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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Tips for Summer Car Care

Tips for Summer Car Care

Hot weather means that there are more "special" steps that you need to take to keep your car running properly.  If you thought that winter was the only season to give you special conditions for your car, guess again!  So we found this great article for you to help you determine what steps and precautions you should take to keep your car on the road this summer!   Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. Excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then damages the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, which will eventually destro ... read more

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14 Road Trip Games Adults Will Actually Enjoy

14 Road Trip Games Adults Will Actually Enjoy

We all know that summer means plenty of family road trips but what about those road trips that you take as an adult with a few friends?  Maybe you all load into the car and head out to find a new place to go hiking or that amusement park you have been dying to check out.  But that long drive...what to do while in the car?  Well, we have a great article that we had to share that is filled with 14 super fun games to play while you are on your way to your destination. Before tablets and podcasts, we used games to keep us entertained. For your next road trip, try some of these games to keep you going along the way. 1. If you have some sleepy passengers in the car, you should definitely play "While You Were Sleeping." The Game: Create the most believable story when someone falls asleep The Rules:  • First, a passenger must fall asleep • After five minutes of slumber, the awake passengers begin creating a story • Each person takes tur ... read more

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