Auto Shop – Cheap Auto Insur Online http://cheapautoinsuronline.com/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:28:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png Auto Shop – Cheap Auto Insur Online http://cheapautoinsuronline.com/ 32 32 Smart Social drives up the number of cars https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/smart-social-drives-up-the-number-of-cars/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:28:38 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/smart-social-drives-up-the-number-of-cars/ Savvy digital marketing experts can multiply business for local repair shops. Some customers can perform their own oil changes on the fly, as well as very minor repairs. But is it recommended? And is it a good use of their time? Usually the answer is a dead-end “no”. This do-it-yourself car maintenance scenario is a […]]]>

Savvy digital marketing experts can multiply business for local repair shops.

Some customers can perform their own oil changes on the fly, as well as very minor repairs. But is it recommended? And is it a good use of their time?

Usually the answer is a dead-end “no”.

This do-it-yourself car maintenance scenario is a lot like an auto shop owner who decides to handle his own social media marketing and website needs. Most small business owners who try a do-it-yourself approach start from scratch, and they just don’t have a lot of time to learn or keep up with the tools. So, to get the best results, it is wise for them to go to experts with serious experience and a solid command. Sound familiar?

For marketers, it’s also critical that every part of their business’ digital marketing chain (website, social media, Google ads, etc.) works in concert with the others. “If all of these messages don’t work together and if they’re all different, the customer is confused,” says Jason Strand, director of digital marketing for Optimize Social Media/Optimize Digital Marketing based in Oakdale, Minnesota. the more consistent a store owner’s digital experience is, the more their customers will trust them as a business. »

Cultivating that trust early and maintaining it consistently is critically important, as there will always be customers roaming online looking for solutions to their car problems. This is because the auto industry is needs-based, which means people don’t have to be pressured into fixing their car. When they need it, they know they need it—think brakes, for example. So, in Strand’s experience, the majority of people head to Google to find out where to get their car repaired. “They are going to look. And digital advertising can increase the chances of them finding your store,” he says.

Once they find a store ad that catches their eye, they head to the next stop in their quest to get the car running smoothly: a store’s website. Once there, they will look for essential information such as current phone number, business address and opening hours. This type of basic information must be accurate and up to date. Again, the clearer and more concise a company’s information is, the more confidence a customer will have in the store’s services.

Even once that trust is established and a store has won a customer, the online community will need regular nurturing to keep all the pieces of the puzzle online, from the website to digital marketing and social media.

As Jordan Greene, Director of Partner Relations at Optimize Social Media/Optimize Digital Marketing explains, “We don’t just provide social marketing solutions, we maintain the community: we respond to feedback and keep our customers visible on social media without having to do it herself. We put their personality online, it’s like walking through the door of the store.

Even when local auto shop owners are relatively familiar with social media, they often underestimate the power of certain channels, like Facebook. “A lot of people think Facebook is so old and the demographics are old,” Strand says. “But there are still people who need help on these platforms to get their car repaired.”

Not being on Facebook, Strand advises, is ignoring car owners looking for answers.

“It’s really important to remember that this industry is always changing and there are so many strategies out there,” says Greene. “There is too much information out there. So we give business owners things they are able to digest locally, other than the crazy strategies that might work well for big corporate brands.

The Optimize Social Media/Optimize Digital Marketing team is also made up of experts who help companies manage their strategies over time as things change and refinement is needed to help maintain the range of cars long.

Maybe a store owner wants more exposure for their business over time. Or maybe their goal is to gain exposure as an influencer in their local market and rack up views on their educational YouTube videos, for example.

Whatever the goal, Optimize Social Media/Optimize Digital Marketing is ready to help auto shop owners attract and retain a following crowd. And the surest way for an auto shop to retain local customers and win new ones is to present a strong, well-thought-out and well-maintained digital presence.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? Waterloo auto shop part of cycle lane expropriation and trail improvements https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/what-is-happening-here-waterloo-auto-shop-part-of-cycle-lane-expropriation-and-trail-improvements/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:09:16 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/what-is-happening-here-waterloo-auto-shop-part-of-cycle-lane-expropriation-and-trail-improvements/ The city council gave the green light to the expropriation of this automobile workshop located at 123 Moore Ave. S. as part of the reconstruction of Union Street East. Waterloo City Council ordered its solicitor to serve notice on the owner(s) of 123 Moore Ave S.as required by the Expropriation Act. JUST THE FACTS • […]]]>
The city council gave the green light to the expropriation of this automobile workshop located at 123 Moore Ave. S. as part of the reconstruction of Union Street East.

