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Three Benefits of Used Car Dealerships

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Buying a car is an experience. For some people, it is a bad experience. The negotiations, the haggling, the fear of making the wrong decision. All of that doesn’t even include the fear of parting with large sums of money or buying a lemon. For others, it can be a positive experience. It can be a chance to learn new things, test drive new vehicles, and sharpen negotiating skills. A person’s view of the experience may depend on the new or used car dealerships the person visits. Here are the top three reasons to purchase your next used car from a certified dealer.

1. Programs can be used to verify a car’s condition. When car dealerships are backed by manufacturers, used cars that are up to three years old can be “certified” by programs that check the condition of the used car. These programs inspect the cars for

Being Proactive About Windshield Dings Can Prevent a Bigger Problem

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Car windshield crack

It’s happened to most people at least once. You are driving down the road and a piece of gravel gets kicked up by a large vehicle. You hear the “crack” sound and realize you now have a tiny little divot in your windshield. Just the expense you didn’t need to have to deal with. However, it’s important to get that little ding fixed before it causes a lot bigger problem.

In about 90% of cases, those tiny windshield dings never wind up turning into a larger crack. But do you want to take the chance that yours will be one of the 10%? A ding that develops into a car windshield crack can cause big problems and be very expensive to fix.

It’s fairly easy to get a small windshield ding or crack repaired. In some cases, you may be able to do it yourself with one of the different types of Continue Reading No Comments

Home DIY Plumbing Tips

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Starting a DIY plumbing project might seem overwhelming at first, but with the right about of preparation and research, you can tackle it in no time. Some plumbing projects like fixing leaks or replacing a toilet are fairly simple to complete on your own. Other plumbing problems might require a plumbing professional, but you can get the job started yourself. These DIY plumbing tips are sure to help you with your next home plumbing project.

Make sure you shut off the water first
Most plumbing projects require that you shut off the water first. Failing to shut off the water can cause a leak or even worse, flooding. Additionally, the pressure can ruin plumbing pipes and fixtures if something is installed incorrectly. It is best to turn the water off for the entire duration of the pr

Looking To Purchase an ATV? You Should Keep These 3 Things In Mind

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quadbikeIf you’re looking to have alternative modes of transportation that are as fun as they are awesome, then look no further than ATVs. ATVs, also known as 4 wheelers for their tendency to have four wheels, are one of the most common types of alternative transportation purchased in the U.S. today. They have a variety of uses in hunting, off-roading, and exploration.

But before you head off to your local Honda ATV dealer, you should put time into thinking long and hard about which ATV is really right for your needs.

So before your choose a quadbike, consider these three factors:

The Ages of The Riders
You should think about the age of the primary rider as well as the ages of anyone else who will be riding the vehicle. Quadbikes come in all shapes, sizes, and makes, and it is important to find the right one for the rider. If the rider is young, then consider getting a smaller model instead. There are several youth-sized ATVs available on the market for children as young as six.

You should also consider buying a cheaper model for younger riders, who might not need a ton of power at the start. You can upgrade for power and performance later down the line if need be.

Think About Terrain
In addition to thinking about the rider, you should think about where they will be taking your new ATV. Will it be hard-packed trails, fields, mud, sand, or steep hills? There are a variety of quadbikes to choose from, so talk to your local ATV dealer about the best choice for your terrain.

If you’re just going to be riding on regular trails and fields, then purchasing a simple two-wheel vehicle like a motorbike might be a better option. Likewise, golf carts may be best for paved roads and trimmed grass.

What Is Your Budget?
Consider how much you are willing to spend on a quadbike. There are ATV options that suit any pocketbook, and it is important to do research on the features available for your price range. You want to find the vehicle that suits your needs, budget, and expectations. The costs can be anywhere between $4,000 and $8,500, depending on the power, speed, and size of the machine.

If you’re looking to purchase a powerful machine for the outdoors, then a quadbike is the one for you. But you should make sure you keep these points in mind when you start looking around for the right ATV. You might find what you need is more expensive or more powerful than what you initially expected.

What Parents Can Teach Their Teenagers About Car Maintenance

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Handing over the car keys to your teenager for the first time can be nerve-wracking. You have taught them how to drive and now it is their job to implement everything they have learned. But this does not mean your job is done. In addition to teaching your child to operate a car safely and responsibly, you should also teach them the basics of car maintenance. This way, they can be prepared to address the mechanical issues that will inevitably arise on the road.

This guide will serve as your maintenance teaching checklist for your child.

Car Fluids

It’s easy to get in the habit of dropping your car off at the mechanic and not really understanding why it needs certain fluids. This is an opportunity for you to refresh your fluid knowledge and spread this information to your teen driver. As