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Buying a Used Vehicle

Welcome to my website. My name is Frances Reed. If you’re considering buying a used car, you are in the right place. I recently had my first experience with purchasing a used car and want to share some tips I learned along the way. When I began my search, the important things were color, comfort, and low mileage. I ended up with a green vehicle (which isn't on my favorite color list,) it has over 150,000 miles driven, but it is comfortable. I was very fortunate and had a friend who’s a mechanic come with me to test drive vehicles. Tip number one: be sure you have a mechanic check out vehicles before you buy. I hope I can offer you some valuable information here.



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Buying a Used Vehicle

    2 Signs Your Tuck's Suspension Needs An Inspection

    While your truck's manufacturer may have recommendations for when you need the suspension inspected, driving conditions can cause the need for an inspection much sooner. The suspension is what prevents the truck from bouncing and jarring when you hit bumps on the road. Hauling heavy loads and driving on bumpy roads can cause the suspension to wear down prematurely. These are two signs that you need to have your truck's suspension inspected soon.

    Party Time! 4 Reasons Why You Need A Limousine For The Bachelor Party

    Someone is getting married and you're the best man. Time to plan the bachelor party. You know that choosing the venue is the most important part of the planning but don't forget about the transportation. If you want to make sure that the party begins before you arrive at the venue, you need to make sure that your transportation will allow for that. Instead of using personal cars, here are four reasons why you should be booking a limousine for the bachelor party.

    4 Warning Signs Your Transmission Needs Repairing

    Being able to get to your destination each day means having a car that's in good condition and reliable. However, if you're driving an older vehicle, you may need to be more mindful of certain warning signs. One of the major parts of any car that can start to have problems with age is the transmission. By knowing things to look for in advance, this can prevent you from having to replace this expensive car component and just repair it instead.

    How a Car Repair Novice Can Replace the Alternator On a Car With a Used One

    A cost effective way to replace worn parts on your vehicle is to use gently used parts. Many times, cars that have the same parts as yours were involved in an accident and rendered useless. However, many of the parts that weren't damaged in the accident are still usable years later. You can find these types of parts at a used auto parts store. Here is how a car repair novice can replace the alternator on the car with one from a used car.

    5 Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Car

    During the winter season, your car can experience many issues because of the salt and icy conditions. You want to be sure that your car can drive well during this time of year. In order to do this, you will want to consider these five winter maintenance tips: Check the Antifreeze: The antifreeze in the radiator is important to check. Most auto repair shops will check your antifreeze for free. You want to be sure that you car always has 50 parts water and 50 parts antifreeze, which is important during the winter since your engine is more susceptible to freezing, especially if you park your car outdoors.

    Winters Just Around The Corner: 4 Tips To Properly Winterize Your Mercedes Benz

    Winter is just around the corner. It's time to get your Mercedes Benz ready for the cold weather. If this is your first winter owning a Benz, you might not realize the extra care your car will need. Freezing temperatures can harm your car, especially if it hasn't been properly winterized. Here are four tips that will help keep your Mercedes Benz in tiptop shape during those cold winter months.

    A Quick Guide To Test Driving A Used Vehicle For A First-Time Car Owner

    If you are planning on purchasing your first used car, you need to take it for a test drive. When you take it for a test drive, you really need to pay attention to how the vehicle feels and how it drives. In order to really evaluate the used car, make sure you ask yourself and answer the questions listed below. Comfort Questions One of the easiest things to assess is how comfortable a vehicle feels to you.

    Three Types Of Truck Shells And The Benefits Of Each

    Gone are the days when you would just go out and buy a truck bed cap and snap it onto the back of your truck. Now there are numerous options for truck owners. Here are three new truck shells and the benefits of each. The Truck Conversion Shell This type of truck shell converts any standard pickup into a commercial vehicle instantly. The shell has a roof-mounted ladder rack, back and side tool storage where the shell's windows would normally be, and tons of options for turning your truck into a tool shed on wheels.