  • The city needs this property at 123 Moore Ave.  S. which is crucial to improving safety at the Union Street intersection.

Waterloo City Council ordered its solicitor to serve notice on the owner(s) of 123 Moore Ave S.as required by the Expropriation Act.

JUST THE FACTS

In 2019, Council approved capital funding for the reconstruction of Union Street East (King to Moore). The design process determined that the full acquisition of 123 Moore Ave. S. is required to address existing visibility issues, facilitate the separation of cycling facilities, and implement a secondary crossing of the Spurline Trail.

• Historically, according to a staff report, the corner of Union Street and Moore Avenue has had many traffic concerns. The safety improvements are intended to benefit motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, including many students who walk to nearby Elizabeth Ziegler Public School.

• Attempts by the city to have acquisition discussions with the owner(s) of the property have been unsuccessful. According to a property search, 123 Moore Ave. S. is owned by Michael and Catherine Slothbouber, who purchased the property in 2013.

• According to City staff, the lands are currently being used and occupied by tenants to operate an auto repair shop, PTN Automotive. The commercial operator was not available for comment before a report was delivered to council on Monday to clear the action.

• Expropriation proceedings will only stop if a negotiated settlement is reached and the land transfer takes place before the end of the expropriation process. The expropriation of the land is done “as is”, and upon acquisition, the city would assume full responsibility for the property.

• The cost will be covered by the project budget for the reconstruction of Union Street.

Is there something happening in your community that you want to learn more about? Email the press room at Editorial@waterloochronicle.ca.

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Opening of Cherry General Store on Melrose Avenue https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/opening-of-cherry-general-store-on-melrose-avenue/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:59:27 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/opening-of-cherry-general-store-on-melrose-avenue/ Los Angeles-based clothing brand Cherry has announced the opening of its first retail space on Melrose Avenue. With a brand identity rooted in nostalgic American influences, referencing old Chevy pickups, westerns, baseball apparel and bulldog military prints, Cherry captures the raw feel of the 60s with a clean store design inspired by the outside. Situated […]]]>

Los Angeles-based clothing brand Cherry has announced the opening of its first retail space on Melrose Avenue. With a brand identity rooted in nostalgic American influences, referencing old Chevy pickups, westerns, baseball apparel and bulldog military prints, Cherry captures the raw feel of the 60s with a clean store design inspired by the outside.

Situated somewhere between a rodeo bar and an old-fashioned auto shop, visitors are welcomed to a makeshift campsite with period equipment, handcrafted Douglas fir seats, a suspended installation of a canoe and a dressing room lined with a pine log. pile and Navajo carpet. From the hand-painted window signs and selection of plants to the finished woodwork, the store has been meticulously curated to embody the warm rustic aesthetic the brand has established so far.

Currently on the shelves is the new Cherry Carousel Collectionaccessories, a range of vintage items and special LA exclusives.

The Cherry Los Angeles store officially opened on June 25 and is now open to the public.

Cherry Los Angeles
8475 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, California 90069,
United States

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Wheels to Prosper 2022 winner receives a car from Aardvark Automotive https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/wheels-to-prosper-2022-winner-receives-a-car-from-aardvark-automotive/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:13:23 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/wheels-to-prosper-2022-winner-receives-a-car-from-aardvark-automotive/ Amarillo, United States – June 24, 2022 — Automotive Aardvarka full-service auto repair company in Amarillo that has been providing comprehensive automotive service and repairs in the Texas Panhandle for over 40 years, has selected the winner of the 2022 Wheels to Prosper Car Contest. is Amarillo resident Tara Lee. “Once again, our local community […]]]>

Automotive Aardvarka full-service auto repair company in Amarillo that has been providing comprehensive automotive service and repairs in the Texas Panhandle for over 40 years, has selected the winner of the 2022 Wheels to Prosper Car Contest. is Amarillo resident Tara Lee.

