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Summer Playlists For The Devoted Car-adventurer!

Summer Playlists For The Devoted Car-adventurer!

The perfect Summer playlist for the devoted car-adventurer has some pretty classic tracks. We all know them–they’re the songs that cue up during a road trip scene or just as the hero drives off after accomplishing his quest. They’re the songs that play as the sun begins to set and the credits roll. We have your list of classics with some new jams you’ll love on your next road trip! Classic Car Songs for Your Summer Trip Your best Summer playlist will have nostalgic songs, energizing songs, and hopefully songs that are not too distracting (we all love the Cupid Shuffle, but it probably shouldn't play while you're driving). If you’re driving with your kids, you’ll also need a few songs that don’t prompt eye-rolls. We have suggestions for you and your family:  Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane or Rascal Flatts. This is a classic road-tripping song, and you can even add it twice since the Rascal Flatts version is a bit different! I ... read more

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Summer’s At Your Doorstep

Summer’s At Your Doorstep

Photo by Zach Vessels on Unsplash  Summer’s At The Doorstep. Here Are Some Cool Vacation Places in Ohio. Summer is around the corner, and most of us are planning ways to make this year as memorable as possible. With summer comes warm weather and new possibilities to get in your car and start exploring. We have some great recommendations on some cool places in Ohio that will surely create great memories with your favorite people.  Our recommendations    Cleveland: Cleveland is a must-visit if you live or plan to visit Ohio. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a great place to start as it provides a quiet oasis and makes for a great place to create new memories. You can also visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where the architecture and memorabilia from famous musicians is an experience worth the visit.   Cincinnati: Cincinnati is a beautiful city kn ... read more

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Everything’s Blooming. What About Your Vehicle?

Everything’s Blooming. What About Your Vehicle?

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash Everything's Blooming. What About Your Vehicle? Spring is here, and most of us finished doing the spring cleaning we have been meaning to do. However, it is easy to forget that your vehicle is a huge part of your life and needs to be well taken care of before the warmer months come around!   April is known as National Vehicle Maintenance Month, and there is no better time in the year to give your car the preventative maintenance it needs. What is preventative maintenance for a car? Preventative maintenance is an easy thing you can do for your vehicle to prevent costly repairs at a dealership or auto shop. Luckily, we have you covered with some of the best preventative maintenance tips you can do! Pre ... read more

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Is It Too Late To Winterize In January?

Is It Too Late To Winterize In January?

Photo by JavyGo on Unsplash   Believe it or not, most drivers let winterizing (preparing your car for the winter climate) fall by the wayside. After all, we all have lives to deal with, and much more pressing matters lie at hand than our vehicle’s winter needs. But it’s still not late. The real winter hasn’t even begun yet.    Although a sense of urgency is always a good thing, fear of being late to the game, whether it’s winterizing or something else, is a complicated feeling, when you are in a hurry and overcome by emotion, you make mistakes that are sometimes deadly. That’s a problem we see with many new and experienced drivers ... read more

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Why is Winterizing Your Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche Always a Win?

Why is Winterizing Your Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche Always a Win?

Photo by Håkon Sataøen on Unsplash   Winter is coming, and so are the Holidays! Unfortunately, so are accidents. Keeping your car healthy during the winter months is crucial, as the road is becoming more dangerous, and those who ignored their vehicle’s scheduled maintenance will, unfortunately, suffer the consequences. You do not have to suffer their fate. Here are a few reasons why you should consider winterizing your vehicle.   You Save Money in The Long Run - Winterizing is a vital maintenance practice, and like all maintenance methods, saves you money in the long hall. When it comes to doing any work on our vehicle, we have to keep our gaze on the long term and ensure that our car will kee ... read more

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Why Wheel Alignments Matter

Why Wheel Alignments Matter

Photo by Chinmay Jade on Unsplash The wheels, alongside the tires, are a crucial component in your vehicle’s safety system. If you fail to do an excellent job with the wheel alignment, you will endanger not just yours but every living thing around you. This article will explore how proper wheel alignment can save lives and how improper wheel alignment can lead to devastating scenarios.   Wheel alignment is crucial because, if done improperly, it will create rapid tire wear, which increases the chance of your tires failing and making a fiasco on the road. Bad tires are one of the leading causes of car accidents around the world. If your tires wear out, heat will start building up to unsafe levels, which will lead to them blowing ... read more

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Spooky Auto Makeovers

Spooky Auto Makeovers

Photo by Nate Isaac on Unsplash   Halloween’s coming! If you want to turn your vehicle into a “spookmobile” and are looking for some inspiration, this is the article for you! We’re going to present some of the best decorations you can use to spook not just kids but fully-grown adults!   Fake Blood spray for the outside of your windshield! - When you mention the word “Halloween,” blood comes to mind immediately. You can buy blood sprays for a meager price nowadays, but the fun it brings makes the purchase seem like it’s worth millions.   Here’s one we liked   Pumpkins. Pumpkins ev ... read more

Understanding the Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Understanding the Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Photo by Kayle Kaupanger on Unsplash Air filters are a vital part of your car’s well-being. As we will see in this article, outside of keeping your vehicle clean, air filters are also useful for your health. And a bonus to that, we’ll also go over the differences between the two kinds of air filters in your vehicle’s system.  There are 2 kinds of air filters. One of them is the engine air filter, and the other one is the cabin air filter. We’ll give you brief summaries of both of the air filters and also provide some facts to each of the summaries, so that you will very easily distinguish them when the time comes for a change or when you are referring back to your owner’s manual. Engine air filters: What do they ... read more

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Steering System & Safety: Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Steering System & Safety: Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash   Are you concerned that your steering may need adjusting or repair? Problems with the steering system, although still dangerous, tend to give you a lot of warning signs before things go south. It’s important to heed these signs instead of ignoring them. This article will cover a couple of the more significant ones:   Difficulty in turning the wheel - Beware of power steering. Check the fluid reservoir. Fill it up if it’s empty. If the process repeats, inspect the vehicle for any signs of fluid leakage.   Steering wheel vibration - Although this can indicate wheel alignment problems, more often than not, it can also mean a problem with the power steering. A common reason why t ... read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hitting a Curb

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hitting a Curb

Hitting a curb may seem like a simple and small mistake, but it can wreak havoc on your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if you hit the curb or another stationary object at 5mph or 20mph. When you hit the curb, you jar the connection between your steering system and wheels. Your ability to steer safely and securely is immediately at risk. If you continue to drive your vehicle without performing the necessary repairs, the effects will become more severe.  Tire and wheel damage are common causes of hitting a curb. Your vehicle’s control arms and tire rods will be more damaged by the impact. Your tire rods are what connect your wheels to your steering system. If your tire rods are damaged, your steering will most likely be affected, and you might find yourself in an unsafe situation.  Any damage to your control arms and steering knuckles will also result in driveability and safety issues. Your vehicle’s control arms allow for up and down movement in your suspension ... read more

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