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Big game tailgating tips for mobile viewers

(BPT) - Tailgating warriors range from the most serious of fans to the folks that don’t quite manage to get in the gates for that championship game. These fans can now watch the big game from that very tailgate.

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Tuesday 01/08/2019
Show Your Vehicle A Little Love
Updated: January 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Your car doesn’t ask for much. It’s always there for you, getting you where you need to go. A little extra care this Valentine’s Day-or any day-in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service can be a great gift for the one who keeps you going.

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Thursday 01/03/2019
Decoding Your VIN
Updated: January 05, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—When cars are sold, recalled, stolen or involved in accidents, you may hear references to the VIN; that is, the Vehicle Identification Number. Many data registries use the VIN to record details of the vehicle’s history. Before you buy a used car, do a VIN lookup to get the vehicle history report and find records of its previous owners, accidents and repairs. You can also find out if the manufacturer has ever issued a recall of the vehicle and whether those repairs were made.

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Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Posted: December 18, 2018

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

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Thursday 12/13/2018
Forget The Halls...Deck The Driveway
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—The sales associate at Park Place Lexus in Plano, Tex., remembers clearly the look on the woman’s face when she opened the front door. The associate—holding a beautifully wrapped gift box containing a set of keys—visited the woman’s house to deliver a shiny, new Lexus.

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Tuesday 12/11/2018
A Dozen Great Gifts For The Gearheads On Your List
Updated: December 19, 2018 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—You can be known for having a gift for giving when you celebrate the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion—and even no occasion at all—by showing you appreciate the recipients’ special interests.

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift That Keeps On Giving
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—A six-point vehicle check is a gift that will keep on giving, both in better vehicle performance and fewer unexpected repairs, says the Car Care Council.

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Dangerous Airbags Affect Millions Of Drivers
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—Roughly 37 million vehicles—across all makes and models—have dangerous, recalled airbags that need to be replaced immediately and they’re FREE.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
Defensive Driving Tips
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—These five tips can help you be prepared for the perils of the road.

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Monday 11/19/2018
Keep Your Car On The Road To Safety And Savings
Updated: November 21, 2018 - 2:37 am

(NAPSI)—When the weather turns cooler, it’s a hot idea to prepare your car for hazardous conditions.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Why to Buy a Car Now and How to Protect Your Investment
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season for shopping, and not just for presents to put under the tree. Many people shop for new cars this time of year, and for good reason.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
Car-Shopping Tips for Students and Grads
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) College is a time when many young people buy their first cars. But with the rising cost of a degree, students and their families will want to ensure they are getting a good value on vehicle purchases.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Time Is Money When It Comes To Car Maintenance
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—Whether changing the oil, replacing the wiper blades or checking the tires, finding the time to perform simple preventative vehicle maintenance is money in the bank.

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Thursday 09/06/2018
Five Tips To Help You On The Road To Your New Home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—Whenever you rent a truck to move yourself from one home to another, keeping these five facts in mind can help you and your furniture all arrive in good order and good time.

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
How Smart Technology is Going to Change Your Driving Experience
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) You’ve probably heard that smart technology is going to change the driving experience to make it safer and more convenient. But if you’re not in the market for a new car, you may have assumed these developments won’t apply to you any time soon.

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Monday 08/27/2018
Tips for Choosing All-Terrain or Off-Road Tires
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) Love driving off-road? Before heading out for the great wide open, be sure your vehicle is equipped with the right set of tires.

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
Hints To Help You Protect Your Kids In The Car
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—Keeping your kids on the road to safety when in and around a car can be easier if you take these steps:

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A Clean Car Is Money In The Bank
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Keeping it clean can be an easy and inexpensive way to protect its resale and trade-in value.

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Monday 08/20/2018
Urgent Airbag Safety Recall: Recalled Airbags Can Kill Or Seriously Injure You And Your Passengers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—Vehicle manufacturers are conducting the largest safety recall in U.S. history to replace defective airbags, but need YOUR help to repair YOUR vehicle to help avoid the risk that a defective airbag could kill or seriously injure you and your passengers. Authorized dealerships and stores in your area are replacing defective airbags for FREE.

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Monday 07/30/2018
Help Teens Learn Driving
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—When it’s time for your teens to get their learner’s permits and driver’s licenses, here’s a hint on how you can help: Don’t teach them yourself. Leave that to the professionals.

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Thursday 06/07/2018
Car Shopping? Get Smart About Warranties and Service Contracts
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) Car shopping? One important factor to consider is what each manufacturer’s warranty covers and how long the coverage lasts, as well as whether you’re going to purchase additional coverage through a vehicle service contract.

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Monday 06/04/2018
9 Things All Drivers Need to Know About Their Tires
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) Today’s cars are packed with impressive features. Stability control. Ride assist. Ever-more-powerful engines. But no matter what technology makes its way into your car -- it’s your tires that connect it to the road, making their construction and maintenance critical for safe, effective driving.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires.

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