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8 Signs Your Car Has Pothole Damage

A pothole can be your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a road’s surface can seriously damage a vehicle’s ride control system. If you do drive over a pothole, have your car’s shocks or struts checked to make sure they aren’t damaged. Shocks and struts control how vehicles ride and handle. The shock absorbers or struts act as a cushion to dampen the bouncing action of a car’s springs. The springs absorb the road bumps; without them, the vehicle would continually bounce and bound down the road, making driving extremely difficult. Shocks and struts a ... read more

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New Year, New You, Used Car - Tips on Buying a Used Car in the New Year

For many people, buying a used car as a woman once ranked right up there with a dentist visit.  However, today times have changed, and the process of buying a used car doesn't have to be as horrific as it used to be.  Today, women are informed consumers who hold the family purse-strings and have armed themselves with all the available information to make a used car purchase experience far less stressful.  Today, we're going to bring you our top tips on buying a used car in the new year, but if you're looking for one big take-away, it is this: Do your homework!  ... read more

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As Temperatures Drop, Check Tire Pressure More Often

You may notice when the weather turns colder, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dashboard lights up more frequently. The Car Care Council recommends checking your tire pressure regularly during the winter to help keep the TPMS light off and your vehicle safe. “It’s typical at this time of year for motorists to get TPMS warnings and then get worried about their tires,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Often drivers will see this in the morning when it’s coldest. If the temperature warms, the light could turn off but it ... read more

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A Battery Check Today Can Keep the Tow Truck Away

A battery check today can keep the tow truck away, says the Car Care Council, as it advises vehicle owners to have their battery tested and replaced if necessary this fall to avoid being stranded this winter. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced, and excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high of a charging rate, leading to slow death for a battery. Co ... read more

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Key Considerations before Buying a Car

With consumer confidence on the rise and end-of-year sales starting to emerge, many consumers are likely to start considering a new car. However, there are certain factors that buyers need to take into account to ensure they maximize on the investment, and furthermore, that the vehicle doesn’t end up draining more funds than its worth due to excessive auto repair. What inspires buyers According to Econsultancy, a recent survey by the St Ives Group found that 34 percent of people  ... read more

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