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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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Reliable transportation is a necessity. People depend on transportation for work, shopping, and much more. But car repairs, auto insurance, general maintenance, and gas can take a chunk out of your bank account. Save money with these simple ways to cut your car expenses. Get a Car Insurance Quote Car insurance is an unavoidable expense. Most people get comfortable and keep the same insurance for years. They never consider that a competing insurance company might offer a better rate. Even if you’re pleased with your current rates, it doesn’t hurt to see if a better price is available. It costs…

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It’s that time of year again, where road salt slowly eats away at your vehicle. Lack of vehicle preparation and maintenance causes rust to attack their car. With a few simple steps, you can keep your vehicle in excellent condition all season long. Prepare Your Car All year-long, no matter what the weather is like, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for success when harsh weather arrives. The most important way to do this is by repairing scratches and dents as soon as you notice them. Scratches are an open wound on your vehicle’s skin and when salt is applied…

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Creating a listing for a good classified car ad will help sell your vehicle faster and at a better price. Although it may take time, a good classified car ad will stand out to potential buyers and separate your listing from the rest. Below are our top tips to sell your vehicle by using a classified ad. Put Yourself in the Mindset of the Buyer Before you actually draft your advertisement; put yourself in the mindset of the buyer. Write out all the pressing questions onto a piece of paper and try to answer each question in the listing. Once…

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What do a chalkboard eraser, a pair of socks, and a lighter have in common? They’re all life-changing winter car hacks. The winter brings frosty windshields, ice and frozen door locks. Since the snowy season is quickly approaching, head to your local dollar store and pick up a few inexpensive household items that will make your life so much easier this coming winter. Get Unstuck Quickly Snow makes it difficult to drive your car. One way to move your car is by using cardboard. Keep a piece of cardboard in your trunk and place it under your tires when your…

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Just about every other TV commercial is from an auto manufacturer around this time of year, but you can score big with the right holiday car buying tips. Take look at some of the best insider tips that will save you money on a new vehicle. Look for Rebates in Your Area Vehicle manufacturer rebates are based on the region where you live in the U.S. If you see an offer on a rebate for a vehicle, be sure to check with your local dealers to see if you qualify for a rebate. While some rebates are nationwide, many are…

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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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