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What’s The Best Gas For Your Vehicle?

What’s The Best Gas For Your Vehicle?

You may have wondered if there is a recommended type of gas for your vehicle and if you don’t use that gas, are you harming the car at all? We’re here to clear these questions up for you to ensure you are getting the best gas for your vehicle without breaking your wallet.  Start by taking the time to check your car’s owners manual or inside of the fuel filler door to identify if your dealership listed a specific type of gasoline recommended for your vehicle. Often this is a recommendation in the form of suggesting the use of premium gas.  Many brands like Audi, Toyota, BMW, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Volkswagen, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz have started to recommend Top-Tier gas to their customers so their engines first performance and emissions remain unchanged over time. So what is Top Tier? This premium gas gets its name because it has additives and detergents that prevent residue build up on the valves which can negatively impact your engin ... read more

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Best Playlists For Spring Road Trips

Best Playlists For Spring Road Trips

Winter is over and Spring is finally here! You’re excited the sun is out and you can’t wait to go on a road trip and take in some beautiful views. You’ve taken your car into the shop, packed your favorite snacks, and planned out where you are going. Do you think you’re already? Think again! You’re missing the most important part, the playlist! Your Spring road trip playlist should be upbeat, exciting, and keep your spirits high through the entire drive. The first playlist you should download is a no brainer, it’s called Classic Trip Songs. It’s full of songs about driving including Rascal Flatts “Life is a Highway” and “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. This playlist will get you excited about your car and driving down the highway. Another great playlist is called ... read more

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Best Travel Snacks While Driving

Best Travel Snacks While Driving

Gummies! Everyone loves a tasty snack while traveling. Sometimes planning your snacks can be the most exciting thing about an upcoming trip. Hopefully not, but the right munchy can turn around the worst of travel days. If you are the driver on this trip, then take that aspect into consideration when choosing just the right tasty treat to pack! Picture yourself trying to eat a cup of yogurt while driving. Hmmm… not so much.  Something else to consider is distracted-driver laws. A lot of places you can get a ticket for eating while driving. Make sure you know the rest stops along your journey. Or be good at being sneaky, but we didn't suggest that option. There are distracted driving laws in Indiana. Those mostly revolve around cell phone usage, but it does discuss eating and driving as one of the ways you are distracted on the roads.  Eating exacerbates the degree of distraction when combined with other distractions, of which things like being tired or upset. Ther ... read more

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Top Detailing DIY Hacks To Clean Your Auto’s Interior

Top Detailing DIY Hacks To Clean Your Auto’s Interior

  Even if you have no children or a single pet, it’s still so easy for the interior of your vehicle to get, well… you know… kind of gross. And no one likes gross, but also no one likes to fork out a lot of money in order to get it really clean. Guess what? You probably don’t have to if you’re willing to put in a little time and some good old fashioned elbow grease. If you’re a millennial (or newer), you may not be familiar with that phrase, but I know you can Google it!   Make up brushes work great to clean out the vents, but use a new one. And don’t “borrow” one from the female of the house. She won’t be pleased. Pet hair or people hair: either one tends to get left behind and add to the unnecessary debris. Easy peasy fix: spray bottle with just water, lightly spray surface, use a squeegee to wipe the upholstery down. The hair, with the help of the slight moisture, will cling to the squeegee. And wa la! Aft ... read more

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Best Winter Road Trips with Kids Near Etna Green, IN

If your 2019 goals include more fun-filled, family adventures with the kids, we have some excellent wintertime road trips to consider. We love our families, and we know how busy life can get during the work week. But sometimes, short weekend road trips are a great way to spend quality time with the family. Here are a few suggestions: Drive to Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes in Noblesville, IN, go sledding, and make snow angels. Drive to Fort Wayne and hit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or visit the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Drive to Summit Lake in Henry County where you can go ice fishing. Take a weekend trip anywhere in the region to visit longtime friends. Go camping in the great outdoors at Shakamak State Park in Jasonville, IN. Go “glamping” and skiing at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN. Hit your favorite sports arenas in Indiana and root for your teams. We hope you found this list of road trips useful. Before you head out, we encourage yo ... read more

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