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Nitrogen Filled Tires – The Benefits

Nitrogen Filled Tires – The Benefits

Many questions were submitted to Popular Mechanics recently about using nitrogen filled tires. The questions ranged from possible increased fuel mileage to improving the life of the tires. Read on to find out more! A Nitrogen Filled Tire Provides Pure Gas And No WaterRegular old compressed air contains around 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and lingering bits of water vapor and noble gasses at any given time. To fill a tire with pure nitrogen, a machine must filter out the rest first. This 100% gas fill results in no water vapor or other bits, just pure dry nitrogen. How Is That Relevant? It’s relevant to the other question of if nitrogen has any effect on the life of a tire. And the answer is, yes. By filling a tire with pure nitrogen, you prevent any form of moisture such as water vapo ... read more

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Teen Driver Safety Tips

Teen Driver Safety Tips

It’s a rite of passage for teenagers and a milestone that often causes great anxiety in parents: learning to drive. While getting a driver’s license is something teenagers look forward to for many years, they sometimes don’t realize that driving a car is a big responsibility. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the country. So, what teen driver safety tips should be discussed? Start by explaining these important topics before he or she gets behind the wheel: Teaching Teen Driver Safety Starts By Not Ignoring The Obvious Never drink and drive. Don’t assume that this goes without saying. Talk to your teenager about the dangers of drinking and driving– again and again. While you may prefer your teenager avoids drinking altogether, be realistic and explain how to handle the situation if they do drink. Let them know that he should always call someone else for ... read more

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Will Deer Whistles Work?

Will Deer Whistles Work?

Ever hit a deer? If no, consider yourself lucky. If you have, it’s unsettling. In an effort to avoid them, many drivers install deer whistles on their car bumpers. Read on to understand if they actually work. Electronic and Air Velocity Types Non electronic uses air pressure used by your cars forward motion Air velocity whistles are the most common and are based on the premise that air circulating through them will produce a high-pitched frequency that causes animals such as deer to stop moving. Electronic whistles are designed to produce both a sonic and an ultrasonic wave that results in the same reaction. Both types are attached to the front bumper of a car and do not require any special tools to install them. Will Deer Whistles Work? – No Peter Scheifele, the director of bioacoustics research at the Natio ... read more

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Tips to Stay Awake While Driving

Tips to Stay Awake While Driving

The monotony of long road trips can easily cause drowsiness. It’s the hum of the road that can put you to sleep. For safety reasons it’s imperative to stay awake at the wheel. If you start to doze, try using some of these techniques to stay awake during long road trips. #1 Best Method: Caffeine Drinking caffeine will help you stay awake while driving in a few ways. The first benefit is that caffeine is a short-term diuretic. This means it will make you want to go to the bathroom. Feeling uncomfortable is a benefit when trying to stay awake while driving and it will force you to make stops to go to the bathroom. Staying alive is worth the few minutes needed for the stops. Another unrealized benefit is the action of picking up the cup repeatedly. Did you know that caffeine will restrict blood flow to the stomach? This means it helps stop that full feeling after eating a meal. Dr ... read more

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The Top 5 Most Helpful Car Apps

The Top 5 Most Helpful Car Apps

After hours of scouring the net we have uncovered the top 5 apps for yoru car that will help you while driving. These application most popular available and the most useful. Gas Prices: GasBuddyAvailable On: Android, Apple, Windows, and Blackberry GasBuddy is a gas station locating app that finds the cheapest gas stations based on your location. You can also look gas prices up by city including Wilmington. They give you the options to look at it in a list format or a map format, and the best part is that it can be used on all smartphone platforms. Check out their gas prices page. They provide daily statistics per state and major city. The information is very ... read more

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Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Gas Cost For Your Car

Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Gas Cost For Your Car

The good news is the price of gas has fallen; the bad news is that no one knows how long that will last. We have endured nearly a decade of gas prices that have hovered around $3.00, and the stark reality is that we will most likely return to those prices at some point. For example, Peter Schiff predicts the cost of oil will quickly rise to $120 a barrel which will get us back to $3.00 a gallon real fast. He even predicts $200 a barrel in a few years (prediction was made this year) which sounds crazy but he’s made accurate predictions before. He predicted the 2008 housing collapse in 2005. https://youtu.be/S03LIGi9ozA?t=1m50s Take advantage of low prices now and save money when they start their inevitable ascension. Use these top 5 ways to save money on gas cost. Lay off the Brakes at Stop Lights It takes a lot of gas to accelerate from a stopped position and the faster you accelerate t ... read more

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5 Tips To Save On Car Insurance

5 Tips To Save On Car Insurance

Car insurance can take a bite out of your wallet, but it doesn’t need to be as big of a bite as you may think. Before taking the time to read the following tips, make sure to educate yourself about car insurance and what comes with it! Understanding the basics is a huge step in the right direction! So here are 5 tips to save money with car insurance: The Best Way To Save On Car Insurance Is To Compare What do you need in your insurance? For example, as the car ages (or is paid off) people often choose to drop the collision part of the insurance. Usually, this is recommended when the premium you pay is approximately 10% of the re-sell value of the car. Everyone should maintain liability and injury coverage though! All cars in the State of Delaware must have a minimum liability insurance coverage of $15,000/$30,000 bodily injury protection; $10,000 property damage coverage ... read more

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5 Ways To Stop Teen Texting While Driving

5 Ways To Stop Teen Texting While Driving

Parents have a lot of reasons to worry about teenagers and cars. The CDC reports that, in 2011 alone, over 2,600 teens ages 16-19 died and close to 300,000 required emergency room treatment because of motor vehicle accidents. One factor that increases the risk of crashes is when teens drive with other teens as passengers (but with no supervising adult present). As a group, they also tend towards impulsiveness. On top of that, there’s also the risk posed by distractions, especially mobile devices. Texting while driving is potentially deadly, but many people, teens included, don’t realize this. They overestimate their ability to multitask on the road and react quickly to unexpected events even when they’re looking at, handling, and thinking about the contents of a mobile device. As you consider how to stop your teen from texting while driving, the following five tips may help ... read more

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Car Tips and Tricks That Really Work

Car Tips and Tricks That Really Work

You spend a lot of time in your car, which is why you need to keep it clean, well organized, and in top running condition at all times. Doing so can be time consuming; however, these car tips and tricks can be used by anyone to make the job much easier. Use hand sanitizer to de-ice your locks Place floor mats underneath your windshield wipers during cold weather and you’ll never have to scrape ice and snow. Add sticky pads to your dashboard to keep cell phones in place. A plastic cereal container makes the ideal trash bin for your car. Plastic bags from the grocery story are perfect. Keep a box of crayons in your glove box. In an emergency, you can burn one crayon for around 30 minutes to produce heat and light. Toothpaste can be used to make your headlight plastic trans ... read more

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Winter Driving Tips That’ll Keep You Safe This Winter

Winter Driving Tips That’ll Keep You Safe This Winter

Winter is here and luckily we have not had any bad winter driving so far. Other areas of the country have already seen more than 5 feet of snow, and Mother Nature is not finished. Although many of us would prefer to stay curled up in front of the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa when the bad weather hits, for many of us, this is not an option. So, how can you stay safe while braving the winter storms? Tire Tread Gives You The Edge Good tire tread will give you an edge over tires that are bald. It won’t help much with black ice but it’ll help in light snow conditions. They are especially important when ice and snow create low friction conditions, any grip your tires can get will be extremely helpful. Don’t risk it, do the penny test. If your tires fail, we can help. Kitty Litter / Salt / Sand In The Trunk Take note of the color of this bag. You can pl ... read more

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