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Easy Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Before It’s Too Late

November is upon us, and you know what that means: Snow is on the way. The following months are sure to bring snow and ice with them, making the roads more hazardous than any other time of year.   Here’s what you can do to prepare your car for winter, before the snow accumulates:   Start off by placing a quality shovel and ice scraper in your vehicle, which you will find repeatedly useful, especially in the mornings. Consider adding a heavy blanket, a spare coat, and some extra gloves to your stock of winter car goods, in case you or your passengers get cold. Decide whether or not you … Continue reading

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When Should You Buy A New Car?

Buying a new car is one of the most exciting purchases that you can make, but it is also a serious investment that can affect your life for many years. That’s why it’s important to think all of your options through before making the purchase. Here’s how to decide when it’s the right time to buy a new car.   Money Is your car a gas guzzler? Are you thinking about buying a hybrid? If you calculate the amount of money that you spend on gas currently and compare it with how much you would save with a new car, it can tell you a lot about whether or not … Continue reading

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Best Ram and Dodge Models for Families

As the school year is starting back up again, you may be considering getting a new family hauler. If your current car just doesn’t have enough space, flexibility, or technology, check out these excellent Ram and Dodge models for families. 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan In reality, no crossover, sedan, or SUV can match the minivan when it comes to ideal family transportation, especially if you have younger children still in car seats. The Dodge Grand Caravan is an excellent option in the minivan segment. It gives buyers a wide range of models and options to fit their budget and needs. You’ll love the versatile seating, cargo configurations, and easy sliding … Continue reading

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Used Car Care Tips

We all know that buying a used car is a great financial decision. But, used cars do come with a little bit of risk—you don’t necessarily know the vehicle’s entire history. However, cars are more reliable than ever before, and even if you buy a car more than five years old, it should last you for many years to come. Here are a few used car care tips, to help you get there. Change the oil. Follow the oil change schedule laid out in the owner’s manual. This simple step will ensure the engine stays lubricated and running smoothly. Clean it. Built-up dirt and grime can slowly wear down a … Continue reading

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New Car Care Tips

So you’ve finally got around to purchasing that vehicle that you’ve had your eyes on. Congratulations! A new vehicle is certainly something to be proud of. However, that pride can soon start to crumble if you don’t take care of your new vehicle. Improper maintenance and care can quickly add up to a less than desirable vehicle. In order to keep the quality of your new car high, take heed of these new car care tips! Wash Your Car You are probably proud of the way that your car looks. You bought it after all! However, dust and dirt can soon make the exterior of your vehicle look less than … Continue reading

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Prepare Yourself for the Sunny Season with These Spring Safety Tips

  Winter may be over, but the spring season offers unique driving challenges of its own. This year, prepare yourself by checking out these spring safety tips:   Take care of any routine maintenance – such as oil changes and tire pressure – and be sure that you aren’t due for an updated registration anytime soon. Check your windshield wipers for damage and make sure that you have enough windshield wiper fluid. Give your vehicle a thorough spring cleaning, inside and out, to start the season off fresh. Re-stock any supplies used from your vehicle’s first aid kit, and make sure any batteries or electronics you have are functional. Keep … Continue reading

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Easy Strategies To Improve Your Commute

A recent article in Psychology Today called attention to a study done in Switzerland that psychologically analyzed the stress of commuting. The conclusion of the study was that commuting is “stress that doesn’t pay,” because we don’t connect it with a reward like other types of stress. In other words, it never feels worth the trouble, unlike the stresses of a job or a relationship. To help you deal with this stress, we’ve compiled a few strategies to improve your commute… Dr. Marlynn Wei suggests that you avoid paying attention to the “details” of your commute. That means beyond taking an alternative route, or doing things that can actually change … Continue reading

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Impresses Europe

The European car market is a little different than what we’re used to here in the United States. For the most part, Europeans tend to buy higher-end models, like Porsche and high tier BMWs as opposed to American muscle. Exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari are rare in the States but common in Europe. Most of the reasoning behind the lack of muscle on European roadways has to do with availability. Still, you can imagine what happened when a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat turned up at a Vmax 200 event. Common attendees include McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini so you can imagine the scoffs when this piece of American muscle showed … Continue reading

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New Dodge Charger Pursuit Has Touchscreens for Police Cars

Updated for the 2016 model year, the new Dodge Charger Pursuit offers the largest touchscreens available in a police car.  These touchscreens, which previous Charger Pursuit models lacked, will help increase officer safety and efficiency, while also reducing the amount of space the typical dashboard-mounted computers take up. The traditional dashboard laptop, which is in most police cars, can cause dangers to passengers, thanks to the fact that it protrudes out so far. It can interfere with passenger airbags, and it’s a bigger distraction than a touchscreen because of its size, according to Dodge. The new Charger Pursuit, on the other hand, has a unique expanded version of Dodge’s Uconnect … Continue reading

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Fluids Your Car Needs

There are several fluids your car needs to run smoothly, and keeping a close eye on them can help extend the life of your car and its parts. Here are some of the most important fluids in your car and what they do: Engine oil. The biggest one is your engine oil. The engine oil might leak a little or start to run low depending on the age of your car and how much you use it, so it’s a good idea to regularly check the levels between complete oil changes at your dealership or mechanic. Transmission fluid. Transmission fluid makes your gears turn smoothly. Transmission oil shouldn’t get low, … Continue reading

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