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When to Drive on Winter Tires and When to Change Them

Each year, drivers ask us at Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach if they can get away with driving on winter tires the rest of the year. While this sounds like a money-saving idea, we advise against it.

Winter tires are specialized tools. They feature softer rubber than other tires, and they have ice-gripping tread blocks and deep, slush-channeling grooves. Those aspects dominate winter conditions. They falter during summer travel because soft, thick-tread tires become clunky on hot, dry pavement. Also, they surprisingly vibrate when rolling through puddles produced by summer rains. 

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How to Pick a Pet-Friendly Vehicle

Pets can travel in any vehicle, but the type of vehicle you drive will dictate how you travel with your pet. There are some do's and don'ts of pet travel to consider.

You should never drive with your pet in a truck bed. That is incredibly unsafe. Trucks, in general, are hard on pets because there isn't enough room for people and pets in the cab. Trucks that have a back seat will make your pet feel comfortable. SUVs and crossovers are great for pets because they can ride in the back with a dog gate, too…

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The Many Benefits of a Brand-New Crossover

If you're looking for a vehicle that is a bit larger than a sedan, but you don't want to invest in something massive like an SUV, then it might be worth it to come down to Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach and look at some of the crossover models that we're carrying right now. The crossover hasn't been on the market for too long, but they are definitely gaining a lot of popularity in a short amount of time.

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Have You Inspected Your Car Seat Lately?

Having a car seat that is appropriate for your child's size and weight is the first step in keeping them safe when you are on the road. It is also essential to have it installed properly too. Once the seat is installed, many people tend to forget about it, but it is a good idea to inspect it on a regular basis to make certain that it is still working properly.

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Understanding How to Read a Vehicle History Report

Ever since it first came out, the Vehicle History report has been an extremely popular way to fully determine the true condition and actual value of a car. Individuals everywhere love this report because it informs them of everything that has occurred to a car they are considering buying. are you new to a vehicle history report? If so, you will need some clues regarding how to read one. Consider these pointers:

A Vehicle history report gets its information from a number of different sources.

The Vehicle History Report (VHR) garners information from a variety of different areas, including...

 

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How To Prevent Motion Sickness

Nothing can spoil a long car trip faster than a case of motion sickness. While everyone is different, there are a few strategies to try so you can avoid the dreaded upset stomach when you travel.

Over the counter medications can prevent motion sickness effectively, but they need to be taken in advance, requiring planning. If you're feeling sick and haven't had a chance to take anything, napping, eating a large meal or sipping club soda may help. You can also drink a ginger ale that contains real ginger or attempt to focus on a point far away…
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Best Cars for Uber or Lyft Drivers

Want to make some extra cash? Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have become the new normal hustle for those who want to make extra dollars on the side. However, there are some cars that are well-suited for ride-sharing, especially when you want to get good fuel economy. Hybrids are the best way to go according to US News & World Report. 

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Using All Four Wheels to Power Your Car

At Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach, we want you to be able to use your vehicle in as many different types of road conditions as possible. One way to do that is to make use of four-wheel drive modes on your vehicle. In some cases, your car or truck will automatically shift from using two wheels to using four wheels.

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Avoiding Distracted Driving Delivers Safer Roads

Distracted drivers are everywhere, putting the lives of many at risk every day out on the roads. The safe driving enthusiasts at Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach want you to have the knowledge and power to be safe while driving at all times.

One of the biggest conduits of distracted driving is the cell phone. Savvy drivers understand the importance of staying off of your cell phone completely while driving. Pull over if you need to make a call and use your phone for emergency situations only. 

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Winter Tire Rubber is Ineffective in Warm Weather

Here at Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach, we make it a point to help our customers and others to get the most out of their vehicles. One way to accomplish this task is to make sure to use the proper tires in the proper seasons.

Many drivers make the mistake of using the wrong tires for prevailing weather conditions. This includes drivers who use winter tires during warm weather months. While using studless rubber winter tires in the summer may seem safe, and actually presents several clear dangers. 

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