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Holiday Light Displays near Tempe

 Holiday Light Displays near Tempe

Even though the Tempe area isn't known for white Christmases, there are certainly other ways to get into the spirit with many light displays in the area. Grab your loved ones and see the millions of lights keeping this special piece of the world glowing brightly. Every holiday season, Downtown Glendale lights up with 1.5 million lights. This is the biggest free light show in the entire state of Arizona. Also be certain to check out downtown’s sweet vibe of mom-and-pop restaurants and very unique shops. Every weekend, expect a visit from Santa, enjoy the food trucks, and check out the critters at the petting zoo. Historic Downtown Glendale, 5835 W. Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, glendaleaz.com/glitters, 6 to 10 p.m. November 24 to January 6, free. Come see the glimmer of The Phoenix Zoo glimmers when millions of lights are turned on. While the "real live" animals are resting, their lit up counterparts come to life next to camel rides and a carousel. Be sure to get a ph ... read more

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Tire Rotation and Why it’s Important

Tire Rotation and Why it’s Important

Rotating your car's tire regularly offers many benefits. It can assist in maintaining traction and can preserve balance and handling. When roads are slick,  this is especially crucial. Most tire manufacturers require periodic rotation in order to keep their tire warranties intact. The lifetime of tires is prolonged when drivers allow every tire in each of the automobile's 4 positions to have even wear across the tire tread pattern. How Often Should Your Tires Be Rotated? Even if tires don't show obvious signs of wear, it's suggested that they should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. It's best performed while your automobile is off the ground. For example, a prime time to have the rotation done would be doing an oil change. With your car on the lift, auto mechanics can check for damage, pressure, uneven wear, and overall tread depth. They can also take off any debris stuck between the treads. The tires on the front axle of your vehicle need to accomplish ... read more

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Best Kid-Friendly Cars

  Searching for a family friendly car is not a daunting task in 2018 as many new vehicles on the market prove to be safe, reliable and get good gas mileage. Here are three new automobiles on the market in 2018 that are kid-friendly:   2018 Chevrolet Equinox   The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox provides many advantages for families in search of a compact SUV. Equinox powered by Chevy’s 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine allows for great fuel economy. It offers three engine choices and an impressive array of features that will make adults and kids happy. The quality of the interior is spacious and gratifying in the front and the back. The cabin remains quiet due to Chevy’s noise-cancellation technology.  One of the most notable features for the new Chevy Equinox is how much standard equipment is involved. Some of these features include a keyless entry and push-button start, an electronic parking brake, automatic on/off headlights, and three 12-volt ... read more

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How to Improve the Smell of the Interior of Your Car

There are some simple and cheap ideas on how to keep your car smelling delightful. Below are some suggestions that are remarkably effective and won't break your wallet. Since the average American drives approximately 14,000 miles a year, they deserve to be in a vehicle that is palatable to the nose. Check out these simple do-it-yourself ways to keep your car smelling fresh: 1. Add essential oils to a clay disc Add approximately 15 drops of your favorite essential oil to a clay disc. When the clay has absorbed the oil, you place it in the vehicle and enjoy the wonderful smell. Not only is this method easy, it lasts for quite a while. Find a special-purpose clay disc at a kitchen specialty store or craft store. You can also find a cheap terra-cotta flower pot for a few dollars at a home improvement store. 2. Dryer sheets Open a box of dryer sheets and keep it under your front seat. For best results, change the box every two to three months. You can even take some of the sheets o ... read more

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How to Keep Your Car from Overheating

How to Keep Your Car from Overheating

It’s August, and it’s HOT! We all love summer, but our cars can’t always keep up. If you’re headed out for a road trip this summer, or just trying to survive the busy commute, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for the chance of your car overheating. This is a nuisance that is easily preventable with standard auto repair maintenance! Check Your Fluids: Make sure that all fluids are topped up. Do this early and often, and always before a trip longer than 2 hours. This is one easy way to head off problems before they start, and it gives you and your mechanic a good idea of what’s going on with your vehicle and how quickly it’s consuming these fluids.  Forewarned is forearmed: If you get stuck at the side of the road with a vehicle that is overheating, you’ll need to replenish water--for yourself, and for your car. Keep extra water for both purposes in the trunk. Also, keep an extra gallon of coolant in the trunk. Educate ... read more

