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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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Vehicle History Reports Made Easy
Acquiring a vehicle history report on a car you intend to purchase is easy. Trying to obtain the vehicle’s correct vehicle identification number (VIN) may seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth it and will save you money on repairs down the road. Car dealership’s have accustomed themselves to providing such reports at the buyer’s request. Sometimes they will even link copies of the reports from Carfax.com to online listings. If you are at the dealership, don’t hesitate to ask for a copy of the report. In most cases, the dealer will provide this to you. You can also easily order one from CARCHEX.com.
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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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