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The Galveston County Daily News: Automotive

September 28, 2016

Automotive

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(NAPSI)—Sometimes, the vehicle you need isn’t the one you have. Whether it’s transporting a large item, a cross-campus move, a trip to the airport or a special event, many people have been in the position of not having convenient access to the right vehicle for the job.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Don't Get Left Out In The Cold...Practice Tire Safety
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Rough roads aren’t the only thing to worry about when the temperature drops. Tires also get cold and need extra grip to perform at their best. That’s something your all-season tires might not be ready for. In fact, in temperatures of 45° F or below, the rubber in all-season tires gradually hardens, leading to decreased road traction and less grip. That can cause difficulty with braking and turning. Winter tire safety experts urge drivers to consider the weather; if you often drive when it’s below 45° F—snow or no snow—it’s time for a set of winter tires to keep you and your family safe on the roads this year.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Quick Tips To Keep Your Car In Top Shape
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Routine maintenance is essential for extending your car’s life, ensuring it stays out of the shop and improving gas mileage. Here are three simple tasks that are easy to do and will benefit any vehicle. Be sure to check your owner’s manual because timing and instructions vary by vehicle.

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Be Prepared For Whatever Nature Throws At You
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—You have a better chance of keeping yourself, your vehicle and your passengers on the road to safety even when the weather is bad if you prepare in advance so your vehicle can be your refuge. These seven tips can help.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Lights, Wipers: Keys To Seeing And Being Seen
Updated: September 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—When the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen.

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Tuesday 09/13/2016
Buying a Vehicle? The Right Timing Can Mean the Best Deal
Updated: September 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Buying a vehicle? While your negotiation tactics matter, experts say that timing is a bigger factor than you may realize when it comes to getting a great deal on a new car.

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Thursday 09/08/2016
Paying For Repairs
Updated: September 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you need to fix your car, you’ll be better able to find the best price if you follow these four easy tips:

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Thursday 09/01/2016
5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Car Dealership
Updated: September 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) When looking for their next set of wheels, car shoppers have choices that extend beyond the vehicle. The buying experience should meet their needs and wants, too.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Used Car Buying Online
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A recent study by Interactive Advertising Bureau shows that 96 percent of consumers begin their car search online. In fact, millennials spend as much as 12 to 13 hours researching cars online before making the decision to buy.

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Monday 08/15/2016
In the Market for a Car? Know All Your Options
Updated: August 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint)  With an estimated 3.1 million vehicles coming off lease in 2016, the topic of whether to buy or lease a car is hotter than ever.

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Mind Your Maintenance
Updated: August 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—To make your car last, you have to put it first. Sticking to the maintenance schedule for your specific car keeps it running properly and protects you from expensive repairs. Here are three of the top items to consider to keep your car in tip-top shape.

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Monday 07/25/2016
Five Steps Toward Better Battery Behavior
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s hot news about your car battery that may seem surprising: It’s not so much the cold that gets it down as it is high heat.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Battle Lines Drawn Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - No less than Sunday school teachers are often subject to it. So why are Uber and Lyft so averse to having their drivers fingerprinted that they suspended service in a major U.S. city?

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Monday 07/11/2016
7 essentials for the great American road trip
Posted: July 11, 2016

(BPT) - America has given the world some incredible gifts: Apple pie, jazz, baseball and rock and roll to name a few. And every summer, families and friends gear up for that most American of adventures: the road trip.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

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Friday 07/01/2016
Don't Let The Wrong Battery Stall Your Outdoor Enjoyment
Updated: July 02, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Since it’s hard to enjoy the outdoors if you can’t start your car, boat, motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), choosing the right kind of battery designed for your vehicle make, model and usage habits is very important.

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Surprise! Kia Ranks Highest In Initial Quality
Updated: July 02, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—The auto industry experienced a seismic shift this month when J.D. Power announced that for the first time in 27 years a non-premium brand ranked highest in its annual Initial Quality Study.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Don't Cry Over Spilled—Gasoline
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you may have made a dirty mistake: An online survey conducted by Harris Poll, on behalf of Briggs & Stratton in October of 2015 among 3,027 U.S. adults aged 18+, discovered that 70 percent of consumers have spilled gasoline on their hands, clothes, car or outdoor power equipment when trying to fill up their outdoor power equipment or vehicle.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Build A Road Map To Help Seniors Stop Or Reduce Driving
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Parents don’t hesitate to talk to their teenagers about driving safely, but no one is talking to seniors.

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Dream Vacation Or Nightmare Road Trip? Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Can Make The Difference
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare but performing a pre-trip vehicle check can help you avoid a vacation breakdown disaster.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Safe Trips Start With These Six Maintenance Tips
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—While many people know to check their oil and tire pressure before a road trip, there is one commonly overlooked car care component it would be a bright idea to remember: headlight maintenance.

