It’s always been a dream of mine to incorporate marble countertops somewhere in our home. If I’m really thinking about, I love looking at magazines and seeing marble in the kitchen because I think it gives such an elegant and classic feel to the space. The kitchen is usually where the majority of you, guests and family members are in so why not make it look the most put together and where you want to invest your money into. Of course, marble is an expensive product to budget for and you want to make sure that it’s the right choice for your vision and kitchen needs and everyday life. I’m sharing a few reasons why I think marble is the right choice, plus a few other cons incase you are really thinking about if it’s the right fit for you at this time. Continue reading →
Some people sing about winter wonderlands filled with crisp white snow, snowball fights and jolly snowmen. In reality, the winter is the harbinger of dirt and danger for your car. There’s probably no time of year that requires you clean your car more often than in winter. Everywhere you turn there’s new grime and grit just waiting to leap aboard and embed itself somewhere on the interior or exterior of your car.
Here are all the reasons it’s important from Reedman Toll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Jankintown to clean your car in the winter:
Reason 1 – Risk of abrasions and scratches
Road salt laid down to make the road safer may make it a more secure drive for you and your passengers, but that salt is also getting embedded into your wheels and onto the body and paintwork of your vehicle. If left unwashed, they can sit there causing corrosion, which will be more expensive to deal with at your dealership mechanic. Much better just to rinse the car down after driving through the dirt and salt.
Reason 2 – Mud is everywhere, including in your car Continue reading →
The world of automotive sales has never been richer and more resplendent with consumer choice. The result, however, is that the consumer has never been more bombarded with difficult decisions and factors to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. You wanted a sedan, but would a compact SUV work better for your family? You wanted a diesel, but would the better gas-mileage of a hybrid save you more money? It’s even hard to be sure which brand or marque is best for you.
Below is a simple step-by-step guide from Reedmantoll Subaru of Exton to provide at least a foundation for consumers feeling confused or unsure.
Step 1 – Research, research, research! Continue reading →
The winter is a dangerous time for driving. Black ice, snow drifts and slush create a veritable gauntlet of hazards to face as we do even the most everyday driving. Even assistance from local authorities like road salt to make our way clear and safe can have some unpleasant side effects on our cars. Accidents in winter are often serious, and that means a large repair bill from your dealership. If you wish to avoid expensive winter repairs, then here are a few suggestions from Chrysler of Culperer to help you along.
1. Invest in winter tires
If you live in New England, the Midwest or anywhere along the border with Canada, your winters are long and harsh. Mountains of snow are a common sight in the cold season, and conditions on the roads are treacherous. Winter tires are an extra expense, but there’s nothing better to maintain proper traction and keep your car (and yourself) safely on the road.
2. Check your brakes, suspension and transmission Continue reading →
The name “all-season tire” can create some confusion. Despite its name, it actually isn’t well-suited to the harsher winters of the Northeast or Midwest. Some companies now even distinguish between “all-season” and “three-season” tires, with the winter always being the exception. If you live in southern California, or Texas, Florida, Alabama, Georgia — the warmer states — then all-season tires will suit you down to a tee. Residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and other states with colder winters must consider an alternative when Jack Frost comes to visit.
You might think that getting your car ready for the winter is simply a question of warming it up longer in the morning before you set off and then driving a bit more slowly with an extra sweater on the back seat. There’s actually quite a lot more to preparing your car for the colder months than you might think. We’ve prepared a handy checklist from Pearson Honda that can help make you a winter driving pro.
Item 1 – Emergency Kit
Pack a first-aid kit, extra winter clothes, blankets, water and non-perishable snacks, a flashlight, small shovel, cellphone charger and ice scraper. All these things are important to have on hand just in case you do actually run into trouble while you are out on the road.
Item 2 – Mechanic’s Check on Key Systems
Before winter hits, make sure a mechanic has checked and green lighted your car’s brakes, suspension, transmission and battery. The brakes, suspension and transmission are all more important than ever for keeping control while driving on wintry roads. The battery can lose capacity and endure damage in cold temperatures, so a mechanic’s professional eye should be able to make sure that it’s all okay, and how well your battery will last in the cold weather. Continue reading →
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
I have a refrigerator but, I know it will be going soon. We have had it for a little over 7 years. So, I have been looking into getting a new one. I have time to look so whether I am strolling through the store looking at new ones or googling it online. Continue reading →
Owning a car isn’t a cheap deal. There always seem to be costs popping up here and there. There are, however, some great ways you can use to cut your driving costs and save money. It takes some commitment on your part, but when you’re counting the extra money in your wallet, we’re pretty sure you’ll agree that it was worth it. Here are our top ten money-saving driving tips from Bedford Jeep.
1. Preventative Car Maintenance
Yes, we know. This one seems a counter-intuitive way to save money, but this one is a long-term saver. If you spend a little money regularly to keep your car in good working order, then you can prevent larger (and more expensive) problems from happening later.
2. Market Research Continue reading →
Did you ever skip a bit of maintenance for your car, or push it to next month? You may have thought to yourself, “Yes! Saved some money there.” You should know that you may think you’ve saved money this time, but in fact that decision could come back and bite you in the…well, somewhere bad. When it comes to car maintenance, you need to think long term. In this article, Buhler Bitter will tell you in three big reasons why keeping up with regular maintenance saves you money over time.
1. Preventative measures save you from having to fix worse problems
Let’s use the example of brake pads to illustrate this. When your brake pads are down to about an eighth of an inch in thickness, that’s when it’s time to replace them. You may think you can wait longer, get more use of them, right? Wrong. If you don’t get them fixed around that time, not only are you putting you and your passengers’ lives at risk by having brakes near the end of their shelf life, but you also will face a bigger repair bill, possibly $400 or more, because your worn brake pad will leave marks on the brake rotor. Continue reading →
Winter is coming — not just the words of a character in a famous TV show, but also a meaningful statement of fact. Whatever car you’re driving, there are steps you can take to make it more ready for the harsh winter months. In this article, we’ll share some of the best ones with you from Fullerton.
1. Winter tires
This one is a bit controversial for some because it does mean an extra big expense, plus the need for a storage solution on your other tires. Hear us out. If you live in a place where the winters are both long and harsh, with snowfall and regular ice on the roads, then you really do need winter tires to maximize safety. All-season tires are good for temperate zones, but are not designed for any extreme, including winter. Consider winter tires and keep you and your family safe. Continue reading →