Monthly Archives: October 2016

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Wilmot?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Wilmot and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the NH market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Wilmot area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Wilmot auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Wilmot dealership.Wilmot drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in Wilmot, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what will work for your lifesty ... read more

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Arrive Alive in Wilmot

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Wilmot. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on NH roads.The truth is that all of us are distracted when we drive. Unfortunately, traffic, road construction and other external factors are beyond our control. The distractions inside our car, however, are things we can often control.Here's some things that'll give you more control in your car, and help keep your attention on the roads around Wilmot. Wilmot drivers who are 16 to 20 years old tend to be more distracted by the radio, CD or MP3 player. Wilmot drivers who are 20 to 29 are more distracted by passengers in the car, including small children. Those over age 65 tend to be more distracted by objects or events that are outside of the vehicle. Other factors like fatigue, stress and lack of sleep make it harder to pay attention to ... read more

Defensive Driving in Wilmot, NH

  There was a man in the Wilmot area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local NH highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Wilmot, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers.Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident.Never drive impaired: Alcohol is a factor in half ... read more

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Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Walker Automotive

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Walker Automotive article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Wilmot with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficult to see.Most of us in Wilmot replace our wiper blades when they no longer do the job. They are so worn, hard or brittle that they can't clean the windshield. They may even be falling apart. In other words, we deal with our wiper blades from a failure perspective. We address them when they no longer function. The theory, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," doesn't apply here. Instead, we should think about wipers blades as an important safety system that we should maintain rather than repair ... read more

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Trip Inspection at Walker Automotive in Wilmot

Wilmot area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Wilmot drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle's perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding NH byways? Purple mountain majesties or fruited plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How far will you travel each day? How much weight will you be hauling – passengers and luggage? Pulling a trailer, roof top carrier or ATVs? Will it be dusty? Prepared with answers to these questions, you can schedule a trip inspection at Walker Automotive in Wilmot to help you prepare your&nbs ... read more

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