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Best Way to Pack Your Trunk

Best Way to Pack Your Trunk

Is packing your trunk generally a nuisance for you? Here are some helpful packing tips that can take the complexity and challenges out of getting all you need in your vehicle: Step One: Organize your belongings into the following groups: Heavy items Awkwardly shaped items (things that aren't square, rectangular, or box-shaped) Medium weight items Lightweight things Malleable items (things you can squish like duffle bags and blankets) Belongings that must be easily accessible   Step Two: Unless they can be damaged easily, put your awkwardly shaped things in first. Put them in one area of the trunk because they can't be stacked like square suitcases and you'll need to arrange items around them. Keeping them together means that only one portion of your trunk is underutilized as opposed to multiple areas.   Step Three: Heavier items can be added to your trunk next. Back these things tightly and form one flat layer towards the rear of the trunk.   Step ... read more

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Best Books on Tape for Road Trips

Best Books on Tape for Road Trips

Road trips with your friends, family, or alone can be an adventure. Having the right tunes can certainly add some zest to your time on the road. Books on tape are also a great option to keep you engaged while driving down the open roads. Here are a few suggestions that could keep you engaged and entertained for miles: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams If you like science fiction and humor, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide" is a colorful journey through time and space. The dialogue is pithy and rich in philosophy and science. If you liked "A Space Odyssey" and “Johnny Dangerously", this could be a right choice for you. It's not a long book and this is only the first book is a series of five. There are many dramatized versions. However, the most popular is the version where the text is narrated by Stephen Fry. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There are 12 different stories of our favorite detective ... read more

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Time To Prepare Your Car For Spring

Time To Prepare Your Car For Spring

  Getting your vehicle prepared for spring can save you hassles, anxiety, and steep auto repair costs down the line. Winter weather can cause some havoc on your vehicle. Be a responsible car owner and have your car ready for the warmer day and blooming flowers. Here are some suggestions to get your automobile for the spring:   Change Your Oil Changing your oil regularly determines how long your vehicle will be in motion on the road. Be mindful of periodically changing oil filters and how long the intervals are between oil changes.   Replace Wiper Blades and Fluids Your windshield wipers can experience a good amount of wear and tear from snow, sleet, and ice damage. It's wise to replace your car's wipers when they begin streaking. Getting new wipers easy to replace and inexpensive. Windshield wiper fluid and other windshield treatments can repel the elements.   Check Your Tires Interesting fact. You can save money on gas when your tires are in good ... read more

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Best Valentine’s Day Events Near Brooklyn Park

Best Valentine’s Day Events Near Brooklyn Park

  With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what you and your special someone will do to celebrate the spirit of love. Luckily, there are romantic things to do in and around Brooklyn Park. Here are some suggestions:   1) Pazzaluna   One of Saint Paul's top restaurants is now taking reservations for cozy intimate romantic dinners. This eatery with a warm environment is so committed to the Valentine’s Day vibe that they're offering a special four-course meal from February 12th-14th.   2) Como Park Zoo & Conservatory   Saint Paul Como Zoo & Conservatory is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit and offering a candlelit dinner surrounded by ... read more

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Do You Have What it Takes to be an Auto Mechanic?

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Auto Mechanic?

  Have you ever thought about becoming an auto mechanic? If you love the inner workings of trucks, cars, and other transportation, this could be a career that suits you. Some mechanics do general repairs and maintenance, while other technicians specialize in onboard computers, tires, brakes etc. The minimum education requirement for auto mechanics is a diploma from high school. However, it is preferred by most employers that their mechanics have completed an associate’s or certificates in an automotive technology program.   What exactly does a mechanic do?   Auto mechanics restore, troubleshoot, and examine a variety of vehicles, including personal automobiles, trucks and other heavy equipment machinery. If you’re considering a career in the auto repair industry, you must know about various equipment, tools, and procedures that are used at auto jobs to repair problems. In the age of technology, it’s significant that auto mechanics are knowledgeable ... read more

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Best Holiday Displays in the Twin Cities Region

