How to Check  Your OIlMost cars no longer follow the old standby of every vehicle needs an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Late model vehicles are designed to go 5,000 miles or more between oil changes. With that much time in between, it is necessary to take on the little maintenance tasks yourself. This includes checking your oil. It may sound daunting, but checking your oil is a rather painless process.

It’s important to know how to check your car’s oil so you can avoid potential problems that could leave you stranded on the side of the road, or worse purchasing a new engine. Follow this step-by-step process and checking your oil will be a breeze.

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When to Buy a CarBuying a car is a huge investment, it may be one of the most substantial you’ll make in your lifetime. When a purchase is costly, it’s best to put a good deal of research into it, before purchase. We found a handy infographic from that can guide you to the best time to buy a new vehicle. It takes into account many factors, including what type of vehicle you’re interested in. Did you know you’ll get a better deal on a SUV in the summer?Maybe you’ve heard that you’ll get the best deal at the end of the month when salesmen are trying to meet their quota, but also take into account there are slow times during the week when salespeople are hungry for sales.

After you read this infographic, you can shop with confidence. You’ll know the best time of day, week, month and year to buy the vehicle you’re looking for. Now all you need to do is decide which model you really want.

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Tips for Safe DrivingWith today’s vehicle safety ratings, it’s not surprising to hear that most vehicles are much safer than their old counterparts. Even with the improvements in technology, there are still millions of car accidents every year. While most are not fatal, car accidents are still the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 3 and 34. We all have to do our part to stay safe on the road. Check out these great tips that improve your driving habits.

1.) Don’t Drink and Drive

This should go without saying, but we feel like we should remind  you regardless. More than 30% of auto accident fatalities are caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. So make the smart decision, if you’re drinking, stay put. continue reading…

4 Facts about Compact Spare TiresMost of today’s drivers grew up with a vehicle that had a full size spare tire. It was truly convenient, unless it went flat awaiting use. In the case of a flat, all the driver had to do with replace the flat tire with the full size spare and they were on their way again. Then they could repair or replace the flat tire at their leisure and it would become their spare. Those days are mostly behind us. In fact, nearly all cars come with the compact spare tire, more commonly called the “donut”. While the “donut” spare is more maneuverable and lighter, it is different from having a full sized spare. We’ve come up with 4 facts you should remember about compact spare tires.
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Tregembo Motors - The Place for Quality Used Cars in PittsburghWelcome to our brand new dealership blog! We’re making a concerted effort to get more involved in social media to help us keep in better touch with our customers. This blog will be the main foundation of our customer outreach efforts. Sure, we’ll be posting some fun stuff on Facebook and Twitter, but the really good stuff will be here on the blog…

At Tregembo Motors we know the car business depends on people – so that’s why we’re embracing social media. We’re hoping to keep our past customers engaged, entertained, and educated, and we’re hoping to help potential customers make the decision to join our family. There are a ton of car dealers in the Pittsburgh area, so we’re doing everything we can to earn your business for years to come. We love to keep in touch with past customers, so make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter so you can join in the fun.

You’ll want to bookmark our blog, or add it to your reader – we’ll be posting all sorts of interesting tidbits to help you get the most out of your vehicle. We’ll be sharing tons of do-it-yourself car maintenance tips so you can keep your car running in tip top condition for years to come.

We’ll also be posting important industry-related information. Lots of people wonder whether they should by a new car or used car – we’ll be posting some info soon that shows why we think buying used cars is clearly the way to go. We’ll publish some tips on auto financing, and ways to get the best deal when you’re ready to finance a new-to-you purchase. We’ll also post warranty information, so you know when it’s a good idea to buy extended coverage, and exactly what you should make sure to cover.

We’re a truly unique car dealership – we’re one of the few family run dealerships and we focus on helping customers get their credit on track again. In addition, we make sure the majority of our inventory is Tregembo Certified, which means you can shop with confidence. Tregembo Certified Vehicles pass a rigorous 125 point inspection and include a warranty so you know you’re getting a quality vehicle. We don’t employ high-pressure salesmen – our dealership is more like a family, each of our salespeople has at least 10 years experience. You know you’ll be dealing with an experienced individual who knows the auto business in and out.

Our Service Department is full service, so you can bring us any problem and we can take care of it. We are a high volume dealer of tires, so we probably have what you’ve been looking for in stock and at a better price than you imagined. We know it’s no fun waiting for your car to come out of the shop, so it’s nice to know we are located near many restaurants and stores.

Most importantly, we want to hear from you! Leave us comments on our Facebook page, send us a tweet, or comment on our blog posts. Actually, let’s get things rolling right now – leave us a comment below and let us know what you’d like to see in our blog. We’re putting this up for our customers, so really, it’s your blog – let us know what we should write about!