There are a few things that your vehicle will warn you about when they need to be replaced or examined. The brakes are one such system. When you begin to hear some of the warning signs that are given, then you need to find a mechanic who can check the brake pads and rotors to determine how much longer you might be able to safely drive your vehicle.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are far more likely to be involved in traffic accidents than drivers who are over the age of 20. While it’s too ominous to say that your teenage driver will be in an accident at some point, you should still teach them how to drive safely and what they should do if they are ever in an accident.
After a long difficult winter season, your automobile may look like a mess on the inside and outside. Not only does a vehicle receive contamination from snow and ice on the exterior, but also, you may not clean the interior of the vehicle for several months. As soon as spring arrives, you should begin to clean your vehicle to protect its paint and upholstery. Use these pointers to have a vehicle that looks beautiful.
Wash Your Vehicle at Home or at a Car Wash
Washing your vehicle on the first warm spring day is essential for your vehicle. This cleaning process will remove road salt, tar and grime from the painted and metal surfaces. If you leave dirt on your vehicle, then the metal, glass and paint are degraded by the chemicals, leading to rust and other problems.
Contributed by Blake Slade
As a young man in my 20’s, I decided that I wanted to drive to a warmer climate. I headed south for Florida. I was impulsive and left by simply driving my car with only a road map for guidance. Eight hours later I discovered my mistake. I came out of the diner where I had stopped in for an afternoon meal to find that my engine would not start. I turned the ignition key and got only a bump noise. The starter had failed. Luckily I had tools in the trunk and I was young. I performed road service myself in the diner’s lot. I jacked the car up and removed the starter. I then hitched a ride to an auto parts store, traded my old starter in for a rebuilt one and hitched back to my ride. I then installed the starter and was on my way again.
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Contributed by Nataliya
Girls love cars – that’s a fact, supported by another fact: a guy’s car might have a lot to do with his level of attractiveness. But there are many women out there who own their own cars and drive them around the city daily. Unfortunately, most of them know little (or nothing) about their cars, except how to drive them. Don’t be that girl! You are a strong women who can multi-task loads of things, from job to kids, so you definitely need to be able to do the basics for your car, like the regular checkups.
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Tens of thousands of Americans park their vehicles outside throughout the year, and you may be one of them. Whether you do not have enough room in your garage or do not have access to a garage, your car may be subjected to icy winds, sleet, snow and salty roads throughout the late autumn and into the winter months. Guard one of your most important investments by following these four tips for keeping your car clean, protected and shiny.
Guest post contributed by June Frazier
For most individuals, spring and fall are usually the best periods of the calendar to go hiking with their dogs. Perhaps it is because spring is known to breathe new and fresh life into both wildlife and vegetation. The land is once again filled with colorful spring flowers as well as green grasses. What’s more, during this period, the overall atmosphere is friendly since the sticky and scorching temperatures are usually gone. Fall is an excellent time to visit your favorite trail and enjoy a variety of the hiking benefits with your lovely dog.
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One of the main concerns of new parents is keeping their baby and enjoying convenience when it comes to traveling on the road. When you want to travel in a spacious vehicle that accommodates your baby, it’s important to use a family-friendly car. Once you’re ready to find the right vehicle to purchase for your growing family, there are a few important tips to follow.
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Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis
Many people look for hot new rides in the New Year. While new model cars release usually in November and December, it isn’t until January that a good selection of new models and trims becomes available. If you are looking to upgrade your car in 2017, here are three models that stand out for their style and sophistication for the modern driver.
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Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson
Purchasing a car is serious business. Besides a home, a car will be one of the biggest purchases that you will make. When you are purchasing a car for your family the stakes are even higher. There are many things to consider before committing to a vehicle. By being an informed consumer you can give yourself the peace of mind that comes with making the best purchase.
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