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8 Fixes for Your Car As Winter Winds Down

January 15, 2018. Roberto Cruz

While you’re snuggling with your dog under blankets on the couch, your car is outside freezing its bumpers off. Cold temperatures, snow and ice – plus all the chemicals used to treat slippery roads –hammer your car all winter. It’s up to you to help it bounce back. Here are eight things to fix on…

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What Difference Does a Drivetrain Make?

January 15, 2018. Roberto Cruz

Four-wheel drive. All-wheel drive. What does it all mean? Is either one worth the money? Here’s a brief explanation of what each type of drivetrain can do with a good set of tires. Front-Wheel Drive Most sedans have front-wheel drive because it’s cheaper to design and build. In this system, engine power is transferred to…

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Dig Out Your Car Like a Boss

November 28, 2017. Roberto Cruz

You need your car stuck in the snow like you need to listen to “Macarena” over and over again for three straight days. But if you do find your vehicle caught in a snowy trap, don’t freak out. Here’s what to do. Don’t Get Mad – Get Digging It’s frustrating to find your car buried…

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Winter Fun Awaits at Nearby Ski Resorts

November 28, 2017. AAA Staff

For steep ski trails, terrain parks and other snow-covered fun, plan a ski trip to one of these top Northeast winter sporting destinations.

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Peak Ski Spots in the Northeast

November 28, 2017. AAA Staff

It’s easy to lose sight of how sweet it is to live in the Northeast. Our fall foliage is legendary, we’re blessed with awesome beaches and, around this time of year, the skiers and snowboarders among us will soon shred some gnar on several nearby mountains. Whether you’ve been hitting the slopes since you could…

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A Little Car Maintenance Goes a Long Way

October 18, 2017. Mark Shaw

AAA estimates that Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes driving each year. That translates into more than 293 hours, or just over 12 full days of driving time. That’s a lot of work for both car and driver. What could possibly go wrong? We know the dangers when drivers are impaired, drowsy or distracted….

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Curb Appeal Tips to Help You Sell Your Home

May 01, 2017. AAA Staff

Summer is a hot season for home sales. In fact, after a slight dip in May, home sales tend to climb well above the annual average in June and July, according to Trulia real estate listings. Curb appeal is always important, perhaps more so in summer when snow can’t hide patchy lawns and untrimmed hedges….

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Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

April 01, 2017. AAA Staff

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, a five-passenger sport-utility vehicle, comes in two trim levels and has two engine choices: a 2.4-liter engine in the base model and a more powerful 2.0-liter engine as an option in the base model and standard equipment in the limited models. The Santa Fe can be ordered in front- or…

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Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Outback

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The latest Subaru Outback keeps getting better and more luxurious with a new Touring version. The Outback, which is available in both four- and six-cylinder versions, features more safety equipment, including standard reverse automatic braking and high beam assist. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our test drive was in the Limited…

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Snow and Ice Removal Cheat Sheet

January 21, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Before work, every minute counts. Here’s some advice on how to get snow and ice off your car in a hurry. Make or buy a de-icer spray and use it on the windshield, side windows and mirrors to kick ice clearing into high gear. Use de-icer on the wiper blades and pull them off the glass…