“Once again, our local community has come together to help a deserving individual in need of reliable transportation, through the Wheels to Prosper program,” said Brandon Anderson, owner of Aardvark Automotive.

“At the end of last year, we reached out to the community, requesting the donation of a vehicle, parts and other services, and for the 11th year in a row, Amarillo answered our call. This year, we are extremely grateful to Diana Densmore who donated her vehicle to a deserving mother of two school-aged children.

After receiving the donated vehicle, Aardvark Automotive technicians performed a full safety inspection and began making repairs. Donated vehicle received new spark plugs, new brake light bulb, new wiper blades, new window regulators, air conditioning tune-up, oil and filter change and other repairs. The vehicle also received a complete paint job and a new windshield.

“We are very grateful to Hub City Body Shop in Lubbock for providing a brand new paint job free of charge. Amarillo Windshields Unlimited also donated a new front windshield. We also received spare parts donated by O’Reilly’s Auto Parts,” Anderson said.

Continuing, he said, “It was very much a community effort. A local donated the car. Then several companies donated their time, talents, and parts to make sure this car was in great working order for Tara and her family. We are so lucky to live in this community, which has come together to give Tara the gift of safe and reliable transportation for her and her children.

Aardvark Automotive has been a part of the Wheels To Prosper initiative since its inception in 2011. “It’s a joy every year to provide one of our neighbors with a vehicle in great working order. Even after everything we’ve been through for the past few years, the Amarillo community continues to reach out to help each other, and it’s always humbling,” Anderson said.

Aardvark Automotive is one of more than 70 auto repair and body shops across the country participating in the Wheels to Prosper program. The initiative has donated hundreds of cars to deserving people in need of safe and reliable transportation.

Aardvark Automotive opened in Amarillo in 1980. As a locally owned and operated company, Aardvark Automotive has served Amarillo, TX and surrounding areas of the Texas Panhandle for 42 years. The full service auto repair The company backs all of its work with a 12-month or 12,000-mile parts warranty. Services and repairs provided by technicians include brake service, oil changes, engine performance diagnostics, heating and cooling services, electronic services, pre-purchase inspections, replacement and repair exhaust, steering and suspension work, radiator repairs, emissions checks and towing services. . The auto shop also offers free pick-ups and returns, as well as free Wi-Fi and refreshments in the waiting area.

For more information on the Wheels to Prosper program, visit www.wheelstoprosper.org.

Visit www.aardvarkautorepair.com or call 806-242-1073.

Aardvark Automotive is located at 5825 Canyon Dr. in Amarillo. Aardvark Automotive is a Certified Automotive Repair Center, maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and is a member of the Automotive Service Association.

Contact information:
Name: Brandon Anderson
E-mail: Send an email
Organization: Aardvark Automotive
Address: 5825 CANYON DR., Amarillo, TX 79110, USA
Phone: +1-806-242-1073
Website: https://www.aardvarkautorepair.com

Build ID: 89072368

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Opening of a Christian Brothers Automotive store near Lake Murray https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/opening-of-a-christian-brothers-automotive-store-near-lake-murray/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:03:44 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/opening-of-a-christian-brothers-automotive-store-near-lake-murray/ Every day, thousands of cars drive down North Lake Drive near Lake Murray in the Irmo area. Soon these cars will have a new place to stop if they need repairs. Christian Brothers Automotive, a national auto repair chain with operations in 30 states, is set to open a new facility at 8079 Irmo Drive. […]]]>

Every day, thousands of cars drive down North Lake Drive near Lake Murray in the Irmo area.

Soon these cars will have a new place to stop if they need repairs.

Christian Brothers Automotive, a national auto repair chain with operations in 30 states, is set to open a new facility at 8079 Irmo Drive. It’s near the intersection with North Lake Drive in the Irmo area near Lake Murray. A Publix mall is on the northeast side of this intersection.