Best Holiday Displays in the Twin Cities Region

The holidays are approaching! Not only does this joyous time of year bring families together for great meals and anticipated gifts, but it also offers up many opportunities to see wondrous light displays. Luckily, we live in a part of the country that offers up a variety of shiny and bright lights that captivate people of all ages. Right here in Brooklyn Park, light-seekers can head to 8016 Upton Circle N. and view more than 50,000 lights with animated scenes. Should you want to check out displays in or near the Twin Cities, consider the following:   Downtown St. Paul's Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights St. Paul's Christmas tree is located in Rice Park. During the holiday season, the entire lawn is draped with sparkling lights. This historic Landmark Center hosts several holiday events and even has a free ice skating rink.   Downtown Minneapolis' Holidazzle Celebration The annual Holidazzle market takes place in Loring Park. Enjoy the food and crafts of loc ... read more

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Driving in the Snow

Driving in the winter is just a fact of life in Minnesota. It’s important to mindful of the harsher weather conditions and the effects that they can have on your vehicle and driving ability. Here are some do’s and don’ts that AutoPro Auto Service recommend that you’re aware of when driving during the colder seasons.   Winter driving is safer with winter tires. They grip the road better than all-season tires. Tires pressure decreases during the colder months, so make sure that your tires have good pressure. Should you find yourself stranded on the road, make sure that snow is cleared from the tailpipe so you can run the heat and stay warm. Be cautious of other vehicles on the road that are unable to stop.​ To avoid skidding and brake lock-up, pump the breaks. Don’t tailgate because it takes longer to stop on snow. Use extreme caution on overpasses and bridges because they tend to freeze. Roads with snow and ice require you to slow down. Be par ... read more

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How Should I Clean the Interior of My Car?

How Should I Clean the Interior of My Car?

  Cleaning the interior of a car is something that car owners can do and it doesn’t need to be a hassle. Perhaps automobile drivers are just interested in enjoying the clean aesthetics or perhaps they’re considering the resale of a car down the line. Either way, AutoPro Auto Service wants to provide you with some tips on how to get that interior sparkly and clean!   Among other things, spilled food and drinks and dirty shoes clothes, and the elements could present the need to get that interior clean. In addition, your vehicle could begin to smell over time. The color of the upholstery also could lose color over time. When cleaning, it’s important to get into all the tight places that an upholstery nozzle can’t get to. This includes carpeted areas cracks and seat services. Using a damp rag and soap for rubber or vinyl is recommended. To clean up excess water, use a vacuum or a dry rag. A stiff-bristled brush will remove dirt from seats make of fabric ... read more

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Best Off-Roading Places Near Brooklyn Park, MN

Best Off-Roading Places Near Brooklyn Park, MN

Off-roading enthusiasts are car owners who enjoy driving their vehicle in a more “natural” environment. Whether it’s a riverbed, snow, gravel, snow, mud, or rocks, the activity draws those who seek adventure and perhaps those with a competitive nature. Here are some recommendations where Minnesota drivers can go to where to partake in this hobby or sport.   Tri-County ATV Park in Faribault, MN   The 25-acre park in southeastern Minnesota is equipped with a safety facility and open all year. It’s even equipped with restrooms and picnic areas. The trails at Tri-County ATV Park range from level stretches to hill climbs along the walls of a former gravel pit.   Chengwatana State Forest Trails in Pine City, MN The forest contains several marshes, three rivers, and 11.7 miles of designated trails that travel through a forested area and rolling terrain. New riders can drive on the wide, gentle curves and the more seasoned drivers can enjoy a nar ... read more

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

Hot weather is usually the cause of a car overheating. Although it’s not common, all cars have the possibility of overheating. If your dashboard temperature indicator light comes on, chances are your car is becoming too hot.   Here are 7 tips to help your vehicle become cool again. 1. Turn the engine off When you’re on the road and your car overheats, pull over to the side of the road and let it cool off. 2. Keep a safety kit in your car. It’s smart to have some of the following in the car for safety precautions Coolant A tool kit A blanket A working flashlight Non-perishable foods and water 3. Check hoses for blockages, leaks, or bursts Generally, cars don’t just overheat on their own. Inspect the condition of your car’s hoses. Perhaps the thermostat is faulty or your vehicle has a leak in the coolant system. It’s more common for older automobiles to have these blockages and bursts, but newer cars should also be inspected by a pro ... read more

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