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Here you’ll find articles relating to the many challenges our veterans and their families face daily.

Car Parked on a Road with Snow on the Side | Veteran Car Donations
January 22, 2023

Does Car Insurance Cover Salt Damage?

It’s ‘Normal Wear and Tear’! Salt damage can happen to just about any vehicle. If you’ve noticed corrosion in your car due to salt damage, you’re probably wondering whether car insurance covers salt damage. Bear in mind that insurance policies only cover unexpected, one-time incidents, which means they don’t usually cover damage or issues arising ...
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3 Possible Reasons Why Your Steering Wheel Is Shaking | Veteran Car Donations
January 20, 2023

3 Possible Reasons Why Your Steering Wheel Is Shaking

Know Why Your Steering Wheel Is Acting Up! Driving with a steering wheel that shivers and shakes is never a pleasant experience. Besides making your ride unnecessarily stressful and unsettling, a quivering steering wheel is a sure sign that there’s something’s not right with your vehicle. Since ignoring the issue will only make things worse, ...
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Most Asked Questions About Fuel Economy Answered! | Veteran Car Donations
January 18, 2023

Most Asked Questions About Fuel Economy Answered!

Looking to Save on Gas While Keeping Your Car in Tip-Top Shape? Contrary to popular belief, fuel economy ratings aren’t fixed numbers like cargo volumes or engine sizes. Factors such as driving habits, the vehicle’s mechanical condition, and driving conditions can significantly affect a vehicle’s fuel economy.   Fuel Economy: Frequently Asked Questions If you’re ...
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5 Things You Should NOT Do When Your Car Is Overheating | Veteran Car Donations
January 16, 2023

5 Things You Should NOT Do When Your Car Is Overheating

Don’t Make Matters Worse! Is steam coming from under your hood? Do you smell an unusual odor coming from your engine area? Is the engine temperature gauge on your dashboard spiking into the red or the “H” area? If you answered three resounding “yeses!”, your engine is overheating. Car engines can overheat for various reasons. ...
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Keep Your Car Free from Harmful Winter Elements | Veteran Car Donations
January 14, 2023

How to Keep Your Car Cleared of Ice and Snow This Winter

5 Tips to Keep Your Car Free from Harmful Winter Elements Vehicle owners who live in snowy areas know all too well the challenges of driving in winter weather and keeping their vehicles cleared of ice and snow. If you’re one such vehicle owner, you’re probably well aware that ice and snow can wreak havoc ...
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5 Money-Saving Driving Tips | Veteran Car Donations
January 12, 2023

5 Money-Saving Driving Tips

Here’s How to Cut Down on Your Gas Expenses Driving a car has become more expensive with gas prices continuing to rise as a result of inflation and other economic factors. However, the good news is that you can still find ways to cut down on your gas expenses. To help you save money on ...
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How to Avoid Malfunctioning Car Sensors This Winter | Veteran Car Donations
January 10, 2023

How to Avoid Malfunctioning Car Sensors This Winter

Know Where These Sensors Are and How to Keep Them Clean! Although winter weather and cars aren’t exactly sworn enemies, they’re never going to be best friends. Winter can be especially hard on vehicles. As below-freezing temperatures bring snow, ice, and slush, many wake up to a car that won’t start on a cold winter ...
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Surefire Ways to Open Frozen Car Door Locks | Veteran Car Donations
January 8, 2023

6 Surefire Ways to Open Frozen Car Door Locks

Don’t Get Locked Out of Your Car This Winter! What’s more frustrating than getting locked out of your car? Getting locked out of your car on an extremely snowy day! The last thing you’d want to do is stand around shivering, trying to figure out how to open your frozen locks. To rule out this ...
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Cars Parked on Snow Covered Road and Trees | Veteran Car Donations
January 6, 2023

A Quick Fix for Frozen Windshield Wipers

Frozen Windshield Wipers? We Have the Solution! If there’s one thing worse than scraping ice from your car’s windows, it has to be the sight of your wipers frozen to your windshield. Driving with frozen wiper blades is a no-no since you can’t drive safely when your view of the road ahead is obstructed. Fortunately, ...
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Today’s Gas Prices and Inflation What the Experts Are Saying | Veteran Car Donations
January 4, 2023

Today’s Gas Prices and Inflation: What the Experts Are Saying

Gas Prices Have Finally Dropped — What About Inflation? Over the last 12 months ending in July this year, the cost of gasoline went up by 44%, and fuel oil price by 75.6%, according to reports following the release of the U.S. Bureau of Statistics Consumer Price Index for July. Will we see inflation continuing ...
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