Creative Ways to Cut Car-Repair Costs That You Probably Never Considered

Automotive Blog

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

Which Laundry Option Is Better For A Class B RV?

Automotive Blog

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

Staying Safe When Handling A Vehicle Breakdown With Kids In Tow

Automotive Blog

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

Two Questions About Auto Hail Damage Repairs

Automotive Blog

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

3 Tips To Help Deal With Constant Dings On Car Doors And Bumper Cover Problems

Automotive Blog

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

Self-Employed & Worried about Unexpected Bills? Tips to Help Level Expenses & Make the Most of Your Income

Automotive Blog

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

4 Things To Check On Your Truck This Spring

Automotive Blog

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

How A Collision Center Determines If Your Flooded Vehicle Can Be Salvaged

Automotive Blog

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

Moving To A Snowier Climate? What Should You Do To Protect Your Vehicle?


If you're moving from a part of the country where it's always golf season to an area where swimming pools and ski resorts get equal bidding, you may wonder how much of an adjustment it will be to transition from one to four seasons. While purchasing a new wardrobe can give you a good start toward braving colder weather, your vehicle may need a bit more attention or TLC after your move.

7 June 2016

Two Signs That The Shocks On Your Car May Be Malfunctioning


Your car's shocks are one of the most important elements of your entire vehicle.  Shocks are hydraulic devices that help to absorb some of the impact that the springs and suspension units of your car would ordinarily sustain.  If your shocks aren't performing correctly, there will be a few telltale signs that you should pay attention to.  Use this information to learn more about two symptoms indicating that your shocks are malfunctioning so you can get the automobile to a hydraulics specialist right away.

6 June 2016