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The Yummy Mummy Club and AutoNiche are partnering up in the blogging world! Emily Chung is officially their Mummy Mechanic and is looking forward to posting about all things cars. Do you have car questions or a topic you want her to post about? Let her know!

Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why You Should Use A/C In The Winter

Why You Should Use A/C In The Winter

Do you only use your car’s air conditioning in the summer? Many drivers think that they will prolong its life if they don’t use it that often. However, the opposite may be true. One of the purposes of air conditioning is to provide dry air. Fog happens when water condenses on the window. In the winter, keep your car’s temperature setting to hot and turn on the air conditioning. You’ll see that defrosting your front windshield is that much faster. The reason is because the air coming out of the vents is dry, so the A/C system is like a dehumidifier. Another thing to consider is this: your car’s air conditioning system is filled with parts that were meant to move. With our bodies, if we stop moving for a while muscl ... read more

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Winter Driving Tips: What You Know Could Save Your Life

Winter Driving Tips: What You Know Could Save Your Life

As the snow starts to fall, temperatures drop, visibility gets impaired and the risk of accidents increases, many of us develop anxiety and experience heightened stress behind the wheel. Winter driving is something most of us dread. After all, nobody wants to be limited in terms of speed, maneuverability, safety, and so on. How to Handle the Snow and Ice While it is certainly more challenging than driving in the warmer months, winter driving will be less stressful if you take the right precautions and follow appropriate driving techniques. Here are some useful tips for better driving in the snow, ice and sleet: Check Your Energy Levels – If you are already exhausted, you will not have the patience or alertness to handle winter driving. Driving in the snow requires you to stay calm, be patient and avoid anxiety. Get some rest before you venture out on the road. Don’t be Overconfident with Four-Wheel Drive – Four-wheel driv ... read more

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