Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Blue Mazda going for service

Where can I service my car in Tennessee?

Are you looking for a car service in Chattanooga, TN? Your search ends at Auto Simple, your one-stop solution for all car problems. Whether you have bought the car from us or somewhere else, we are there to service it. No matter if you are looking for a complete service or something as small as an oil change, we have designated professionals for everything who can read the pulse of your car. Read on to know more about car service in Chattanooga, TN.

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A white car on the road in a foggy climate

How can I prevent my car from fogging up?

Methods to prevent your car from fogging up

Fogging up of the windscreens of your car can not only be frustrating but also can be a potentially dangerous predicament. This issue can hinder the visibility of the driver and can often lead to unfortunate incidents. The car usually fogs up due to excess moisture content in the car’s air. This can be due to a leak that allows rain to drip into the interior of your car, respiration from driver and passengers, wet car upholstery from leaving a car window open, or open beverages left in the car. Keep reading to learn more about the methods to prevent your car from fogging up, presented to you by Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN.

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Man trying to jumpstart a ca using jumper cables

How can I jumpstart my car?

Step-by-step instructions to jumpstart your car

There might be quite a few scenarios where you end up in a situation where have to jumpstart your car. Maybe you just left your headlights on or your battery just drained for some reason and you will have to jumpstart a car. To jumpstart a car, you have to use jumper cables to jump-start it from some other good vehicle. As long as you establish a proper connection between the two vehicles, more often than not, the Good Samaritan’s vehicle should be able to charge up your battery and start your car. Continue reading to learn more about the step-by-step instructions to jumpstart your car, presented to you by Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN.

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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 becomes shaky. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. We, at Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN, always recommend that you regularly check and replace your car’s brake pads, rotors, and other hardware before any such discrepancies are being noticed. Watch the video below, to learn 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 >>