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When is the Best Time to Buy a New Vehicle?


 


So you're ready for a new ride, awesome! There are several factors that go into purchasing a new vehicle and many shoppers want to know, when is the best time to buy? We at Draper have researched this question and we have the answer you're looking for. Listed below are the best times of the year, week and even day to buy.

Best Time of the Year

      Summer is the best time to…
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5 Warning Signs That You Need New Tires - Winter Weather Dangers

 

Driving on worn tires is a huge safety hazard for you, your passengers and others on the road around you. The bottom line is that it is extremely dangerous to drive on worn, bald and low tread tires. When roads are wet, worn tires affect a car’s ability to brake quickly and efficiently and a car is more likely to hydroplane with low tread tires. Worn and bald tires also are not able to…

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Christmas Car Decorations - The Delightful and the Frightful

 

Dressing up your vehicle for the holidays? Sounds great, if it's safe!

Beautiful, bountiful baubles on your car can become dangerous road hazards or distractions if not properly affixed. Here’s a quick run-down on what holiday fashions your car should be wearing this season, to keep stylish and safe: Delightful vs Frightful.

Delightful: Antenna toppers– Antenna toppers are those often-spherical things that people attach to the end of their radio antennas that somehow…

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9 Tips To Get Your Car Ready for Winter Weather


    9 Tips To Get Your Car Ready for Winter Weather

    While there are many of us that would love for summer days to last forever, Mr. Jack Frost is on his way and in Michigan he is one unpredictable guy. Winter weather can take a toll on your vehicle, however there are certain steps that can be taken to protect it.

  1. Change your oil. - While your oil should be changed regularly, in the winter months it is especially important. Check your owners' manual to find out what viscosity you should be using in freezing temperatures. Generally, you’ll need a…

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5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Week Traffic



5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Week Traffic


AAA is predicting 43.6 million Americans (39.1 million drivers) will be traveling at least 50 miles from home this year for Thanksgiving week, which just happens to be one of the busiest times for travel during the year. Here are some tips to give you an advantage.

With the potential of a Thanksgiving storm, it’s important to do a full check of your vehicle before…

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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

 

Halloween is a fun time, celebrated by most children, young adults and parents. We'd like for everyone to have a safe trick or treating experience, so we've compiled a few tips to help drivers and trick-or-treaters stay safe.

  • Be especially careful between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. This time period is when the most severe vehicle/young pedestrian collisions happen.

  • Drive slowly and do not pass stopped vehicles. The driver might…

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5 Signs That Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up


Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you it's time for a tune-up. Here are 5 signs that it’s time for a tune-up or maintenance.

  1. Warning lights - Those are the little indicators on your dashboard that light up when starting the car. When they stay illuminated it means a problem or potential problem with a vehicle system or…

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Common Car Myths

 

There are many things that we have been told about our vehicles that are completely bogus. I would like to know how some of these myths even came about because they seem like common sense. But, then some of them seem like they could totally be true. Thanks to Odometer.com, I was able to put a list together. So, take a look below to see if you've been duped or if you're smarter than the average person.

  • Leather is better than cloth: Leather is more expensive so it has to be better than cloth, right? Nope! Leather…

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Avoiding Bad Drivers

 

We all know that the world is filled with horrible drivers. We all have our own way of dealing with these people, some that may be good and others that could end up costing you if you're not careful. It seems crazy that the good drivers are the ones that have to be more careful but when dealing with these atrocious drivers, there is no other way unless you want your precious car to end up in the shop. AAA and Jalopnik have shared some great ways to deal with those difficult people you may find yourself up against…

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Tips to Drive Greener

 

We all want to make sure that we are doing the best we can for the safety of the place we live: Earth. Driving is a necessary and important part of our daily lives but it has some major effects on our environment. Here are some simple tips on how you can drive greener!

  • Car Pooling: When you car pool, there are fewer vehicles on the road and therefore less gas is used. Not only will you be able to get in some friend time in, you will be saving money and helping the environment.

  • Fill Your Tires: Keeping your…

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