No matter how much money you have saved, sometimes an unexpected auto-repair bill can leave you scrambling for a viable solution. If you have a solid relationship with your regular mechanic, there is a chance that you will be able to make payments on major car repairs. For everyone else, these creative tips will help to manage even the most costly of auto-repair bills. Extended Warranties Vehicle warranties often come with newly purchased vehicles, but they are only guaranteed to last for a certain amount of time or miles.
29 July 2016
Are you planning to take off in a Class B RV for a trip around the country? If you are, you need to figure out how you're going to handle laundry. Not everyone wants to go to a laundromat and use shared machines. But Class Bs are like large camper vans or minibuses -- you don't have a lot of extra room inside for a full washer-dryer pair. That, plus other quirks of these smaller RVs, means that doing the laundry isn't that simple.
25 July 2016
If you experience a mishap where your vehicle becomes immobilized as a result of getting a flat tire or running out of gas, and you have your small children accompanying you for the ride, their safety is most likely your first concern. Your actions in how you handle a breakdown on the road will have an impact on your children's experience with the ordeal. Here are some tips to use in an attempt to get your vehicle back on the road while keeping your children safe in the process.
21 July 2016
When a powerful hail storm moves through your neighborhood, it has the potential to cause extensive damage to your automobile. For those that have been unfortunate enough to have a car that has recently suffered this type of damage, the process of needing to have repairs done can be stressful, but learning the answers to the following couple of questions should allow you to be a more informed car owner when it concerns the repair of hail damage.
19 July 2016
If you drive regularly and have to park in public lots or a commercial parking facility, getting dings on your car door may be something that you have to deal with. Other parking problems can include getting small bumps that cause bumper covers to be scuffed or even start to fall off. An auto body shop may be able to help reduce these problems from parking. Here are some tips that can help you deal with cosmetic car damage from parking lots:
15 July 2016
Being your own boss is a great way to reduce stresses that are related to the workplace, but the erratic income of the average self-employed person can actually create additional stress in other areas of your life, such as your finances. If you are already self-employed or considering leaving the safety of the brick-and-mortar life behind, the following tips can help you take steps to help level out your expenses and stretch your income.
7 July 2016
As spring quickly winds down to a close, you need to make sure that you perform your vehicle's spring maintenance check. Here are the four things you should check on your vehicle before spring comes to a close. #1 Tire Pressure One of the most important things to check on your vehicle this spring is pressure in all of your tires. When the weather is cold outside, tires tend to lose pressure, and when it is hot outside, tires tend to gain pressure.
8 June 2016
Severe weather conditions can create the potential for flooding in any part of the country. When a flood strikes, many drivers find that vehicles they had to leave behind during the evacuation process have been exposed to flood water. Partnering with a collision repair center can help you determine whether or not it's time to junk your vehicle, or if repairs can be made to make the vehicle operational once again.
7 June 2016
If you're like many people, you might keep your valuable tools in your garage. Even though this might seem like the perfect handy place to store these valuable items, you might worry about them being stolen. This is certainly a possibility if you aren't careful, but following these tips can help you prevent your tools from being stolen from your garage. 1. Keep Them in a Locked Toolbox If you don't have a toolbox already, now is the time to invest in one.
3 June 2016
As outdoor temperatures begin to rise, many drivers find themselves planning long trips or spending more time in their vehicles. Although warm temperatures can feel great, these temperature increases can wreak havoc on your car's transmission. Here are three tips you can use to help prepare your transmission to withstand the upcoming summer heat. 1. Invest in a transmission cooler. Your vehicle's transmission is not designed to withstand extended exposure to high levels of heat.
3 June 2016