Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

How to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
person filling up gas tank in car with green gas station nozzle

Unfortunately, gas prices have been on the rise lately and they don’t seem to be getting any cheaper! Drivers everywhere are feeling it in their wallets and are wondering how they can save some money. If you’re looking to make your vehicle as fuel efficient as possible, try these simple and easy tips!  (more…)

When Should I Get New Tires?

Friday, November 10th, 2017
close up of tires on snow

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, regardless if it’s a car, truck, or SUV. Proper tire maintenance is critical for you to be able to drive safely without risking slipping on the road possibly blowing out your tire and sustaining a flat. Even if tires are maintained and rotated perfectly, they don’t last forever. So, when should you get new tires?  (more…)

How Do I Throw the Most Successful Tailgate Party?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
How Do I Throw the Most Successful Tailgate Party

How Do I Throw the Most Successful Tailgate Party?

Buzzing around the grocery store like a bee in search of honey for what feels like forever, when you take a quick timeout and peer into your cart to see that all you managed to select in that time was a bag of tortilla chips and a 2-liter bottle of Coke.  You did however find every available free sample booth in the place and somehow you went to the bathroom, twice, now it’s time to focus on what you actually need for today’s tailgate to be a success.  All of your friends are showing up in your driveway in an hour and you have been talking up your tailgate prowess for weeks now, you need to gather the essentials and get going.

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What is Safe and Proper Highway Driving Etiquette?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Proper Highway Driving Etiquette

Proper Highway Driving Etiquette

No Matter if you are an aggressive driver or a passive driver, want to drive 20 MPH over the speed limit or drive 5 MPH under the speed limit there is proper driving etiquette everyone needs to follow.  We have all seen the out of control driver that is tailgating then passing dangerously close can be just as hazardous as the vehicle driving far too slow for highway speeds.  If you are hauling a precarious load or aren’t comfortable driving at highway speed then you need to avoid the highway all together.  Not only are you a danger to yourself but to all other drivers on the highway too. (more…)

How Do I Avoid Getting Caught in Road Construction?

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
How do I avoid getting caught in road construction

Sometimes it feels like there are only two seasons in Wisconsin: winter and road construction.  Driving on Wisconsin’s wintery roads is challenging enough, and some days it feels like winter is never going to end but eventually the sun returns.  Although it seems as soon as the snow melts the orange construction cones replace the snow banks along the roadside.  If you are like me I would do anything to avoid construction back-ups, I would prefer to take a longer route than sit stopped or going obnoxiously slow on the highway.  If you are looking to avoid getting caught in road construction this summer, follow these simple tips. (more…)

When and Why Should I Wash My Car?

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Wash me

Some people like to keep their cars showroom-shiny, some aren’t bothered by a coating of pollen and dust. Regularly washing your car has lots of benefits, and knowing when and why to do it will help you maintain a higher resale value and a tidier appearance. (more…)

How to Pick a Mechanic

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Mechanic

The time has come for you to go to the mechanic. Maybe it’s a simple oil change, maybe it’s time to replace those squeaky brake pads. No matter what the issue, having a reliable mechanic is vital. But how do you choose one? (more…)

How to Plan a Summer Yard Party

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Throwing a Summer Yard Party

Doesn’t the nicer weather just make you feel like being outside with your friends? At Hesser Toyota, we use the summer months as an excuse to throw a cookout, and we’ve found that these parties can’t be successful without a good deal of planning. So what should you know? Here are five tips for planning a great summer yard party. (more…)

Five Safety Tips for Driving With a Dog

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Safety Tips for Taking Your Dog in the Car

At Hesser Toyota, we regularly cater to buyers who are purchasing a new or used car on behalf of their families. And, as is so often the case with families, many of these buyers also have dogs in their households. So, if you’re driving with your four-legged friend in the car, how can you take pains to make sure that they’re safe? Here are five safety tips for driving with a dog. (more…)

5 Ways to Boost Your Fuel Economy

Monday, January 30th, 2017
How to Improve Your Fuel Economy

For many drivers, the fuel economy for our vehicles seems preordained. “This is my car’s fuel-economy rating, so that’s what it will get.” However, it really isn’t so simple. There are steps we can take to improve our fuel economy, and the results can be seen almost immediately. Here are five tips to help boost your fuel economy; you can thank us later. (more…)