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Wednesday 06/08/2016
Five Ways To Improve Your Next Road Trip
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Before you answer the call of the open road, help ensure that your trip is hassle-free by preparing your vehicle so it’s ready to log those long miles. Consider the following:

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Friday 06/03/2016
Three Ways To Prepare Your Car For Summer
Updated: June 07, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is an especially tough season on cars, as high temperatures can lead to stress on vehicles’ parts and systems, causing breakdowns. Consider the following tips to ensure that your vehicle is prepared for the longer, warmer days that may include a few road trips.

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Thursday 06/02/2016
The Road Is Calling: Five Tips For Your Best Road Trip Yet
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The thrill of summer beckons—days are longer, skies are clearer and spirits are higher. Nothing beats driving down a long stretch of highway enjoying breathtaking views, good tunes and memory-making adventures with your loved ones. Before putting the pedal to the metal, there are a few things travelers can do to prepare for a worry-free and fun family road trip.

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How to Get More Bang for Your Buck When Buying a Used Car
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Everyone knows used cars are cheaper. But how do you make sure you are not getting a lemon?  Don’t rule out a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle, say experts.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Get Ready to Roll This Spring By Cleaning Up the Garage
Updated: May 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As spring blooms and temperatures warm up, it's time to open up the windows and go outside. This means getting into your garage and dusting off the cobwebs from your lawnmower, wiping down your outdoor table and chairs, and getting your car primed to take you where you want to go this summer season.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Put Your Phone Away: Distracted Driving Includes Hands-Free Talking
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) In an age of constant communication and connectivity, it can be difficult to take a break. But drive time is when your phone should take a backseat to safety, say experts.

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Friday 04/29/2016
The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Need help finding the perfect vehicle? If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, consider purchasing one you can make your own. While just about any vehicle can be transformed with a few simple products, there are certain makes and models that are more accessory-friendly than others.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Commuting, Traveling: Easier, Safer, More Fun
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Your next drive to work, family road trip or shopping run can be more comfortable for you, more fun for your passengers and safer for everyone. That’s because of all the exciting features you can find in one new vehicle, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica:

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Monday 04/18/2016
Five Tips On Moving
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Americans move to new homes every year. The next time you’re among them, you may be able to save time, trouble and money when you choose a professional mover—you won’t have to worry about renting equipment, paying hidden costs, handling heavy or bulky items and being responsible if something goes wrong.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Breathe Easier While Driving During Allergy Season
Updated: April 16, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Just as it’s hard to run a race if you can’t breathe, a vehicle’s dirty cabin air filter can negatively affect air quality and passenger comfort.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
Don't Let Your Car Make Your Allergies Worse
Updated: April 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—You don’t have to let the joys of warm weather driving be diminished by the irritating pollen and pollutants that can be drawn inside through your car’s air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Making Military Moves Easier
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Moving a military family from one home to another doesn’t have to feel like a major maneuver. Here are some hints that can help:

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Transform your drive! 5 easy ways to spruce up your vehicle
Updated: April 08, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Months of rough winter conditions take a toll on your vehicle. With the spring driving season upon us and summer road trips just around the corner, now is the perfect time to “refresh” your car for the months ahead. Luckily, transforming your drive doesn’t have to be a big, expensive undertaking. Here are five easy things you can do today to boost your car’s looks, comfort, and performance ahead of the peak driving season:

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Tips For Buying Your First All-Terrain Vehicle
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—More than a quarter of a million Americans buy all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) a year. If you plan—or just dream—to be among them this year, you should know that, as with any major purchase, a little knowledge can go a long way toward helping you get the best possible deal. These seven suggestions can help:

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Spring Clean Your Car: Tips to Get Your Car in Great Condition
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) For some, spring cleaning is a time-honored ritual, which doesn’t just apply to your house. Remember that your car is likely in desperate need of some attention after the winter months.

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Tuesday 12/22/2015
What You Need to Know About Winter Driving
Updated: December 22, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashes.

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Tuesday 12/01/2015
Tips to Make Holiday Road Trips Merrier
Updated: December 01, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Hitting the road for the holidays? You’re not alone. Nearly nine in 10 Autotrader shoppers plan to travel by car this holiday season, and nearly a quarter will travel more than 300 miles, according to a recent poll. But experts say there’s no reason to view road trips as a chore.

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Monday 10/05/2015
Safety Features in Your Car That You May Not Know About
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Today’s vehicles come with an abundance of new features and technologies that can aid drivers, make passengers more comfortable and provide real-time information about a vehicle’s health. Most importantly, many vehicle technologies today are designed with safety in mind and have the potential to save lives.

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