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Preparing For Road Trips With Your Infant

Traveling with a young child can be difficult.  This is especially true when that child is under one year old.  Utilizing proper forethought and planning a long road trip with infants can have their issues minimized.  Of course, while this is a general guide, you know how your baby handles drives better than anyone else.  Therefore, it will be important for you to modify this list to suit you and your child’s needs. Read more


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Car Love-Hate Story

A car is a symbol of freedom. It can take you anywhere you need to be, within reasonable circumstances. But cars are not always as fun and quirky as Pixar’s film seems to suggest. In truth, the first thing that any driver would have noticed is that cars not only don’t drive themselves but they also can’t express their issues as clearly as Pixar made them do. Also, there is no way that your car will look as friendly as Lightning McQueen is. So, it would seem logical to feel neutral about your everyday car. After all, it doesn’t talk, it doesn’t have an exciting lifestyle, and more importantly, it doesn’t have any moral value. It’s a vehicle, after all. Nobody looks at their car with a neutral eye. A car can be liked, loved even sometimes, appreciated, hated, or despised too. People have a love-hate story with their car.   Read more


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Tire Safety

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle when it comes to keeping you on the road safely.  According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there are more than 500 deaths every year due to tire-related accidents.  There are also about 19,000 individuals who are hurt every year for the same reason.  The sad part of the fact is that most of these were preventable by maintaining proper tire pressures and replacing them when wear occurs. Read more


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Cleaning Your Automobile for Best Resale Value

Keeping a clean car not only makes you feel better about driving it but helps maintain the interior for many years to come and gives you higher resale value.  Occasionally, detail is in order as standard cleans are no longer sufficient.  This tutorial will give you a quick run through of how to make sure your vehicle stays the cleanest.  It is best to work from top to bottom and back to front.   This will make sure you don’t dirty an area that you had already cleaned. Read more


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Make Your Car Work Harder For You

These days, when every cent counts, each purchase we make becomes more scrutinized. And when it comes to big purchases like home improvements and cars, it’s essential to make sure it’s affordable and value for money. You might discuss it at length with your partner, and you probably shop around to make sure you’re getting the very best deal? But is there any more you could do to make that purchase work even harder for you? Read more


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When Is It Time To Say Goodbye To A Beloved Car?

There comes a time in every vehicle’s lifecycle where it’s no longer the right choice for the driver. Deciding when exactly that is will be down to each individual driver and the vehicle of their choice. It depends on the reliability of the vehicle, the resell value and deterioration, and the conditions of the market amongst other things. If you’ve been thinking about when it’s time to sell your auto and move on to the next thing, here are a few points worth considering.

When your needs have changed

This is perhaps the point where the need to sell a car becomes the most obvious. If your car no longer fits your needs as you understand them, then it can be hard to justify keeping it. For instance, if you’ve recently started building a family, then you’re not going to get as much use out of your old sportscar as you once might have. You’re going to need a family car, with all the space, safety features, and economical sense that they entail. Similarly, if you move from the suburbs to the city center, you might need a smaller car with a better city MPG. It’s all about choosing what’s right for you and recognizing when your current auto isn’t that. Read more


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Here is why you should get rid of your old car

Here is why you should get rid of your old car

Car maintenance is crucial to keeping your car in a good condition. However, despite all the efforts you make, your car is bound to age and there comes a point when you should get rid of it. Read more


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Make sure your Car is Safe for Traveling

Whether you are traveling for personal or have a long commute to work every day, it is paramount to make sure your vehicle is safe for travel. If you do not, you are just setting yourself up to be stranded at some point.

Just like people, cars need routine maintenance and lots of love and care especially if they are older. Doubt routine maintenance is smart regardless the age of your vehicle or the miles on it as anything can happen with any vehicle at any time. Read more


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How We Can Make Our Cars Safer For Our Kids

Although the cars we drive and the roads we drive them on are much safer than they have been in the past, every time you drive anywhere, you’re taking a risk. It would be horrible if you were involved in a car accident, but even worse if it involved the people you love most – your kids. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that parents can make their cars safer for their children, and minimize the risk of them ever coming to harm on the road. Here are just a few… Read more


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Preparing for traveling with Family

Traveling is fun, but traveling in a car for hours with your entire family isn’t always as enjoyable. If flying is out of the question or too costly, a road trip is the perfect way to save money while on vacation or visiting relatives. However, being cooped up in a car too long can leave you a little stir crazy. Plus, you don’t have access to all the things you may normally need while going throughout your day-to-day life. Take a look a six ways you can survive a family road trip. Read more


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