Friday, February 8, 2019

Power of Love By: Nick Pott

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What is love? Baby, don't hurt me. Don't hurt me no more. Most people should by now have thought "Where have I heard that before?", and now that you have figured it out, nodding your head to the beat like the Saturday Night Live skit of the past. But lets talk about love for a minute. Love is everywhere. People love each other, they love their kids, their jobs and even their cars. I am not at all qualified to talk about love and what it is and why we love, but I am qualified to talk about love affairs with cars. Many, just love cars in general. Some love specific makes, some specific models even. There are car clubs for everything it seems. There are Miata clubs, Porsche clubs, BMW clubs, there is even a Chevy Caprice Club. Don't get me wrong, I love the enthusiasm, its all great! For me though, the love is not a make, or a model, it is what I can do with the car that I love. I LOVE TO DRIVE CARS. Not that I love to drive long distances, rather I love to drive cars on a performance basis. To make a sports car handle through turns the way it was designed, or point a big,  throaty V8 and put pedal to the metal baby I am there! The best feeling though, that I get with cars is when we make adjustments to get more out of the cars. To drive a Ford Mustang GT handling on the track like a dream, or a lowered and widened Porsche that makes everything it does right even better, THAT is when I am happiest and at my best. That is what I love about cars. Whatever you love about them, foster it! Until next time, keep that head nodding!

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Ignore These Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over!

It happens to all of us, a turn signal goes out or a windshield gets cracked and we end up pushing it under the rug. These may seem innocent at the time, “I’ll fix it next time I’m in the shop!” but some of the things can get you pulled over or – even worse – get you a ticket! 
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Here are some items that should be addressed as soon as they come up, including: 
  1. Turn signals, headlights and/or taillights that are cracked/broken or have burned out. The majority of states require all vehicles to have functioning turn signals as well as two working taillights and headlights. If your taillights are cracked, they can often give off a white light, which may also result in a ticket – they should always give off a red light. 
  2. Cracked, discolored or tinted windshields may result in a ticket for the driver and possibly a fine. 
  3. Make sure that your license plate is readable! Clean off the dirt, mud or anything that’s covering it. If the paint on the letters or numbers has come off, it’s time for a new one. Also, check and make sure your license plate light is properly functioning. 
  4. Having a loud exhaust system can also result in a ticket or fine! Whether this was due to a modification or a repair, check with your state to see what they define as “loud.” 
All of these may seem small and sometimes inconvenient, but these are a few of the skipped repairs that will get you pulled over! If you’re lucky, you might get off with a warning, but it’s better to be safe than sorry while protecting yourself and others on the road by making necessary repairs.

Specialists for Foreign Car Repair in Ann Arbor

At ArborMotion, we make it as easy as possible to get repairs done quickly. You can easily make an appointment by calling us at 734-761-1088 or by clicking HERE. Let us know if you'd like a complimentary loaner vehicle or if you want to take advantage of our daily door to door shuttle service and we will happily make those arrangements for you. Drop off and check in are a snap and you'll be off to start your day. Stay safe out there and if you need any help or information on repairs, give our specialists on foreign car repair a call today!