Construction is well underway on the Auto Shop, and a sign says it will be available soon. The Christian Brothers website also lists the shop as Coming soon and said there will likely be special offers when the venue officially opens.

The Christian Brothers site comes on a busy stretch of road in a fast growing area. State Department of Transportation data indicates that approximately 15,000 cars per day use this corridor.

This will be the second Christian Brothers site in the Midlands. The other is at 148 Old Cherokee Road in Lexington. Other South Carolina locations include Goose Creek, Greenville, and Tega Cay.

Christian Brothers offers a wide range of automotive servicesincluding air conditioning repair, tune-ups, brake work and much more.

Christian Brothers
A Christian Brothers Automotive store is coming to 8079 Irmo Dr. near Lake Murray. The chain has stores across the United States. Photo by Chris Trainor

Chris Trainor is a retail reporter for The State and has worked for newspapers in South Carolina for more than 17 years, including previous stops at the (Greenwood) Index-Journal and the (Columbia) Free Times. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the South Carolina Press Association, including honors in column writing, government reporting, profile writing, food writing, election coverage, and more.

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Obituary: Fredrick “Fritz” Seitz https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/obituary-fredrick-fritz-seitz/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:14:00 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/obituary-fredrick-fritz-seitz/ Fredrick Carl “Fritz” Seitz was born to Polly Ellen (Pool) Seitz and Edward Jesse Seitz on March 6, 1951 in Billings Montana. He was the youngest of the 6 Seitz children and the one who succeeded his father in car sales. Fritz started working on cars early. Fritz got his first job at Owen’s Texaco […]]]>

Fredrick Carl “Fritz” Seitz was born to Polly Ellen (Pool) Seitz and Edward Jesse Seitz on March 6, 1951 in Billings Montana. He was the youngest of the 6 Seitz children and the one who succeeded his father in car sales.

Fritz started working on cars early. Fritz got his first job at Owen’s Texaco in Billings when he was 16 and eventually got his driver’s license. He worked there throughout high school (Billings Central Catholic High School). After graduating from high school in 1970, he became a hippie (unlike his five older siblings who went to college), and Fritz soon returned to Billings looking for a job. . He was hired at MacIntyre Motors.

A few years later he moved to Fairfield, MT and worked for Mills Motor. After a few years he moved to Great Falls to work for Rice Motors. When they moved to 10th Avenue South, took “foreign” cars, and he became “Employee #207” instead of “Fritz”, he went into business.

On November 9, 1979, he started Fritz’s Auto Repair in a garage behind his house. These were his racing years and Fritz spent 3 years on the stock car track where he was High Point Champion in Great Falls, Helena and Belgrade driving a 1957 Ford and a Ford Fairlane.

Three moves later, he had moved into the old Swains Spring Service building at 523 2nd Ave S and had no plans to move again. Fritz’s “Cadillac Specialty” auto repair has grown through Fritz’s honest relationships, love of classic cars, automotive training, national certifications and professionalism. He imported some Cadillacs from across the country and sold many used luxury cars in his store.

Fritz has worked with several clubs, including the Cadillac and LaSalle Club, Montana Pioneer and Classic Auto Club, Altered Classics Car Club, and Other Guys Car Club.

Fritz is survived by his sister, Gini Jones; and brothers Tony Seitz, Bob Seitz and Dick Seitz. He shared time with many nieces, nephews and a whole community of friends who loved Fritz while sharing his passion for cars.

To read the full obituary and share your condolences, visit Schnider Funeral Home website.

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Early Life of Prince 2022 (UPDATE) https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/early-life-of-prince-2022-update/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:32:12 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/early-life-of-prince-2022-update/ American businessman and hip-hop producer J. Prince. Prince amassed most of his fortune as CEO of Rap-a-Lot Records in Houston. Twenty years have gone into energizing Houston’s rap scene, and rap artists are now promoting impoverished neighborhoods and communities. Prince’s early life James L. Smith, often known as J.Prince, was born on October 31, 1965. […]]]>

American businessman and hip-hop producer J. Prince. Prince amassed most of his fortune as CEO of Rap-a-Lot Records in Houston. Twenty years have gone into energizing Houston’s rap scene, and rap artists are now promoting impoverished neighborhoods and communities.

