Friday, June 7 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-06-07 21:49:14 GMT
Frugal shoppers use loyalty cards to get discounts at grocery stores. Now there's one that can save you money at the pharmacy. If you've ever had sticker shock when picking up your medicine, Martin'sMore >>
If you've ever had sticker shock when picking up your medicine, Martin's has a solution to save you some money. The store has launched its new prescription savings card for medicines insurance doesn't cover. Low-cost, fixed-price generics now fall under this program.More >>
Thursday, June 6 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 21:16:35 GMT
The last report cards of the year will be coming home soon, and parents aren't the only ones who like to reward their kids for good grades. You can use those A's and B's to score hot deals at businessesMore >>
The last report cards of the year will be coming home soon, and parents aren't the only ones who like to reward their kids for good grades. You can use those A's and B's to score hot deals at businesses all over town.More >>
Friday, May 31 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-05-31 21:16:09 GMT
We demonstrated how you can lower your power bill using inexpensive gadgets, but there are ways to do it without spending a dime. Here are a few simple steps that can reduce what you pay the power company.More >>
We demonstrated how you can lower your power bill using inexpensive gadgets, but there are ways to do it without spending a dime. Here are a few simple steps that can reduce what you pay the power company. More >>
Friday, May 31 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-31 20:32:18 GMT
Cicadas aren't the only things buzzing in our area - 90-degree days have air conditioners working overtime and raising your power bill. Here are a few gadgets that will pay for themselves and bring yourMore >>
Cicadas aren't the only things buzzing in our area - 90-degree days have air conditioners working overtime and raising your power bill. Here are a few gadgets that will pay for themselves and bring your bill under control.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:07:26 GMT
Many parents do their best to save money entertaining and clothing their children. Here is how to save at many local shops around town - and it won't cost you a dime. It's been five years since Kate HallMore >>
Along with money-saving articles, RichmondMom.com offers the savvy saver card. It was created to save you money while helping local businesses make it through the recession.More >>
In this tough economy people are keeping their vehicles longer making car maintenance more important than ever.
With that in mind AAA is promoting "Car Karma" with free 40 point checks at area repair shops.
More older vehicles on the road means more breakdowns and AAA has seen it first hand.
"Our call volume has actually gone up for simple things such as dead batteries. So, we're hoping if your good to your car you're car is going to be good to you thus the car karma," said Windy VanCuren with AAA Mid-Atlantic.
One way to be good to your car is to get it checked out by a professional before the harsh winter season arrives.
"Checking your tires and everything under the hood," said Keith Carpenter, manager of Fletcher's Towing.
Carpenter says the problem he sees the most is bad batteries.
"If the battery terminals aren't clean they will cause loss of power with the corrosion that will build up around your battery terminals. If they're not tight you will have a loose connection which will cause it not to start," he said.
Another big offender is your car's belts. A broken belt can do big damage to your car's engine and the repairs it can cause will hit your purse even worse.
"$50 or $60 bucks to change a belt compared to an alternator or water pump or one of the other components to go out and it could range from $100 to $500," he said.
Low or leaking fluids in your car can be dangerous, leaving you stranded on the side of the road or worse.
"If you don't have enough brake fluid it'll cause you loss of braking power and can cause an accident," he said.
Winter driving conditions make good tire maintenance essential too.
"Tread depth is very important especially in rainy or wet conditions you'll lose traction, hydroplane and skid off the road," he said.
"Your car is what keeps you between the pavement and what protects you while you're driving. You don't want to be stranded on the side of the road, that puts you in unnecessary danger."
AAA's 40 point inspections are free and available to everyone who owns a car, not just members.
You can get your car checked Thursday from 4:00 to 6:30pm at the Brook Road Wawa.
You can't make it then you can check AAA's website or call 1-866-636-2377 to find a participating repair shop near you.
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