Category Archives: Tip and tricks

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Vehicle Brake Care & Maintenance Tips

Tips for Taking Care of Your Vehicle’s Brakes

Because braking is such a vital part of the driving experience, it’s important for drivers to take care of their brakes. Looking for tips for taking care of your vehicle’s brakes? To help drivers extend the life of the brakes in their vehicle, we’ve highlighted the most important tips and best practices below.


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Best Practices for Extending Brake Longevity

  • Don’t slam on your brakes
  • Coast to a stop when possible
  • Avoid travelling with heavy cargo, as it stresses the brakes more
  • Follow your vehicle’s maintenance schedule (found in the owner’s manual)
  • Watch for common warning signs of brake failure
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How to stay alert on the road

How to keep from falling asleep while driving

We all know that driving has its share of risks. Everytime we get on the road, we face an infinite amount of factors that could potentially be dangerous to us, our passengers, or others on the road. That’s why it makes ense that every  time you drive, you’re fully prepared for what could possibly go wrong. You would never drive impaired, would you? Then you should also avoid driving when you’re feeling tired or fatigued. Here at J Pauley Toyota, we want to make sure that ytoy’re always safe on the road. That’s why we put together this blog post about how to keep from falling asleep while driving. We have some useful tips in this post, so keep reading this blog post to learn more! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Helpful advice for buying a new car

New Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs, Vans Fort Smith AR

After a house, a new car is usually the second largest investment in many people’s lives. If you think you may be ready for your first new car, then the team here at J Pauley Toyota would like to congratulate you! This is a huge milestone. If you have questions about the process, you’ve come to the right place. We want to make sure that you’re always covered on an automotive basis, so we put together some tips for buying new models like our new Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans in Fort Smith AR. We have some great advice for you, so check out this blog post for more information!  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Automotive tips from J Pauley Toyota

Our favorite hacks to keep your car’s cabin clean

If you’re checking out this blog post, chances are that driving is a part of your everyday life. If you’re a daily commuter to school or work, it is even more so. Many people, especially commuters, will be able to relate to just how quickly it takes for our cars to get dirty after a deep and satisfying clean. Your friends here on the J Pauley Toyota team want to make sure that you’re always riding in style, so we put together this post with our favorite hacks to keep your car’s cabin clean and neat. Keep reading for more information on the Official J Pauley Toyota Blog! 

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Automotive advice from J Pauley Toyota

How can I drive to avoid hydroplaning?

Driving is a lot of things, but one thing it can always be is dangerous. Whenever you turn your ignition and pull out onto the road, there are infinite risks. While the team here at J Pauley Toyota hopes that you never encounter a dangerous situation on the road, it’s often inevitable. That’s why we want you to be as prepared as possible, should something occur. Weather is a major factor on the roads, and we want to let you know some tips about driving in less-than-ideal weather. How can I drive to avoid hydroplaning? We have the answer to that question and more in this blog post! Read the rest of this entry >>

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We have tips for driving when the roads are wet

How can I stay safe when driving in rain?

Driving is a part of life for almost all of us in some way. Driving can, of course, be fun, but there are a fair number of risks out there on the road. One of those is rainy weather. When it rains, there are a number of ways driving can become unsafe. These range from being more likely to lose control of your vehicle to low visibility. That’s why it makes sense to be informed about and to practice safe driving practices for the rain. How can I stay Safe when driving in rain? We have the answer to this question and much more in this blog post from J Pauley Toyota. Keep on reading to learn more. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Automotive maintenance tips from J. Pauley Toyota

When is it time to replace your tires?

Like virtually anything, it’s important that that your vehicle has a strong foundation. If there was a part of your car that is the foundation, it would probably be your tires. When it comes to your tires, it makes sense that you should be checking them often for problems and/or defects that may occur. Checking your tire pressure regularly, the depth of your treads, and more are all important steps in regular automotive upkeep. Like the soles on a well-worn pair of shoes, over time, your car’s tires wear down as well. When is it time to replace your tires? Keep reading this blog post from J. Pauley Toyota to learn more! Read the rest of this entry >>