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As the seasons change, leaves develop their vibrant hues before falling from the trees and covering anything in its path. Even though leaves look beautiful, they do damage when it comes to your car. Here are ways protect your vehicle from potential leaf damage. How Can Leaves Damage Your Car? If the fallen leaves sit on your car for too long, it can damage to your paint. Leaves contain pollen, sap, and other acidic things, that can damage the clear-coat on your car. Wet leaves release more acid during the decomposition process and can completely break through a clear coat;…

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Is your car or SUV getting old? Shopping for a new vehicle can be a tough decision. Brush up on your preparation and negotiation skills, to help save you some money. Luckily, the best time to buy a new vehicle is now. The days are counting down for dealers to release their new models and slash prices on old stock. Dealers are typically pressed to make quotas more aggressively near the end of each month and may use incentives to draw in customers on long weekends. All these factors make Labor Day the opportune time to step into that new…

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Storms are dangerous to any boat, sea vessel, or even sailor. Leaving a boat out during a storm without taking the necessary proper precautions is a sure way to incur expensive, even lasting, damages. Storm surges and rising water can affect the boat in a number of ways. Whether you are docking your vessel or removing it from the water entirely, take these steps to ensure that the boat and all of its contents are safe. Remove Any and All Personal Items from the Deck Any small items that can be tossed around easily should be taken below deck; ideally,…

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Planning to go fishing this summer? Before you cast a line, check out our beginning fisherman’s essentials below. Tight Lines! Safety is Key Being safe is the first step to becoming a fishing pro! A life vest is the number one requirement when it comes to fishing, whether you’re in a boat, canoe, or kayak. In the event that anything goes wrong, it will save your life. It is also important to keep a first aid kit on hand in case of any accidents while casting your rod. Other tools that can prove useful include a flashlight and a decent…

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You may have seen some guides out there that help you to prepare for the winter months, what about prepping your car for the summer months? Make the summer months cause less wear-and-tear on your vehicle with the helpful steps below. Begin with the Tires The tires of a vehicle could be considered one of the most important aspects of a vehicle. Your tires will have an impact on the safety and performance of the car. Raise your gas mileage by around 0.6 percent. You can take it up all the way to as high as three percent. Meanwhile, an…

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Many people spring clean their house, yard and garage but your car also needs a thorough clean. Here are some clever car cleaning tips for spring. Clean Out the Big Stuff and Organize the Rest The more people you have riding in your car on a regular basis, the more dirt, trash and miscellaneous items you are likely to collect. Clear away winter items you might keep in your car, like a snow scraper, snow boots or an extra winter coat. Invest in car organizers including storage cubes or seat covers with storage pockets on the back. Give the Exterior…

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Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get your boat ready for the beautiful weather. It’s only a matter of days before you can take the boat out on the open water. First, you must get your boat ready for the spring. Here’s what you need to do to get your boat ready for the season. Wash It Your boat needs another good bath, whether it was in a garage, under a cover, or under a carport, your boat isn’t clean. It’s been sitting collecting dust, dirt, and grime, and it’s time to make her pretty…

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Spring is in the air, snow is melting, the grass is growing and it’s time for some good old fashioned spring cleaning. Your home and yard aren’t the only things that are going to need your attention this season, your car or truck needs a little TLC before the temperatures begin to rise. Interior Remove Trash and Other Items Start by cleaning out any trash that may have accumulated during the cold winter months and collect anything else that may not belong. If you have young children, remove the car seats from the back and give them a good wash.…

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Driving during the winter can be challenging when a mixture of ice, rain, snow and slush hits. Ensure that you car has a firm grip on the road with the right tires. Here are some tips to consider when buying snow tires so you can conquer the extreme winter weather driving conditions Types of Tires Studded Tires There are some areas where the roads are icy for most of the winter months and they allow drivers to use studded tires. Unfortunately, studded tires dig into roadways as well as the ice. However, some states don’t allow studded tires because they…

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Icy roads and snow are one of the most common causes of accidents in the wintertime. Even the most experienced drivers find themselves challenged to make it across town when snow and ice accumulate. Keeping the car from sliding, slowing down, and stopping are a few of the factors that contribute to this heightened risk. Here are some helpful driving tips that will keep you stay safe driving in the snow this winter. Prep your Windshield Washer Fluid You may not think of topping of your windshield washer fluid in the summer, but you’ll definitely want to remember that during…

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