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Planning to Go out on the Town? 5 Ways to Avoid Driving Drunk

The deaths and many other injuries caused by drunk driving are avoidable. Prevention starts with a decision to not drive drunk. Here are five alternatives to getting behind the wheel while impaired. 

The Designated Driver

Before embarking on your outing, decide who in the group will not consume alcohol. Designate that person as the…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 21, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

4 Tricks for Getting the Best Deals on Freight-liner Trucks

If you have recently decided to purchase a new freightliner, then you need to start thinking about some ways that you can save money. Even though these vehicles can be invaluable, they are also a serious investment, and you don’t want to be spending more than you need to in order to get a quality vehicle. Here is a look at a few tricks that will help…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 15, 2019 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Adulting 101: What Every New Driver Should Know

The first time a teen sits behind the wheel of a car they may find themselves overwhelmed by the weight of the options to monitor and be aware of. Before taking your first trip in a car or setting out on a lifetime of driving it is important to be aware of some important tips and tricks.

Make Yourself Comfortable behind the…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 7, 2019 at 10:09am — No Comments

American vs European Cars: What's the Difference?

Car consumers often equate European models with higher luxury and class than American-made cars. But are European cars really better than cars made in the U.S.? These four factors highlight how American and European cars differ from each other, letting you decide for yourself if the European make is really worth the price for…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 6, 2019 at 9:39am — No Comments

5 Most Common Causes for Car Crashes

Many people do not realize how dangerous it can be to drive a car. A car accident can lead to serious injuries and death. There are many things that can cause a car accident. If you know what the most common causes of car accidents are, then you will have a better idea of what you can do in order to avoid them. 

Distracted Driving

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 28, 2019 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Squeaky Clean! 5 Tips to Keep the Family Car Just Like New

Cleanliness is a virtue that can be difficult to keep up with—especially when there are kids involved. It’s hard to transport kids to doctor’s appointments, soccer games, and ballet practice without leaving something behind in the car or spilling mystery liquids all over the place. So, is it entirely possible to keep your family vehicle looking its best and still use it on a regular basis? Or, should you give up the idea of cleanliness and wait until your children have left the nest to enjoy…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 28, 2019 at 11:12am — No Comments

Go Turbo: How Precise Time Management Yields More Clients

If there's one area you can work on, it's time management. If more people made time management a skill they actively worked on, there's no limit to what they'd be able to accomplish. If you'd like to get more clients on your roster, consider these four reasons why you'll want to master precise time management. 

Precise time management…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 25, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

How to Afford a New Car on a Small Budget

You have been driving an old beater around for a while now, and you thought it would be nice to sport a new car for a change. Unfortunately, when it comes to purchasing such a high dollar item, you do not know how to make that work. Not only do you have bad credit, but you do not have a lot of income to go around either. Still, if you employ a little creative financing, you might be able to get that new car you want. …

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 17, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

Trucking This Winter? How to Prepare for the Long Haul

Long-haul trucking can be quite difficult, even in nice conditions. Driving a rig during the winter is even harder and even hazardous. Upwards of 1,200,000 crashes happened due to bad weather throughout 2004-2013. These incidents killed roughly 6,000 people. Trucks are particularly susceptible to risk in these circumstances because of their heavier…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 3, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

5 Step Wellness Checkup for Your Family Car

Running a household is a lot easier when you have a running vehicle. Therefore, it is important that you take time to inspect it on a regular basis. Ideally, you will check for damage or leaks prior to starting it up in the morning. Furthermore, it should be inspected by a professional annually. 

Check the Tires

The tires on your family's vehicle should have adequate tread, and they should not be bulging or show signs of being cut or frayed. In addition, you…

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Added by Anica Oaks on December 26, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Invest On Safety: 4 Ways To Avoid Workplace Accidents

A workplace accident can have negative consequences for both an employer and an employee. Employers may have to pay a worker's medical bills and lost wages while out of work. An employee may never be able to work again depending on the severity of the accident. Losing a mechanic can cause your shop a lot of work and money. What can companies do to make…

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Added by Anica Oaks on December 7, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Overlooked Car Repairs: Unique or Exotic Parts for a More Efficient Vehicle

Regardless of your ride, there are many different things that you can do to upgrade its efficiency. Many of these changes will depend on the make and model, but where possible, they will increase the number of times that you can pass a gas station without needing to stop keeping more money in your pocketbook. Here are some modifications that you may want to consider. …

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Added by Anica Oaks on November 26, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Automotive Technicians: 5 Tools to Help You be Successful in Your Job

Being an automotive technician can be a rewarding career. However, there are also a lot of pitfalls that you want to avoid that come along with the territory. It is vital that you have the right tools as an automotive tech. Otherwise you could risk time, injury, and poor job performance. So here are five tools that will help you be more successful in your job.

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Added by Anica Oaks on November 14, 2018 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Repairing the Car: 4 Components That Wear out Quickly

Do you wonder what will go wrong with your car next? By knowing the components that wear out the fastest, you can anticipate which repairs you have coming up. Advance Auto Parts offers drivers an online guideline for severe and routine maintenance. To find out which category your vehicle fits into click…

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Added by Anica Oaks on November 5, 2018 at 9:34am — No Comments

Deer Crossing! How to Stay Safe When Driving Near Mountains

Some of Arizona’s most beautiful drives are along the foothills and mountains of the deserts and higher altitudes. Besides the stunning landscape, you might see wildlife along the way. You may have seen signs along the roads pointing out deer crossings. When driving in low-light conditions, it’s especially important…

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Added by Anica Oaks on October 29, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Easy Car Maintenance Tips for the Car Owning Novice

When you become a car owner, you want to care for it so that it will run smoothly, last long and not pose a hazard to you or others. Some maintenance and repairs will necessitate the expertise of a qualified mechanic. You don’t need experience or expert knowledge for many relatively simple and inexpensive steps to care for your car. A few of these are below. …

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Added by Anica Oaks on October 22, 2018 at 8:52am — No Comments

3 Steps to Reclaiming Your Garage for Your Car

Your car is a valuable investment. That’s why most homes have an entire space dedicated to housing your car to keep it in good condition. Bright sunlight and cold weather can damage not only the paint, but also have a detrimental effect on your engine. All too often, however, our garages…

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Added by Anica Oaks on May 10, 2018 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Truck Tactics: 4 Keys to Maintaining Your Diesel

Most diesel truck owners depend on their vehicle to perform a multitude of towing and carrying tasks at a moment’s notice.

In order to be sure your truck is ready to perform when you need it most, there are a few things you should keep in mind to properly maintain your…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 29, 2018 at 10:26am — No Comments

Auto Red Flags: 4 Issues that Will Get You Pulled Over

Your local law enforcement expects you to keep your car in good repair before heading out onto the roadways. If the highway patrol, city police, or county sheriff catch you driving a car in questionable condition, you could be stopped and ticketed.

You can avoid an expensive fine and pass by any speed trap…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 16, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Tell If You Should Repair Your Clunker or Sell It

To repair or replace? That is the question, at least when your old beater is on the fritz. If you find that you have finally arrived at this question regarding your aging vehicle, you might want to consider just how worthwhile it is going to be to make the necessary repairs in the long-run.

You might…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 5, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

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