Prince’s early life

James L. Smith, often known as J.Prince, was born on October 31, 1965. His mother Sharon Johnson was only sixteen years old when she gave birth to him, and she already had Prince’s one-year-old daughter, Zenia, at the time. The family resided in the Coke Apartments, often known as the “Bloody Nickel”, in Houston’s Fifth Ward. Prince participated in football at Kashmere High School and did odd jobs such as mowing lawns and welding trucks.

One day, Prince’s older sister, Zenia, was tragically hit and killed by a train on her way home from college. Prince then graduated from Kashmere High and was soon hired by the Department of Colonial Savings and Loans Misconduct. Two years later he was fired and started restoring and selling bucket cars as a profession.

He eventually founded Smith Auto Sales and entered the exotic auto sales industry. His main clientele consisted mainly of wealthy athletes. By age 21, J. Prince had accumulated over $100,000 in savings. By age 23, he had purchased a 30-acre ranch for himself and a house for his mother.

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Career

In 1986, Prince founded Houston hip hop label Rap-a-Lot. Initially, he established his business on the second floor of his auto shop. The main reason he started the record company was to give his younger brother something to do to keep him out of trouble on the streets.

The organization is also known under the Smoke-a-Lot Records sub-label. In 1988 he moved the label to New York and began watching his famous friends, Def Jam execs Russel Simmons and Lyor Cohen. Geto Boys, Rap-a-lot’s hottest band, put the South on the hip-hop map. In 1989, he discovered rappers Scarface and Willie D, and his label released “Grip It! On that other level.

That same year, the federal government investigated Rap-a-Lot. When no illegal activity was discovered, the lawsuit was dismissed. He maintained his success and focused on gangsta and southern rap ever since.

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It was distributed by EMI’s Priority Records (1991–1994) and Virgin Records (1994–2000). Throughout the 2000s, it was distributed by WEA’s Asylum Records. Notorious BIG referenced it in “Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)” when he remarked, “I’m not from Houston, but I Rap-a-Lot.”

At the end of “What a Job”, a song by Devin the Dude which features Snoop DoggSnoop says, “J. Prince, Jas Prince, Rap-a-Lot, Always On Top, 2007.” Jay Prince, who is J’s son, has a label called Southern Empire Entertainment which is sold by Rap-a-Lot. Drake, a Young Money/Ca$h Money/Universal Records artist, was also found by Jas Prince.

Drake has a management contract with Rap-a-Lot. He puts Duck in contact with the rapper lil waynewhich helped him sign with Young Money in 2009. “The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir”, J. Prince’s autobiography, was released in 2018.

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The Prince’s Net Worth

Net worth of J Prince

J Prince is a well-known businessman in the United States who has made $35 million during his career. As CEO of Houston’s Rap-a-Lot Records, J Prince has made a big difference to his own wealth.

Private life

J. Prince is the father of seven adult children. He still owns his ranch in Houston, which earns him $200,000 a year from the Angus cattle he raises. J. Prince also owns an island off the coast of Belize.

Frequently Asked Questions

J Prince is an American businessman worth $35 million. J Prince made his money as the CEO of Rap-a-Lot Records in Houston.

The Jasmine Brand claims that Prince has now settled with the label for an amount that has not been made public. In 2007, Prince signed Drake to Aspire Music Group, which was partly owned by Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne’s manager.

J Prince is an American music manager and promoter. He is the head of the Rap-A-Lot record label.who is based in Houston.

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North Hi-Way Café is a historic local restaurant in Idaho https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/north-hi-way-cafe-is-a-historic-local-restaurant-in-idaho/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:35:07 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/north-hi-way-cafe-is-a-historic-local-restaurant-in-idaho/ Posted in Idaho To eat June 16, 2022 by Courtnie Erickson There are times when you want a home-cooked meal but don’t want to stay home to cook. On those days, the North Hi-Way Café in Idaho Falls has you covered. This delicious cafe not only serves some of the […]]]>



There are times when you want a home-cooked meal but don’t want to stay home to cook. On those days, the North Hi-Way Café in Idaho Falls has you covered. This delicious cafe not only serves some of the best food made from scratch in Idaho, but it is also the oldest continuously operating cafe and restaurant business in Idaho. In fact, even the building it’s in has quite a story to tell.



