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What To Know When Buying A New Car

What To Know When Buying A New Car

Photo by Lorenzo Hamers on Unsplash  What To Know When Buying A New Car  When we are in the market for a new car, it might feel a bit overwhelming. These overwhelming feelings might be because there are hundreds of vehicles in the market to choose from. Additionally, the financial decision to buy a new car can be very nerve-racking for most.   Although buying a new car can seem like an overwhelming endeavor, it is also a very exciting thing. We want to make the process easier by giving you some helpful tips to keep in mind before you make that big decision.  Our Tips for Buying a New Car Test drive multiple cars: There are a lot of great cars out there. If you have your mindset on a car and did the research, you might still find that you don't like how it drives. Test-driving multiple vehicles gives you the proper perspective to realize if the car you te ... read more

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How Can You Be Of Service To Your Car This Year?

How Can You Be Of Service To Your Car This Year?

Photo by why kei on Unsplash   The new year just began, and if you have a car, you might be wondering to yourself, "How will I make my car last a whole other year?" Luckily, your vehicle is much like a home. It is an asset that, with proper care, can last you for years and years.    You wouldn't want a house that's falling apart, so why would you want your car to have similar issues? Here are five of the best ways to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape for the rest of the year!    Avoid eating inside. What happens when you don't regularly pick up spills or accidents in your home? You can start getting bugs or even rodents, and no one wants that. Similarly, your car requires you to immed ... read more

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Avoiding the Grinch and becoming the Grinch

Avoiding the Grinch and becoming the Grinch

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash   We are all familiar with the Grinch. This eccentric, misanthropic character, spurred from the imagination of Dr Seuss, whose only goal is to ruin the fun for everybody else (especially for Christmas). Unfortunately, nowadays it seems that the grinch mindset is becoming more fact than fiction, especially on the road.   Look, nobody wants to ruin the holidays for their loved ones or the people around them. Almost nobody wants to inherently speed or crash somebody else’s car, but bad emotional management can lead to such occurrences happening. In this article, we’ll explore some of the methods you can use ... read more

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Looking Within For The Helpers

Looking Within For The Helpers

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash   Although Mister Rogers passed away 18 years ago, the legacy of the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will probably echo through the ages, even after our families and we are gone.    One of Fred Rogers’ most iconic lines was about how when there’s chaos lurking around, we shouldn’t focus on complaining and despair but rather “look for the helpers.” We believe this wisdom not only applies to children but also to fully grown adults. And it’s even more critical now, with numerous crises all around us.     That is also why we think Mister Rogers was such a popular figure during his time. His show was one of the first to touch on the compl ... read more

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Things That Go Bump in Your Car

Things That Go Bump in Your Car

Photo by Sam Jotham Sutharson on Unsplash   It can be pretty spooky to hear an unfamiliar noise when driving alone. Some folks turn up their music and tune out the noise because they know that noise indicates they must now spend money they had earmarked for something else. But that’s the worst thing you can do.   Ignoring a strange noise in your car can cause a small, easily repairable problem in your vehicle to escalate into a system-wide breakdown. It’s best to be on your toes and bring your car to a mechanic when you don’t understand the noise you are hearing. Drivers also overlook noises as just a normal part of any driving experience; however, you have to look out for a couple of them if you want to ... read more

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Weekend Getaways in California

Weekend Getaways in California

Photo by Konner Ottaway on Unsplash   Weekends in California can be truly extraordinary! If you’re looking for a weekend adventure in the Golden State, here are some of the best places to help you make the most of your rest days:   Vision Quest Ranch Safari B&B - Are you looking for a Safari experience without having to leave the U.S.? Well, today’s your lucky day! Vision Quest is a ranch in Salinas, Monterey County, that wants to provide its guests’ some real wilderness experience! Besides the incredible animals (including Zebras, Lions, Tigers, Elephants, and more!), you’ll also be minutes away from some of Monterey’s best restaur ... read more

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The Art of the Staycation

The Art of the Staycation

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash   It’s July, and we’re in our first summer where we can meet in public since COVID-19 hit the U.S. last March. It’s going to be a hectic summer for travel. Our customers are already preparing to take vacations by coming in for check-ups and fluid checks, and we’re gently preparing for more accident-related repairs to arrive in late summer.   Perhaps we haven’t all got the same idea to travel right now, though. Some may not have planned for an escape due to uncertainty or a lack of stability in the available travel options. New variants of COVID-19 have made some folks a bit timid to travel. Or maybe we’re keen to escape but can’t get relatives to agre ... read more

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Great Family-Safe Traveling Music for Your Summer Vacation

Great Family-Safe Traveling Music for Your Summer Vacation

Photo by Karan Shiwalkar on Unsplash   Welcome to our June blog at Autotrend Diagnostics! Looks like summer is here at last, and that means summer trips with the family.   When you were younger, you probably learned the hard way about the importance of who controls the radio on a long trip. If it isn’t you, that means suffering through hours of someone else’s idea of a good time. And that can sure drag out an already-long car trip. Road trips can be a hard place to keep the entire family happy.   Now that you have a family, you have to consider what kind of music they like to enjoy songs with you. You can always just put each kid on a music player of their own, but then you miss the karaoke-like fun of grou ... read more

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What's a Home Diagnostic Good For?

 What's a Home Diagnostic Good For?

Welcome to the April blog! With technology becoming cheaper and cheaper, more people are buying their partners home automobile diagnostic machines for their cars, for birthdays and Christmas presents. It’s a great gift for a car enthusiast who wants to go into a shop with some idea of an existing problem. But the trouble with a diagnostic device is that it doesn’t really offer the answers. It’s a part of the question, one that helps the mechanic work out where the issue is. But we frequently see people coming from parts stores who want a specific part changed. If that part is replaced and the problem still exists, that’s not the fault of the auto mechanic; that’s a shortcut that took the car owner twice as long and twice the price. Still, home computer diagnostics are not a bad thing. It’s important that the user understands it doesn’t have the full story on what’s wrong with your car, usually. That’s something that an experienced ... read more

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Here Comes Allergy Season

Here Comes Allergy Season

Welcome to March! Spring will soon be sprung. We hope it’s a good season for you and yours and that you have the resources you need to see your way through the next month. The arrival of spring will bring with it certain other problems: the local fauna will wreak havoc on the sinuses of the unprepared. Particularly in dry seasons, the dusting of pollen all over our cars can make life difficult for the sensitive among us who react badly to pollens, whether tree, ragwood, or otherwise. Protecting your car and your passengers against pollen is important. We’d like to recommend a few each steps to helping you save your passengers (or yourself) during the allergy season: Consider your destination. If you’re going somewhere near a big field of flowers or where the parking will put you right where pollen will hit you, rethink your plans. Wash your car regularly. Get your car washed at regular intervals if the season is dry and the rain isn’t washing the pollen away ... read more

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