The automobile: a hallmark and testament to man’s creative genius. Cars became widely available for commercial consumption in the early 20th century, and since then, its popularity skyrocketed and has no signs of stopping anytime soon. Single-handedly revolutionizing our mode of transportation for the last two centuries, the cultural and societal impact it has made will forever affect our way of life. This Thanksgiving, we invite you to join us as we think about just how the automobile has changed American landscape and culture. Today, we give you some things to be thankful for about your car.
In this day and age we can’t afford to be spendthrifts. Being prudent and frugal can never be a bad thing. While many of our life expenses can be minimized or even eliminated, a vast majority of people will need some form of transport. But owning a car can be a major expense. How do we ensure that we aren’t bleeding money because of our automobile?
Many people associate winter with being the most dangerous season when it comes to driving. And in a way, they’re right; the heavy snow, the dark days, and the icy roads spell trouble for even the most experienced of drivers. But what not a lot of people know or talk about is that autumn actually comes with its own set of hazards. Read on, and we’ll show you how you can protect yourself and stay safe on the road — so you can make it home in time for pre-Thanksgiving festivities and a hot cup of cocoa.
Windshields are designed to protect passengers and the interior of your car from outside elements as well as provide clear vision for driving. They’re sturdy and meant to withstand a decent amount of weathering before they actually show any signs of deterioration or damage. But sometimes, no matter how careful we are with our driving or car maintenance, accidents can still happen, and damages can still occur. A windshield can get chipped by rocks and debris, or be cracked by a vehicular collision. It’s tempting to brush off small damages, so long as the car is functioning and vision isn’t severely impaired. Unfortunately, that is the wrong mindset to have and we’re here to tell you why. We list down
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Summer’s here and it’s the most popular season for road trips. Amusement parks, beaches, national parks – they’re all within reach if you have enough time and a car to drive! There’s nothing quite like seeing what America has to offer on the road. This great country was built on its highways, and a long road trip is the perfect way to experience all of it. The open road, a cool breeze, and good friends and family are the best way to enjoy summer. But is it really a vacation if you’re worried about the safety of your car? To make sure your summer is stress-free, read on for our tips and advice.
It’s time to break out the beach towels and the sunblock—summer is coming in fast, and it’s a great chance to sit back and take a breather from the daily grind. While we may be relaxing and appreciating the downtime, our cars surely won’t—they’ll be getting even more mileage than in the winter, and while dry weather and warm sunshine aren’t bad for your vehicle, there are other considerations to be made during the summer. Here’s a short checklist to keep your summer headache-free:
The month of May just rolled in, which means you and your classic need to be rolling out! Get the good vibes going and take your car out in that nice warm sun. But before you do that, is your car is looking and performing at its best? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of everything you need to know when tuning-up your classic car. Don’t keep your baby locked-up in a cage. Classic cars are meant to be free… and seen.
Springtime should’ve been just around the corner, but it looks like it’s going to be a little late this year. With Michigan recently experiencing one of its coldest mornings for the month of April (reaching a record low temperature of -24 degrees Fahrenheit at Stambaugh), we could be in for a couple more days of snow mixed in with a few rain showers and cloudy skies. This could be the best time for us to re-evaluate our vehicles’ condition before we can put them to good use once spring arrives. Below we provide a list of important springtime maintenance checks for your car to keep them always performing at their best.
When it comes to our cars, we always want them looking their absolute best – pristine and blemish-free. It’s a constant battle keeping our vehicles scratch-free especially when they’re exposed to all the elements of nature, road swipes and accidents, and other factors that are completely out of our control. It definitely pays to keep close attention to how you’re treating your car’s exterior. But with all these so-called “experts” floating around, it’s hard to tell which advice does help and which may actually just cause more damage to your car. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of common vehicular exterior care myths – and debunked them for your convenience.
There’s been a glut of collision repair apps coming out. Sure, there are some great benefits to these apps – some of them can offer additional information such as technical and safety data sheets, special offers and promotions, and news alerts. When you use one of these smartphone apps from an insurance carrier, they try to entice you with a quick turnaround time for your insurance claim. Convenience is the name of the game – all you have to do is upload a photo of the damage and they promise they’ll give you a fair estimate. What’s more relevant, however, is getting an accurate estimate when you want to have your vehicle fixed. That’s where these apps, sadly, fall short.
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