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Cars aren't always serious business-have some fun on the lighter side

Today, Jim Taddei (our expert mechanic) and I took to the parking lot so he could help me install new wiper blades.

We at RepairPal take cars and car repair very seriously, but even we like to have fun. So, we gathered up some hilarious road signs from the Internet to tickle your funny bone. Enjoy!

I was scrolling through the Comcast listings the other night when I saw a show called, All Girls Garage. Intrigued, I clicked on it and started watching. I was only going to watch for a second, but before I knew it, the show was over and I had really enjoyed myself.

I may not be the newest car on the block, but I have needs, too. All I hear blasting out of the radio you listen to all the time is how bad the economy is. I hear you tell your friends that you would gladly get rid of me for a “greener” model if only the economy would turn around.

There is a lot that can go wrong with cars—all of the moving parts, the electronics, the maintenance required to keep you on the road ... The last thing people want to do is spend money on car repair, even if it is sorely needed.

Did you know that Americans spend $41 billion per year on their pets? That’s more than the GDP of all but 64 countries in the world. We spend more on our pets than we spend on movies, video games, and recorded music combined. And get this—half of all dog owners take their pet into consideration when buying a car!

We all have our own unique reasons for purchasing the cars that we do. I’m sure you all have friends who choose between power, fuel efficiency, status, and functionality. I recently upgraded from a 2003 Saturn Ion that I originally bought only to get me from Point A to Point B and replaced it with my dream car—the Audi A3.

Well, folks, today is my birthday and since I am an adult and still have to work, I thought I would talk about presents, because no matter how old you are, it’s always nice to get presents. There are some great car-related presents out there that will make your special driver very happy. Here are some of my favorites:

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year when we promise ourselves we will cut down on the ice cream and hit the gym, when we promise to decrease the drinking we do and increase the amount of money we save. Sure, many of the resolutions are just a distant memory by the time February rolls around, but surely we possess the willpower to keep some of our promises, right? Some of the easiest resolutions to keep are ones that “add” something to our lives, not take something away (ice cream, I miss you already). So, how about making some resolutions about our cars? They would be way easier to keep than promising to become a Tae Bo master.

I don’t know about you, but to me, buying Christmas presents is no easy task. Whether it’s for your brother or your grandma, it’s hard to know exactly what people will and will not like. Maybe that snowflake sweater would look good on Aunt Irene, but what if she hates it? What if your dad loves chess—are there any chess-related gifts out there?It’s also hard to find gifts for people who already have everything. This is especially true for rich people and old people. Do I really have anything to offer the party host with a 3 million dollar home, a vacation home on the beach, and a seven-figure-income? What could I possibly buy for my ninety-five-year-old grandma who has arthritis, failing eyes, limited mobility, and money in the bank?