Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Mechanic replacing an old brake pad

Video showing how to replace your car’s brake pads and rotors

How to change your car’s brake pads and rotors?

Several parts of your car require frequent and timely maintenance and replacements. Brake pads and rotors are two of the most prominent parts of your vehicle that requires to be checked in fixed intervals. Common signs to identify your brakes need replacement are: squeaking or squealing noise while applying brakes, pulsation from the brake pedal, deep grinding metal sound, or when the steering wheel becoming shaky. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. We, at Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN, always recommend you to keep a regular check and replacements of your car’s brake pads, rotors, and other hardware before any such discrepancies are being noticed. Watch the video below, to know the general steps for replacing your vehicle’s brake pads, rotors, and hardware.

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empty road in mountain range with 2021 resting in ground

Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for All of Your Summer Road Trips!

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

When it reaches summertime, many people like to go on as many vacations as they can while the weather is warm, and the kids are out of school. A popular form of vacation that many people like to go on, is a road trip. While it’s good to prepare for any vacation, it’s even more important to prepare for a road trip since you’ll be putting several miles on your car and facing different terrains, weather patterns, and more. Below, we have shared a video that shows you how to prepare your vehicle for a road trip! Check it out so you can be 100% ready for your first road trip of the season!

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motorcycle in traffic

Stay Safe on the Road this Summer with These Tips for Watching Out for Motorcycles

3 Easy Ways to Keep an Eye Out for Motorcycles

One of the best and easiest ways to stay safe while out on the road is to always be aware of your surroundings. Sometimes, that’s very easy to do, as it’s not hard to see a semi or a large SUV behind you or alongside you in another lane. But other smaller cars, and especially motorcycles, can be a lot harder to see. And when you can’t see the things you need to avoid, well, that’s when accidents occur. That’s precisely why we’ve decided to list these three easy ways to keep an eye out for motorcycles and other small vehicles. So, check them out and have a safe trip wherever you go.

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water filled pothole

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Potholes and the Damage They Do

The Best Ways to Avoid Potholes to Protect Your Used Vehicle

Summer is in full swing here in Chattanooga, TN, and that unfortunately also means it’s pothole season. Yes, even in warmer climates like ours, the change from winter to spring to summer leads to potholes, which in turn can lead to serious damage to your used car, truck or SUV. Sometimes, especially on an unusually rough road, it can seem like there’s nothing you can do to avoid these menaces. And sometimes there’s not. But other times there are things you can do, which we’ve outlined here in our guide on the best ways to avoid potholes to protect your used vehicle.

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cartoon truck hauling a Christmas tree

Get Your Christmas Tree Home Safely Using a Used Car, Truck or SUV from Auto Simple in Chattanooga TN and These Helpful Tips

Step by Step Tips to Safely Transport Your Christmas Tree

The holiday season is upon us, which means many people will soon be bringing Christmas trees home to decorate. It’s a wonderful tradition, one that’s very dear to our hearts here at Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN. But anyone who’s ever had to tie a tree to the top of their vehicle – even a vehicle as powerful and capable as the pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs here at Auto Simple – knows it’s not always the easiest thing. That’s why we decided to shard this video with you, as it contains step-by-step tips on how to safely transport your Christmas tree. Read the rest of this entry >>

Rear driver angle of an antique Chevrolet vehicle with car stickers on the rear end

How to Remove Car Decals Without Damaging the Exterior Paint

Car decals are stickers placed usually on the rear bumper or glass to show some sort of message to drivers around them. These stickers can show support to a political candidate, demonstrate school spirit for a college they attended, or even just display which type of dog they have as a pet. However, you may be regretting putting the decal on or are buying a used car covered in these stickers. How do you remove these stickers without damaging the paint? The process is a little complex, but very doable. Read the rest of this entry >>

Rear driver angle of a black 2019 GMC Yukon XL parked in front of a home

SUVs with the Highest Maximum Cargo Capacity

The SUV is a great type of vehicle for anyone looking to transport lots of people or cargo. However, which SUV is best for the job? With so many SUVs in the market, it can be hard to pick. Some offer more seating while others offer more cargo capacity. Here, we will list some SUVs with the highest maximum cargo capacity available to drivers. Note that for comparison purposes, we limited these vehicles to only 2019 models. Read the rest of this entry >>

car with headlights on driving at night

Step by Step to Change the Headlights in Your Vehicle

Headlights and taillights are essential parts of every vehicle. They help to get drivers to their destinations safely while also making the vehicle visible to other drivers that are on the road. This is why it is important to make sure that both of your headlights are always working, not to mention it is illegal to drive with burnt-out headlights. Keep reading below to learn how to change your own headlights! Read the rest of this entry >>