Affording Auto Repair

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Affording Auto Repair

I wish that I knew how to do my own auto repairs, but I’m just not mechanically inclined. I’ve tried to learn to do basic things, but so far it just hasn’t worked out for me. Since I can’t save money by doing my auto repairs myself, I try to save money as best I can by shopping around for the best deals in auto repair in my town. I’ve also learned that even if I can’t fix my own car problems, I can educate myself about them. You’d be surprised how many repair shops will try to charge you for unnecessary repairs. I’ve learned enough that I understand how to spot those unnecessary charges and avoid them, and I stick with the shops that I know aren’t trying to cheat me.

How To Make Sure Your Used Big Rig Is A Good Buy

Buying used can be a great way to save money on a big rig. However, it can also be a huge and burdensome blunder -- if you buy the right truck! It's important to do your research and take your time when shopping for the perfect used big rig for your business. Here are some tips to ensure you settle on the right truck rather than on a lemon. Look for one-owner trucks. Read More 

Protect Your SUV’s Transmission With These Tips

As the driver of an SUV, you may be pleased with the size and power of your vehicle. However, if you are like many SUV drivers, you may not think a lot about the transmission under the hood. The transmission is a vital part of your SUV, as it is the way through which all the power in the engine gets to the wheels; if you have a problem with your transmission, the SUV will have trouble moving at all. Read More 

Preventing Windshield Damage In The Winter

Winter conditions present unique problems for drivers across the country. Snow and ice can not only have an adverse effect on the roadways, but on your vehicle's windshield as well. If you want to prevent serious damage to your windshield this winter, here are three tips you should keep in mind. 1. Failing to clear ice from your windshield could result in an accident. Drivers often assume that their car's defrost will clear away ice that has built up on the surface of their windshield overnight. Read More 

Three Easy-To-Recognize Signs That Your Brakes Are Wearing Out

Properly operating brakes on your vehicle are integral to your safety on the road; without brakes that work correctly, you won't be able to stop your vehicle in a safe amount of time and can quickly find yourself in an accident. Fortunately, you don't ever need to be caught off-guard by brakes that have become worn out; you'll get plenty of indicators along the way that it's time to visit an auto shop for a some replacement pads and rotors. Read More 

Waiting For A Tow In The Snow? Here Are Three Things You’ve Got To Do

When your car breaks down in the snow, calling for a tow truck is a logical thing to do. However, you are likely to have to wait a little longer than usual while the truck makes its way to where you are. Here are some things you need to remember while you wait. Don't Keep the Car Running If your car engine is still working properly, you might want to start it up so you can remain warm as you wait. Read More