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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Everything to Carry in Your Car's Emergency Kit

Everything to Carry in Your Car's Emergency Kit

With proper car care, you'll rarely run into problems with your car. Break downs are proven to happen less with those that regularly take their car in for maintenance. Regardless of your habits, it is still always best to carry an emergency kit with safety equipment and useful supplies to make the situation less stressful. Here is a complete list of everything to pack in your emergency kit! Cell phone charger Medication First aid kit Owner's manual Emergency contact numbers (roadside assistance, towing company, etc.) Flashlight with batteries Water and non-perishable food Jumper cables Pressure gauge Flares Windshield washer solvent and microfiber cloth Coolant Cat litter Gloves Ice scraper Jack Lug wrench Spare tire Toolkit (including a screwdriver, pliers, tape, and wrench) Umbrella and/or rain jacket Once you set these items aside, you'll feel much more confident handling what comes your way out on the open road. Even if you do experience a mishap her ... read more

Auto Repair Shop vs. Dealership - Where Should You Bring Your Car For Repair?

Auto Repair Shop vs. Dealership - Where Should You Bring Your Car For Repair?

It's almost inevitable that your vehicle will need repairs done at some point. Generally, you want repairs that need to be done so efficiently, expeditiously, and at a price that is reasonable. While you know getting your vehicle repaired is a priority, you may not know exactly where you should take it to have the repairs executed. Is it better to take your vehicle to an auto repair shop or to a dealership? Here are some things to consider when you're looking at where you should take your car for repair. Price The cost of the repairs that you'll need to have done is one thing you should consider. Knowing you'll have to spend some money, you surely don't want to spend more than necessary. When you're looking at prices, it has been shown that dealerships have been known to charge at least $300 more than an auto repair shop. With dealerships, if what needs to be repaired isn't under warranty, it'll cost a lot more getting repaired at a dealership. Parts ... read more