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Most Wanted Accessories for Cars and Trucks

09-24-2018

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When you buy a new car or truck, you have options concerning which added features you want and are willing to pay for. However, once you have signed on the dotted line, there are still some accessories that you are probably going to want for your new ride.

Shopping can be a real pain to some people unless they happen to be shopping for accessories for their new car; then, shopping becomes an adventure and a pleasure.

One accessory that you are probably going to need as well as want is a car cover if you don’t have a garage. Everybody doesn’t have an enclosed garage in which to house their vehicles when they are not in use.

Subjecting your car to the elements 24/7 will dull the paint and make your new car look old before its time. It will likely take some time to find the right car cover.

You will have a great many choices, and the choice that you finally do make will probably be based on your financial situation. Try looking online and at auction sites like eBay. Don’t forget about the shipping charges, though, because they do add to the cost.

Another accessory that you may want is a set of wheels. Wheels make a ride personal. You are going to have to pay pretty dearly for the wheels you want, so don’t start shopping expecting them to be cheap. They aren’t. Do some serious competitive shopping for the wheels that you want. Prices do vary greatly.

Once you have invested more than a few bucks in a set of wheels for your ride, you will then want to buy some brake dust shield. There isn’t much point in investing the big bucks in great-looking wheels if they are going to look grungy, and the best way to keep them from looking grungy and protecting them from looking black and grimy with brake dust is by using brake dust shields.

​Driving Safety

09-10-2018

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Did you know that you are safer on an operating table than you are in an automobile? No kidding. Each year in the United States, there are more than six MILLION car accidents. In those six million accidents, there are three million injuries, and two million of those injuries are permanent. There are more than 40,000 deaths caused by traffic accidents every single year.

Seat belts, air bags, and the awareness campaigns against drunk driving have all helped, but not enough. There are things that we can all do to help reduce the number of accidents in which there are fatalities and serious injuries, and most of these things are nothing more than simple common sense.

For example: In no state are driver's licenses handed out to minors lightly. Young drivers must meet certain requirements, they must take driving courses, and they must pass driving tests. And these are good things.

Young drivers are certainly educated about the dangers of drinking and driving, but are they being educated about the dangers of eating and driving, or talking on a cell phone and driving, or sending and receiving text messages when driving, or even driving without enough sleep? No.

There was a safe driving campaign some years ago with the motto "Speed Kills." Speed does kill, and so do driver distractions, driver inattention, and drivers who are sleep deprived, as so many drivers are today in this busy world.

Statistics prove that a full 40% of all car accidents could be prevented. That is a staggering number when you think about it, and a 40% reduction in car accidents really is an attainable goal. Put safety first, no matter what your age, where you are going, or how late you are for that important date or appointment.

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