Storms does not only put your personal safety at risk when they are severe, but also assets that are exposed to them. Bad weather that includes hail failing from the sky can cause a substantial amount of damage to your assets, especially if your vehicles are not in a garage when the storm occurs. Depending on the size of the hail, it can damage a vehicle by causing a few small dents that are barely noticeable, or completely shatter the windows.
Transmission repair in your car or truck is headache enough. The minute a mechanic utters "transmission repair," you cringe because you know that it is expensive. You can either suck it up and have the repairs made or choose to junk your vehicle. It is a tight spot to be sure.
However, you might not have such an "easy" time of it making that choice when the transmission repair is in your recreational vehicle (RV) and you are visiting family for the holidays.
Windshield wipers help to remove water from your windshield when it is raining. They also play a role in cleaning your windshield with wiper fluid when you are driving. Unfortunately, though, many people do not replace their wipers as often as they should. There are many reasons why this is a negative thing, and not every reason has to do with your ability to see when it is raining. Here is some information that you will want to know about windshield wipers and your windshield.
Your shocks are a part of your vehicle that you likely will not notice when they are working properly. However, as soon as they begin to malfunction, your shocks can affect the performance of your entire vehicle and contribute to other mechanical issues. Before this can happen, you should know a few of the early warning signs associated with shock issues. That way, you can head to an auto repair shop at the first sign of trouble.
Everyone would agree that regular vehicle maintenance is extremely important. Many states require annual or biannual safety inspections a vehicle must pass before it can be registered or the registration renewed. For those with lower incomes, especially if they also live in a state with high automobile insurance rates, such as Michigan, this can be a financial hardship.
Unfortunately, if they want to stay on the road, not to mention be safe, vehicle maintenance should be in the monthly budget.