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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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Conquering Old Man Winter: 3 Incredibly Awesome Life Hacks To Keep You In Control

by Connor Ferguson

Whether you're a mom driving a car full of kids around in the winter weather or you are just a regular individual trying to get to work or school, you need to know what to do when you encounter some of the most common winter emergencies. Winter weather may try to stop you from getting your to-do list done or making it to work or school on time, but Old Man Winter doesn't know that you're equipped with these life hacks, which may help keep you from needing to call roadside assistance:

1. Use a Bottle of Hand Sanitizer to De-Ice Your Car Locks.

One of the worst things during the winter is heading out to your vehicle to find that the car lots are completely iced over. What are you supposed to do? Many websites show that due to alcohol content, you can use hand sanitizer to de-ice your iced-over car locks. The alcohol content in the hand sanitizer will soften the ice so that you can open the doors and get into the vehicle quickly. 

2. Use Plastic Bags Over Your Side Mirrors.

During the winter, you should keep a handful of plastic, zip-top bags in your glovebox. When the weather is bad outside, you should use these and place them on your side mirrors while you're inside at work, the mall or wherever. These bags help keep the ice and snow from accumulating on the mirrors, which then saves you time when you come out and are ready to leave. You can use this idea at home as well. The great thing about this hack is that the bags are completely reusable!

3. Opt for Kitty Litter When You're Stuck in the Snow.

Sometimes you just have to leave home in the bad weather. If your vehicle is stuck and your tires just keep spinning, it is because they aren't getting any traction, Luckily, all you need is some kitty litter. Whether you have cats or not, it is something good to have on hand for these types of days. Put plenty of it behind each of your wheels to help them gain enough traction to get you out of there.

Bad winter weather also means some crazy people out on the road (no, not you!). These hacks can get you out of some pretty sticky situations quickly and with ease, but you will want to make sure you do one more thing: ensure your car insurance policy is up-to-date and contains adequate coverage in the event of an accident. In addition, you may want to consider verifying that you have roadside assistance coverage in the event that you do end up needing help escaping Old Man Winter. Contact local roadside assistance professionals, such as those from Airport Towing, for further assistance.