3 Essential Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Pickup Truck

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Are you thinking about purchasing a new pickup truck? Will this be the first time that you've owned a pickup truck? In many ways, owning a pickup truck is going to be nearly identical to owning a standard sedan, SUV, or any other passenger vehicle. You need to fill it with gas, check the oil, and take the vehicle to a mechanic on a regular basis for a tune-up. In other ways, however, owning a pickup truck can be quite different than owning a passenger vehicle.

8 April 2021

3 Questions To Ask Your Dealer When Buying A Used Semi-Truck

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Are you getting ready to invest in a used semi-truck for your business? Here are a few important questions you should ask your dealer before making any buying commitments: Are Certified Options Available? Some manufacturers are willing to certify used vehicles, including semi-trucks, that meet certain performance standards. Certified pre-owned vehicles are typically in like-new condition when it comes to the body and interior. Even though these vehicles aren't brand new, you can buy one with the same peace of mind you'd receive when buying new thanks to the safeguards that have been put into place.

25 June 2020

3 Steps To Having A Career As An Owner-Operator Truck Driver

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If you have always dreamed of being a truck driver and like the idea of running your own business and being your own boss, you might like the idea of becoming an owner-operator. However, the idea of getting started in the field can be a bit overwhelming, and you might be unsure of what to do to get started. If you follow these three steps, you can work toward achieving your goal of operating a successful trucking business as an individual.

6 May 2017

6 Tips For Buying Your First Motorcycle


If you have decided riding a motorcycle, like a Harley Davidson, is for you, it's time to start shopping. Unfortunately, buying a motorcycle isn't like buying a car. There are many more things to consider when motorcycle shopping to ensure your safety. If you have no idea what to look for, here are some tips for buying your first bike. Size matters You don't want to go buy a 1000cc motorcycle when you have hardly any experience driving one.

7 August 2015

How To Read Your Spark Plugs Like The Pros

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There are plenty of ways to tell how your engine currently performs. One of those ways includes taking a good look at the wear and tear on your car's spark plugs. Being able to examine the appearance and condition of your spark plugs can give you a leg up when it comes to diagnosing a variety of engine problems. The following shows you how you can do just that and what you should look for when reading your spark plugs.

8 July 2015

4 Things That Can Increase Your Car's Safety

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Driving a car is many things. It is one of life's simplest pleasures and also one of the modern world's greatest necessities in this fast paced world. Cars allow people to brook great distances in a relatively short period of time and transport people from one place to another in no time flat. However, cars can also be a source of danger. Here are four things that can increase your car's safety, and pass the results onto you: back-up cameras, tinted windows, safety film and electronic stability control.

14 May 2015

Troubleshooting Your Automatic Transmission Based On The Sounds It Makes

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If your vehicle has started making noises while it shifts into different gears, there is a good chance your automatic transmission has a problem. While some problems are fixable with adding transmission fluid, others may need professional servicing. If you suspect your transmission is making the noises, use the below troubleshooting guide to determine the problem. Gurgle Noises Coming From The Transmission If you hear gurgling noises coming from your transmission, this is usually an indication that your transmission fluid level is low.

27 March 2015

Buying A Used Car? Here Are 5 Features That Will Save You Money Down The Line


Luckily, it's not necessary to purchase a new vehicle in order to get your hands on reliable transportation that can be counted on for years to come. Buying a used car comes with most of the same benefits new cars have, and they may even save you money on things like car insurance. Here are five features to look for when shopping for a used car that can save you even more money down the line:

5 February 2015

A Quick DIY Guide To Coolant Changes

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Changing your own engine coolant can be a time-saving and money-saving step for keeping your vehicle in great shape. However, there are a few things you should know before you get started with your own coolant change. The following offers a few helpful tips for making your DIY vehicle service as smooth and trouble-free as possible. What You'll Need In order to properly change your vehicle's engine coolant, you'll need the following tools:

3 February 2015

I Have My CDL, Now What? Tips For Surviving The First Six Months Of Your First Job

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It took months of studying, tests and practice time behind the wheel, but you've finally graduated from truck driving school and are starting your new job. You've gotten plenty of advice from instructors and your peers, but aren't really sure what you're doing, or how to survive life on-the-road. Don't fall victim to many of the pitfalls and disasters other OTR rookies face and instead, here are a few tips to help you survive the first six months in your new career:

19 January 2015