Maintaining your car: How often should you change the oil?

If there’s one thing to remember about changing the oil in your car, it’s this: This is not your father’s Oldsmobile. We’ve all had the 3,000-mile oil change drilled into our heads by dads and mechanics. But cars – and oil – have changed. According to the car site Edmunds.com, oil chemistry and engine technology…

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Moving more than just your car? Plan ahead!

  Got a new job? Retiring? There are a lot of reasons to relocate, and pulling up roots can be exciting. Or it can be traumatizing.  How you approach it can make all the difference.   You’ve already decided to have your autos shipped to your new location; good for you. Now you need to…

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They said they’d be here today!

You’ve cleared the decks for today – took off work, cleared the driveway to make it easier, tried to keep in regular contact with the driver.  So where’s your vehicle?   Very likely, held up by an unforeseen flood a hundred miles away.  Or stalled in traffic because of a horrendous accident ahead.  That’s why…

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You got it on eBay. Now what?

There it was, that Jag roadster, the last of the v-12s, the car you’ve lusted for since forever. The bids were unbelievable – did everyone else know something you didn’t?  Never mind, you had to have it. And when the bidding ended, you were the proud new owner.   Now what?   The car’s in…

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‘Just’ a driver? We don’t think so!

What do you think shipping your vehicle entails? You might be surprised at all the things our drivers are responsible for!   Besides actually transporting your vehicle from point A to point B, the driver assigned by your shipping company deals with a lot of other responsibilities, such as keeping in touch with all parties,…

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It’s almost time for the snowbirds to return!

It seems like we’ve just finished the busy winter season, transporting vehicles from motorcycles to cars to RVs to sunnier climes so their owners can enjoy a break from the cold and snow of the Midwest.  Now, we’re looking forward to bringing them back!   Every year during winter season we help “snowbirds” ship their…

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We’re a dealership’s dream

Any auto dealership knows that getting vehicles to and from the showroom can be a nightmare.  Missed delivery dates, damaged freight – whatever can go wrong, does. At DIY Transport, we’re intent on turning that nightmare into a dream.  We know that customer satisfaction is what you’re really selling: when you say the car will…

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What do we mean by “our” drivers?

Not a lot of people understand how the auto transport industry works. If you haven’t shipped a vehicle before, here’s some useful information. First, we don’t employ any drivers. Like every transport company, we contract with individual auto carrier drivers. These drivers typically own their own auto carriers; many of them have favorite routes and…

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Learn from the experience of others

Undecided over which auto transport firm to use? You’re not the only one; most people who decide to ship a vehicle only once or twice in a lifetime don’t have any idea of how to begin! Why not ask someone who’s been there?  Or better yet, a whole bunch of people? It’s easy to find…

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Clouded headlight lenses are a pain. Here’s how to restore them.

It’s amazing how quick those beautifully clear headlight lenses become yellowed and cloudy. Sometimes we wonder why the engineers who designed the gorgeous curves and angles in those plastic lenses haven’t also figured out how to keep them from aging so soon. It’s not just their appearance that’s disturbing, either. Besides reducing the amount of…

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