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Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car and Truck Battery Vehicle batteries come in many different sizes and shapes.  The two different ones I’ll be talking about today are the Top Mount and the Side Mount battery and also the DUAL Mount batteries.  (There are also Gel batteries like Optima and Deep Cycle batteries for Diesel.) The battery is determined by the Year, Make, Model and Engine size of a vehicle […]

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The Extreme Cold – Do’s and Don’ts

The Extreme Cold – Do’s and Don’ts

The Do’s and Don’ts It has been extremely cold in New England and other states and countries this year.  There are a list of some things that you can do to prevent damage to your vehicle and keep yourself safe as well. 2018 is an Artic Winter this year and it’s extremely cold outside and has a drastic effect on the vehicles we drive. The […]

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Automotive Salvage Yard – The Junkyard

Automotive Salvage Yard – The Junkyard

Junkyards are Cool I remember as a kid, my first experience with junkyards was when I wasn’t even school age yet. My dad has this really cool International Harvester pickup truck. We’d pile into the truck and go to the junk yard to get rid of stuff we didn’t need. I remember it being the coolest place ever! There was a lot of broken stuff […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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