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Savvy Consumer Tip: Dealing with Car Rust

Watch this video to learn how to minimize rust damage to your vehicle.

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Diamond Certified Tips of the Day: Best of 2012 (Part 1)

The Diamond Certified Tip of the Day series was a big hit with consumers this year, providing useful information and advice for a wide range of topics across many different service industries. The series will continue in 2013 and beyond (with the addition of new media channels!), but in the meantime, here are 5 of the most popular tips from 2012. Look for Part 2 next week!

1. Solar
Before installing a residential solar system, take steps to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Install weather stripping around doors and windows, add new insulation in walls and attic spaces, switch to fluorescent light bulbs, or insulate your water heater and water pipes. By reducing your energy needs, you can reduce the size and cost of the solar system you’re installing.

2. Cars
Leaving your car idling in the driveway actually wastes more gas than driving it, as it requires the fuel injectors to provide extra fuel to the engine for a longer period of time. When your car’s engine is cold, its computerized sensors tell the fuel injectors to stay open longer, allowing more fuel to flow to the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Continue reading “Diamond Certified Tips of the Day: Best of 2012 (Part 1)” »

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