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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Driving through the Snow


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy of wikimedia
With the holidays in full gear, the airwaves are filled with Christmas carols.  One of my favorites is Dashing Through the Snow.  Since that and White Christmas are the closest I’ll get to snow this year, I don’t have to worry about dealing with the trials and tribulations of those who live a little further north.  However, since some of my clients drive north to visit family or ski during the winter, I thought I’d take the time to write a blog about driving through the snow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

How Safe is Your Sleigh?


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy of Pixabay
I was getting ready to head out to do a little Christmas shopping this morning when I heard a neighbor’s car drive by.  I couldn’t miss it, since it sounded like an angry Florida panther.  Rowwwww!  It was apparent to anybody within earshot that a belt was crying out for attention.  Yet my neighbor drove blissfully by, totally unaware that if and when the belt broke, she’d be thumbing a ride home.  That’s because all cars made in the past 30 years have what are called serpentine belts that run everything from the alternator and power steering to the water pump and air conditioner.  When these belts break, the car stops running.  Since so many of my friends, family and clients will be out and about during the holidays, I thought I’d take the time to point out a few things that could keep you from waiting for a tow truck by the side of the road.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Are You Going to be Home for the Holidays?


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy of pinterest
The joys of the holiday season revolve around getting together with family and friends to exchange gifts and reminisce about years gone by.  For some that means traveling out of town, while with others it means staying home for the holidays.  Whether you plan on hosting this year’s holiday get together, or you are planning to pack the family up for a trip, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind to keep the ho, ho, ho in your holiday.

How to Avoid Used Car Scams

By Catherine Powell Image courtesy flickr If you’re like most consumers, you tend to hold onto a car as long as it still has some ...