You can learn more about the North Hi-Way Café in Idaho, such as its current hours and menu, on its website.

Have you ever eaten at the oldest operating cafe in Idaho? Did you know that this restaurant used to be a garage? Let us know in the comments!

Idaho Falls is not only home to Idaho’s oldest operating coffee and restaurant business, but also the best small zoo in the west. After grabbing a bite to eat, head to the Idaho Falls Zoo in Tautphaus Park for a day the whole family will enjoy.

Address: 460 Northgate Mile, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, United States

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How to Run an Older Car (And Out of the Shop) https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/how-to-run-an-older-car-and-out-of-the-shop/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:12:21 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/how-to-run-an-older-car-and-out-of-the-shop/ Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. With new and used car prices still near record highs, keeping an older car running smoothly is a good way to avoid overpaying for a newer vehicle. And since the future of the auto industry and auto loan industry is […]]]>

Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below.

With new and used car prices still near record highs, keeping an older car running smoothly is a good way to avoid overpaying for a newer vehicle. And since the future of the auto industry and auto loan industry is still evolving, you might want to keep that high-mileage vehicle running longer than you initially thought.

For expert advice on all things vintage, Automoblog spoke to Allan Guilmart, a technician from Durham, North Carolina, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE®). He gave us tips on how to work with your mechanic to not only keep an old car running, but also to keep it in tip-top shape and out of the repair shop.

Replacement of components on time

No matter how well you take care of your old car, some components wear out with prolonged use. And while it’s unavoidable, waiting too long to repair or replace aging or deteriorated components can put unnecessary strain on other parts of your vehicle.

Here’s what Guilmart has to say about which parts might need replacing and when:
“If your engine is driven by a timing belt, replace it – and [the] the water pump, if driven by the timing belt, is essential. This should be done according to the interval recommended by the manufacturer. A broken timing belt will cause significant and costly engine damage. The cost to repair or replace the engine can often be high enough to total an older car.

Adopt gentle driving habits

The way you drive also has a major impact on the wear and tear of your vehicle. If you want to keep an older car in good driving condition, you may need to change some of your driving habits.

“Think of your old car the same way you would your body as you age; it’s harder for you to push anything to the limit,” Guilmart says. “Don’t just start the engine and take off immediately. Give it a moment to warm up. Avoid extreme acceleration, braking and cornering as much as possible.

Take care of regular maintenance – especially oil changes

Regular maintenance is an important part of owning a car. As a car ages, keeping track of maintenance becomes even more important. According to Guilmart, there’s one thing you really need to watch out for if you want an old car to keep running well.

“Regular oil changes and periodic oil level checks are a must,” he says. “Oil doesn’t just lubricate internal engine components; it helps to keep them clean.

picture by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Establish a good relationship with your mechanic

You rely on your mechanic to provide you with honest information about your vehicle. In turn, they rely on you to take their word for it and trust their professional judgment. It takes both of you working together to give your car the best possible service.

“If a workshop takes over your old vehicle, it’s reasonable to expect good service,” says Guilmart. “Ultimately, follow your intuition. If you don’t feel good about the way the store is taking care of you or your vehicle, it might be time to go somewhere else.

Consider a warranty to cover repair costs

The older your vehicle, the more likely it is to experience mechanical breakdown and need repairs. With auto repairs being as expensive as they come – sometimes more than an older vehicle is worth – some people buy extended warranties to help cover those repair costs if they are needed.

If you decide you want a warranty to help pay for repairs and keep your vehicle longer, our list of the best extended warranty companies can help you find a deal that’s right for you.

“Extended warranties have the potential to be helpful,” says Guilmart. “I’ve seen a company fight tooth and nail to avoid covering relatively minor work. I have also seen a company easily cover a large bill without any issues. It is imperative to know the exact terms of the policy you are considering.

