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Maximize Your Electric Car’s Range in Cold Weather

Dec 11, 2018

Driving during the winter can pose challenges for any driver. But if you have an electric car, there are some additional factors to consider — especially when it comes to the battery. The cold may affect your electric car’s range — and the last thing you want is to be stranded with a dead battery. Here’s what to know […]

Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying a New Car

Nov 27, 2018

Getting a new car can be exciting, but it’s also a big financial commitment. If you’re aware of frequent car-buying mistakes, though, you can make informed decisions as you go through the process. Here are some common blunders to avoid when you’re shopping for a new ride. Mistake 1: Not Researching Enough There’s a lot […]

Quick Fix: How to Clean Grout With a DIY Cleaner

Oct 29, 2018

Dirty grout can put a damper on that spick-and-span bathroom or kitchen. But with a little elbow grease and a few household items, you can remove dirt and grime in a snap. This DIY cleaner will take grout from dingy to delightful! Step 1: Make your cleaner. To remove moderate stains on your grout, BobVila.com recommends […]

How to Jump Start a Car: Helpful Tips

Oct 24, 2018

It’s a sinking feeling that many drivers have experienced at one time or another — turning the key in the ignition and the car won’t start. Whether you left the lights on or it’s simply that the battery is old, even the most reliable car won’t start if the battery has been drained. With a […]

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Oct 16, 2018

As the temperatures drop, you know winter is on its way — or maybe it has already arrived. While cold temperatures, ice, snow and slush often come along with this chilly season, it doesn’t mean your car has to be in the deep freeze until the spring thaw. Consider these tips for helping prepare your vehicle for the […]

The Buzz About Backyard Beekeeping: How To Start Your Hive

Oct 5, 2018

If you’re hoping for a lush garden or would love some homegrown honey, backyard beekeeping may be your next hobby. There are benefits to becoming a beekeeper, according to BackYardHive.com, including fresh honey, a potentially bigger harvest from your garden and helping to increase the honeybee population, which has fallen due to disease and pesticides. If you’re […]

Quick Fix: 3 DIY Car Air Fresheners

Oct 4, 2018

Does your car still smell like that fast food you picked up a few days ago? Is the aroma of your kid’s hockey gear still lingering after being carted around all season? Unwanted odors can turn any car trip into an unpleasant experience, but there may be easy ways to get rid of them. Try these three […]

Assembling an Emergency Car Kit: The Basics and Beyond

Oct 3, 2018

Whether it’s a summer road trip, a winter commute or just a little excursion with the kids, it’s never a good time to be stranded on the side of the road. That’s where an emergency car kit can help. Filled with essentials to help you weather a range of calamities, it’s a stowaway in your […]

Know the Laws and Etiquette for Parking Your Scooter

Sep 27, 2018

Motor scooters can be a great alternative to a car. They’re typically less expensive, often get better gas mileage and normally require less space to park, according to Kelley Blue Book. But that doesn’t mean you can park a scooter anywhere. Here’s a look at the legal requirements, common etiquette and some tips to help you sort it out. Know […]

Quick Fix: How to Remove Stickers From a Car Window

Sep 24, 2018

When you get a new vehicle registration sticker or parking pass, you know what that means — it’s time to remove the old one. But peeling those stickers off your car’s windshield can be a pain, and it often leaves behind some pesky residue. Better Homes and Gardens suggests three ways to remove that sticker with supplies you probably have at […]