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Be Aware of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Be Aware of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The entire month of April is being observed as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  During the month, the dangers linked to driving while distracted are being addressed as part of a united effort to improve road safety.  There are also efforts in place that seek to prohibit more avoidable deaths by way of education andRead more about Be Aware of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month[…]

One Garage in NY Is Dedicated Solely to The VW Beetle’s Legacy

One Garage in NY Is Dedicated Solely to The VW Beetle’s Legacy

Classic Volkswagen Beetles have made a long trip from once being considered quirky underpowered vehicles to their present status as collectible pieces of history. Perhaps this is why pristine examples of the classic version of the so-called “people’s car” are now worth so much to those who continue to drive them many years after theyRead more about One Garage in NY Is Dedicated Solely to The VW Beetle’s Legacy[…]

Festivals & Events Near Portland, OR – Summer of 2018

Festivals & Events Near Portland, OR – Summer of 2018

Every summer in Portland there are numerous festivals celebrating all things Portland, from street fairs, music festivals, beer and food. It can be hard to decide which events to attend since there are so many, but below we have listed all of the various festivals that can be found in the Portland area to helpRead more about Festivals & Events Near Portland, OR – Summer of 2018[…]

VW Shuts Down the Beetle: Is This Finally the End Of The Road For The Bug?

VW Shuts Down the Beetle: Is This Finally the End Of The Road For The Bug?

For those who like their cars with a little bit (or a good deal!) of nostalgia attached to them, here comes bad news. The Bug will be put out of circulation. Yes, you’ve guessed right—we are talking the iconic Volkswagen Beetle! The news was unleashed in March during the Geneva Motor Show by Frank Welsch,Read more about VW Shuts Down the Beetle: Is This Finally the End Of The Road For The Bug?[…]

What Auto Expenses Are Or Aren’t Deductible

What Auto Expenses Are Or Aren’t Deductible

You may get a tax deduction for your vehicle expenses if you use the vehicle either for your job, in your business, medical-related treatment, charity or moving. If you are a self-employed business owner, business use includes the use of the vehicle by you or any of your employees for business-related reasons. This means thatRead more about What Auto Expenses Are Or Aren’t Deductible[…]