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Driving in High Wind
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Well whenever you're driving in high winds, number 1 you want to pay close attention to everything around you and be prepared for a gust of wind to move your vehicle across the road, so you have to be prepared for that and be ready to react, but one of the big mistakes that a lot of people make is they will ride along beside a tractor trailer or a trailer that is being towed or something like that, a bus even. Well the thing that you may not realize is that is a very dangerous place to be because a large vehicle has a lot of wind surface and that means that a really strong gust of wind can cause that tractor trailer to flip over, and if you're beside it, it could be right on top of you. So stay out in the open.
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Car Inspections Vary State To State
Some states, including New York and Pennsylvania, require annual vehicle inspections. This means you have to get your car inspected every 12 months in order to get it registered. States like Ohio do not require you to do this. If your state requires a car inspection, you are required to show proof that you did this before you can get it registered. You will then get a sticker that you need to attach to your vehicle showing proof that you did this. If you get caught driving without a current sticker, you will likely be fined.
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Goss' Garage Article of the Week
Although it may sound like a strange question, is what you expect from your repair shop reasonable? Today’s highly computerized cars mean you may need a new set of expectations that are more modern and better fit today’s complex repairs.
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