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    Simple Ways to Protect Your Car From Dents and Dings With Body Side Molding

    So you finally got that new car or truck. Congratulations! I really don’t want to be the one that blows the candles out on your cake, but did you get your first dent yet? Maybe a door ding in a parking lot? If not, I’m sure you already know that you are likely to get at least few while you own that car. So how do you defend against this? Is there some way to protect my car? The best way to protect your car or truck from dents and door dings is by installing a professional grade body side molding. You can also protect other areas of the vehicle…

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    Car Auto Salvage Yard

    Restorers of classic cars (either for a hobby or a profit) are noted for a meticulous attention to detail. An accurate, correct restoration will require original parts; nothing else will do. The parts for pre-1980 American iron have been getting tougher and tougher to acquire for a number of years now. While the parts networks for owner’s clubs (as well as eBay) have helped out in running down some parts, just imagine trying to run down an alternator or fuel pump for a ’61 Pontiac, or the correct windshield wiper, heater and radio knobs for a ’64 Olds Holiday 88. In some respects, the enthusiasts for long-dead makers like Packard,…

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    Tow Strap Safety Tips

    Practicing tow strap safety should be one of your first steps when towing a vehicle, if not your first step. Using caution and practicing safety when you are using a tow strap is vital. Let’s face it, this could be a very dangerous job if you don’t pay attention to what you are doing. On average, I bet everyone, at some point or another, will end up needing their car, van, or truck towed somewhere. These people rely on you to do it correctly, which means you do it in a manner where you don’t hurt yourself, others or their car. For that reason, you need to know some basic…

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    Tips For Supervising a Learner Driver

    Although not really a substitute for practical assistance from professional driving instructors, supervising a learner driver for private practice is a good way to save some money, by cutting down the number of driving lessons required to pass the driving test. Number 1: Ensure the car is suitably insured for the new driver! This should probably go without saying. Number 2: Plan WELL ahead – bear in mind that not only will the person who is driving the car have to do what you instruct, but you will potentially have to notice the hazard, put a sentence together (which might include a semi-complicated instruction), the driver will have to understand,…

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    Used Car Supermarket – Saving You Money Off Your Next Car

    If it is time for a new set of wheels, consider a used set instead. A used car will save you thousands of dollars off the cost of a new car. That is an indisputable fact. The argument that new cars cost less to finance doesn’t hold a whole lot of weight when you are talking about financing for five or six years and spending several thousands of dollars that you could be putting to better use for you and your family. That is the Number One reason why a Used Car Supermarket should be your first stop on any new car buying trip. A Used Car Supermarket will be…

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    Why Choose a Driving Guide?

    Teaching your teenager how to drive can be quite stressful and overwhelming. Although you may have been driving for over twenty years, teaching someone else to drive is another thing entirely. Preparing them for the driving test adds a little bit more stress on you and your teenager, especially if they do not pass it the first time, so you are sure to want to do everything possible to prepare them for this test. A driving guide like Pass Your Driving Test can be just the tool that you need. One benefit of getting your teenager a driving guide is that there is something for them to refer back to…

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    How Good Gas Mileage Helps You and the Environment

    When buying a vehicle, gas mileage is often an important selling point for many people. The idea of keeping your car on the road, traveling where you need to go for less money can be very appealing. However, the money saving aspect of getting good gas mileage is only the beginning of the benefits. Cars that get good gas mileage are actually better for the environment, which may be an even more important reason than just padding your pocketbook. Most consumers wonder exactly how their cars’ gas mileage has a direct impact on the environment. Many believe if their car has an emissions system in good working order, that alone…

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    Add Power To Your Used Car With ECU Remapping

    Buying a new car isn’t a decision to be taken lightly and even if you can’t afford a new vehicle and are looking at used models there are still certain aspects you need to check out before parting with your hard-earned money. Look past the shiny exterior and flashy accessories and go armed with a checklist of questions -does it run well, what is the fuel consumption like, and is the engine working to its maximum performance, and if you are not confident in buying a car then you should take it to your local mechanic and get them to give it the once over. Performance is more important than…

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    Redesigned, Reengineered Mercedes-Benz C-Class for 2008

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has undergone an astonishing transformation for 2008. Offered in Sport and Luxury versions, the C-Class has been completely redesigned, setting the bar for entry level luxury sedans. The new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds unrivaled style, safety, and engineering, and features at a starting price of $32,425 for the C300 Sport. The C300 Sport and C300 Luxury models are fitted with a 3.0 liter, 24 valve V6 engine making 228 hp at 6,000 rpm. Sport versions get a standard 6-speed manual, with the option for the 7-speed automatic. C300 Luxury models receive the 7-speed Touch Shift automatic as standard equipment. The top of the line C350 Sport Sedan…

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    Surviving High Gas Prices With Two Online Tools

    OK, we all know that to fill the family vehicle up with gas these days, one has to take into consideration the cost that will appear without mercy on the digital readout of the gas pump. No matter how we whine and blame others for our dilemma, the fact is that the prices are what they are and we have to live life anyway. Sure, you can bury your head in the sand and pretend that it will work itself out but truthfully, these gas prices aren’t going anywhere but further up. So, that being established and settled, one must honestly cultivate a plan to combat this unwelcome intrusion on…

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