Blog

Can your vehicle be hacked?

Most vehicles today have infotainment systems that help make our increasingly busy lives easier. By pairing your phone with your infotainment system, you can make hands-free calls to your contacts. Other in-vehicle technology allows you to navigate to your most common destinations, open your garage door, and even surf the web. These are highly convenient features, but…are you exposing your personal data or allowing control of your vehicle to hackers?
Read More

Need a little spark in your life?

The technicians at the SVG Service Department would like to remind you that the concept of preventive maintenance isn't to repair your vehicle when it breaks, but to keep it from breaking down in the first place. One of the most affordable things you can do to prevent engine issues is to replace your spark plugs when the vehicle manufacturer recommends. Some vehicles may only need spark plugs replaced every 50,000 miles. Check your owner's manual to see when your vehicle is due. We've often found that replacing spark plugs...
 
Read More
Categories: , ,

What to do if your brakes fail

Few situations are as terrifying for motorists than a brake failure. Even when you're traveling at speeds as low as 15 mph, the results of a brake failure can be catastrophic. While the advice we provide can't prevent damage or injury to you, your passengers, your vehicle or others on the road, it can help to lessen the potential for tragedy.

Because it can be difficult to remember these steps, we suggest you print this page and keep a copy in each of your vehicles in case of a brake emergency. If at any time you feel as…
Read More

Tips on Towing to Safely Move You and Your Gear

Whether you’re an outdoors-enthusiast, a racer, a boater, or someone who likes to do home improvements, trailers and towing can make your life easier. For some people, towing a trailer seems like a daunting task, but here we offer some tips to help you start off right.

First things first

Before you go and buy a trailer (or even go rent one), you need to know whether your current vehicle is properly equipped to tow. To find out if your vehicle can tow a trailer (and if so, what capacity/weight it can handle), refer to your vehicle’s…

Read More

We interpret your vehicle’s “warning language” for you

Seeing a “Check Engine” light pop on can strike fear in anyone who owns a vehicle. What seems to worry drivers the most is when they have no idea what the symbol on the dashboard means. We’re pretty sure the meme below is someone’s attempt at comedy, but we’ll also admit that some of those symbols are not too easy to interpret. In this blog post, we’ll show you some of the most common dash warning lights and tell you what they mean…
Read More
Categories: , ,

Think the new C8 Corvette is Chevy’s first foray into mid-engine vehicles? Think again.

Chevrolet has long been associated with performance and racing. The new 2020 C8 Corvette drips with raw, stealthy performance proving that fact. Changing the Corvette from front-engine to mid-engine was a surprise to many, but not to loyal GM fans. Here’s what we’ve known all along:  GM has been experimenting with mid-engine performance vehicles for many decades.
 

Read More
Categories: ,

You won’t believe how easy these safe driving tips are to use

Most of us drive every day. We know the importance of performing regular maintenance such as oil changes. Many people often ignore some very simple things they can do to help drive more safely. We need to be able to see properly during all road conditions, and the following tips can help you accomplish just that.

 

Read More
Categories:

ICE can potentially save your life

Did you know ICE could save your life? We don’t mean frozen water, though. We mean "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) information.

 

Experts recommend that every driver and passenger in any type of vehicle has not only an ICE card, but an ICE entry in their phone. ICE information should include your name, your age, emergency contacts (such as a spouse or family member), your physician’s name, plus any medications you are taking or any allergies you might have.

 

Put your ICE information on an index card and store it in your wallet or purse. You can also…

Read More
Categories: