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Falling Back: Daylight Savings and Driving

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With Daylight Savings right around the corner, it’s important to remember to set your clocks correctly on November first, but to also be extra alert when driving on the days to follow.   Studies show that more accidents seem to occur during the changing times, especially when “springing forward.” The University of Colorado Boulder published

The Pros and Cons of Diesel Engines

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If you have never owned a car powered by diesel fuel, you may wonder how this type of engine works. Many people are in the dark on the differences as well as the pros and cons of diesel vs. fuel. Here’s a quick list of things to consider when comparing diesel and gasoline engines: Gasoline

9 Mountain Driving Tips

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If the changing leaves have you thinking about a mountain trek to check out the fall foliage, keep these mountain driving tips in mind.   Start with stopping It takes considerably more force to slow or stop a vehicle traveling down an incline than it does one driving on a level surface. Ensure that your

Understanding the Rules of Car Repair

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You don’t have to know much about cars to understand the rules of car repair. Here are some key pieces of knowledge that will smooth your ride.   5 Methods of Overcharging at the Auto Shop 1.Add on repairs: Fixing your problem but also doing additional work that you don’t need. 2.Phantom repairs: Charging you

Fun Facts about the Land Speed Record

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Generally speaking, sports car enthusiasts love the feeling of going fast. When someone sets a new land speed record, you can bet these people imagine themselves behind the wheel. Here are some fun facts about this phenomenon also referred to as the “absolute land speed record.” The land speed record is the highest speed achieved

Test Drive Tips: 6 Things to Keep in Mind

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The excitement of getting behind the wheel of a car you may end up purchasing, especially when coupled with having a stranger (the salesperson) in the car with you, can make it hard to focus on the vehicle’s positives and negatives. As you take that test drive, keep these tips in mind so you don’t

Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Explained

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Could you explain the difference between four-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD)? If you said “no,” you are in good company. Most people think they are synonymous with one another and know these systems aid with off-roading and snowy conditions, but few can explain the difference. While a detailed explanation FWD and AWD would

Use Some Elbow Grease To Get Rid Of The Grit and Grime

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You aren’t the only one who took abuse from our long, harsh New England winter. Sand and salt covered the roads, and your vehicle has probably seen some cosmetic abuse from these corrosive-melting agents. As spring warms up, take the opportunity to give your vehicle some TLC and wash it by hand. Follow these steps

Increase Your Vehicle’s Cargo Room

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After being stuck inside all winter with heavy storms, cabin fever may be hitting you hard. As the weather warms up and the snow melts you may be prompted to get out and hit the road with family or friends. Don’t ruin your trip with a claustrophobic car ride before it even gets started though.

Don’t Panic If Your Brakes Fail

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Having your brakes fail while driving can be terrifying. If you realize this is happening to you, remain calm and use these 10 steps from the National Safety Council to avoid injury of yourself and others. 1. Downshift immediately. Downshifting allows your engine to slow the car and potentially give you time to pull over