Member Blogs

Blogs are a great way to learn more detail about products and services of Village Hub businesses. Anyone who has ventured into starting a business or has weathered the economic storms for years has a broad expertise and passion for their chosen industry and profession. From current fashion to lawn care tips, blogs give shoppers a place to become well informed to make the best buying decisions whether you’re choosing a doctor, mechanic, fitness trainer or a place to eat or shop.

Pothole Problems

You see that gaping black hole in the road in front of you, but on this narrow two-lane street, there's nothing you can do to avoid it. So you brace yourself and whisper in quiet prayer that the pothole hasn't done any damage to you car. After a long, wet winter, it seems like these pesky potholes are all over the place.

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Kids and Car Safety

Safety concerns reach their highest level when kids are involved and it is job number one for parents to keep their kids safe. For several years now, the safety regulations for child car seats have gotten stricter and stricter with significant attention on the correct and legal method of installing and using child car seats.

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Car Buying Mistakes

Buying a new car is a big investment in your future and safety. Lucky for us, anyone with Internet access can tap into a wealth of free information that is helpful and reliable. Here are some helpful tips of what to do and not do when you’re in the market for a new vehicle.

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Check Your Ride Before You Hit the Road

Summer vacations should be about sandy beaches and sunny days, not flat tires and empty gas tanks. That’s why it’s important to be prepared by performing a vehicle check before embarking on your trip. “To avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home, a pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps to have the problems fixed...

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Summer Bike Safety

As the weather gets warmer, more bikes will be hitting the streets. Do your part to help prevent accidents. Eight hundred to 1,000 cyclists are projected to die this year and 500,000 cyclists will be injured. Thanks to the people behind smartmotorist.com for describing these six potential accident situations. Become aware of them and learn how to safely navigate through them for the benefit of everyone.

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Deer Do's and Don'ts

On a cold winter night, an unwelcome site is the reflection of your headlights in the eyes of a deer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pennsylvania is at the top of the list of worst states for deer collisions, "based on total number of claims filed with one of the countries largest auto insurers.”

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Help Your Battery to Live Past Summer

You’d think that cold weather does more damage to a battery than heat. We all remember standing out in the bitter cold clamping jumper cables to dead batteries. It’s true. Batteries work more sluggishly in colder temperatures than warmer ones, but excessive heat breaks them down and they don’t last as long.

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Summertime Car Care Checklist

We’ve tucked away our winter coats and replaced them with flip flops and swimsuits, but have we made sure our cars are ready for Summer? Just as we prepare for winter weather with snow tires and ice scrapers, we should show special attention to our cars for warm weather. Keep your car in good shape this season with this set of helpful tips from the Car Care Council.

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