Category Archives: Safety Tips

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How to Maintain the Cooling System of Your Car?

Tips to Maintain the Cooling System of the Vehicle

The cooling system is one of the most essential systems in your vehicle. It helps to keep your engine cool and clean while it’s running. A problem with the cooling system can cause significant issues with your engine – and engine repairs can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to maintain your vehicle’s cooling system and ensure it’s continuously operating at its best. Keep reading this blog by Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO; we have compiled a list of tips to help you minimize your vehicle’s concerns and maximize its performance and efficiency. 

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How to Travel Safely in a Car with Pets

Helpful Tips for Safe Travel with Pets 

Do you love pets? And do you have to travel a lot as well? Well, if you are a pet lover, you wouldn’t want to travel without your best buddy. But car journeys can be disturbing for pets for several reasons. Road trips in a car can make your pet very sick, and the car trip itself can be unsafe if proper care isn’t taken. So, if you are a pet lover, then read this post by Western Slope Toyota to know helpful tips for having safe travel with your pet in your car. 

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What are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents?

Primary Contributing Factors of Car Accidents 

New advances in vehicle technology have substantially increased the safety of drivers and passengers, but still, accidents happen. Car accidents can lead to unwanted consequences like permanent injuries, loss of earnings, and more. The best way is to know everything you can do to avoid a car accident. At Western slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO, we would like to help you understand the leading causes of car accidents and learn the preventative measure for it. Scroll down and learn more.  

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How Do I Know I Need to Change My Brake Pads?

Brakes are a simple component of a car, at least in theory. You can’t really have a car without brakes, but the technology that goes into building and operating brakes has evolved over the years. No amount of technological change has made brakes that never need to be replaced, however. Read the rest of this entry to learn about how to know when to change your brake pads. 

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How to protect your valuables inside your vehicle

Preventing theft from your vehicle

Our vehicles were designed to make traveling simple. While we can rely on our vehicles, we cannot rely on others. We do not think we will ever be targets for theft, the harsh reality is it could happen to anyone. One thing we can do is take steps to prevent theft as much as possible. We have created a list of tips to keep in mind in your travels to keep your items safe from thieves. Read the rest of this entry >>