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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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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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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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