Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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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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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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 >>

oil being poured into car engine

How do I change the oil in my car or truck at home?

Is it almost time for an oil change on your vehicle? It might be time for you to consider taking care of the oil change yourself to save some money and give you the confidence that the job is done right! Although some people believe that this is a job that can only be done by a mechanic, changing your oil can be done in just a few simple steps! Watch the step by step video below to learn how to correctly change the oil in your car or truck! Read the rest of this entry >>

dog driving vehicle with shades on

Is it safe for my dog to be in the car with the windows rolled down?

If you have a pet dog, you probably consider him to be a part of the family and you wouldn’t want anything to happen to them. Your dog loves you and trusts you to take care of it. It is your job to take care of your pet and make sure that it is taken care of. A fatal mistake that some pet owners make is leaving their dog in the car when it is too hot outside. This horrible mistake could cost your pup their life. Keep reading below to learn if it is okay to leave your dog in the vehicle! Read the rest of this entry >>