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Road Rage: By The Numbers

Road Rage: By The Numbers

It’s a well known fact that getting behind the wheel of a car has the tendency to bring out the worst in people. There’s no shame in admitting it; it’s happened to the best of us. Well, insurance.com has come along and done a pretty interesting survey to put some numbers behind what pretty much everyone already knew – people are a little bit crazy sometimes. A total of 500 men and 500 women were given a survey to determine who was guilty of various common aggressive road behavior, and it produced some pretty entertaining results. A long stretch from “the fairer of the sexes,” it was women who were more likely to flip off other drivers and swear in front of children. Not to be outdone, men held up their end of the road rage scale by being the ones more likely to flash their brights at oncoming cars as well as being more likely to key someone’s car. You ... read more

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The Safest US Cities for Drivers

Over the past nine years, Allstate has been putting together a bunch of data about car accidents all across the country. Each year, they use the data collected to compile a long list of the safest drivers by city. The 2013 report is out, and the title for safest drivers went to Fort Collins, CO this year. This comes as no surprise, as it’s the third time the Colorado suburb has walked away with the title. And, actually, Fort Collins is a bit of a safe driving power house. In the history of the contest, they’ve never finished outside the top ten. Drivers there go an average of 14 years in between accidents, which is 28% longer than the national average. Also not surprising is that we find the worst city for driver safety in a busy metropolitan area. For the second ... read more

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Cars on the road are the oldest ever

Since we’ve been keeping track (dating back to 1995) the average age of a car driving the street in the US today is older than ever before. As it stands, the average age for a car today is 11.4 years, up fro 11.2 years old just last year. There are a couple of insights we can draw from this. First, it’s been pretty thoroughly covered that young people (the sub-30 crowd) are buying less cars. Whether that’s an effect of the recession or a shifting in the culture has yet to be seen (although, teenagers with driver’s licenses has fallen over the last decade as well…). One positive that could be extrapolated from the recent news is that cars aren’t just getting older; They’re lasting longer. While the golden standard for a well-aged car used to be about 100,000 miles, now it seems like that’s expected, and much more. People now don’t bother bragging about mileage a ... read more

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Good Reasons to Get Your Brakes Checked

Of all the things that have been stuffed in to cars to increase safety, things like seat belts, air bags, back up cameras, the works, the one thing that is probably most important to safe driving, both for you and others on the road, is your brakes. You brakes are complicated pieces of equipment and there are a number of different components that can affect how they work. The brake pads is the one that probably comes to mind first. They are designed to wear out and require replacement regularly. Screeching sounds and increased stopping distances are both signs that you need to get your brakes checked. Going too long without replacing your pads can damage other parts of your brakes, so unless you want to try your hand at braking your car Fred Flintstone style, we’d recommend bringing your car or truck in to Newton’s Car Care in High Point

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Great Oil Change in High Point – Full Service

When we do an oil change, you’re getting much more than just some new motor oil. Our basic oil change and tire rotation includes, checking air pressure, brake lining, and topping off all of the necessary fluid. We also take the time to check belts, hoses, filters in your car, and we offer factory maintenance recommendations. We can take care of everything while you wait, so you can be in and out in under an hour! We use Wix premium filters and Pennzoil motor oil. Don’t waste your time with the cheap stuff some of the chain stores use. Come to Newton’s Car Care for your next oil change, and you’ll see what a difference great service makes

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Newton’s Car Care | High Point’s Local Auto Shop

Here’s to over 30 years serving High Point! Since 1982, we’ve operated our family-owned auto shop in High Point, NC, and we take pride in offering our customers the best service at the best prices. We’ve been an official NAPA certified shop since 1999, and we employ all ASE Certified technicians. We provide all the benefits of an established auto shop, with the service you’d expect to get from a family owned store. We treat each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own, and that’s what has allowed us to remain here for over 30 years! If you need any kind of auto repair in High Point, come to Newton’s first

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