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Why It’s Not safe to DIY

We’ve been hearing a lot about people performing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) auto repair lately, and here at NARPRO, that’s kind of scary to hear. While we understand that replacing a tire if you get a flat, or re-filling your windshield wiper fluid is a simple, fairly quick task you can perform in your driveway, the situations […]

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save-gas-money

The Secret to Saving Cash on Gas!

We’ve all heard the talk about gas prices going up (again!). And especially with summer right around the corner and summer road trips a popular activity, it’s inevitable that we’ll be paying more at the pump than we would like to.   But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel (or, the […]

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drive-55

Why Do We Drive 55mph?

Ever wonder why the speed limit is what it is? Why 55 mph? Why not 60? Or something random, like 48?   Well, it has to do with Congress and the first OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) gas embargo during the early 1970s. Congress passed a law mandating 55 mph as the national speed […]

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Prius V

Will A New Hi-MPG Car Save You Money?

In the past few years, we Americans have seen gas prices soar past the $4 per gallon mark and experienced the first and second generation of green-technology hybrid automobiles. Many folks have seen these new hybrids as a way to get better (and sometimes much better) gas mileage AND save considerable money. The question to […]

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