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Need a New Work Truck? 3 Considerations to Keep in Mind When Shopping

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When you are shopping around for a new car, you don’t have to keep too many things in mind other than what you want. However, when you are shopping around for a new work truck, there are several factors that you will want to consider looking for to make sure that your truck can do what you need it to every day.  1. A Strong Engine When you are hauling a lot of big loads of things for work, one of the biggest things you will want to look for in a truck is a good performance engine. Read More»

Sizing The Right Dump Trailer For Your Company

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Dump trailers are a cost-effective option for individuals and small businesses that need dump capability without the expense of owning and operating a dump truck. Choosing the right trailer for your business may not be straightforward, however. In addition to sizing a trailer that fits your needs, you must also take into account the hauling capacity of the tow vehicle. If your company already operates one or more work vehicles, then matching your trailers to your existing vehicles is as important as matching a trailer to your loads. Read More»

Should You Follow a Schedule for Brake Pad Replacement?

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Your brakes are one of the most important safety items on your car, but knowing when to replace them can be tricky. Many drivers wait until their brakes have far too little material left before scheduling a replacement. On the opposite side though, replacing on a regular schedule may also mean wasting money by replacing pads that are still in relatively good condition. Knowing when to replace your pads doesn’t need to be complicated, however, and these tips will help to make sure that you get the most value out of your brake pads while also ensuring that your vehicle is safe in all conditions. Read More»

Recognizing The Signs Of Common RV Plumbing Problems

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There’s nothing like taking an RV out onto the open road and heading for adventure, but anyone who has owned one of these vehicles for long knows that it’s not all sunny days and road trips. A recreational vehicle is a combination of home and car all-in-one, which means that it has the problems of both. Not only do you have to worry about engine issues, worn-out tires, and faulty brakes, but you may also face many of the typical problems of homeowners. Read More»

3 Car Malfunctions That Lead to Poor Gas Mileage

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The make and model of your car, as well as your driving style, are some of the top factors that affect your car’s gas mileage. Unfortunately, even a good driver with a fuel-efficient car won’t achieve good gas mileage if the car has some malfunctions. Below are some of the car malfunctions that trigger bad gas mileage. 1. Oxygen Sensor Malfunction The oxygen sensor is an electronic device that is part of the emissions control system of a car. Read More»

Tips For Changing Your Own Tire On The Side Of The Road

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Nobody likes to experience car trouble when they are out on the road. It can cause you to feel helpless while you have to wait for somebody to help assist you with getting your car up and running again. One common problem that is easy to repair is a flat tire. If you have a spare tire in your trunk, it will help to know what to do in order to change your tire and get yourself to a tire replacement service where you can have the spare replaced with a brand new one. Read More»

Top Reasons To Schedule An Auto Inspection

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An automobile is a big financial investment, and many people rely of their cars on a daily basis to commute to work and run errands. Thus, it is important to ensure that your vehicle is in good working condition and safe to operate. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by scheduling regular auto inspections. Many mechanics and auto repair shops offer auto inspections, and in some cities and states there are dedicated locations for auto inspections. Read More»

Do You Need New Tires? Don't Wait For A Flat To Find Out

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It is very important to make sure that you are well aware of just what it is that indicates that there is a need for new tires on your vehicle. Too many people will make the mistake of just brushing it off, until they become stranded on the side of the road. No on wants to deal with a flat tire and yet, not enough people are keeping a close enough eye on the condition of their tires. Read More»

Features To Look For In A Mid-Size SUV

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If you have a couple of kids and want to haul the family around in style, a mid-size SUV may be the perfect vehicle for your family. With so many options on the market, however, it can be hard to choose the right one. Here are a few features to look for in a new mid-size SUV. Good Gas Mileage If you have not shopped for an SUV in a few years, prepare to be surprised. Read More»

The Advantages Of AAA-Certified Auto Repair Services

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The American Automobile Association, which is most known as simply AAA, is a private federation that operates in North America. As a AAA member, you gain access to a full range of benefits as an automobile owner, from roadside assistance coverage and fuel delivery to help with a flat tire or dead battery. However, in addition to those typical services, members also get access to other benefits, and referral to AAA-certified auto repair services is one of those benefits. Read More»