Posts tagged with ‘car’

  • Teen Driver Safety: Alcohol and Drug Awareness

    By Ruth on December 15, 2015
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    So your son or daughter got their license, a can-do attitude, and the ceremonial monologue most parents give after their child has been handed the car keys. But before you allow the kids to go off into the wild yonder there are a few more things about driving you need to know.   1.         Driving under the influence isn’t just […]
  • Sounds Your Car Makes When it Needs a Mechanic

    By Ruth on August 7, 2014
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    Cars make a lot of different sounds. Some of these sounds are perfectly normal, but others indicate that there may be some serious problems. You will need to understand what different sounds mean so you know when to get your car fixed. Here are some sounds that indicate your car may have some issues that need to be addressed. Symptoms Your Car […]
  • Tips for Budgeting for a Down Payment on a New Car

    By Ruth on July 15, 2014
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    A number of lenders will let people borrow money for a new car without a down payment. However, this usually isn’t a good idea. You will have to pay a lot more in interest over the years if you had to finance the entire purchase. It is a good idea to save up money for a down payment if you […]
  • Dangers of Driving a Car With Low Oil Levels

    By Ruth on June 2, 2014
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    Many people never check the oil levels in their car. Their mechanic will top the levels off when they take it for an oil change, but it can be a serious problem if the vehicle is leaking or burning oil. You can run into a number of problems if you drive your car with low oil levels. Driving a car […]
  • This Day in History January 21, 2009

    By Ruth on January 21, 2014
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    Well, I guess I own something from the company in today’s feature.  On this date in 2009, Toyota surpassed General Motors for the first time in automobile sales worldwide.  I own a Toyota Corolla, and I have since before 2009.  That year, GM sold 8.36 million vehicles, and Toyota sold 8.97 vehicles.  Ready for the really strange  fact?  In spite […]
  • NAPA AutoCare $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 12/1) U.S.

    By Ruth on November 24, 2013
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    NAPA KNOW HOW: HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?   The Holiday season is rapidly approaching, and for a lot of us that means it’s ROAD TRIP time! Long trips can be taxing on your vehicle, which makes it even more important that it’s kept in tip-top shape before you take-off.   The question is… do you know what it takes […]
  • This Day in History November 5, 1895

    By Ruth on November 5, 2013
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    I was unaware of today’s feature, and  maybe you were, too!  On this date in 1895, George Selden patented his internal combustion engine along with the carriage it was intended to power.  Following this, a group of carmakers created a cartel, and the only way one could get a patent was to pay to join this exclusive group. For more […]