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Maintenance Tips for Hybrid Vehicles

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If you're considering buying a hybrid vehicle (or already have one parked in your driveway) but aren't sure how you'll maintain it, don't worry--it's not as difficult as you might think. Here are a few maintenance tips for keeping your hybrid vehicle in tip-top shape!

Independent Repair Shops vs. Car Dealerships

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When your car needs a little TLC, you have two basic options for help: a brand-name dealership, or an independent repair shop. Many car owners aren't quite sure which to trust or where they'll get the best service. That's why we're breaking down the difference and helping you make the best decision for you, your wallet, and of course, your car!

Winter Driving Tips to Get You There Safely

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It's that time of year again: winter weather is coming, and it's coming fast. Are you (and your car) ready for the perils of driving on snowy, icy, and just plain cold roads? Here are a few winter driving tips to keep you safe and cozy this season!

Everything You Need to Know About Tire Rotation

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Tires are, in many ways, the things that make the world go 'round. They're also pretty crucial for the safety and reliability of your car. They're also a fairly significant investment. With tires being such a critical piece of the transportation puzzle, it's smart to understand tire rotation and everything that goes into it.

Why Proactive Vehicle Maintenance?

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With winter weather almost upon us (and, on some days, already upon us), it's more important than ever to make sure your car is up to the challenge. Sure, you can wait until something goes wrong and then make pricey repairs, but it's safer for you and your wallet to do proactive maintenance right now. A little work today saves a lot of heartaches tomorrow!

Keep Your Car Happy This Fall

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Autumn leaves and cooler temperatures may be fun for us, but they're not always good news for our cars. Here are a few car maintenance tips to keep you and your vehicle safe, happy, and far away from the repair shop this season!

Don't Drive on an Empty Tank!

Have you ever been driving along, maybe with your windows open and maybe singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs, only to see your gas light come on? "Oh," you might have thought, "no big deal. I'll handle it some other time." Whether this sounds familiar or not, the truth is that it really is a bad idea to drive on an empty tank--and here's why.

Seasonal Car Maintenance: Ready for Autumn?

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With high temperatures and long days, it might feel like summer is never going anywhere--but the truth is that autumn is just around the corner. Whether you're ready for fall or not, it's vital to get your car prepped and ready for another new season.

Independent Repair Shops vs. Dealerships

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Whether you treat your car like your only child or just see it as four tires and a steering wheel, you know you need the best, most capable, and most affordable service to keep it running. However, that's not as easy as it sounds. Where do you turn--to an independent repair shop with a few friendly, professional mechanics, or a dealership with a big name and bigger price tag? Let's find out.

Summer Car Maintenance: Simple DIY Tips

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When most people hear the words "car maintenance," they don't expect to hear the word "easy" any time soon. However, with these simple tips, you can keep your car happy and healthy through the summer months--all with your own two hands!