The Family Road Trip A Time for Forced Intimacy

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There was a moment in most every child’s life when his family will decide to take a long vacation to another state or somewhere at least 50 miles away. The child might be excited at such an adventure; after all, the child will wonder where they are going, what sights they will see along the way. The child will likely be happy to see another part of the world.

In 2017, 35% of Americans are planning to take a vacation 50 miles or more away from home with two or more immediate family members. And compared to 2016, 10% more families are expected to take road trips in 2017. That’s a big difference and shows that more families are deciding to travel together and achieve some much needed family time.

Families are loath to travel with each other in some cases as traveling can grate on all the f Continue reading

What To Look For When Buying a Muscle Car

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While your first car might have been a family hand-me-down (thanks older sis!), you might want to think about investing in a new muscle car. A “muscle car” is a term used to describe high-performance, American-made cars. In fact, Merriam-Webster defines “muscle cars” as “any of a group of American-made 2-door sports cars with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving.” So sure, your older sis’ soccer mom van might have gotten you around a college campus, but it might be time to visit an auto dealership.

It’s totally okay to buy a pre-owned vehicle as well. In fact, in 2015, manufacturer certified used cars sales reached 2.55 million units and in 2016, that number increased to 2.6 million Continue reading

The Evolution of the Shelby Cobra A Top-of-the-Line Racing Car

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Are you looking for a Shelby Cobra kit for sale? These kits are available from Cobra kit car manufacturers which only offer authentic replications. Since you want your Cobra to be authentic, this is where you’ll find the best Cobra car kits.

You’re probably aware that Carroll Shelby built 654 small-block Cobras from 1962 to 1968. During that time period, he also built about 350 big-block versions. Even though his original AC Cobras were designed to be “Corvette-Beaters,” they weighed considerably less than the Chevrolet Corvette. In fact, they weighed in at nearly 500 pounds less.

In 1964, the AC Cobra Coupe went for a test drive on a British motorway. At this time, it reached 186 miles per hour, which def Continue reading

Give Your Car a Face Lift With New Carpeting

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Many people are mindful of how tidy they keep their vehicles. From floor mates to custom car carpet and leather seats, there are many features inside vehicles that tend to attract dust and other debris. That doesn’t even include the air pollution drifting in through the windows, infecting the air inside a car or truck. But did you know that vehicles are actually typically dirtier than homes, or that the lane you drive in could impact the quality of air in your car or truck? What about the carpet in your vehicle? Did you know you can purchase replacement carpet to keep your ride looking brand new?

Let’s start with air quality. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck behind a mammoth of a truck spewing thick clouds of smelly black Continue reading

Hose Clamps Are a Versatile Part Used in a Number of Industries

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You have rarely seen your teenage son so excited, but ever since his school schedule changed at semester he has come home full or energy. So much energy, in fact, that he sits down and takes care of his homework every day as soon as he gets home. With talk of stainless steel hose clamps and other things that were not even in his vocabulary a month ago, your son is excited to tell you about his day in his industrial arts class and is anxious to finish his home work so that he can head out to the garage. Between time working with both his father and his grandfather, your son hopes that the addition of the industrial arts class will provide him the skills that he needs to get hired on by a repair shop.
The fact that his grandfather used to o Continue reading

How Your Community Can Benefit From Supporting Local Minority Owned Dealerships

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How do define community and what does community mean to you? For many people, community is defined as their local area while for others it can extend into different aspects of their lifestyle. Regardless of how you define community, showing support for ones community and its beliefs is at the core of what it means to be an American.

In today’s current political and socioeconomic climate, the definition of community has become more important than ever. And while community can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, you can do your part to support your immediate, local community by becoming a conscious consumer.

As a consumer, you hold a tremendous amount of buying power and influence, and choosing where and how you spend your money can make all the difference in your r Continue reading

In the Market for a Used Vehicle? Keep These Five Tips in Mind

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There are many advantages to purchasing a used vehicle. Some of these advantages include the consistent value of the vehicle, the reduced cost, and the certified warranty that is sometimes offered by the auto dealer. There are likely many used cars for sale in your city, so how do you choose the right one? These buying tips will help you smartly shop for a used vehicle and ensure that you get the best deal.

Create a buying plan ahead of time

It can be risky to head to an auto dealership without a buying plan in mind. You might be tempted to purchase the first vehicle you see, whether or not it fits with your budget or driving needs. You also might be pushed to make a buying decision faster than you feel comfortable. Before ever stepping foot into a local dealership, Continue reading

What Makes a Car Family Friendly?

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Some of our happiest childhood memories are of road trips in the family car. Family friendly cars that combine practicality with value become companions on the road, a home away from home. Auto dealers frequently recommend Buick cars as a good choice for family cars, since they offer all the features that matter: safety, value, room and WiFi to keep the kids busy during those long hours on the road.

Road trips are a continuing tradition
Family road trips are a tradition that continues from generation to generation. Whether it?s a camping trip just a hundred miles away or a family reunion across the country, there?s nothing quite like packing the basics for a few days or a few weeks, putting the kids and the dog in the car, and hitting the road. Of course in these days the basics in Continue reading

Frequently Asked Vehicle Maintenance Questions

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Many Americans own a personal vehicle. In fact, it is needed in many parts of the country that do not have sufficient public transportation available. Owning a vehicle requires regular maintenance and upkeep. Yet, many vehicle owners are not aware of proper upkeep schedules. These are some of the most common questions when it comes to maintaining a personal vehicle.

How many miles are too many to purchase a vehicle?
Vehicles are often described in terms of mileage. When you look at a for sale listing you probably specifically look for the number of miles. Even upkeep schedules are done by miles. While the number of miles on a vehicle is somewhat important, they are not the most important factor to consider. It is more important to pay attention to the individual parts of the v Continue reading

Embossed Clamps and Other Parts Help Make Your Product More Unique

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It was 26 years ago and the picture requires some explaining.
At the time you were working for the trucking company that was owned by your dad. As a surprise, the president of the company arranged for you and your new husband to travel from the church to the reception in a brand new stand up sleeper semi. The guys from the parts department tied tall boy beer cans on the back, and it was pretty fun! In fact, you were featured in a trucking magazine with this picture. And now, on your 26th anniversary, you enjoy sharing this photo again. And while your dad has retired and that truck is no longer part of your life, you only have a few things left from that day. The picture. And the three of the embossed clamps from that semi.
Your husband initially thought that it was a silly anniversary gift, bu Continue reading