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Hang Up! If you ever hear this…

Hang Up! If you ever hear this… Sometimes we get a certain vibe that comes from a situation we find ourselves in. It doesn’t exactly feel right, but something unexplainable feels, off. If you’re like me, I know you’ve had those feelings before. It’s especially painful and confusing when you’re having those feelings, and it’s from a company. You should never feel confused in a situation when you’re paying for a service, bottom line. In today’s article we are going to give you tips for how to address those, uneasy feelings, when on the phone with a repair shop. In an example scenario, let’s say, we are calling around to receive price quotes for a repair we think our car needs. Now, it is kind of hard to know exactly what it will take to fix your car, wouldn’t you agree? However, we have a base map to go with that’s for sure. We could have some background with cars, a friend might have helped us in the right direct ... read more

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How to Winterize Your Car

How to Winterize Your Car

Winter provides fierce conditions that are a hazard for all kinds of vehicles. To make sure your vehicle is ready for the chilly season, winterizing is critical. It is both important to be prepared for driving on terrible, slippery roads as it is to have your vehicle in peak condition. To help, we have put together a list of to-do’s that will get your car ready for winter. Let’s have a look. 1. Check the tires Make sure there is enough tread and that the tire pressure is correct. If the tires are worn, get yourself a new set. Some states will require tire chains, but in most places, a set of all-weather tires will be perfect. Areas that are prone to ice, sleet, and snow can be dangerous, though; so get yourself some winter tires, which have a much better grip on pavement. 2. Check the antifreeze and cooling system Did you know that the radiator should be refilled with new coolant (antifreeze) at least once a year? Before winter is the best time to do it, too. Use the ... read more

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What To Check For When Buying A Used Car

Vehicle history Get as much information as you can from the current owner and then do your own research. Running the VIN (vehicle identification number) through a paid service like CARFAX will tell you if the car has been in an accident, if there are any liens on it, and if there are any recalls on the model. Rust or paint damage Take a walk around the car and keep an eye out for any rusty spots or paint chips. Small, localized rust patches aren't necessarily a deal breaker because they can be fixed fairly easily. If there are places where the metal is totally rusted through, you might want to reconsider the purchase. Frame issues While you're walking around the vehicle, you should also look for problems with the frame. Is the car sitting level on the ground? Is there anything hanging from the undercarriage? Pay close attention to the bumpers and look inside the trunk and hood for n ... read more

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