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Car Care

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Buying a New Car Vs. Maintaining Your Old Vehicle

April is National Car Care Month – a reminder that your trusty ride needs some TLC after months of wear and tear. You can save about $1,200 a year by doing basic maintenance yourself! A great investment considering the cost of a new vehicle is averaging $34,000, according to Kelley Blue Book.

These 4 tips will help you be prepared for the warmer temperatures and get the most out of your investment.

Damn, Your Car is Hot!

With the summer here, your car will become an oven from the blistering heat. Just think about sitting or touching those scalding hot leather seats and steering wheel after your car has been sitting in the sun all day long. Many people might not realize that your car can be pretty dangerous during the summer months.

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Fall Car Care and Road Trips

With wet and changing weather conditions, Fall is the perfect time to elevate your vehicle’s safety. Get fall car care and fall road trip tips by Lauren Fix.

What is that bad car smell? Learn to identify car odors.

How to Diagnose a Bad Car Smell

Car maintenance expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach is your top automotive woman. What does the bad smell in your car mean? Learn which bad car odors are could mean trouble to your car’s engine, brakes, oil, exhaust, coolant or fuel line.

How to Not Get Ripped off by a Mechanic

How to Not Get Ripped off by a Mechanic

Keeping your car in excellent operating condition is as crucial as keeping those repair costs down. But sometimes a simple brake repair job can turn into an expensive leak job. Here are some tips not to be duped by a mechanic.

Lauren Fix on 2 Wheels: A Glimpse into getting a Motorcycle License

 by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® I just got my motorcycle license! It was one of those things that I went back and forth about because the only way it would ever happen was to take a motorcycle safety and training course.
 So Paul, my husband, and I took the Ride with a P.R.I.D.E. class …

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Summer Travel Tips Infographic

As Memorial Day creep up on your calendar and you schedule summer road trips, it’s important to check your vehicle before you leave and be aware of what’s happening around you on the road. Check out this infographic to help keep you safe!

The Four Cs of Winter Driving Prep

The Four Cs of Winter Driving Prep

October is Fall Car Care Month. It’s the perfect time to get under the hood before winter takes effect. Here’s are four C’s to get your vehicle ready for the colder weather: check, change, carry, and clean. Follow these tips, and you’ll stay on the road and off the side of it.

Top 10 Car Scams

Top 10 Car Scams by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® With all the great deals out there be careful not to fall into any of these traps.  Some of these scams have been around for a while so be aware and buy smart! Scam 1. Negative Equity/Trade-In Overestimation This arises in a transaction that includes …

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What Does It Mean to Be Car Care Aware?

What Does It Mean to Be Car Care Aware?

Car care can be intimidating when you aren’t familiar with your car’s parts and systems, but when you know the right questions to ask, it puts you in the driver’s seat. Be Car Care Aware has developed the resources needed to empower you when it comes to maintenance decisions, along with top care tips. So, how can you Be Car Care Aware?

Which Gasoline Is Best For Your Vehicle?

Most of us believe that the higher the octane number (that yellow sticker on the gas pumps), the better performance and fuel economy we will receive in exchange for the higher price. So what’s the truth? Here’s the low-down on high octane gas.

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