Browsing: Wheels and Water

If you’re like most drivers, then you probably have a 3 step process for washing your car. You simply spray it with water, wipe it down with a soapy rag, and then rinse away all of the suds. If you want to go the extra mile, you may even decide to wax the car afterwards. While this routine may work during the winter months, if you’re using this approach during the summer months, you could be doing more harm than good. You see, whenever you wash your car in direct sunlight, there’s always a chance that you could be ruining…

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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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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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Distracted driving is a major cause of automotive accidents. Consider these practical tips to reduce your chances of encountering distraction problems on the road. Adjust your Seat Before Starting the Ignition Today, many vehicles offer comfortable, flexible seating. Drivers avoid problems by ensuring they completely adjust seating before starting the vehicle. If you need to re-adjust the seats, pull into a parking spot first. Make Sure Pets & Children Travel Securely Allowing children or family pets to wander through the vehicle during a road trip sometimes distracts a driver. State laws provide detailed regulations for securing children in approved, correctly-sized…

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Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter sports. While it can be a lot of fun, there are important steps that are necessary for keeping yourself safe while you are riding your snowmobile. Do Preventative Maintenance You will need to make sure that your snowmobile is in good shape before you take it out on the road. You will need to consult with the owner’s manual to find out the type of maintenance that the snowmobile needs. You can also ask the local snowmobile association about the type of maintenance that your snowmobile needs. Know the Laws People are…

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Party goers alike are ringing in the New Year with joy and flare, reveling in what the coming months will bring. But excitement can soon fade to misery if drivers fail to follow the best practices for road safety. Embrace these five driving safety tips for a peaceful celebration. Pets Pets are often overlooked on New Year’s Eve checklist. Make sure your pet is properly housed and fed. Never leave your pet outdoors and never lock your pet inside of a vehicle. With many states permitting the use of firearms and fireworks to celebrate the New Year, accidental injuries to animals,…

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Donating your car to charity might sound crazy, if it weren’t for the benefits you reap. Yes, you read that right: Donating you car can benefit you, as well as charity. Maybe you’re ready to upgrade to a new car, but the dealer is offering you a trade-in figure eighty percent lower than your old car’s Kelly Blue Book value. Is the trade-in really worth your while? Then again, you might have inherited a car from a loved one, or have a second vehicle you almost never use—a set of wheels that’s just taking up space in your garage. Think…

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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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