Featured Extended Warranty Companies

We’ve reviewed the best extended car warranty providers in the industry, and here are our featured picks.

The Bottom Line: Treat Your Old Car Right to Keep It Running

With proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your vehicle. Most modern vehicles can easily pass the 200,000 mile mark. The key to getting there, however, is to maintain yours.

Maintaining an old car in good working order is a labor of love. But it is the one that can seriously pay off financially. Treat your old friend well and he’ll be more likely to reciprocate.

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‘People are desperate’: Okanagan drivers report spate of gas thefts https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/people-are-desperate-okanagan-drivers-report-spate-of-gas-thefts/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:30:58 +0000 https://cheapautoinsuronline.com/people-are-desperate-okanagan-drivers-report-spate-of-gas-thefts/ With fuel prices high, it’s perhaps unsurprising that drivers across the Okanagan have reported a spate of gasoline thefts in recent weeks. Global News spoke with four vehicle owners whose gas tanks have been punctured and emptied in the past few weeks alone. Drivers say they hope to warn others that this is happening. The […]]]>

With fuel prices high, it’s perhaps unsurprising that drivers across the Okanagan have reported a spate of gasoline thefts in recent weeks.

Global News spoke with four vehicle owners whose gas tanks have been punctured and emptied in the past few weeks alone.

Drivers say they hope to warn others that this is happening.

The owner of James Tirecraft, a commercial vehicle repair shop in Kelowna, estimates he lost 160 liters of fuel when a thief drilled holes in the gas tanks of two of his service vehicles and dumped them drained.

The incident, which happened on the evening of Sunday June 5 at the Rue Campion business, was captured on surveillance footage.

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“It was one individual. He drilled a hole in a tank, placed a jerry can, went to the other truck and drilled a hole in that one. He spent probably 45 minutes here in broad daylight. [He] didn’t really seem too stressed about it,” said James Matzke, owner of James Tirecraft.

“When the canister was full, he filled another bucket and poured it into his tank until he was done with what he was doing, then he let the rest drain onto the ground.”

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Matzke points out that the impact of this type of crime can be significant.

“It affects everyone. The dollars we have to spend to repair our trucks affects the end-user price, so if we can prevent this kind of thing from happening, it can help keep the price of repairs down. under control,” Matzke said.

The same weekend the auto shop was hit, Kalissa Bellefeuille’s gas tank was punctured when her vehicle was parked overnight at a resort on the west side of Lake Okanagan, while the car of Shaun McCoy was also targeted while parked overnight at her Vernon workplace in the Swan Lake area.

McCoy’s gas tank was punctured in two places.

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He’s plugged the holes for now but thinks the gas tank will need to be replaced, which is a big financial blow for McCoy who didn’t have insurance on the vehicle.

“[It’s a] huge financial blow. I’ve been working on the car for a while so it’s just not what I needed,” McCoy said.

Shaun McCoy looks at this vehicle. In the early morning hours of June 6, 2022, someone drilled into his vehicle.

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Shaun McCoy’s car was parked at his workplace in Vernon overnight when two holes were punched in the gas tank.

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For UBC Okanagan graduate student Chris Dumigan, the theft happened while he was parked on university land and a full tank of gas was emptied.

Dumigan said replacing the tank would cost around $1,500.

“Watch your stuff… They really will take anything they can get.” It’s honestly a bit sad. Whoever did this is obviously hurting if they’re willing to steal like $100 worth of gas,” Dumigan said.

“Be careful out there. Times are tough. People are desperate.

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According to the North Okanagan RCMP, since the beginning of March, 15 fuel thefts have been reported in this area.

Although police could not immediately provide data from previous years to compare, Const. Chris Terleski said: “Anecdotally, there seems to be an increase in fuel theft reports in our area.”

“With gasoline prices at an all-time high, it is certainly possible that these types of thefts will continue,” Terleski wrote in an email to Global News.

“We encourage the public to take all possible steps to minimize opportunities for fuel thieves.”

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To combat this type of crime, the police encourage citizens to directly report suspicious activity, install locking gas caps, park in well-lit areas and set up video or photo surveillance.

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