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Auto Maintenance Tips to Get Ready for Winter

Now that we’ve fully immersed ourselves in the fall, weather is starting to once again become an issue for travel. While the worst we’ve experienced thus far has been frozen showers and gusty winds, the brunt of winter weather is just a few months away. And with all of the movement and obligations of the coming holidays, now is the time for an auto inspection to account for winterizing your car, preparing you for the coming cold weather driving.
Whether you’re making auto repairs to ensure safer travel in icy weather conditions, or you’re simply preparing your car for those frigid early mornings, there are a few steps you can take today to ensure safety and well-being in the future. The following are our 5 best, cold weather auto preparation tips.
Repairs
The first point that should be addressed is making sure that your car is in tip top shape repair wise; especially the essential parts that will ground you car in the poorest weather conditions. First of all, make sure that your brakes are up to speed. Icy conditions put added strain on breaks and make them more essential that even. Now would be a good time to replace …

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Will Your Deliveries Negatively Impact Your Business? – Preventative Maintenance

Does preventative maintenance really make a difference? Definitely! Then why do so many drivers just get in and drive never thinking about things like correct fluid levels or condition of tires. We have all driven past people standing on the side of the road with the hood up, shaking their heads and staring at the engine as if they had never seen this part of their vehicle before. I don’t know about you but I’ve been there a few times myself. I’ve learned over time not to make this mistake anymore.

A daily vehicle inspection is an inexpensive way to keep your delivery vehicles up and running. That’s not to say it is a cure all for vehicle maintenance. You should still have your regularly scheduled maintenance performed by a qualified mechanic, but overall preventative maintenance is a quick and easy way to keep your vehicles on the road.

The U.S. Department of Transportation instituted pre-trip inspections as a way of preventing breakdowns and saving lives and is a daily part of a commercial truck driver’s life. Pre-trip inspections are required by law for all commercial drivers’. The reason for this is safety first. Equipment that is not working properly …

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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running This Winter

Winter can be hard on your vehicle. This is why it is so important that you make sure your car or truck is serviced and ready for the cold temperatures ahead. Routine maintenance and repairs will help you avoid a breakdown when you least expect it. Listed here are some winter driving tips and helpful hints to keep your vehicle running smoothly and trouble-free.

Check tires: You will want to be sure that your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread on them. It is important that your tires are in top condition, especially when there is inclement weather this winter.

Check heat: There is nothing worse than hoping in your car on a cold morning only to discover that the heater is not working. Be sure it is in good working order before the temperatures drop too low.

Check defroster: Your vehicle’s defroster is essential for clearing the window on cold winter days. Be sure it is working properly so you always have a clear view of the road.

Inspect and replace wiper blades: Just like the defroster, your windshield wipers help you maintain a clear view out of your windshield and in some cases, the rear …

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Auto Repair – What To Do When You’re Unhappy With Your Bill

Have you ever been handed a bill for auto repair that didn’t match up with your expectations? If you’ve been to a mechanic enough times, this has probably happened to you. If you’re fortunate, the sticker shock occurs before the actual work has been done and you can then choose to take your business elsewhere if you feel the price is out of line. If, however, the bill comes after your car is ready to go, you may have been unsure about what to do. Getting your car fixed can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you should be overcharged and ripped off. Here are some things you can do when you aren’t satisfied with the price.
Compare the Estimate
Never get auto repair done without being given a written estimate. If you did so, then you may already be out of options. A business has the right to charge their customers virtually any price they want, with some exceptions. If you failed to ask how much you would be expected to pay, you may not have much of an argument after the bill arrives. But since few shops proceed with work without providing such an estimate, you’ll probably have …

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Antique Classic Car Insurance and The Classic Car Owner

Ordinary car insurance companies really don’t understand what people in the antique classic car field actually want. They are blinkered by the needs of the day to day car use of Joe public. Everything has to fit into a standard category and car value goes down relentlessly as the years pass by. If you change anything on the car they start licking their lips with the anticipation of a nice fat bonus check.
So what are you to do if you suddenly have the urge to buy an historic motor vehicle, a hot rod or simply want to ‘pimp your ride’ and make it look the talk of the town. Well fortunately there are companies out there that specialize in this kind of thing. They know what the car collector wants and make it their passion to keep them happy with the products that they provide.
One of the main aspects of classic car collecting is that your motor vehicle is likely to increase in value as the years go by. This is the exact opposite of the ordinary car market. To this end Classic car insurers have a system of agreed valuation. This means that you can set your …

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Car Driving Tips – Perform a Traction Test For Safety on Slick Roads

I perform a traction test anytime I believe the road surface under my wheels is in question. It’s a simple test that allows you to judge for yourself how well your tires, the road, and weather conditions match up to provide the grip necessary for safe driving. Sometimes traction is poorest when you least expect it.

I’m willing to explain this method, but be careful if you try it. It can be hazardous if you overdo it, so take it easy when testing. Here’s how it’s done:

Find a stretch of road that is straight and representative of what you’re traveling on.

Make certain there aren’t any cars nearby. Give yourself plenty of space – perhaps three hundred yards or so.

Slow down by about 5 to 10 miles per hour so you have better control should the road surface be more slippery than you imagine.

Prepare yourself to recover if you begin to drift, skid, hydroplane or fishtail.

With an automatic transmission, simply lift off the gas when you perform the test. With a manual transmission, you’ll have to push in the clutch while performing the test.

Strike the brakes lightly, sharply and very briefly to see how your …

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What Car Insurance Quotes Should Cover

If there is anything worse than no automobile policy at all, it is a policy that doesn’t cover you properly. There are people who believe that insurance is a waste of money but it is nevertheless a necessity in these modern times. But let us say that you are one of those people who understand the importance of insuring your vehicle just in case it is stolen or damaged in a collision, for example, how do you know whether the coverage you have is adequate and suitable?
The time to establish that your cover is sufficient for your needs is when you are obtaining your car insurance quotes, not when it comes time to claim. Maybe there are people who read the fine print of policies thoroughly from beginning to end and memorise it but most of us skim through it to make sure there are no glaring errors and then file it away with the rest of our paperwork. But by making sure that the quote you choose to go with offers sufficient and suitable coverage at the outset, it is likely you will be able to avoid any nasty surprises later on down the line when you are …