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6 Best Gifts for Men

6 Best Gifts for Men

Whether it is your dad, grandpa, uncle, brother, boyfriend or husband, sometimes they can be difficult to shop for. Here are some gifts that your loved one will be happy to receive. Magnetic Dashboard Car Mount Make sure that he can safely stow his phone while he’s driving with a magnetic...

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long, Summer Road Trip

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long, Summer Road Trip

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for memorable road trips with your friends and family. Before you set out, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is as ready as your travel mates. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your vehicle for your road trip. Check Your Tires Your tires...

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8 Things To Inspect When Buying a Used Car

8 Things To Inspect When Buying a Used Car

Buying a new car has pitfalls of its own, including the massive depreciation that occurs just seconds after you sign the paperwork and the constant worrying about getting that first scratch or door ding. Buying a used car makes a lot of sense. Your costs across the board will be lower and more...

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7 Best Ways to Prevent Car Paint Scratches

7 Best Ways to Prevent Car Paint Scratches

Surveys have shown that at least 69 percent of Americans take pride in their cars, while about 73 percent admitted that they actually love their cars. Carrying insurance and taking measures to protect our cars from damage are some of the things we do to show our cars some love. Try as we might,...

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How to Choose the Right Local Auto Body Shop

How to Choose the Right Local Auto Body Shop

You already know what your deductible on your auto insurance policy will be if you happen to get into an accident or if your car is damaged by an animal, a hailstorm, or by a tree limb falling on it. What you don’t want to encounter are unexpected costs caused by faulty auto body repair methods or...

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4 Ways to Show Your Vehicle Some Extra Love

4 Ways to Show Your Vehicle Some Extra Love

Valentine’s Day is a time to reflect on all the special people in our lives and how their contributions make each day worthwhile. We buy them gifts and cards or share special meals to show them what they mean to us, but it’s not just our friends and family members that help us reach the finish...

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7 Things Every Car Owner Needs This Year

7 Things Every Car Owner Needs This Year

The world around us has changed dramatically in the past two years. As consumers, it’s forcing us to deal with supply and labor shortages and do more for ourselves. Car shortages and the unavailability of many brands of replacement tires are making it essential for car owners to plan ahead and be...

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Steps to Take After a Vehicle Collision

Steps to Take After a Vehicle Collision

When you get into a car accident, it’s important to know what steps you need to protect yourself and your vehicle. Some of these steps will be dependent on where you live. For example, in large urban areas, police officers are so busy that they don’t respond to minor traffic accidents, but that...

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter

5 Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter When winter arrives, your car may face ice-cold temperatures and harsh, battering winds. With proper preparation, however, you can protect it from damage throughout the chilly season. Here are five tips for doing just that: 1. Fix Car Paint Scratches...

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Protecting Your Vehicle Against Sun Damage

Protecting Your Vehicle Against Sun Damage

How to Protect Your Vehicle From Excessive Sun Damage Unless you keep your vehicle in a garage all day, it will be exposed to the sun's UV rays. While today's paint has the capacity to minimize cracks and fading, there's still potential for damage. This is especially true if you live in an area...

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How Do You Know Your Car Frame Needs Straightening?

How Do You Know Your Car Frame Needs Straightening?

Symptoms of a Bent Car Frame If your car has been in an accident, it's always a good idea to take it to a body shop for car frame straightening. But if you're not sure whether or not your frame is even, there are a few symptoms that might indicate frame problems. Here are a few symptoms of a bent...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Professional Car Detailing

A Beginner’s Guide to Professional Car Detailing

Give Your Vehicle a Deep Cleaning With Detailing Many vehicle owners think that as long as they wash and wax the exterior of their car once or twice a year, vacuum the interior, and wipe off hard interior surfaces, they're doing enough to keep their vehicles looking good. While regular cleaning...

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Why You Should Have a Professional Repair the Dents in Your Car

Why You Should Have a Professional Repair the Dents in Your Car

Why Repairing a Car Dent Is Not a DIY Job Finding a dent on your vehicle is never pleasant, even if it is hardly noticeable. While it is possible to use glue dent pullers or suction dent pullers to repair a dent yourself, this can be a difficult task. Dent repair is best left to professionals who...

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Reasons to Take Rust Damage Seriously

Reasons to Take Rust Damage Seriously

How Rust Damage Can Harm a Vehicle If your vehicle has a rusty part, you should have it replaced. Rust is a major risk because it can trigger dangerous automotive problems over time. The Threat When a vehicle has strong parts, it will be less likely to break down. Rust makes metals weaker; this is...

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5 Unexpected Ways You’re Damaging Your Windshield

5 Unexpected Ways You’re Damaging Your Windshield

Car maintenance can come in many shapes and sizes. It can be easy to ignore your car's needs when it is working properly. This should not be the case. Your windshield is generally not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of car maintenance, but it provides up to 30% of your car's...

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4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

The beautiful change between winter to summer is one that can be exciting. People anticipate the warm weather, the flowers budding, and the crack of the bat in the baseball diamond. It prompts us to begin the dreaded annual spring cleaning. There is something to be said about the feeling of a...

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3 Reasons to Repair Your Vehicle After a Collision

3 Reasons to Repair Your Vehicle After a Collision

Leaving a vehicle accident without receiving or causing any physical injury is a fortunate occurrence. Whether you were to blame for the accident or not, these accidents, even fender benders, can cause your vehicle to have issues for the duration of its life, even if the damage is not immediately...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Car Paint

A Beginner’s Guide to Car Paint

When you make the big decision to repaint your vehicle, you can choose between an array of options including doing it yourself or having it done by an Anderson Auto Body & Paint professional. No matter which you decide, you will need to know all about the various kinds of paint that are used...

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