From Toddling To Turning Wrenches: Tips From A Car Fanatic

How Can You Reduce The Costs Of A Major Auto Repair?

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Getting your car diagnosed with a major repair need is something that you probably need some time to budget for. After all, not many people have a spare $5,000 in their checking account. It may be possible to reduce the costs of a major repair; read on to find out how. Consider Incremental Repairs Are you sure your car really needs that major repair right now, or is that more of a preventative measure? Read More»

Nearest? Cheapest? What Factors Do You Use To Find An Auto Repair Shop?

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There may be many good options for auto repair shops in your area, so it can be difficult to say that any one factor matters more than the others when choosing a shop. But basing your decision on any one factor is bound to leave out some important information. Here are some issues that come along with each factor, and suggestions for balancing your choice out by considering a second factor as well. Read More»

Signs That Indicate That Your Tires Are Not Properly Aligned

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The tires of your vehicle need a little more attention than just making sure that they are not flat. You need to keep an eye out for the need for them to be aligned by a mechanic or tire shop. The sooner you spot such an issue, the less likely you will find yourself facing too many additional problems. Simply take a moment to review the following signs so you will know exactly what to look for. Read More»

Will My Car Be Totaled After An Accident?

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After an auto collision, you might be wondering whether you car will end up totaled. Here is some information on how that works, and what the implications are. When Is a Car Totaled? A vehicle is considered totaled when the cost to repair it is higher than 50% of the car’s market value. The totaling process is determined by the insurance adjuster who will take a look and document your car’s damage and value. Read More»

5 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

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As spring approaches, here are four auto maintenance tips to get your car ready for all the driving you’ll do this spring and summer.  #1 Wash Underneath Your Car If you live somewhere that gets snow or ice on the roads, the roads in your area are probably treated with salt and other chemicals. When you drive, these salts and chemicals are transferred onto your car. These chemicals can cause the bottom of your vehicle to start to rust, which compromises the overall quality of your vehicle and can cut years of usable life off your vehicle. Read More»