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Right now, gas prices seem to be going down. we all now, though, that this is probably only a short-term situation, and that sooner or later, gas prices will be climbing again. 

 

Even with gas prices declining the reality is that they are still close to $3 a gallon..

 

This means that filling the tank is still a hefty purchase.

 

There’s no doubt then, that we can all always use a few techniques for saving on gas.

 

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Toyota will be launching it’s new fuel-cell car, the Mirai, in California this month.

 

The sales goals are modest to start; 200-300 will be shipped by the end of this year, with a goal of selling 3,000 in the U.S. by the end of 2017. 

 

I am all for protecting the environment and mother earth, but I am not so sure this is the “right” technology to do it.

 

Will it be really be greener?

 

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What influences you to choose the color for your car?

 

Will it be one of the more popular colors?

 

Or what the feng shui advisor says is the lucky color for this year?

 

Will it be the one that is low maintenance for keeping clean?

 

Or one that has a high resale value?

 

Or one that is less “noticeable” to the CHP?

 

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You are driving along, minding your own business, thinking about where you are going, all the things you need to accomplish before the day is over, and then what happens?

 

Your check engine light comes on.

 

Just what you need – one more thing to put on your to do list, and one more expense when there are already too many.

 

Don’t panic!  It may not be all bad.

 

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It’s customizable with interchangeable parts, and it can be configured to fit your taste and lifestyle.

 

Nope, it’s not a Lego model but it’s made from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, ABS for short, the same thermoplastic used to make Lego bricks.

 

So, what is it? It’s the car of the future - the 3D printed car and it’s coming sooner than you think.

 

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Just like blood or water to the body, engine oil plays a vital role in your car.

 

Without it, all the parts that make your car go will seize and just stop working all together.

 

Yet, when it comes to routine maintenance, an oil change is one of the most inexpensive services. 

 

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When my oldest son was in his senior year in high school, his schedule was crazy.

 

Between high school classes, extra classes he was taking at the JC, sports practices and games, community service, and extracurricular academic clubs, it was a full-time job just chauffeuring him around.

 

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Uh Oh! This is the second article on driverless cars I have felt compelled to write in a 3-month time period.

 

Why?

 

Because the topic keeps popping up in the news everywhere, which leads me to believe it is going to become a reality sooner rather than later.

 

Why else?

 

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WHY THEY ARE MANDATED: THE GOOD AND THE BAD

 

The California Smog Inspection Program requires all vehicles to undergo a smog inspection every two years.

 

You must have evidence of this inspection (and a pass certificate) submitted to the DMV as part of your vehicle registration process.

 

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IT LOOKS LIKE A HOT SUMMER

 

As we are just getting started with summer, it looks like this summer here in Murrieta is going to be a really hot one, judging from how it has started off.

 

So, I am saying to myself, why did my car's air conditioner pick right now to stop working?

 

I have already had extra expenses this month. So, why now? 

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