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  • 3 Reasons To Always Use Genuine Parts When Making Repairs To Your Car

    12 January 2015

    Genuine name-brand parts from a manufacturer, often called original equipment manufacturer or OEM parts, are often more expensive than off-brand parts. They may even need to be purchased or ordered from your dealer, whereas off-brand parts are readily available at auto supply stores. Since they are more expensive and may be more difficult to get, why should you invest in these parts when making repairs to your car? There are many good reasons why these parts are worth the investment; consider just three of them here.

  • Air Bubbles In The Cooling System: Not As Harmless As They Sound

    7 January 2015

    If you're a new trucker, still getting used to being out on the open road by yourself, you know that keeping an eye on how everything in the truck is working is essential both for safety and for your own peace of mind. No matter how much training you have, finally driving a semi truck can still be nerve-wracking, and knowing that your truck is running well can keep you calm.

  • To Tip Or Not To Tip The Tow Guy?

    5 January 2015

    Whether you're stuck in a snow bank, on the side of the road with a blown tire or in a parking lot with a dead battery, a tow truck driver from a company like Exit 48-24 Hour Repair is always there to get you out of a jam. As a result, many appreciative drivers feel obligated to give their drivers a tip for their troubles. But before you tip your tow truck driver, you might want to find out if it's necessary at all.

  • Auto Body Repair: Two Ways To Repair Hail Damage

    29 December 2014

    If you live somewhere that sees freezing cold temperatures in the winter, you might have to worry about hail. Hail is made up of large balls of ice that can be disastrous for your car. Not only can they scratch your shiny paint shop, but large pieces of hail can actually cause dent and other types of damage. If you have small dents from hail, these two ways may help you repair the damage on your own:

  • Used Car Owners: 3 Important Maintenance Steps

    18 December 2014

    Buying a used car is a great way to save money, but it's important to make sure that the car is in good shape. Here are a few maintenance steps to take to ensure your used car is in good condition: Check PSI Range of Tires One of the most important steps to do is to check the PSI (pounds per square inch) of each tire. If you don't and they are not aired up correctly, your used car may have handling problems on the road.

  • 3 Mistakes You Might Be Making That Can Ruin Your Car

    17 December 2014

    Your car is a major investment, and it is a machine that needs to be properly maintained in order for it to function properly. However, if you're like a lot of people, you are doing a few things that can lead to expensive repairs and extensive wear and tear. Here are four mistakes you might be making that could ruin your car over time. Waiting to Get an Oil Change