" as...
Did you know Chevy offers several special editions of the beloved Silverado? These editions offer amazing features that make your driving experience even better.
The first of the special editions is the Rally version. The Silverado Rally 1 Edition sports racing stripes on hood and sides of the truck as well as 20" black wheels. Available on a Custom model with Double Cab. Rally 2 Edition includes 20" gloss black wheels, 4" round assist steps. Available on LT Z71 models with Double Cab or Crew Cab
Silverado and Silverado HD Midnight Editions
Take on the night in the Silverado and Silverado HD Midnight Editions. With the Z71 Off-Road Package, these dependable trucks perform as aggressively as they look. Bold Black accents command attention, and features like off-road...
Fall weather can mean rainy days and cooler nights. Taking time to maintain your vehicle makes a huge difference and can prevent additional repairs down the road. Ever stepped on the gas and felt the tires spin?
It's definitely time for some TLC as October is Fall Car Care Month.
Special attention should be paid to the tread on your tires, especially for the gray, rainy days that often occur this time of year. Without sufficient tread depth, your vehicle can't properly grip the road. Under wet weather conditions, insufficient tread depth can cause a vehicle to hydroplane - skim over the surface of the road with little or no traction, which can lead to a crash. So check your tread. All you need is a Lincoln penny.
1. Insert Abe's head into the tread in a couple of spots on each tire....
Back to School season is here and with it a flurry of activity to establish a routine that works with everyone's schedule. Supplies have been bought, clothes tried on and it's time to drive the kids to school each morning.
Back to school also means more drivers on the road with potential traffic slowdowns and mishaps. We can't predict gridlock patterns but you can take care of your vehicle with these maintenance tips.
Batteries should be replaced every three to five years. If your car has trouble starting or the electrical system (headlights, radio, wipers) is on the bum, the battery or alternator could be the problem.
Underinflated tires affect safety and impact fuel economy, and will shorten their life. Check pressure regularly. Tip: The correct...
The Camaro legend was born Sept. 29, 1966 when GM introduced it's answer to Ford's popular Mustang. The Camaro was designed to bring the sports car driving experience to the average driver. The first Camaro went on sale in September 1966 with a base price of $2466. The base engine was a 230-cubic-inch (3.8-liter) straight-six rated at 140 gross horsepower. The option list was long and included four different small-block V-8s and two big-blocks. The top choice was the 375-hp, 396-cubic-inch (6.5-liter) L78 big-block.
The Camaro is all American Muscle and has been featured in several movies over the years. Here is a list for Camaro enthusiasts where the Camaro was featured. Whether a getaway car or a car -to- robot, the Camaro has made its mark on the silver screen.
F.H. Dailey Chevrolet has compiled this list of top attractions in the San Leandro area. Read on for more adventures!
Located off Monarch Bay Drive near Fairway Drive, this 30-acre regional park that borders the beautiful San Leandro Shoreline. Amenities include picnic areas with barbecue grills, play apparatus, three newly renovated large group picnic areas, a large grassy area and a mile-long par course.
Picnic areas at this park are available for reservation from April 1 through October 31.
Monarch Bay Golf Club
Set just feet from the San Francisco Bay in San Leandro, California, Monarch Bay Golf Club provides magnificent course conditions and stunning views of the Peninsula and the San Francisco skyline, making it one of the best values in the Bay Area. Monarch...
Hitting the open road is one of summer's greatest pleasures. So buckle up, roll down the windows, and hit the gas—America awaits. Here are the 10 best, most adventure-packed road trips in the country as noted by Outside magazine.
Eureka, California, to Coos Bay, Oregon
Soak in the Pacific on this 250-mile trip from Eureka to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area—it's every bit as stunning as California's iconic Highway 1, but without the crowds.
Southern Colorado Loop
Bomb down epic singletrack, play in Class IV whitewater, and take in Colorado's famous 14,000-foot vistas on this 500-mile multisport tour of a lifetime.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, to Moab, Utah
Hit six classic national parks in a ten-day, 862-mile epic through the best canyons in the...