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  • Three Questions Worth Asking When Shopping For An Auto Repair Shop

    22 February 2016

    When your vehicle sustains damage in an accident, the best thing you can do is devote time to finding the right auto repair shop that will have your vehicle looking as good as new. It's useful to start by getting recommendations from your insurance company, but at the end of the day you have to feel confident that the shop you'll be visiting is the right one. You can make the process of selecting the ideal shop as easy as possible by visiting a few and speaking to a shop representative.

  • Why You Should Rent A Car When Waiting For Collision Repair On Your Vehicle

    22 February 2016

    If your vehicle is in need of collision repair, you might be concerned about how long you will have to be without it. To make things easier, it's a good idea to rent a car, even if you weren't originally planning to. These are a few reasons why. You May Not Have to Pay for It One reason why you might be thinking about avoiding the rental car is because you might be afraid that you will have to pay for it.

  • 5 Rules For Pulling Parts At An Auto Recycling Center

    18 January 2016

    The auto recycler, also known as a used part or salvage yard, can be a treasure trove of parts for your vehicle. It can even provide you with a part time income if you have some knowledge of cars and want to begin selling some valuable parts to car enthusiasts. If you have never visited a recycling center before, there are some basic unwritten rules that you should be aware of.

  • Advantages Of Buying Used Semi Trucks

    16 December 2015

    Whether you're a looking to add more trucks to your fleet or you're a new owner-operator, you have an important choice to make before you begin shopping for semis: Should you purchase a new or used truck? While a new semi will probably have more interesting features and will give you that sense of satisfaction that comes with purchasing a new vehicle, there are numerous advantages to purchasing used semi trucks.

  • It's The Little Things: Additional Considerations When Choosing A Truck Bed Extender

    11 December 2015

    If you've been trying to get a truck bed extender, you know you have specific styles that you have to choose from. Some install on the truck's hitch, other's install inside the bed and can be pulled out, and so on. But there are other considerations that could make an otherwise fine style become problematic for you. Here are three things to consider when choosing your truck bed extender. Corners

  • Three Tips For Choosing A Paint Color For Your Vehicle

    19 November 2015

    It isn't always easy to choose a new paint color for your car. After all, there are a lot of colors you could choose, and the popularity of certain colors will vary, depending on the kind of vehicle you own, the year the vehicle was made, and where you live. Before you call your local auto body shop to schedule an appointment, choose your paint color by considering these three things.

  • Beginning Car Maintenance: Wheel Alignments

    2 November 2015

    When your mechanic suggests a wheel alignment, he means that he will adjust all four wheels to make sure that they're lining up properly with each other and with the road. If you're not sure what it means to have your car's alignment checked or adjusted, here are some questions you might be asking yourself.  How Can I Tell if I Need an Alignment? When your vehicle is out of alignment, it will actually let you know pretty quickly.

  • The Process of Using a Junkyard for Used Auto Part Hunting

    5 October 2015

    Many people opt to purchase new automotive parts through their mechanic or dealer when something needs to be repaired on their vehicle. This is a convenient but expensive way to get a vehicle back on the road. Trying to find a part in a junkyard can be a great alternative that will save a bunch of money. Here is a rundown of what can be expected when visiting a junkyard to find a used part instead of buying it new.

  • Four Signs You Might Need Brake Repair

    16 September 2015

    Brakes are a very important part of the car, as without them it isn't possible to stop or slow down quickly. You don't want your foot hitting the floor when you push down on the brakes and the car refusing to stop to be the only time you realize you need your brakes repaired. There are a number of signs that the brakes in your car are starting to go and need to be repaired or replaced.

  • Your Fifth Wheel: Choosing A Truck And Maintaining Safety

    1 September 2015

    Fifth wheels are an ideal solution to traveling and many individuals are ready to hook them up and start their adventures right away. Depending on the type of fifth wheel you choose, the length will vary from around 20 feet to upwards of 40 feet. Before you simply attach the fifth wheel and take a drive, there are some things you need to consider. Choose the Right Size Truck It is important that you choose the right size truck to tow the fifth wheel.