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How to Transport Food for the Holidays

Visits with family and friends over the holidays often go hand-in-hand with transporting food in your car. Everyone loves having freshly-made food at a party, and transporting your baked goods, drinks, or side dishes safely can ensure your car stays mess-free throughout the holiday season. Here are some tips prepared by the Bob Ridings Decatur team:

  • Tightly close all lids - you can even use electrical tape to secure them shut.
  • Keep dishes flat by putting them the floor of the backseat. If you have passengers, you can also ask them to hold dishes on their laps. 
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3 Reasons to Have Winter Wiper Blades This Season

The windshield wiper blades on your car the last few months have seen better days. Here are a few of the reasons that the Bob Ridings Decatur service team recommends that you purchase new winter wiper blades to clearly as the freezing temperatures are fast upon us.

  1. The wiper blades that were on your car for the last part of this year are designed to move water off the windshield. Those blades cannot handle the heavy load of snow, so they tend to bend and become unable to clear the glass as you drive. 
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Why Regular Fluid Checks are Important

Checking your fluids is one of the easiest ways to keep your car running smoothly and prevent future repairs. Even though most fluids are easy to check, we often overlook them until something goes wrong.

Engine oil is one of the most common fluids that we check. It's as easy as popping open the hood and checking the level on your engine dipstick. If you identify a rapid decrease in your oil level, it could indicate that your vehicle has an oil leak, which can lead to other engine problems if left unfixed.

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What are your options at the end of your lease?

Leasing can be a good thing for many drivers to do, but like all good things, it must eventually come to an end. When your lease is up, you have a few options to consider.

If you like the car or SUV you have been leasing, you can buy it. Lease contracts have what's called a residual value, which is a pre-determined price if you want to buy the car.

If you are done with the car and no longer want it, you can turn it in to the dealership. As long as the car is in good shape…
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Making Sure You Have Plenty Of Tire Tread In The Rain

Cars, trucks, vans, and other vehicles are great – they allow us a great deal of independence and freedom, helping us travel from place to place on our own, facilitating the getaway from or traveling to anything we want to go to.

Unfortunately, one negative aspect of owning a vehicle is having to purchase tires, as they can often run over one hundred United States Dollars per tire.

Rather than forking over money one rightfully earned to pay for an exorbitantly expensive tire, people used to perform the “penny test,” where drivers stick a one-cent coin in the grooves of...
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Pre-Road-Trip Checklist

The engine of the vehicle is arguably the most important part of your vehicle. Without it, the car is not going anywhere. A good checklist should be created before a long trip to make sure that the engine is running correctly. Looking at fluids, hearing the engine run, checking belts, and other important parts of the engine should be checked before departing on the trip. If the trip is extremely long such as going from one coast of the country to the other, you should consider having a mechanic looking over the engine to make sure that the car can…
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Routine Maintenance Schedules

When you purchase a new vehicle, you want to ensure that you follow a specific routine maintenance schedule to ensure that your car remains running in an efficient and safe manner. Different vehicle manufacturers suggest different items of maintenance so you may want to inquire with your dealership to figure out the best maintenance schedule for your vehicle.
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Six Tips for a Better Road Trip with Your Dog

Bringing your dog with you on a road trip, whether your destination is just a couple hours away or it's across the country, it's important to be prepared for your dog's needs as well as for your own. So, to help however they can, the experts at POPSUGAR have made a short list with six tips on how to make travelling with your pup all the easier.

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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator: Big Gets Even Better

The 2017 Lincoln Navigator was easily one of the largest SUVs in 2017, and drivers loved it. After all, what's not to love about a spacious interior and enough horsepower to match some of the mightiest trucks on the market? The 2018 Lincoln Navigator will take things even further.


 

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