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Why Is Ohio Called “The Heart Of It All”?

Why Is Ohio Called “The Heart Of It All”?

Photo by Jake Blucker on Unsplash Why Is Ohio Called “The Heart Of It All”? This Valentine’s Day, as you pick out heart-shaped chocolates and help your kids cut out heart-shaped Valentine don’t forget to tell them that Ohio has been named The Heart of It All. Our beautiful state was named this by the state's tourism department, and though we’ve adopted a few new slogans since then, the story behind it is still one to be proud of.  A History of Ohio's Nickname Ohio has been known as the "Heart of It All" since 1984, when the state's slogan was first coined. Now, our tourism slogan is “Find It Here,” which replaced the earlier “So Much To Discover.” All three are great phrases for our great state, but being the heart of it all is a good look near Valentine’s day. Most Roads Lead Through Here Thou ... read more

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Keeping Your Vehicle Organized in 2023

Keeping Your Vehicle Organized in 2023

Photo by Noelle Rebekah on Unsplash New Year, New Car Goals! Even if a brand-new vehicle isn’t on the horizon in 2023, you can start your year caring about your car like it is brand new.    One of the easiest ways to show your vehicle some love in the new year is to keep it clean and organized. Now, this is definitely easier said than done–especially for parents! But I have a few organization hacks (three to be exact) that I’ve seen work before. Excellent customers and great friends alike have inspired the list below!  The Broken Window Theory  Before hopping into the hacks, I wanted to discuss the broken window theory. This theory, standard in criminology, states that people are more likely to commit crimes if they see other visible signs of crime, such as a broken window on a building.    While this has been debunked by some cr ... read more

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Gift Ideas For Car Enthusiasts

Gift Ideas For Car Enthusiasts

Photo by Ron Dauphin on Unsplash Gift Ideas For Car Enthusiasts For most people, gift-giving is a stressful experience. You're trying to find something that fits the recipient's personality and interests without overspending or making them feel like you don't know them. But if you're buying for someone who likes cars, there's nothing to worry about! Car enthusiasts are a pretty easy bunch to shop for. So instead of buying them another set of golf clubs or an expensive bottle of wine (both things they'll barely use), try one (or all!) of these gifts next time. Steering Wheel Cover Steering wheel covers are an excellent gift for any car enthusiast! Steering wheel covers are a practical gift that will be used daily and are easy to install and remove. They're also a fun way to customize your car. While there are many steering wheel covers, one thing remains c ... read more

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Scary Stories and Highway Legends in Ohio

Scary Stories and Highway Legends in Ohio

Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash   Scary Stories and Highway Legends in Ohio Halloween season is here, and many of us plan our haunted house and pumpkin patch trips. But what if we told you there is some pretty scary stuff in this state, with real ghosts instead of people dressed up like ‘em? Ohio is a state that is full of history and stories, but there are also some scary places in Ohio that you can visit this fall. While we can’t tell you for sure whether the tales are true, you can go see for yourself! Moonville Tunnel in McArthur  If you're going to Ohio, stop at Moonville Tunnel. Located in McArthur, the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of Frank Lawhead—a railroad worker. He died when he fell into a hole on the tracks and was killed by an oncoming train. Today, locals say that if you go into Moonville Tunnel late at night and turn off all of your ligh ... read more

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Labor Day: How Do You Spend The Holiday?

Labor Day: How Do You Spend The Holiday?

Photo by Aral Tasher on Unsplash Labor Day: How Do You Spend The Holiday? Labor Day is a day to celebrate the hard work of workers and laborers, and we at Dubwerx are keeping those essential workers who have helped us through the pandemic in mind. We hope to celebrate with loved ones while honoring those who have kept our society running even during the chaos.  Ideas for Celebrating Labor Day  Labor day also marks the unofficial end of the Summer season for many, and Many of us plan on BBQs and pool parties. So, how do you spend the day? Here are some ideas: Have a classic BBQ. You can support local businesses by finding local produce and picking dishes that are in season. Bonus points if you get to celebrate local farmers on Labor Day! There’s no better way to say goodbye to the Summer than an outdoor BBQ with friends. Throw a pool party. There are a few pools in ... read more

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School’s Coming Back. Have You Started Educating The Kids On Car Maintenance?

School’s Coming Back. Have You Started Educating The Kids On Car Maintenance?

Photo by Logan Weaver on Unsplash Back-to-school season means more than just matching pencil boxes, cool new clothes, and meeting new friends for some students–for our older ones, it means the first time they’ll be rolling into the school parking lot, driver's license in wallet, and parking permit approved!    We all remember those first car feelings and all the terrific memories that came with it. But many of us also may remember forgetting that the oil needed to be changed, not paying attention to the brake pads, or neglecting crucial elements of our vehicle. Now that school’s back, are you ready to teach your kids car maintenance? The basics of car maintenance. Your teens may not know all that car maintenance encompasses. They may be focused on filling up the tank with gas, but you should also remind them of: Oil changes. These need to be scheduled e ... read more

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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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What You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment (And Why It Matters)

What You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment (And Why It Matters)

Photo by Ezra Jeffrey-Comeau on Unsplash What You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment (And Why It Matters.) When we think of getting on the road for a long trip, we tend to forget about wheel alignment. Many of us get our car serviced and forget that wheel alignment is crucial for our safety on the road.   Your car's wheel alignment assures that your tires are at the proper angle while on the road, pointing straight and centered to your steering wheel. Having your car's wheels to the original specs can optimize gas mileage, increase tire life, and give you a smooth ride on the road.  Things To Look Out For Your car does things that can make you notice that your car's wheels are misaligned. However, it is also common for your car's wheel misalignment issues to go unnoticed. Here are the best times to get an alignment service:   You installed new t ... 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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