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The Sugar in the Gas Tank Myth

The Sugar in the Gas Tank Myth

We’ve all heard the old prank. We’ve been conditioned to believe that putting sugar in our neighbor’s gas tank would ruin his car. Well, in a Mythbusters type of way, we wanted to put this myth to the test. First, let’s set the scene. Let’s imagine you are in fact a prankster and you have a complete disregard for other people’s vehicles. Before we proceed, shame on you. You should know better than to try to ruin someone else’s car….

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How to Know if You Need a New Location for Your Shop

How to Know if You Need a New Location for Your Shop

When running an independent auto shop, there are many variables that come into play when deciding what will make it most successful. Like the old saying goes, though, a physical location is all about “Location, location, location!” We recently spoke with a handful of independent shop owners. They provided us with plenty of interesting tips on how to ensure you’re choosing the best location for your business. We’ve filtered out and narrowed down some of the top insights we heard…

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The Cars Mechanics Drive

The Cars Mechanics Drive

I have a lot of friends that are mechanics and/or shop owners. They all seem to have completely different tastes in vehicles. Kevin, who is one of my dearest friends, owns and drives almost exclusively Chevy Suburbans from one series, 98–2002 or somewhere in there. The Suburban fits his needs. It pulls his boat, travels thousands of miles of high mountain dirt roads in search of fishing holes, hauls motorcycles, etc. Ford and Chevy seem to be his sweet spots….

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A New Way to View Maps

A New Way to View Maps

As car drivers, we all rely heavily on GPS to get us to our destination. It has become so easy over time. We simply touch our phones, open an app, and type in where we want to go. It’s effortless. But have we come to accept the way these map apps display our journey? Couldn’t the visual experience be more stimulating? Isn’t there a better way for me to understand my surroundings? I like to think of those times when I’m visiting…

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5 Steps To Prepare Your Car for a Hurricane

5 Steps To Prepare Your Car for a Hurricane

As recent storms continue to threaten our safety, millions of people frantically scramble to do whatever it takes to prepare and recover. With Irma on the way, we’re seeing Florida wisely preparing days in advance. We’re seeing the standards – purchasing water, canned goods, shuddering windows, sandbagging areas prone to flooding, etc. These are all super important and obviously well worth the effort, but are there actions that are being overlooked? After all, you may own assets that need just…

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