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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Car Maintenance Options: Take care of your car...or throw your money away.

Don't let short term thinking hurt you in the long term. Huh? Don't let your desire to save an hour or two or avoid spending $50 or $75 today cost you hundreds...or thousands of dollars later. Here are some examples: 1. Your car is due for a tire rotation and an oil change. You take it to a quicky-lube place get it done; after all - they'll be done in fifteen minutes. They sell you a (very profitable) transmission flush and fuel injection cleaning. Nobody looks at your brakes; they are too busy selling you stuff that makes them quick money. It ends up taking an hour and a half anyway. A few weeks later, you notice a noise when you are braking. You break down and take it to a shop that does brakes. After an inspection, they discover that your brakes have worn out and damaged your brake rotors. As a result, your $250 brake job ends up costing over $500.00. All to save a couple bucks and a couple of hours. 2. Your check engine light is on. You've been telling your friends that it's bee ... read more

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