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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 the […]

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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 on […]

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Finding the Right Hitch

Finding the Right Hitch

Finding the Right Hitch 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 […]

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Quick Auto Repair Fixes

Quick Auto Repair Fixes

Quick Auto Repair Fixes 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 bad, […]

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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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Dangers of Driving and Cellphones – Use Bluetooth

Dangers of Driving and Cellphones – Use Bluetooth

Driving and Cellphones Cellphones… they’re everywhere. We use them for talking and texting. We use them when we have to call for help, we take photos and videos and then share them. We use covers to protect them from damage. There are so many different brands of cellphones. Some of the most popular cellphones are the iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and others. They can do so […]

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Shocks VS Struts – Front and Rear Suspension

Shocks and Struts Shock absorbers or “shocks” and struts are part of a vehicles suspension system. It is so the vehicle will absorb the bumps and ride smoother. Newer cars have both struts in the front and shocks in the rear. The struts are located in the front of the vehicle. The shocks are in the rear. Some struts and shocks will have coil springs […]

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Book Review – Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care – DIY

Book Review – Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care – DIY

Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care My Ranking: 10 Price: New from $14.75, Used from $2.29 Owners: Bridget Kachur Website: Amazon INTRODUCTION “Spark plugs? Fan belts? Alternators? Flat tire? Help! When it comes to auto mechanics, many women feel uneducated, unqualified, or just plain incapacitated. We simply get behind the wheel and drive; when the car starts making odd noises or refuses to start, […]

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