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How to Pick a Mechanic for Your Car

There's going to come a time as a car owner that your car is going to need maintenance and repairs, and when that time comes you want to make sure your car is in good hands. In order to make sure you choose the best service center for your car there are some things you should do. These include:

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Don't Forget to Add This to Your Car Buying Budget

Budgeting for a car is not the most glamorous part of the car buying process, but it must be done. It helps ensure that you're not buying a car that you cannot afford. Most car buyers know to think about monthly payments but forget to add in things like insurance, registration fees, and most importantly, maintenance and repairs. Here's what you need to know about maintenance and repair costs.

 

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Ways to Dog Proof Your Car

We love our furry friends and treat them as part of the family, so it's only right that we take them with us when we go for a ride. Some dogs really enjoy riding in cars but they can create a big mess if you don't properly dog proof your car. Use these tips to reduce the amount of time it takes to clean up after your dog:

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Change Your Tire in a Pinch

You don't have to be a trained mechanic to change a tire. Run over a nail? Got a puncture in your tire? No need to worry. Simply follow these steps to quickly change a flat tire:

  1. Find a safe location out of the way of traffic. Empty parking lots and straight stretches of road are great.
  2. Take out the spare tire and the tools you need to change the tire. Besides the tire you'll need a jack, wheel wedges, lug wrench, a flashlight with working batteries, and flares.
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What is a 'Head Restraint' in Your Car, and How Does it Prevent Whiplash?

While you browse pre-owned cars in Duncansville, you may be taking the time to search the safety ratings on models you find. Vehicles with good safety ratings can be more affordable to insure, and grant invaluable peace of mind, especially when driving with kids.

One rating you may have seen that baffles many drivers is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's "head restraints & seats" test.

What in the world is a head restraint in your car? To clear one thing up right away, the IIHS really means headrest. We're not sure who calls them head "restraints," but…

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How to Thwart Bubblegum & Other Sticky Messes with WD-40

Having kids is a joy unlike any other... perhaps because "joy" isn't how it feels at all sometimes. The little rascals are adorably good at getting crayon stains on the upholstery of your car, spilling juice, making crumbs, and sometimes—the dreaded bubblegum in the carpet.

What can you do when your precious angel spits their gum right into your vehicle's carpeting? Is the only solution a pair of scissors, and permanent damage to the interior? No!

Grab a bottle of WD-40 from the garage, put on some protective gloves and eyewear, and spray, spray, spray! Use the…

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