Road Trip: Spring Break Trip Tips

March 9, 2017

In less than a week, many Iowa high schools and most of its universities will be celebrating spring with a week-long break! And, as we all know, SPRING BREAK is the perfect time to get away from the lingering Iowa winter and head out on an adventure. Whether you’re warm weather bound, traveling to visit…

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25 Items to Always Keep In Your Car

February 23, 2017

We’re firm believers that it is always a good idea to be prepared! From regular vehicle maintenance and the proper insurance, to Winter Emergency Kits and year-round must-haves, we want you to have what you need when you need it. So, here is your LOF-Xpress™ approved LIST OF 25 ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULD KEEP IN…

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Checking and Maintaining Properly Pressurized Tires

February 9, 2017

Did you see a strange warning light on your dashboard as you shivered into the driver’s seat this morning? That exclamation point between parentheses, means that your tire pressure is way too low. Like other gases, air contracts as it gets colder — and that results in less of it in your tires. Tire pressure…

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Buying a Vehicle: New Vs. Used

January 26, 2017

Most vehicle purchases begin with the same question: Should I buy new or used? And while we can’t answer that for you, we can share some facts that may help you decide which way is best for you. Of course, there are pros and cons for both buying new and buying used, so your job…

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How to Check your Vehicle’s Engine Oil

January 12, 2017

Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle: not enough oil, and improper lubrication can cause significant damage to engine components. Too much oil, and excessive oil pressure can also result in potentially expensive repairs. For this reason, checking your car’s oil level is one of the most important things you can do in order…

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New Year’s Eve Safe Driving Tips

December 29, 2016

New Year’s Day is the second most deadly day for drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  We know YOU would never drink and drive, but if you’re planning on going out this holiday weekend, we want to do our part to help keep you safe. So, before you get behind the wheel this…

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Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

December 15, 2016

Car lovers are notoriously difficult to buy for because, let’s face it, what they *really* want is a big red bow around their dream car. Unfortunately, it’s likely that the gift you can actually afford is significantly less impressive and much more practical. Fear not, though, we know these gearheads well, and they’re the type…

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Choosing the Correct Car Seat for your Child

December 1, 2016

Tis the season for travel! There are family gatherings and celebrations to get to, sports events to attend, work and kid schedules to adhere to, and, of course, all the chauffeuring to school and back. This means that if you have smaller children, it is necessary to know exactly how to choose your child’s safety car…

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, food and, for many of us, lots and lots of driving. So, as you prepare for the long (or short!) drives ahead of you this Thanksgiving, here are a few simple tips to help keep your travels safe: Make sure your vehicle is in good working order. As always,…

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A Simple Trick to a Clean Car

November 3, 2016

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we’re focused on making sure your vehicle is ready for all the extra travel. That’s why today we’re sharing one of our very best tips for keeping your vehicle clean and organized AND it might just change your life. Ok, ok, life-changing might be an exaggerating, but at…

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