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New Driver? 9 Top Tips for You

Whether you are a new driver or the guardian of a new driver, the learning-to-drive experience can be tense for everyone involved. My own mother still gasps in horror, slowly reaches up to clutch the door handle, slams on the passenger side foot brake, covers her...

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Family Road Trip Planned? Get Your Car Ready

Due to our growing family, we finally decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to a (gulp) mini-van. Our compact car had served us well for many years, but between car seats, double strollers, and groceries, we were constantly pinched for space. Which is why I was so...

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How To Know The Best Oil To Put in Your Car

Most of us know that we need to change our car’s engine oil frequently. This keeps all of the engine parts properly lubricated and running well. What we may not know is what type of oil to use. There are lots of choices out there, but only some of them are right for...

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How to Know if Your Mechanic is Trustworthy

It is embarrassing enough to have to make wounded animal noises to impersonate your car’s mysterious complaints without an unprofessional mechanic stifling a grin. The point here is, you need a good guy (or gal) for a mechanic—someone who will listen sincerely to your...

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Things to Watch for Down the Road

There are few ways to get the adrenaline pumping—like hitting a slick patch on the road unexpectedly or seeing a darkly clothed pedestrian walking on the side of the street just as you go speeding past. Road hazards can be everywhere and anywhere with very little...

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Seven Reasons for High Fuel Consumption

Filling up your tank is such a routine task that it can seem pointless to keep track of how often you need to stop by the pump and how much fuel you use. You have to get the gas to get where you’re going anyway, so why keep a record? Gas consumption will inevitably...

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