Ways to Improve Your Credit Rating and Scores

Many drivers and consumers don’t fully understand the importance of having good credit until they want a loan and are denied. Being a smart shopper means taking care of your credit rating before you actually need credit.

There are several ways you can improve your credit scores. If your scores are low because you have no credit history, consider getting a low-interest credit card just to develop a credit history. Make all the payments on time. If you already have a credit history but it’s not as good as you’d like, here are some tips on how…

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How to Handle a Car Accident

Getting into an accident is never easy, especially if you don't take the right steps to handle the situation after the accident occurs. As a driver, you'll need to look for anyone who has suffered from injuries. Immediately call 911 if anyone is in physical distress or pain to get them the help they need. You can also call the police to ensure they can write down the details of the crash and interview any witnesses.

Use a camera or your phone to take pictures of the damages. This includes damage that is present on all of the…

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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Back-to-School!

With the school season starting up for many, this means that vehicles are going to ultimately be out on the road more in order to get students to school and classes on time. So, is your vehicle as back-to-school ready as you or millions of children are? Don't let your routine maintenance services wait!

In order to keep your vehicle running like the well-oiled machine that it is, it's important to keep up with your routine maintenance services, which includes more simple tasks like filter replacements, windshield wiper blade replacements, and fluid top-offs, to tire rotations, alignments

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Fall is one of the most scenic and spectacular times of year to visit New England. In the fall you can get a glimpse of the changing colors across the region. While it's certainly possible to simply get in the car and go when you want to catch the fall foliage, planning in advance will help make the most of your trip.

Take a Map

If you have navigation capabilities in your vehicle, it's a good idea to take a map along for your ride. When you have a GPS-guided map in your vehicle, you can get directions…

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Jet-Set Tech Comes to the Volkswagen Jetta

Always bettering itself in design, capability and safety, the Volkswagen Jetta continues to delight critics, drivers and our team members here at Kempthorn Motors. The ever-changing auto tech landscape gives competitors plenty to improve. Fortunately, the Volkswagen Jetta comes out on top of its competitors again. Take a look.

Hands-Free Smartphone Operation

There's no longer a need to fidget with your phone and try to drive at the same time. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integrate your smartphone and the Volkswagen Jetta's infotainment touchscreen. Once integration is complete
 

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Mazda CX-30: Stellar Performance

The Mazda CX-30 takes performance to a new level, setting new standards for subcompact crossover SUVs. Our Kempthorn Motors team also loves this ride's refined, sporty looks, spacious cabin, advanced tech and crisp, responsive handling. Following is a glimpse at Mazda CX-30 performance features that we love most.

Class-Leading Horsepower

Gearing up and getting there in a timely manner just got easier, thanks to the Mazda CX-30. It packs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine that produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft of torque. Now, you can load up all your adventure gear, the
 

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Design Features Contribute Greatly to the Volkswagen Arteon's Appeal

While shopping for a new sedan, many Canton, OH Volkswagen lovers decided that they are not willing to compromise on design features in order to get a mid-size car with excellent performance. Thankfully, the Volkswagen Arteon is an option that will not require you to make that choice, as its high-end design is complemented well by its reliable, modern performance features.

A thorough look at the Arteon’s interior will reveal the luxurious nature of the included VW Digital Cockpit. If you are not familiar with this feature, then it will certainly be a joy to discover as a new…

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Safe and Never Sorry: the Mazda CX-3 Safety Features

Our Kempthorn Motors team loves affordable rides that look like luxury, so we love the Mazda CX-3. More than being big and handsome, though, this leading subcompact crossover has advanced safety features to its credit. Take a look.

Smile: You're on Rearview Camera

Imagine backing up your SUV with a clear view of everything behind you? Imagine being able to do this without turning around or craning your neck in your seat? The Mazda CX-3's Rearview Camera makes it possible. Mounted on the rear frame, it offers a crisp digital image of what's behind you when you…

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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing Your Auto?

If you have not uncovered the power of a clay bar for the benefit of your vehicle's detailing efforts, you are missing out. Utilizing a clay bar when detailing your vehicle can help restore its exterior to that shiny, glossy look you once fell in love with. The use of a clay bar can also take your waxing and polishing efforts to new heights by ensuring these elements are reaching the deepest part of the vehicle's exterior.

Clay bars work by removing pollutants and chemicals that have built up on your vehicle's exterior.

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Going on a Picnic

Sometimes road trips can become boring, and you must entertain yourself. There are plenty of road trip games that you can play. A very popular road trip game is Going on a Picnic.

Going on a picnic is a story memory game. A passenger says, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m going to bring….” (any item of their choice). The next passenger says, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m going to bring….” (they must list the first person’s item, then name an item of their choice). The list grows longer and longer! The…

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