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A Few Reasons to Wash Your Car on a Regular Basis

At Hixson Auto Elite Collision, we make it a goal to keep our customers informed about how they can keep their vehicles in optimal condition. Washing your vehicle is important because it gets the dirt, pollen, dust, and debris off your car. This protects your vehicle from scratches, rust, and damage to the protective coat that can be caused by dirt. 

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What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Engine Clean

An engine is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, and it needs a good scrub every year or two to help it perform well. Here at Hixson Auto Elite Collision in Alexandria and Monroe, our team wants to help you keep your vehicle in good shape, so read more to learn how to properly clean your engine.

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Truck Cab Options for Daily Errands

Most dealerships in Alexandria or Monroe sell trucks that have different cab designs. If you pick a style that suits your commuting habits, you'll have space for all of your passengers and options for cargo.

One of the main options for everyday driving situations is a regular cab. 

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Is there Ever a Right Time to Use 4WD?

You may have heard that you shouldn't ever use four-wheel drive no matter what happens. Some people feel that it wastes fuel or puts an unnecessary amount of stress on your vehicle. On the other hand, we've seen people come into Hixson Auto Elite Collision complaining about a problem only to find that they've been driving their cars in 4WD mode since the day they bought them.

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Finding the Rodents for Your Vehicle

Rodents can be everywhere depending on the house you live at. One of the disadvantages of having rodents is that they can bring about a lot of damages to your vehicle that you are going to have to take to Hixson Auto Elite Collision for. Fortunately, there are ways that you can prevent damage.

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Know the Basics of Jump Starting a Vehicle

Everyone dreads finding a dead battery in their vehicle. Unfortunately, we all experience this at some point. Yet, dealing with a dead battery isn't the end of the world if you know what you're doing. Learn how to jump-start your vehicle using another car.

First, it's important to position the two vehicles correctly. You'll need to bring the working car next to the immobile one. 

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How to Avoid Problems with Your Vehicle

When it comes to driving on the road, you are going to be vulnerable to many different issues along the way. The best thing to do is look for ways to avoid those issues so that you can make sure that you have a safe ride. Among the issues that you may want to avoid is oversteering and understeering.

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Be Safe and Not Sorry by Protecting Your Car from Theft

Car theft is more common than you may like to think. There is no worse feeling than getting ready to go somewhere, and your car is not where you left it. There are steps you can take to reduce the risks of your vehicle being stolen.

Yes, there is a right and wrong way to park if you want to keep your car from being taken. Make sure you park in a well-lit area and close to building entrances if you can.

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Mechanics and automotive engineers can tell car owners a great deal about viscosity. Even car enthusiasts may talk about summer and winter weights. The average car owner cares as much about this as they do about the OSI model, a theoretical model most people working in information technology.

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