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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Things to keep in mind when planning a winter road trip

Things to keep in mind when planning a winter road trip

Taking a road trip during the winter months can yield some beautiful views. Seeing snowy mountain peaks and making snow angels is definitely worth the fun. Plus, it’s always nice to get some fresh air and spend time with the people that you love.  Planning a road trip in the winter, however, can definitely be a lot different than your typical year-round road trip. There are many things you have to consider and prepare for, especially if you are not confident or experienced driving in snowy or winter weather conditions. Here are some things you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes to planning a winter road trip:  Check the weather along your route ahead of time, at least a few days before. That way, you’ll be able to understand the road conditions. If you’ll be driving in snow, you’ll need to be prepared. An all-wheel-drive or a 4 wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. You also may need to carry tire chains with you, just in case.&nbs ... read more

WARNINGS about WARRANTIES

WARNINGS about WARRANTIES

Right now there’s a lot of promotions out there for automobile warranties.  There are offers for extended warranties.  There are warranties to cover used car repairs.  There’s protection for items that aren’t covered under warranty.  And, as with most “small print”, there’s a big learning curve when it comes to warranty work for your vehicle.   Let’s get this out of the way right up front: Many may still think that you have to take your car, truck or SUV back to the original dealer to have needed maintenance and service work performed for it to be covered.  This is simply NOT the truth!   As a consumer, it’s your right to look for the best shop that fits your needs including price and/or a deal with people that YOU TRUST.  It’s truly a “buyer beware” market.   Take for example, used cars.  There are a number of states that restrict a car from being sold “as is ... read more

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