How to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition

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When is it necessary to change my wipers? Is there really a difference between wiper blades? As fall approaches, it’s important to ask yourself these questions as heavy rains and increasingly severe weather can obscure driving visibility. In fact, the American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of all driving decisions are based on visibility. Having a properly installed set … Read More

Tips for Parents: The Car Talk with Teenagers

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Giving a 16-year-old their first set of car keys can feel like one or both of you just went skydiving without a parachute. As a parent, you’re relinquishing a certain amount of control when your child climbs behind the wheel. And that can be terrifying. Car accidents are the number-one cause of death among teens in the U.S., so when … Read More

15 Helpful Tips for Buying a Used Car

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The thought of buying a car can strike fear into many people. It is a difficult and giant decision when you go to a dealership. So to help out with the nerves here are 15 car buying tips to help you through the challenging process. Narrow your choices. Going in knowing what make and model you are looking for will … Read More

Iconic “Gone in 60 Seconds” Eleanor Mustang Heading to Auction

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Crossing the block at Mecum’s Austin 2014 auction, December 12th and 13th, will be one of the three famed original Eleanor Mustang hero cars from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. The unlikely star was specially built for the 2000 remake by Hollywood’s Cinema Vehicle Services. Inside, Eleanor resembles your typical top-of-the-line Mustang, with period accurate ’67 dash, gauges, steering wheel, … Read More

Latest High-Tech Cars May Keep Your Hands Off the Wheel

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These days, it seem that you can’t open a newspaper (if anyone still does that), or read the news without hearing about Google’s latest invention. Now the internet giant is venturing into the car business and trying to improve road safety. The new ground breaking technology being: the driverless automobile. A prototype of Google’s new self-driving car—a two-passenger electric vehicle … Read More

Get a Better Grip About Driving on Wet Roads

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Your eyes can thank the abundant rainfall for all of the lush greenery popping up everywhere this season. And as your personal experience has probably taught you, the wetter roads also make driving potentially hazardous. Russell Shepherd, a mechanical engineer for Michelin North America and self-proclaimed “tire nerd,” had earned his informal title with his 15 years of driving in … Read More

Holiday Tips for Buying a Car As a Gift

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A new set of wheels will put a smile on anyone’s face. Here’s some advice for giving a car as a winter holiday present–big bow included. We’ve all seen the commercial: the husband gives his wife a set of keys and walks her out to a snowy driveway where a shiny new car is parked with a big red ribbon … Read More

Protect Your Car From Harsh Weather

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It’s a perfect time to start thinking about protecting your vehicle from the harsh weather and conditions ahead. Using a car cover can protect your cars finish from destructive elements like moisture, which can seep into tiny cracks and dings and work against your paint from the inside out. The process of corrosion begins any time your car is subjected to … Read More

Choosing the Right Auto Shop For You

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An auto repair shop is designed to offer solutions for vehicles that require maintenance and repair. However, the question is how to select the right auto repair shop for you and your vehicle? Auto repair shops, also known as auto repair garages, can range in size and service. Some are operated by sole proprietors with a few essential tools. Other … Read More

New Toy For Kids That Teaches Car Repair

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Kids these days are hard to shop for. You want to give them something they will use but also something that they can learn from.  Lucky for you and them there is a new toy out there meant to get them eager to learn to earn a spot alongside dad in the garage! Hammacher Schlemmer specializes in unique and unusual … Read More