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RepairPal Blog: Tips & Tricks

Helpful car maintenance advice and useful tips on all things car-related

Whether you are going to the beach, to the mountains, to visit family, or anywhere else this Labor Day, your road trip is part of the vacation and you should enjoy it just as much. As the popular saying goes, "Getting there is half the fun,” so here are some tips to make you road trip one to remember.

Getting your first vehicle is an exhilarating experience and it's usually synonymous with gaining more freedom. In addition to that, you're also making one of your first major purchases.

Teens have to face a lot of challenges when they get behind the wheel. The world of driving is new, fresh, and more than a little scary. Fortunately, it can be conquered through patience and practice. 

It's around that time of the year again: Back To School! Along with the rush to stock up fresh school supplies and some new duds, there are many newly-licensed teenagers who are responsible for driving themselves to school for the first time.

Technological advances on modern vehicles are making it easier for us to identify issues that need to be fixed and can sometimes provide a false sense of security for drivers. Believing your car has you covered at all times can be a mistake for many.

Getting your car windows tinted this summer can do a lot to keep the sun's glare and heat at bay. The tint can also provide a sleek, mysterious look from the outside while blocking out harmful UV rays that fade your interior.

Driving around with your convertible top down is one of the perks of summer weather. The wind and the sunshine will put a smile on almost any drivers face. Convertibles are a great deal of fun, but there are some additional steps that you’ll need to complete in order to reduce damage and depreciation on your car.

In the midst of summer, we are welcomed with warmer weather and much more sunshine. But with this great weather comes one of the more bothersome issues drivers are faced with: the ‘“Summer” car. The “Summer” car is when your vehicle has been sitting in the direct path of the sun for an extended period of time, causing the interior of the car to increase in temperature drastically.

Summer is in full force and your car’s air conditioning is going to be totally essential to your driving comfort. We’ve all tried to drive in a car with broken A/C before, and it’s not a pleasant experience – nobody wants to get in their car and feel like they’re stuck in a sweat lodge.

Everyone knows that regular maintenance is an important safety decision for your daily driver, but most don’t consider that regularly washing your car can be just as important! In some ways, this is obvious. Mirrors and windows, for example, can’t properly function for the driver when covered by road dust and mud...