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Buying A Used Car – 8 Tips

Buying A Used Car – 8 Tips

Tax Time and New Used Vehicles It’s almost tax time again. People use their taxes every year for bills, towards car repairs or looking into buying a new used car. Here are my Tips for Researching and Buying that Used Car… 1 – Decide what type of vehicle you need or want and what you are willing to spend on it.  Always have a budget […]

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Last Minute Winter Storm Purchases – Be Prepared

Last Minute Winter Storm Purchases – Be Prepared

Storm Preparation Most people wait until last minute, usually during a winter storm, to replace wiper blades, bulbs such as headlights, tail lights, turn signals, license plate, and back up (reverse) lights, batteries and other things. Wiper Blades Working in the auto parts business, the store would pretty much get cleaned out of wiper blades. We would also have to install them as they are part of […]

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Prepare Vehicle for Winter – Checklists

Prepare Vehicle for Winter – Checklists

Winterizing Your Vehicle Winter is a harsh and cold time of the year, especially in New England or in colder areas, such as the mountains or northern states/countries.   You should always prepare for winter, as you would for summer. The similarity is that both seasons are extreme in temperature. Winter is cold and summer is hot. There are many things you may want to […]

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New Keys And Key Fobs – Extra Set or New Remote

New Keys And Key Fobs – Extra Set or New Remote

New Car or Truck Keys To make new keys for the newer cars and trucks these days, one must bring a set of keys to be made and go to a hardware store that cuts keys with the “chip” already installed in them, buy them online or go to the dealership to obtain another one. The newer car keys have a computer chip embedded in […]

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Automotive Holiday Accessories – Automotive Gifts

Automotive Holiday Accessories – Automotive Gifts

Car-Truck Gifts and Decorations for the Holidays There are many Holiday gifts and decorations available for car/truck owners on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other occasions can be fairly easy to find if you know where to look. The web is full of sites that have many different types of holiday items for the vehicle.   When I worked in the auto parts store, one of […]

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License Plate Bracket

License Plate Bracket

License Plates Here in Connecticut, we are a 2-plate state. The plates must be on the front of the vehicle’s front bumper and the rear bumper or placed on the hatch of the vehicle. Other states may have only one plate, but it still needs to go in the right place on the vehicle. If you want to add a personalized or designer plate on […]

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Cars and Railroad Crossings – Railroad Tracks

Cars and Railroad Crossings – Railroad Tracks

Amtrak and Freight Trains   Trains are another form of transportation. Taking us from one place to another sometimes faster and other times a little longer. There are also those freight trains that also take products from one place to another. They are so much heavier than cars and trucks. If they have to stop it can take up to a mile or more depending […]

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Finding the Right Hitch

Finding the Right Hitch

Right Hitch Information If you are one of those folks who wants to or needs to pull a trailer, wants to carry bicycles, any type of camper or boat, pull a car trailer/auto transport, or anything else that requires a hitch, do you know where to find that information? Well, U-Haul is one company that not only sells the hitches and the accessories that are […]

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Quick Auto Repair Fixes

Quick Auto Repair Fixes

Cheap Fixes That Look Dreadful We see lousy quick repairs on different vehicles as we are traveling from one place to another, at the light, in a parking lot, at the garage, or in other places. The cars look absolutely dreadful. You’d think that someone would take more pride in their vehicle.   In places where they have yearly inspections, if your car looks that […]

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Keys and the Ignition Switch – Recalls and Replacement

Keys and the Ignition Switch – Recalls and Replacement

Keys and the Ignition Switch An ignition switch is the place you put your key when you want to turn the car on. The switch was designed a certain way to operate and if it you put too much stress on it, it will break. We’ve all heard about the General Motors Recall on some vehicles with faulty ignition switches. It is a design defect […]

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