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Auto Maintenance Winter Checklist

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Although you may hate to admit it, the summer is crawling to an end. Before you know it, the temperatures will be plummeting. Along with your winter coat, you’ll likely also be pulling out the old snow brush to place in your car. However, there are a few other steps that you should take to prepare your car for the winter. With icy roads and freezing conditions, make sure that your car has had these key maintenance procedures done to it in preparation. 1. Tire Change One of the first steps you should take is to have your summer tires...
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Factors to Include on Your Annual School Bus Checklist

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As the school year approaches, you as the district’s fleet manager have the responsibility of inspecting and repairing all of the school buses. They must be in good working order on the first day of school. You can make sure each bus is in the best condition possible by compiling an effective safety and mechanical checklist. You can also quickly and conveniently handle any damages to your buses by taking them to a skilled bus repair mechanic. Testing the Brakes The first to-do item that you can include on your bus repair checklist is to inspect the brakes. The brakes...
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Preventative Maintenance Keep Your Buses in Good Working Order

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The closing of the school year does not mean you can take a break as the district’s fleet manager. In fact, the summertime may be your busiest season with getting the school buses back in working order for next year. You can make sure every bus in your fleet is ready for the first day of school by entrusting these preventative maintenance and repair tasks to a skilled bus mechanic. Tire Rotation and Replacement The buses in your fleet rack up thousands of miles each school year. All of this travel takes its toll on the buses’ tires, however. By...
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Five Used Sports Cars That Are Reliable and Affordable to Maintain

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Often times, sports cars tend to be a bit more expensive to upkeep. However, that’s not always the case. Here are five used sports cars that have a history of being reliable and affordable to maintain. 2010-2015 Dodge Challenger R/T If you need more space to stretch out, the Dodge Challenger R/T will prove to be a great option. Even tall folks can easily fit behind the wheel. Most importantly, its Hemi V8 engine is powerful and durable. With more than 370 horsepower resting under the hood, this American muscle car is definitely potent enough to put a grin on...
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The Toyota Prius

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The 2018 Toyota Prius stands out as a vehicle that sets the quality and aesthetics standard for the entire hybrid car industry. As much of a showpiece at it is, consumers would expect it to be relatively free from mechanical issues. However, since its release onto the market, it has become known for being prone to inconvenient and sometimes expensive malfunctions. If you are an owner of a 2018 Toyota Prius, you should have it serviced by a licensed and skilled mechanic if it experiences any of these documented issues. Excessive Oil Consumption Excessive oil consumption is one of the...
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Why Your Hybrid Car Needs a Specialized Mechanic

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Hybrid vehicles are no longer the future– these vehicles are on the road now and their popularity is only increasing as time goes on. Unfortunately, some mechanics have an aversion to working on these vehicles. The maintenance and repairs involved in a hybrid or electric car are different than those of a standard automobile, so drivers need to be prepared to find the right people for the job. What Makes a Hybrid Different? When you turn off the ignition in an internal combustion engine vehicle (non-hybrid), the vehicle is effectively off. The battery is still connected, but the vehicle’s engine...
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Common Honda Issues

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Honda Odysseys consistently top the National Transportation Safety Board’s list for the safest cars in the country. As reliable as these vehicles is known to be, however, they are sometimes plagued with common yet repairable mechanical issues. You can keep your own Honda Odyssey on the road by knowing what these issues are and how you can get them repaired quickly. Problems with the Exterior Lighting One of the most common issues reported with all years of the Honda Odyssey involves those with the van’s exterior lighting. In particular, many owners report that their vans’ corner and bumper lamps fail...
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Tips to Keep Your Car Running at Its Bests

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If you want to keep your car running like new for as long as possible, you are likely wondering what steps you should take to reach your goal. Having a few things in mind and keeping up with standard maintenance can do wonders for any car, and you will be pleased with the outcome. You can avoid many costly repair fees and let your car consume as little fuel as possible, saving you money in transportation costs. A well-maintained car will run properly and be there for you when you need it the most, and this guide shows you where...
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