Thursday, May 31, 2012

Driving Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Spring

At 60 Minute Tune we care about your safety. Please share these tips your friends and family.

Buckle Up

The most important tip to keep your family safe while driving is to always use safety belts and proper child restraints. Children are safer when placed in the rear seat in the appropriate infant, child, booster seat, or safety belt—appropriate for size and age. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with an active air bag.

Both Hands on the Wheel
Always drive with both hands on the wheel. The best place for your hands are the nine and three o'clock positions, which helps provide greater control when steering.

Lights on, Please
With your safety in mind, most new vehicles come equipped with daytime running lamps. To help with safe driving, turn on your lights in rainy weather to make sure that your headlamps, tail lamps and other exterior lamps are on. Even if your visibility is good, other drivers will have a better view of your vehicle.

Quick Maneuvering
If you need to veer suddenly to avoid hitting an object in your vehicle's path, before turning, make sure you look in the direction you're headed to make sure the path is clear.

Impaired Driving
Alcohol is a factor in 39% of traffic fatalities in the U.S. These visual signs may help you spot an impaired driver:
  • Stopping problems (too far, too short, or too jerky)
  • Straddling a lane line
  • Swerving or drifting
  • Weaving across lane lines
  • Accelerating or decelerating for no apparent reason
  • Slow response to traffic signals
  • Turning with a wide radius
  • Driving without headlights at night
  • Varying speed
  • Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason
  • Failure to signal or signal inconsistent with action
  • Almost striking a vehicle or other object
  • Slow speed (10+ mph under the limit)
  • Driving in opposing lanes or wrong way on a one-way road
  • Following too closely
Please be safe out there!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We stand behind each and every quality part we sell. If any ACDelco product installed at 60 Minute Tune or a participating Independent Service Center featuring quality ACDelco parts fails within 12 months or 12,000 miles from the time of the original repair, and you are more than 25 miles from 60 Minute Tune or the original repair facility; here's all you need to do to get back on the road:
  • Simply call the toll-free Consumer Assurance Program number at 1-800-ACDelco PROMPT #3.
  • The call center technician will arrange for any necessary towing assistance (free of charge) to the nearest participating Independent Service Center featuring quality ACDelco Parts.
  • Present your original receipt to the repair facility for authorization. If the failure occurs within 25 miles of the original repair facility, please return to that facility for possible ACDelco warranty coverage (parts only).
  • The installing dealer will conduct the warranty repair. After the repair facility authorizes your receipt, the repairs will be made and you'll be on your way. It's that easy.
The ACDelco Consumer Assurance Program is your ticket to worry-free, hassle-free travel. Call today to make an appointment at 60 Minute Tune. Or visit us online to request an appointment.