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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Another year has come and gone. It’s time once again to set new goals and resolutions for 2018. What made it on your list this year? With so many possible new year resolution ideas, we suggest adding to that long list something very dear to our hearts – vehicular collision repairs. After an accident involving your car, whether the fault was yours or another motorist’s, it’s tempting to skip out on repairs, especially if you feel the damage to be minimal or you’re just plain short on money. This, of course, is a terrible idea, one which you could eventually regret in the future. Here are the top five reasons why you should not delay on those repairs this year:
Christmas has always been our favorite time of the year, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by going through all our Christmas traditions and making new ones. It’s always a busy time and you’ll definitely need your vehicle this Christmas if you want to get everything on your list done – Which is why we’ve come up with a Christmas checklist to help you keep everything run smoothly while you enjoy the Christmas craze!
Michigan is known to have some of the most brutal winters in America, reaching record-lows of -37 degrees below. What usually starts just before Thanksgiving stretching far past Easter, Michigan winters are long, cold, grey and utterly devoid of sunlight for the most part. With the next one right around the corner, it’s definitely a good idea to make sure your car is prepped and ready for the coming winter. Safety is our number one priority. Luckily, we’ve come up with a handy-dandy pre-winter car checklist to be your guide.
Thomas Fuller once said “health is not valued till sickness comes.” We keep ourselves healthy and our body in check by eating right, exercising and getting regular check-ups from our doctor. The same goes with our cars. Preventive car maintenance keeps your car in tip-top shape and helps you avoid any unexpected costs that can come when you least expect them. If you love your car as much as you love your body, keeping a regular service schedule on your calendar is essential.
First impressions last, and without a doubt, your car’s colors can make or break your street cred. Whether it be a historic Jaguar D Type green, a dark blue-green two-tone finish of a classic Ford GT40, or maybe the unique Jet Stream blue of a ZR1 – choosing the right paint for your dream machine can be a big headache. To aid you in putting the finishing touches on your beloved machine, we’ve put together some advice to help you choose the best color for your car.
If you love cars or just want to attend an incredibly amazing vehicular event, you have got to check out the Woodward Dream Cruise in Pontiac, Michigan. The original dream cruise started in 1995, and since then, it has blossomed into the biggest single-day automotive event in the world, attracting some 1.5 million people and acclaimed 40,000 classic cars. Now, if you’re looking to take part in the cruise itself, best to make sure that your car is geared up and ready for the ride. Luckily, we have some helpful tips lined up to make sure your car is the coolest ride at the cruise.
It doesn’t matter if you have a fast, sporty coupe or a practical, efficient hybrid – maximizing your gas mileage is still important. Gas prices seem to inflate as surely as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and everybody is feeling the crunch and being forced to find places to save money where they can. Today we’ve got a couple of easy tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting the most for your hard-earned money when you fill up your car.