Tag Archives: vehicle repairs

When life’s changes mean buying a new car

On Tuesday, I traded in my old compact car for a bigger car with better gas mileage. That sounds weird to say. Typically, people trade in big, gas guzzling vehicles for zippy little cars that are more friendly to the wallet … Continue reading

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Private road resources for rural homeowners

People who live in rural areas of the county do not have to put up with potholes and other malformation on their private roads. The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County will host two workshops next month that will … Continue reading

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Bad weather driving, walking

Tuesday’s storm was brutal for anyone who ventured outside. Did you go out in the wind and rain? How did you survive? I braved Mother Nature. I drove down to Watsonville, where the rain had been falling non-stop since around … Continue reading

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Rain is on its way, is your vehicle ready?

Remnants of Typhoon Melor are heading our way and are expected to ring high winds and heavy rain late Monday through Wednesday, with the worst of it on Tuesday. I’ve heard the storm may be strong enough to warrant small … Continue reading

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Lights out means danger is on

You know your car is getting old when the types of repairs you need to have done go beyond scheduled maintenance. Case in point: I was stopped at a stop sign at Opal Cliff and Cliff drives near Capitola Sunday … Continue reading

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These wheels keep on turning…

My love for driving mountain roads has put me in a bit of a pickle, and possibly saved my life. On recent weekend, I hit a pretty decent sized pothole that was hiding in an area that was flickering in … Continue reading

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