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DIY Spring Cleaning for Your Car

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DIY Spring Cleaning for Your Car

Springtime is a wonderful time of year! A favorite season for many, it is usually full of green leaves, blooming flowers, chirping birds, buzzing bees, and, for some reason, cleaning products. You guessed it, it’s that time of year again; spring cleaning! While you clear out your closet and scrub your floors, don’t forget about your vehicle. I’m sure that cleaning the car isn’t on most spring cleaning lists, by why shouldn’t it be? Considering that most people use their vehicle every day, it’s safe to say we all spend a...

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New Car Tech To Expand in 2015

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New Car Tech To Expand in 2015

On November 22, 1989 the movie Back to the Future Part II debuted. with the new car tech of time travel Marty McFly and Doc Brown were able to travel into the future from 1985 to the year 2015. Well, the year 2015 is finally here and along with the promise of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series as depicted in the movie, there are tons of new car tech gadgets that will debut both for safety and convenience. No, we don’t quite have a flying car yet, but a recent article from ZDNet shows that 2015 will be a big year for new car...

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Food Trucks: Los Angeles

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Food Trucks: Los Angeles

It’s between noon and two and your reoccurring office nightmare continues: your stomach rips out a big grumble and everyone stops their work to peek over at you. What do you do? You obviously crack a joke about your stomach talking, but how do you solve your problem? Do you grab a small burger from the large chain across the street, get a non-filling side salad to save some calories, or just grab a smoothie because you’re in a hurry and the boss wants you back pronto? The answer should be obvious: none of these! I know, I know. Sometimes...

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What to Do If Your Car Overheats

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What to Do If Your Car Overheats

Imagine this: you’re driving down the highway minding your own business when all of a sudden you notice your car isn’t acting the way it should. You smell a distinct hot engine smell coming from the radiator and notice your car is “put-putting” along, otherwise known as a loss of power. You’re wondering what is happening. Chances are your car is experiencing overheating. Before You Pull Over If it is unsafe for you to pull over right away, there are a few things you can do until you can get out of harm’s way: 1) Turn off your...

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Family Travels: What I learned on the Longest Road Trip of my Life Young Life

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Family Travels: What I learned on the Longest Road Trip of my Life Young Life

When you are young and think “summer vacation,” chances are you’re thinking swimming pools, beach days, bike riding, and tons of friends. Well, for my family, they always thought “road trip!” Now, for many people who know me, most these road trips would be spent going up to our cabin in the woods in Montana. However, one summer in particular was spent just traveling to anywhere we could. Although I wasn’t able to attend birthdays, I was able to have perhaps the best summer I’ve had until this day. The summer after I completed my...

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Valentine’s Day Ideas: What You Can Do For Your Car

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Valentine’s Day Ideas: What You Can Do For Your Car

Intro. Your car does so much for you—takes you out, “tires” its feet until they are callused and bald, listens to your every beck and call, and so much more. This Valentine’s Day, make sure you treat your car to what it deserves and wants! When dealing with a significant other, the gifts are easy: a box of chocolates, a heart-shaped necklace, a rose, etc. For your car, it isn’t going to care about those things. In fact, it might not appreciate a box of chocolates melting on its carpet. Treat your car this Valentine’s Day by getting...

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10 Ways to Save Gas

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10 Ways to Save Gas

With the way that gas prices are going now ($4-$5 a gallon seems to be a common price at the gas pumps) people everywhere are trying to find ways they can cut how much money they are handing to the gasoline companies. As humans, we tend to want to be savvy on how to save all the money that we can. Here’s some extra information to help get you through the millenia of craziness in our gas! Combine all your small trips. Unfortunately, the majority of us (because you never know these days) don’t have access to Floo Powder like Harry...

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Used Car Tips: The Test Drive

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Used Car Tips:  The Test Drive

Note:  This is the third post in a series of articles on what do when you are buying a used car.  Missed the other articles?  Don’t worry!  You can check them out here: Bidding on a Used Car Deciding on a Used Car *************************************************************************************************************  After you’ve identified a potential used car, it’s time for the test drive.  The test drive is extremely important.  This is where you can really learn about the car.  Make sure to put the car through its...

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Deciding on a Used Car

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Deciding on a Used Car

Deciding to buy a used car can be intimidating, but it can be rewarding if you need transportation on a budget. First, decide what kind of vehicle you want.  Are you interested in an economy car?  A luxury vehicle?  Want a truck, van or sports utility vehicle?  Consider what you’re really going to be using the vehicle for.  An SUV might sound nice, but are you ever going to go camping with it?  A luxury car might impress your friends, but will it help you pay off your mortgage or your student loans?  Decide on your priorities then...

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Bidding on a Used Car

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Bidding on a Used Car

Deciding to buy a used car can be a stressful process, and when it comes to haggling over a price, it pays (literally) to know exactly what you want, what you’re willing to pay, and what you’re getting. So suppose you’re on a bit of a retro kick and see a snazzy silver 2001 Volkswagen Beetle parked on the side of the road with a $6,000 “For Sale” sign.  Should you follow your inner flower-child, dial up the number, and buy it? Hold your horses, you damn dirty hippie!  It’s time to do a little price comparison.  So put down that...

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