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Benefits of Diesel

They’re loud and by the price per gallon, they’re more expensive. We’re talking again about diesel-powered cars. In our last post on the misconceptions of diesel, we explored why diesel isn’t actually that bad and overturned some common myths. Well, we want to pursue this further. Many people believe diesel fuel is both bad for […]

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Preparing Your Kid for Driving

The time has come: your kid has finally become old enough to operate a moving vehicle (yikes). Learning to drive is rather necessary, especially if you live somewhere without public transit. As we focus on getting our kids a good education in the classroom, we also need to focus on the skills that will prepare […]

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Maintenance Programs and Hubler’s Driver Plus Program

Many car manufacturers and dealers across the state of Indiana offer maintenance programs for their new and used vehicles. The manufacturer programs are included with the sale and can be considered added value, savings, and peace of mind for customers. The maintenance programs that dealers offer are designed to supplement the manufacturer’s maintenance program or […]

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What’s That Fluid?

Cars are tricky, unnerving things. They creak, they jostle, they bang, and they leak. It always seems like when they do leak, they pour. For those of you out there who aren’t too educated on the different types of fluids running through your car, it’s time to study up. Or maybe you’re already experiencing a […]

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Oil Viscosity Grades

When you buy oil, you need to get the right grade for your vehicle. Different engines require oils with different viscosity grades. There are plenty of different grades out there and putting the wrong oil into your vehicle could possibly cause problems. Look in your owner’s manual for guidance on which oil you should have […]

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Changing Your Own Oil

Changing oil is a simple job that everyone can do. You don’t need too many tools, and there’s no real skill involved. All you have to do is follow a simple procedure, and unless you get a really good deal at an auto shop, you’ll probably save a little money. The Procedure Although the layout […]

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Why Service Your Car at a Dealership?

Whether you need a quick oil change or your car is in need of a pretty large Band-Aid, dealing with auto repair shops can be a bother. Unless you have a trusted mechanic, you usually can’t escape the feeling of being gypped when a mechanic tells you that your car needs a lot of work […]

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Checking Your Own Vehicle Fluids

Proper levels of fluids in your vehicle allow it to function smoothly, giving you a better ride and increasing the life of your car. Low fluid levels can cause all kinds of problems that may result in thousands of dollars in damage. It doesn’t take much work to check your fluid levels, and you don’t […]

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long Trip

Going on any long trip involves an extensive amount of planning and preparation, especially if you’re driving for a long distance. If you don’t prepare your vehicle, your long trip may turn into a short an expensive one. Create a Checklist Don’t wait until the last minute. Your vehicle is probably one of the most […]

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What’s That Sound?

Problems with your vehicle seldom come out of nowhere. Usually, there’s some kind of warning, which can come in the form of a sound or sounds. Although it can be hard to identify what’s wrong just by the sound, keep your ears open for particular noises. If you hear any of the following sounds in […]