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Why Driving on Wet Leaves is as Dangerous as Ice

October 5th, 2022 by
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When you originally got your driver’s license, one of the first things your instructor or parent likely told you was the dangers of driving on ice. Not only are icy roads inherently slippery, but they can also catch you off guard if you aren’t careful. Black ice is prevalent after bad storms or when rain…

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5 Engine Noises that Require Immediate Attention

September 29th, 2022 by
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One of the most important things to understand about vehicle maintenance is that not all engine noises mean the same thing. A knock might indicate a problem with your alternator. A hiss might mean a worn hose, etc. If you want to make sure you fix the noise, it stands to reason that you need…

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5 Warning Signs Your Car Needs to be Serviced

August 30th, 2022 by
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Everyone knows that in order to keep their car running efficiently for as long as possible, they need to have it regularly serviced by a professional. But at the same time, some situations may arise that will require you to head to the service center sooner than whatever your next interval happens to be. All…

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Criteria for Picking a Dealership That’s Right for You

August 29th, 2022 by
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From the moment you walk onto a car dealership’s lot, it’s important to understand you have two decisions to make. The first, and arguably the easier one, involves which make and model of vehicle you want to buy. The second involves whether you want to work with this particular dealership on the transaction. Thankfully, that…

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How to Budget for a new Toyota

October 15th, 2021 by
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Are you itching to buy a new Toyota? This is a natural feeling to have especially if the car you own is getting old and needs more maintenance than it’s worth. Shopping for a car can be a stressful situation when you aren’t sure what you can afford. In looking at how to budget for…

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Driving that can be Affecting your Tires

October 15th, 2021 by
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Did you know that how you drive can be affecting your tires? Everyone wants to know how to make their tires last longer, so there is less of a worry of having to replace them so often. Tires can be expensive. That’s why the goal is to have each of your four tires make it…

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How to Prep your Car for the Fall

September 15th, 2021 by
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Preparing your automobile for the fall might not be the first thing on your to-do list, yet it has the potential to be the most important item on that list. Prepping your car for fall and winter with seasonal auto maintenance is especially important leading up to the cold months as a breakdown on the…

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Signs & Symptoms of Bad Tires – When to Replace Them

September 15th, 2021 by
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Good tires are your primary line of defense against an accident. The average driver mistakenly assumes his or her vehicle’s tires are in good condition simply because there isn’t a flat. If your vehicle’s tires are not rotated at each oil change or if they are several years old, there is a good chance the…

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Habits that can be Draining your Car’s Battery

August 23rd, 2021 by
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When you’re stranded with a dead battery, a lot of things run through your mind. You might wonder what you could have done differently. You might race for ways to remedy the situation. Regardless, it’s not a fun place to be. In hopes of avoiding such a scenario, understanding these habits can help you extend…

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Debunking Used Car Myths

August 13th, 2021 by
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Many people have misconceptions about buying a used car. Many of these common car myths stem from decades ago, when automobiles had shorter life spans. Today’s car exteriors last much longer because automakers use galvanized steel that is coated on both sides with rust-resistant zinc and high-quality paint. If you are considering a used car…

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