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One of the most difficult adjustments I had to make after my divorce was learning how to maintain and repair my own vehicle. That was one thing that my husband had always taken care of for me. Since the divorce, I have learned quite a bit about maintaining a car myself. I have picked up a few tidbits of information that has helped me avoid being overcharged for simple things that I can quickly do myself - like jump-starting my dead battery and changing a flat tire. If you need to learn how to independently maintain your vehicle for the first time, take a moment and visit my site.

2 Reasons To Take Your Car To A Auto Detailing Service After A Winter Storm

When you have to travel during and shortly after a winter storm passes through your area, your car will take a lot of abuse. Not only are you more likely to scratch your car when you scrape and brush the snow and ice off the exterior, but it is also subjected to icy and slushy conditions. Especially if you live in an area that uses rock salt to clear the roads, your car usually becomes covered with it and should be cleaned off as soon as possible. Read More 

3 Easily Overlooked Questions To Ask Your Body Shop

Choosing a body shop after an accident can sometimes be confusing. Your insurance company may often try to direct you to their partners or their own in-house repair facility. While you never need to follow your insurance company's recommendations, choosing a body shop on your own requires a little more care. Unfortunately, the typical advice to ask for estimates may be outdated since many body shops will work directly with the insurance company and revise their estimates as they go. Read More 

2 Warning Signs That Your Car’s AC Is Failing

The AC in your car should actually last as long as the car itself. However, car ACs can break down over time, especially if they are used frequently or not properly taken care of. If you notice any of these signs, it's time to take your car to an AC repair specialist. The AC No Longer Blows Cold Air This is probably the most obvious sign that your car's AC needs to be fixed. Read More 

What To Do When Damage Occurs To The Windshield Of Your Vehicle

Windshield glass is durable but can crack or chip in the right situation. Dealing with a glass chip or crack right away is often the best idea, depending on the amount and location of the damage to the glass. Glass Repair If you have a chip or crack in the windshield, take your car or truck to an auto glass repair shop for an evaluation. The glass technician will look at the chip or crack and let you know if they can fill it or if the damage is too extensive to repair. Read More 

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

A reliable vehicle is a necessity for many modern Americans. Without a functional car or truck, it would be difficult to travel from point A to point B with ease. Your vehicle communicates with you via a series of indicator lights on the dashboard. The light that most drivers are familiar with is the "check engine" light. A check engine light that suddenly illuminates could signal a wide range of troubles within your car or truck. Read More