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5 THINGS YOUR DAD SWEARS YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DO ON A CAR, BUT THAT YOU REALLY DON’T

A recent article on mnn.com boldly proclaims “Modern Drivers Are Clueless About Their Cars”. It’s kind of a valid point – the statistics bear out that most drivers can’t perform basic maintenance on their cars, or even know how their cars work. The better question is, who cares? Well, besides my dad. My father grew up with the generation that wouldn’t dream of taking their car to a shop unless it was still under warranty. Before I got my drivers license, I was required to pass a stringent test of ‘essential’ skills more rigorous than anything the DMV could possibly have dreamt up. And now, years later, I’m here to say “Dad, you were wrong!” These skills are as outdated as being able to shoe your own horse, and next time someone insists that you absolutely need to know them, you can point them here to show them just how wrong they are. Drive A Sti ... read more

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3 BEST RACING MOVIES OF ALL TIME

The only thing that’s better than being a race car driver is settling in for the night and watching a racing themed movie. In fact, it’s such a great way to spend a weekend, we’ve put together a quick roundup of our all-time top three favorite racing movies. 1. The Cannonball Run The Cannonball Run is one of the best racing movies of all time, largely because it features such an all-star cast in a fun comedy based on a cross-country illegal race. It debuted in 1981 and starred Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Terry Bradshaw, and Sammy Davis Jr. Also, it’s supposed to be loosely based on real life events. 2. Gone in Sixty Seconds Starring Nicholas Cage, Gone in Sixty Seconds was a blockbuster hit in 2000. Cage plays a car thief who’s retired, but is forced ... read more

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OUR HUGE HOLIDAY CAR GIVEAWAY IS COMING UP!

Our HUGE Holiday Car Giveaway is Coming Up! Last year, we decided we wanted to help people in a big way. And we figured the biggest thing we could do was to give someone the gift of transportation, so we donated a car to a family in need. This year, we want to do the same. As part of the Wheels to Prosper initiative – a collective of over 30 automotive shops that coordinate car giveaways to help people and families in need with a new set of wheels. This year, at ProAuto, we decided to host our Free Car Giveaway during the holidays. But before we can get things rolling, we need YOUR help to find families in need. So until Wednesday, December 13th, we need you to nominate deserving individuals. To nominate someone, please send us their: Full Name Statement of why they deserve the vehicle (include the uses they may have) You can email or mail entries in. For email, send to ... read more

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4 TRAITS OF A GREAT AUTO MECHANIC

Auto Mechanic Finding a great auto mechanic can be a difficult process (if you haven’t already found Pro Auto Care, that is!). We understand that trusting a stranger with your vehicle is no easy thing, and there’s a level of comfort and trust that you need to have with your auto mechanic in order to have a great working relationship. There are some traits, though, that serve as a great indicator of a trustworthy, professional, and overall great auto mechanic. Here are four of them. 1. Great Communication Skills If anything can strain a relationship – both personal and professional – it’s a lack of communication. Because working with automobiles is a very technical job, an auto mechanic that doesn’t properly explain the issues that are happening with your car, along with potential solutions, is going to have a hard time helping the customer understand what’s going on with his vehicle. A great auto mechanic understands that there may be a technical gap, and works hard to ... read more

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HERE’S HOW TO GET A GREAT DEAL ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE

Car Insurance Quote Owning a vehicle isn’t cheap. Purchasing a vehicle or starting a new car lease is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also gas, regular maintenance, and car insurance to think about. And if there’s one thing that can significantly jack up your monthly payments, it’s getting a not-so-great rate on your car insurance. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen. 1. Figure out What Type of Coverage you Need. Many people opt solely for liability coverage, which covers you if you’re at fault for an accident. Some situations, however, require that you have full coverage – which is more expensive. For instance, if you’re leasing a car or if you’re required to take out an additional warranty on your vehicle, you’re probably going to be required to have full coverage on your vehicle for the duration that you lease it or have the warranty. Once you know what type of insurance coverage you need, you can move on to the next step. 2. Check for Discount P ... read more

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