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Why You Should Wear Your Seatbelt When in the Backseat

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shed some light on the dangers of riding in the backseat of a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt. They recently did a study that showed passengers riding in the backseat are less likely to wear their seatbelts than those who ride in the front. This is due to the belief that it's safer to ride in the back than in the front.

 

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Tips to Help You Maximize Value and Minimize Cost When Trading In Your Car

 

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If it is time for you to trade in your old car, truck, van, or SUV, then it’s time for you to check out this blog post, brought to you by Thornton Automotive Group. Specializing in pre-owned vehicles is our specialty, so you could say we know a thing or two about what resale values.

Below is a list of helpful tips to keep in mind when you’re thinking about trading in your vehicle. Follow them, and you’re well on your way to…

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Safe Highway Driving

Highway driving differs from city driving in many ways. There are certain things you have to know about driving on the highway that will help keep you safe. Following these tips will have you driving like a pro on the highway in no time:

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Scheduling Your Next Oil Change

We've all heard it, from our family mechanic and even our parents: You should get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. Most service techs say it's not good for your vehicle to go without an oil change any longer than that, but now experts say you can go longer than 3,000 miles and your engine will be just fine. Which answer is right?

 

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KBB.com Can't Keep its Paws Off the High-Performance 2017 Chevy Corvette

We here at Thornton Automotive Group have to hand it to Chevrolet: it served up an absolute stunner of a sports car in the 2017 Corvette.

Wondering what went into the creation of it?

Then, check the clip below and wonder no more. Here now to highlight some of the Corvette's best attributes is Kelley Blue Book Senior Associate Video Editor Zach Vlasuk:

An entry-level trim that doesn't skimp on the good stuff, the base Stingray 1LT is altogether brilliant.

Standard features on this model include 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with summer tires, Brembo brakes, xenon…

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Don't Get On the Road with Suspicious Brakes

Your brakes are an extremely important component of your vehicle. Having brakes that are working properly are paramount to safe driving. The best way to guarantee that you have properly functioning brakes is to have a regular brake servicing schedule. Driving every day in stop and go traffic can lead even the best brakes to wear down eventually. The constant stress of stopping at high speeds can wear down your brake pads and cause the internal components of your brakes to get compromised...

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Why Tire Rotation Is Necessary

Tire rotation is something that you should generally do every 10,000 miles you drive your car. The process involves taking the back tires off, putting them where the front tires are, and doing the same to the front tires. The benefit of tire rotation is that it allows you to keep the same tires on your car for a lengthy time period. It also prevents possible collisions due to hydroplaning issues. You wear out your front tires first, so you need to move them to the back and put the back ones in the front because they have more…

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