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Check Engine Light Come on Your Car? Here’s How to Handle It

The solution to this warning light may be simpler than you think. It happens to the best of us. We’re driving along and everything is fine and dandy. Then you see it… The orange-red glow of the Check Engine light. Suddenly, your heart sinks and you wonder how much repairs are going to cost you. Before panic sets in and you stop your car in the middle of the road to check plugs, here’s what you need to do if your car’s check engine light comes on. It could just be your gas cap. A loose, cracked, or faulty gas cap can cause fuel to evaporate, therefore prompting your check engine indicator to light up. Pull over when you can, safely, and make sure that your gas cap is on tight. Your spark plugs or plug wires need to be replaced. Your spark plugs ignite the air and fuel mixture in the combustion ... Read more

Do You Know the Facts? World Alzheimer’s Month & World Alzheimer’s Day

September 2016 is the fifth global World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Action Day. This month and day are dedicated, worldwide, to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and challenging the stigma that comes along with it. The disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. The doctor found noticeable differences and changes in brain tissue of women who had died from an unusual mental illness. His foundings are still used today to help to identify Alzheimer’s disease. In the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death, and it is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is “Remember Me”, a theme that encourages people around the world to learn more about detecting the signs of dementia. You can get involved on social media by sharing your favorite memories, or memories of a loved ... Read more

Back to School Essentials for Your Child

Is your child heading back to school? Supply them with these essentials! The back to school season is in full swing, and plenty of parents across the nation are getting their children ready for the school bell once again. While the summer has flown by, don’t get caught up in the season of autumn that you completely forget to equip your kid with the school essentials. Make going back to school a simple switch by packing these items for your studying student! Backpack Choose a sturdy and reliable backpack for your child. Ensure that it’s good quality and large enough to hold all of your child’s belongings throughout the day. Let them pick a bag in their favorite color so that they feel comfortable wearing it. Lunchbox Get an insulated lunch box that is big enough to fit their entire, healthy, and nutritious lunch. Aim to squeeze in a sandwich, piece of fruit, and carrot sticks ... Read more

Affordable Upgrades to Your Car’s Performance

Take your vehicle to the next level with these low-cost performance updates. Every motorist wants to get the most out of their vehicle. By upgrading your vehicle, you can improve your car’s performance. Performance can be measured in a few ways including fuel consumption, emissions output and maximizing the kinetic energy your car can produce. Fortunately, car tuning is not as complex as it sounds. Even if you aren’t quite the motorhead that you’d like to be under the hood, you can still go ahead with these tuning ideas: Reduce your junk. This one is easy – and free! It’s amazing how quickly the rubbish in your backseat and trunk can add up. The effect can be significant on mileage, handling, braking distance, and more. Remove items that you won't need before you begin every journey. Why are you still carrying around your beach chair and umbrella in September? Replace your old spark plugs and ... Read more

Common Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Buying insurance? Here's what to avoid.  In this day and age, insurance is essential. Policies protect us when we’re out on the road, at work, and are with us for years and years. Personal insurance is always coverage worth investing time and money into as the protection can be endless. Even so, many people often don’t take the time to learn their policy or choose the wrong one altogether. Insurance mistakes can cost you big, so it’s important to know what obvious mistakes to avoid! Under-Buying It’s easy to go online and purchase the first policy that you see. In doing so, you could be buying the wrong coverage and limited protection. For example, if you purchase the state’s minimum requirements for auto insurance, you could be leaving your brand new car exposed. Not only would your liability limits be lower, but you could end up exceeding your coverage – leaving you to foot ... Read more
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