Browsing: Wheels and Water

The summer sun can be harsh, and most people know to protect their skin from it. There are steps that you can take to protect your car from the sun, as well. Of course, cars get hot sitting in the summer sun, but it’s surprising just how hot they can get. Car interiors can get to 140° F very quickly on a summer day, and dashboards can get over 180° F. Leaving windows cracked open doesn’t help much, because that doesn’t provide much ventilation. Auto exteriors can get remarkably hot, even reflective chrome trim. When you add in the damage…

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When you are ready to sell or trade in your car, your main goal is to get the most you can for it. There are four areas you need to consider: how it looks inside and outside, how it works, and its service history. At this point there’s nothing much you can do about the service history that you haven’t already done. Hopefully you’ve been conscientious about having it serviced regularly, and keeping your receipts. If not, don’t worry. Just dig out what you have, and make a vow to be more careful with your new one. Showing prospective buyers…

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Vehicles used to be so simple. They were rather straightforward and did not have few amenities. Those days have come to a close, though. Now, vehicles come standard with so many options that once cost additional money. These now standard options need to be considered for the sake of understanding what benefit they add to a car. Built-in Wi-Fi Going mobile is the only option for some people and families, and sometimes the data provided by a cell phone carrier is simply not enough. Several car manufacturers including Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet built 45LTE hotspots into their vehicles. Drivers and…

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Who doesn’t love a good road trip? You’ve got your playlists organized, your snacks stashed and your bags packed….you are ready to hit the road! But wait….not so fast. What about your ride? Is your vehicle really ready to tackle a lengthy on-road adventure? In other words, if you take off without tending to some preventative auto maintenance first, you are at risk of making a very different set of memories than the ones you were hoping to make. In this article, learn the steps to take to make sure your vehicle is as ready for your big road trip…

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Potholes seem to plague streets while delivering a heavy toll on your car. With a simple bump, your vehicle can be exposed to suspension and steering damage that be expensive to fix. In this article, we will go over the different types of extensive damage potholes causes and what to do if you notice any suspecting damage. What Type of Damage Can Potholes Cause? While driving, it’s important for drivers to make sure they slow down while approaching potholes rather than braking sharply on top of them. This way, you can protect the durability of your brakes and tires while…

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Winter can take its toll on your car. Salt, slush, and freezing cold temperatures can cause wear and tear to your tires, paint, undercarriage, battery, and more. So, as spring is here, you should give your car a good once-over for the road trips ahead. If you’re not sure what to check or what to do to shake off the wintertime blues, here are some helpful tips to get your car right as rain and ready to tackle the freshly thawed open road. 1. Give It a Good Scrubbing Inside and Out It may not be fun, especially if there’s…

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Buying a used car can definitely be intimidating with many facets to navigate, from the bonus claims and hidden mechanical issues to price gouging, warranty programs, and deceit. Want to walk away from a used car purchase with a solid car at a fair price? Here are important and overlooked tips for buying your next used car. #1. Take a real test drive Many people only test drive a car for about five miles and stick with surface streets. This is a mistake. The car will only reach peak operating temperature after 10-15 miles so you need to see how…

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