The holidays are always a special time of year when most of us will be spending time with friends and family. However, the holidays are also peak times when it comes to crime and theft which can take away the holiday magic and leave you stressed during the season. In order to combat holiday theft and crime, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and to take measures which can help protect you and your family both on the road and at home. Here are some of our top holiday safety tips to combat seasonal crime and theft: Always lock your home doors and windows while at home or when you leave. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or friend to watch over your home for you and be sure not to leave any valuables in the view of outsiders. Also, try not to spread the word that your house will be empty. Ensure that your vehicle is ready for any type of drive or travel this season by having it inspected by the expe ... read more
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Victory Auto Service & Glass! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road. Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Victory Auto Service & Glass before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road. Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter. Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cel ... read more
The winter season is the perfect time for road trips and getaways and fun activities such as snowboarding and skiing getaways, snow tubing, and sight-seeing. If you’re planning on visiting a colder place for fun winter activities or hitting the road to visit friends or family for the holidays, you may be wondering how to properly prepare for your winter vacation. Read our suggestions below on how to prepare yourself for winter trips: Get the right attire for where you are traveling. If you will be having fun in the snow, proper attire is going to be necessary to keep you safe and warm while traveling. In the freezing cold, a winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf, long pants, and water resistant boots will be needed. You may also need to dress in multiple layers depending on the temperature of your destination. Check the weather forecast days in advance. The best way to prepare for a winter vacation is to check the weather forecast days in advance to be sure that you understand ... read more
Your vehicle's headlights are important to your safety on the road. When you drive at night or in certain weather conditions, your headlights help you see the road clearly and alert other cars that your vehicle is nearby. Over time, headlights can become foggy and cloudy, severely affecting your ability to see clearly and reducing their visibly. Headlight restoration is a great option for headlights that aren't in good condition. This will basically restore your vehicle's headlights back to new and ensure that you can see the road clearly in the dark. There are also some things that you can do at home to help better maintain your headlight's condition: Clean your headlights regularly with headlight cleaning solution that can be purchased at your local auto parts store Try not to park or leave your car in direct sunlight, because sunlight can cause yellowing and clouding of the headlights Check the actual illumination of your bulbs. The problem may b ... read more
We know that dreaded feeling of walking back to your vehicle and seeing glass on the ground nearby. Vehicle theft and break-ins can happen at any time and any place, but luckily there are certain measures that you can take in order to help prevent these incidences from occurring. Here are some tips that can help you avoid the attention of car thieves: Never leave your keys in your car Always lock your car doors Be sure that all windows are rolled up Try to park in a well-lit area or an area with other vehicles and/or people Purchase a alarm system for your vehicle Try putting an alarm system decal on your vehicle Never leave items in view inside your vehicle, such as wallets, purses, luggage, phone charges, etc. The tips above will help you keep your vehicle safe and prevent car break-ins as best at you possible can. Sometimes the unexpected can happen, so being prepared is your best bet.
A wheel alignment is a service that most vehicle owners are familiar with. The frequency of when a wheel alignment is needed for your vehicle will depend on a few things, including your driving habits. A wheel alignment is usually needed about every 2 years, depending on how much you drive. Sometimes, you may need a wheel alignment sooner due to an occurrence on the road that forces your wheels out of alignment. Your vehicle's wheels can be pushed out of alignment by regular occurrences, such as driving fast over speed bumps, driving over potholes, hitting curbs, car collisions, and more. If you suspect that there is an issue with your wheel alignment, we recommend that your vehicle is inspected as soon as possible. When you continue to drive with a bad wheel alignment, you end up causing damage to your tires and to internal steering and suspension parts. Signs that your wheels are out of alignment include: Squealing tires Uneven or rapid tire wear Vehicle pulls to ... read more
A dead battery can strike at the worst times, especially when you get into your car in the morning to head to work and your car won’t start. On average, the typical car battery lasts between 3-4 years, depending on your vehicle and driving habits. However, accidentally leaving an electrical component on for an extended period of time, like the lights or radio, can cause your battery to die prematurely. A car battery can die due to a number of different reasons, whether from the battery itself or the charging and starting system. If you ever suspect an issue with your car battery, you can always take your battery into your local auto repair shop for testing to see how much life it has left. Signs of a dying battery include: Failing power locks and/or windows Car starts up slow or takes multiple tries Problems with the radio Dim interior lights Battery warning light is on As soon as you notice any of the issues above, you should have your vehicle in ... read more