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October 1, 2014

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Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your Mailbox

(NewsUSA) - Have you ever wondered how all of those colorful auto dealership promotion pamphlets arrive in the mail at the exact moment you are contemplating a new car purchase? Oddly enough, they are perfectly timed to coincide with your vehicle-buying needs -- and there's a reason behind it.

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Teens And Tires: What They Don't Know Can Hurt Them
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:41 am

(NAPSI)—Nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers can be prevented each year with better driver’s education, recent research shows. Teenagers often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads.

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Cleaning Up The Mess Made By Title Washing
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:41 am

(NAPSI)—A dangerous scam that hides major problems from consumers who purchase used cars is on the rise.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Simple Tips to Be More Efficient in Your Garage
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Most everyone has a couple of tricks up their sleeve that make chores and tasks simpler. You likely have a few of your own -- and once you develop a superior method of ticking off a to-do list item, it can be difficult to remember what your life was like before.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Giant "Shockmobile" Latest Hit In Mobile Marketing
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—From giant rolling hot dogs to a 65-foot-long “backyard barbecue grill,” huge mobile marketing exhibits are bringing their messages—and, sometimes, tastes—to millions of consumers who might otherwise be focused on much smaller mobile devices. In fact, these rolling marketing exhibits have become so effective that at least one vehicle components manufacturer has joined the parade to communicate the importance of car care.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:41 am

(NAPSI)—Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Making That Back-To-College Move Easier
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:48 am

(NAPSI)—As the new school year approaches, college students everywhere are preparing for their trip back to campus.

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Back-To-School Budget Tips
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:48 am

(NAPSI)—Preparing to go back to school used to be as simple as stocking up the latest textbooks and grabbing a calculator. Today, college students and their parents regularly spend an average of over $800 on apparel, electronics, dorm furnishings and more. As a nation, that means spending for back-to-college reaches over $45 billion. When you add in monthly fees for Internet access, phone data plans and other ongoing technology-related expenses, the "basics" are more costly than ever before.

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Find Out The Meaning Behind The Numbers At The Gas Pump
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:48 am

(NAPSI)—Are you one of the millions of Americans who will load up their car this summer and head out for a weekend getaway? If you are, you might be paying the price at the gas pump. Across the U.S., consumers paid the highest average price for gas on the Fourth of July since 2008. Like many, you may question why gas prices peak in the summer. What goes into the price of gas? To understand why, you need to consider the whole story.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Five Tips For RV Travelers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:53 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a new look at an old pastime: Recreational vehicle (RV) travel has been a favorite with Americans for more than a century. The fuel of choice for RV travelers, propane, has also been around for more than 100 years. Propane is a clean, American-made fuel used for cooking, heating and cooling, and powering a variety of appliances in most towable, motorized and specialty RVs.

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Online Resource For New Drivers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:53 am

(NAPSI)—Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver’s license, but they should know that with the newfound freedom also comes the responsibility of caring for their car.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
7 eye-opening facts for parents of teen drivers [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - New to the road, teen drivers are still honing their skills behind the wheel. But did you know that teen drivers are 1.8 times more likely to get in an accident than the average driver? In fact, one out of five teen drivers will have an accident within their first year of driving. Before turning over the keys, parents should take the time to educate themselves and their teen about the safety risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Top Car Color Choices Of Men And Women
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:46 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to car colors, men and women follow different roads.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Ethanol Is Good For America
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NAPSI)—How much you pay at the pump, how much we can avoid pollution and combat climate change, and how effectively we can stand up to other countries can all depend on whether the government continues a policy that’s been called an unmitigated success.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Slow Down To Get Around Trash Trucks
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—Road accidents caused by distracted or speeding drivers are a huge risk for the more than 135,000 men and women of the waste and recycling industry who are out in force each day keeping our communities clean and healthy-but you can be part of the solution.

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Top Three Auto Repair Red Flags
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—Finding an auto repair shop you can trust can be a challenge. Here are three warning signs to watch for on your next trip to the mechanic.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
New Car Technology May Take The Wheel out of Human Hands
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:58 am

(NewsUSA) - Google has been making news in recent months for its work in a ground-breaking area: driverless automobile technology.

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Thursday 06/05/2014
Buying A Once-Wrecked Car
Updated: June 14, 2014 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to used cars, safety is no accident. But an accident shouldn’t keep you from buying a used car you love. In fact, you may drive away with a bargain.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Americans Want Easier Car Shopping
Updated: June 04, 2014 - 3:56 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - A recent Edmunds.com survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults shows that Americans of all types are looking for a better car buying experience. To learn more, visit www.edmunds.com/carweek.

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Tuesday 05/27/2014
Dealers Make Smart Moves in Bullish Auto Market
Updated: May 28, 2014 - 3:45 am

(NewsUSA) - Indications are rosy for U.S. auto sales now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Rigorous Testing For Agricultural Tire Performance
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 3:53 am

(NAPSI)—To help feed a growing world population, farmers depend on having the right equipment. When they climb aboard their tractors or combines, they’re counting on their agricultural tires to deliver the best possible field performance and value. Rigorous testing can play a key role in ensuring that new products will stand up to the challenging conditions that farmers experience throughout the growing season.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Tips To Keep DIY Truckers On The Move
Updated: May 09, 2014 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—Increasingly, when it’s time to move out of a college dorm, into a first apartment or on to a new home, consumers are saving time, trouble and money by doing it on their own.

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Monday 05/05/2014
Get a Grip -- Tips for Safer Driving on Wet Roads
Posted: May 05, 2014

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of the year again -- time for wetter roads and, unfortunately, more accidents.

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Thursday 05/01/2014
Potholes Pack A Powerful Punch
Updated: May 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Hitting a pothole can be more than a momentary jolt. While the tires and wheels should be visually inspected as soon as possible, you should know there could be damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you can’t see. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for these warning signs:

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Protecting Against Sun Damage While In A Car
Updated: May 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The average American spends more than 101 minutes a day in a car. Unfortunately, what many drivers and passengers fail to realize is that when they are in a car, not all the danger they face is on the road.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Maintenance Pays
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Many drivers find that if they want to make their car last, it pays to put it first. Taking good care of your car means you are more likely to avoid problems, both now, while you’re driving it, and later, when you sell it.

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Tire Maintenance Is Key To Safe Summer Driving
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Tires are the only thing between you and the road, so it’s imperative motorists stay on top of tire maintenance. Proper tire maintenance is important all year, but especially in the summer months as the temperature starts heating up and the frequency of tire blowouts increases.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—For dependable vehicle operation, it’s essential, for starters, to prevent ignition system failure. That way, you won’t be left stranded by the side of the road.

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A Car's Wipers Need Care To Keep Things Clear
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—Windshield wipers may be among the most overworked and underappreciated equipment on your car.

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Noteworthy Partnership Supports Young Farmers
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—An all-American truck brand and a magazine known for its world-class photo essays have found a new way to support America’s farmers.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Potholes Can Be A Menace To Shocks And Struts
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The most enduring memory of the winter of 2014 just might be the millions of potholes that continue to dish out punishment to drivers and passengers across the U.S. and Canada. But abominable road conditions can cause more than just a bone-rattling ride; they can also damage important steering and suspension components, including shock absorbers and struts.

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Tuesday 04/01/2014
April is Financial Literacy Month: What to Know Before Buying or Leasing a Vehicle
Updated: April 01, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Buying or leasing a vehicle is an exciting decision. For many consumers, it’s the first “big ticket” item they acquire. Knowing what to expect before making this important financial commitment will help you feel confident about your decision for years to come.

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