Conserving Fuel

Conserving Fuel

Bad driving isn’t just unsafe. It’s expensive. Your driving habits have a direct impact on your car’s fuel consumption. Planning your travel, following speed limits, maintaining safe following distances and paying attention to traffic, weather and road conditions will keep you safer, allow your vehicle to operate more efficiently, and ultimately, save you money.

Here are a few ways you can improve your driving to get better gas mileage:

  • Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts.
  • Anticipate your stops. When approaching a red light, let your foot off the gas as early as possible.
  • In summer, drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage.
  • Avoid long warm-ups in the morning. They’re unnecessary and waste fuel.

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Buy Here, Pay Here!

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 Walters Auto Group is a used car & truck dealership in Goshen, IN offering the best prices on pre-owned vehicles in Northwest Indiana, including Elkhart, Warsaw, and the surrounding areas. We offer a “no-pressure” buying experience where our goal is to find you the used vehicle that both fits your needs and fits your individual budget. Bad credit? No credit? Divorced? You are APPROVED! We are the premier “Buy Here – Pay Here” dealership in Michiana  and we want to GET YOU APPROVED today!

We understand how bankruptcies, divorce and having less than stellar credit can leave you feeling anxious or nervous about getting financed. When you go shopping for a used car in the Goshen area the last thing you want to do is feel bad about your credit situation.

At Walters Auto Group we don’t think bad credit should stand between you and the quality used car you deserve. That’s why we pride ourselves on providing attractive financing options such as Buy Here Pay Here to those who need reliable transportation and are hurting in today’s economy. We serve the Buy here pay here needs of Goshen and the surrounding area and can help you too!

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Walters Auto VIP Rewards

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Walters Auto Sales in Elkhart, IN is a family owned and operated dealership that has been in business since 1975. Over the last 33 years we have provided thousands of customers quality pre-owned vehicles at wholesale prices. All of our cars are new car dealer trade-ins, lease cars or local trade-ins. Only the best for our customers, and a free Carfax report is available on any car by request. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

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Going Green

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Going Green: Ways to Make a Difference With Your Vehicle Choices

Looking to be more eco-friendly with your driving habits and next automobile purchase? Trying to decide if you might be ready for an electric vehicle or hybrid vehicle? AAA has tips to help reduce your carbon footprint and find a ride that’s right for you.

Electric engines, several hybrid options and even traditional internal combustion engines have become more efficient and emit fewer greenhouse gasses. Here’s some information on a variety of vehicle technology options.

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Potholes

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How to Prevent Serious Vehicle Damage

When winter’s snow and ice finally melt away, they invariably leave behind an unpleasant reminder of the season’s cold and storms – potholes.

Potholes form when moisture collects in small holes and cracks in the road surface. As temperatures rise and fall, the moisture expands and contracts due to freezing and thawing. This breaks up the pavement and, combined with the weight of passing cars, eventually results in a pothole.

To aid motorists in protecting their vehicles from pothole damage, AAA recommends the following:

Inspect Tires – Make sure tires are properly inflated and have enough tread . An underinflated or badly worn tire is more likely to suffer damage, or allow the wheel or suspension to be damaged, when hitting a pothole. When checking tire pressures, ensure they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended levels, which can be found in the owner’s manual or on a sticker on the driver’s door jamb. Do not use the pressure levels stamped on the sidewall of the tire. To check the tread depth, insert a quarter into the tread groove with Washington’s head upside down. The tread should cover part of Washington’s head. If it doesn’t, then it’s time to start shopping for new tires.

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Vehicle Warning Lights

Engine Warning Lights

Oil Pressure Light

The oil pressure light is usually an oilcan symbol , although on older vehicles it may be a light with the word “OIL.” It comes on when there is a drop in engine oil pressure. Of all the warning lights, the oil pressure light indicates the greatest potential for serious mechanical damage.

If the oil pressure warning light comes on and stays on, pull off the road at the first safe opportunity, shut off the engine and call for assistance.

Engine Temperature Light

The engine temperature light is usually a thermometer symbol, although in older vehicles it may be a light displaying the word “TEMP.” It comes on when the engine temperature is above the recommended maximum. Unless the temperature is quickly brought under control, major engine damage is likely to occur.

If there are any signs of a cooling system leak, pull off the road at the earliest safe opportunity, shut off the engine and call for assistance.

Be careful when opening the hood in the presence of steam, and never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot.

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Conserving Fuel

Conserving Fuel

Bad driving isn’t just unsafe. It’s expensive. Your driving habits have a direct impact on your car’s fuel consumption. Planning your travel, following speed limits, maintaining safe following distances and paying attention to traffic, weather and road conditions will keep you safer, allow your vehicle to operate more efficiently, and ultimately, save you money.

Here are a few ways you can improve your driving to get better gas mileage:

    • Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts.
    • Anticipate your stops. When approaching a red light, let your foot off the gas as early as possible.
    • In summer, drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage.
    • Avoid long warm-ups in the morning. They’re unnecessary and waste fuel.
    • Use air conditioning. Today’s air conditioners create less drag on the engine than driving with the windows open.

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