Tips and Tricks

Dead battery? Jumpstart it!

Of course it’s going to happen in the pre-dawn darkness, on a winter’s day when you’re late for work: you grind the starter button, but all you get in return are a few faint clicks, or not even that.  But never fear, with the aid of a neighbor’s – or your spouse’s – car and…

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Great idea: clean your car before (or after) you move it!

So, your car is getting ready to go on a transport carrier—or it’s just come off one. Either way, you’re going to want to clean it. Whether day-to-day driving has put it in a state of griminess that you don’t want to see transported, or open-car transport has exposed it to dust and wind, you’ve…

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Maintaining your car: How often should you change the oil?

If there’s one thing to remember about changing the oil in your car, it’s this: This is not your father’s Oldsmobile. We’ve all had the 3,000-mile oil change drilled into our heads by dads and mechanics. But cars – and oil – have changed. According to the car site Edmunds.com, oil chemistry and engine technology…

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Moving more than just your car? Plan ahead!

Got a new job? Retiring? There are a lot of reasons to relocate, and pulling up roots can be exciting. Or it can be traumatizing.  How you approach it can make all the difference. You’ve already decided to have your autos shipped to your new location; good for you. Now you need to find a…

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