automotive

  • Winch Safety 101 For Off-Road Recovery

    If you're new to the four-wheel drive community, there's a lot to learn. Not only do you need to master the mechanics of putting your truck where you want it to go, you also need to learn how to stay safe out there. One of the most significant safety concerns applies to the use of a winch for off-road recovery issues. Here are a few things that you need to know about the safe use of a winch when you're out on the trail:
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  • Did Your Car Take A Few Hits On Your Recent Road Trip? 3 Tips For Repairing The Damage

    You've always considered yourself to be a safe driver, yet your recent road trip has left your car looking like you just got your license. Unfortunately, the likelihood of sustaining auto body damage goes up with the more miles that you drive. Whether you got caught in a hailstorm or had road debris fly up and hit your fender, use these tips to get started on restoring your car back to its former beauty:
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  • New Car Comfort Versus Old Car Budget

    The great debate of new cars versus old cars may never end, and your personal answer depends on budget and style. The car style of your dreams may be from the past with no immediate plans of being remade, or you may not think that a new car is in your budget. A new car may be a safer investment in case of car failure that can be taken to the dealership or manufacturer for a required fix, or you may be fine with a fixer-upper.
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  • Tips To Help You Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

    Whether you have a new or used car, you may want to make sure that it continues to run as good as it did on the first day you purchased it. If you are not keeping up with the maintenance of the vehicle, there is a good chance that different types of problems will arise, causing your vehicle to have difficulties and possibly even breakdown. If you would like to avoid experiencing some of these different issues with your car, there are a few essential things you might want to do.
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  • If You're Getting A Running Board, Get These Accessories

    Running boards offer strong support to those who need an extra boost to get into a truck. Trucks and SUVs are now available in models so tall that people sometimes find it difficult to get in easily, and the boards allow them to simply step up and get in as if the truck cab were lower. Boards offer better customization than steps because there's more of a choice of where to put your feet when using the board.
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  • 3 Ways to Find Affordable Car Parts for Your Vehicle

    If you are working on heavy duty truck repair, you may quickly find out that the parts that you need to work on your vehicle can often be more expensive than the labor needed to fix said part. Here are three ways to find affordable car parts and save a little money along the way. #1 Head to Your Local Junk Yard There are many junk yards or car junk yards that sell affordable car parts for your vehicle.
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  • As an Owner-Operator, What Can You Do to Make Your Semitruck More Fuel Efficient?

    If you've recently transitioned from a company semi driver to an owner-operator (OO), you may be on the lookout for anything that helps improve your rig's fuel economy and overall efficiency, therefore allowing you to keep as much of your per-mile pay as possible rather than sinking it into fuel or maintenance. However, making a multi-ton truck aerodynamic can be a tall order. Read on to learn more about why fuel efficiency is so important to you as an OO, as well as some steps you can take now to make your rig more efficient and increase your bottom line.
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