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Many people are stumped when their car begins to make a strange noise or simply won’t start. They may end up immediately turning to a search engine, or going straight to a mechanic for help. Sometimes this experience ends in satisfaction; however, all too often, it can be a stressful encounter...

Snow. There might be no other four-letter word a driver wants to hear less. But if you live in a region that regularly gets inundated with the powdery white stuff, then you know you can't just wait for it to go away. You still have to go to work, hit the gym, and continue living your life. Fortunately, though, all snow driving takes is experience and the right preparation.

Alright, so maybe you haven't been glued to our Twitter account all month long while we gave out great #WinterReady tips for your tires. No need to beat yourself up – we've compiled the list to make it as simple as possible to stay safe on the roads.

Winter is upon us, and that means plummeting temperatures and unfavorable driving conditions. Cold weather is hard on your vehicle's systems, and you need your vehicle running at its peak during those icy winter storms so you don't end up late for work or stranded in a snowy parking lot.

More Americans than ever before are holding onto their aging vehicles. Is it because of the price tag, an emotional attachment, or something else entirely?

It’s been busy around here at RepairPal HQ and we are excited that we can finally share what we’ve been up to. We are unveiling not one, but two, new projects today! First, RepairPal is proud to announce a program for The American Association of Retired Persons’ (AARP) 37 million members, giving members a 10% discount, up to $50, off services and repairs at participating RepairPal Certified shops. As the number one auto repair website and top source for finding the best auto repair shops in the U.S., RepairPal has become the first preferred AARP Lifestyle and Member Advantages provider exclusively focused on auto repair and services. The new partnership gives AARP members the invaluable combination of high quality work at fair prices from independently certified and trusted repair shops.

Where I live, in the San Francisco Bay Area, traffic jams are as common as the fog. A few weeks ago, I drove up to Sebastopol from San Francisco and before I knew it, my leisurely drive had turned into stop-and-go traffic. The traffic was so bad, I had to turn around to head back to the city before I had reached my destination so I wouldn’t be late for another appointment.

Anytime the fuel gauge gets less than a quarter full, my mind starts to race. What if I run out of gas? Is this hurting my engine? Can I really “run on fumes”?

Ahh … driver’s ed. I remember meeting my high school basketball coach and one other kid in the school parking lot at 8am on a few Saturday mornings when I was fifteen. I had already been taught the basics of driving by my cousin, but driver’s ed with Ms. Wallace was mandatory and I couldn’t wait to get my license.

I have teenage children and my shop is very close to Grand Canyon University so keeping teens safe on the road is a subject dear to my heart. I’m often asked what parents should look for in a car for their teen driver. Of course, all teens dream of the fancy souped up sports car, but that certainly isn’t the safe choice for young, inexperienced drivers.