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Strangest Cars In The World

Strangest Cars In The World

If you really want to make your mark driving on the roads, show your personality, and exhibit your creative spirit, you'll need a vehicle that is wildly unique (with a hint of crazy!) Here are four of the weirdest cars ever made:   1)World's Longest Limousine Totaling 100 feet in length, this fancy limo is truly the longest in the world. It's equipped with a heated jacuzzi, tires, beds, a helipad, and a swimming pool.   2) Evolution: Super Eco-friendly car Loremo AG, a German car corporation, is the creator of this car. This environmentally conscious vehicle reaches impressive high speeds and features a front wing door rather than having two side doors for owners to enter the automobile.   3) The Jet-Powered Flat Car At only nineteen inches, this innovative "Flatmobile" is going into the Guinness book as the flattest car in the world. The designer of this vehicle, Perry Watkin, even included a gas turbine jet engine which could be quite ... read more

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Best Songs for Driving

Best Songs for Driving

Very few things can make us feel freer than driving with really good music playing. It's a great opportunity for our inner rock stars to get their time in the limelight! Choosing the right tunes that get the good energy flowing through our bodies is essential. Here are some tunes that are sure to make your time in your vehicle feel like a mini rock concert:   1. "Ramblin' Man," the Allman Brothers Band   This popular musical anthem is sure to move you into the fast lane. Let's face it, we were all born to ramble.   2. "Good Vibrations," the Beach Boys   Any driver is sure to pick up the good vibrations with this popular 60's tunes. Those Beach Boys are in rock n' roll history for offering their enthusiastic listeners a healthy dose of "excitation."   3. "Panama," Van Halen This risque tune is an ode to fast vehicles, tropical weather, and other hobbies that depict the fast life. This anthem ... read more

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What Determines Gas Prices?

It seems like every time we visit the gas pump that prices vacillate. Why is this? Below are some of the significant factors that determine gas prices: Refining costs: The cost of refining diesel fuel can be remarkably more expensive than the price of refining normal gasoline. Marketing and distribution play a big role in this. Crude oil is shipped to refineries and gasoline is transported from the refineries to distribution points and then to the service stations. The cost of transportation is in the hands of the consumer. Marketing the brand of the oil company is also added to the price of the gas you purchase. Taxes: State and Federal governments have excise taxes on gasoline. There are some extra costs that could also include: State sales taxes Oil inspection fees Underground storage tank fees Gross receipts taxes Miscellaneous environmental fees   Crude oil: Crude oil is the biggest portion of the cost of gas and is determined by countries in the world that are oil-ex ... read more

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Weekend Road trips Near Tempe

Weekend Road trips Near Tempe

  If you're looking for a weekend getaway near and around Tempe, good news! there are a wide array of places to visit for a quick vacation that would delight the most seasoned traveler. Here are some recommendations: Sedona, AZ If you're into hiking spots, jeep tours, and a respite from the boiling Tempe temperatures, Sedona, Arizona could be the perfect fit. On top of that, this area has become a spiritual mecca for artists and healers. Even if you're not a new age type, it's hard to deny that there are some pretty powerful energies in Sedona. Whether you have a spiritual awakening or not, you'll be sure to have a rejuvenating time away among the backdrop of sculpted red rock, pine forests, deserts, and canyons. Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora, Mexico Located in the Mexican State of Sonora, Rocky Point is a beautiful coastal town that offers incredible kayaking, sailing tours, snorkeling, diving, and fishing charters in the Gulf of California ... read more

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Flying Cars Might be Here Sooner than You Think

Flying Cars Might be Here Sooner than You Think

If you heard that flying cars could be a reality within the next 10 years, you might dismiss it. Don't assume too fast. because of the giant strides being made in the auto industry, it's possible that we will see flying cars used for recreational in about 5 years. These flying vehicles used to just in the movies. The future has arrived because these flying vehicles are soon to be a reality.   The availability of incredibly advanced technologies that weren't available in the past has allowed for the flying car to come to life. there have been attempts to get automobiles in the air last 100 years. However, it was just a fantasy prior to the technological age. Within the last 5 years, at least eight companies have been conducting tests and other companies are following.   Start-up is catching on too. At least 15 of them are involved in the development of flying cars. Most of the companies are in America. However, some are also in Germany, Japan, Russia, France, I ... read more

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