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If you’re like many people this holiday season, you are looking forward to spending time with family but are dreading the thought of dealing with congested highways or crowded airports. It’s no secret that the week of Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. It’s estimated that a record 28.5 million people will be flying in the United States between the Friday before Thanksgiving and that following Tuesday. Millions more will be clogging the roadways traveling too. It won’t be possible to avoid all the problems associated with traveling during this time, but these pointers can make things…

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Fall is a beautiful season when leaves start turning different shades of red, purple, orange, and yellow. As small as leaves might seem, they can be quite dangerous when they fall to the ground when trees start adjusting to the changing weather conditions. The roads also become slippery due to constant rain. Even though driving during the fall can be tricky, it is not impossible. You have to be able to go to work. Kids also need to go to school and many other activities that require driving. This article gives you tips on how to drive safely during fall.…

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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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As the seasons change, it’s important to consider what your car needs to perform at its best and to keep you and your family safe. October is Fall Car Care Month, and it’s the perfect time to make sure all of your car’s systems are in order and working great. This article will walk you through the five most important things you need to check before winter sets in. 1. Check Your Brakes Every driver relies on their brakes to keep them safe, but good brake care is even more important in a cold climate. If your brakes need attention,…

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Auto repairs are one of those necessary evils that you’ll have to deal with if you want to avoid your car reaching a point of no return. There are some problems that will give you a grace period before they destroy your car. Other problems aren’t as kind, but all need to be addressed as quickly as possible. Here are five auto repairs that you should never skip for any reason. 1. Overheating Issues One problem that you should never put off is an overheating issue. Your car may be overheating for a number of reasons including a lack of…

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Most people assume that when you are buying a new car, it is merely as simple as driving to the local dealership in your free time. This statement could not be further from the truth if you are searching for the best possible deal. Research has shown that there are times to purchase a new vehicle that yield the least hassle and best deals. Days of the Week While the weekend may be the most convenient time for you to browse and purchase, it is also the most crowded time. Beat the crowds and gain a salesperson’s full attention by…

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As Labor Day quickly approaches, friends and family are looking forward to a long weekend with a road trip on the horizon. You might focus on the destination or fun stops along the way, but safety needs to be your main concern. Follow these safety tips during your Labor Day road trip so you’ll be prepared for any situation and be able to enjoy your vacation worry-free. Practice Tire Changes You may know the basics of changing a car tire, but when is the last time you actually completed this task? Before your road trip, take some time to practice…

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We are getting close to the end of summer. This can only mean one thing; Back to School season is officially here! When we think of back to school preparation, the first thing that comes to mind is shopping for school supplies. However, it entails much more than that. One often overlooked aspect of back to school preparation is getting the car ready to kick off the school year. Here are some tips for getting your car in order before the new school year arrives. 1. Check your fluid levels A properly maintained car is safer and more dependable. One…

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Buying a car is one of the most expensive purchases people make. Purchasing a new car has its perks including a manufacturer’s warrantee and the confidence of knowing that the car has not been in an accident or need any major repairs. However, you pay handsomely for that security. On average, a new car will lose 11% of its value the second you drive it off the lot and will lose 25% of its value after the first year. There is no doubt that you can save a significant amount of money by buying a used car, but there are…

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According to research by accredited companies, approximately 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in 2015 due to a deadly motor vehicle accident. These heart-wrenching statistics should urge parents to make sure that their teenager knows the best driving techniques before obtaining his/her license. Keep these Important Tips in Mind Knowing the appropriate skills to operate a car takes time and practice. Here are some basic rules to consider before embarking on this journey with your teenager: •Set measurable and realistic goals: Instead of long driving sessions that last thirty or more minutes, consider limiting the…

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