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The perfect gifts here at Checkered Flag




Each holiday season, we have fans scrambling to answer the age-old question, "What should I get for the dad who has everything?"

Well, not that it's for guys only, as you will see, but the men in my life love, I mean LOVE, getting gifts with their vehicle brand logo on them.  The most excited I've seen my husband was when he purchased his new truck from Checkered Flag and he received a coffee mug with the brand logo on the side.  These cars and trucks are their pride and joy, and having a keychain or mug, or…
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True cost of owning a vehicle- new could cost you less



Let Checkered Flag help you keep car ownerships costs down.

AAA predicts driving costs will rise 2 percent in 2013

Annual study finds car maintenance costs will increase the most, while gas prices will be up only slightly.
By Douglas Newcomb (edited for length)

The cost of driving is going up, but it's maintenance, not gasoline, that's now taking the biggest share of your driving dollar.

According to an annual AAA study, the price of driving will rise 1.96 percent in 2013, compared with last year. The AAA study, based on owning one of 15 top-selling sedans…
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VW "Take on me" commercial goes viral



Now, that's embarrassing.  You just can't stop yourself when you're feeling so carefree.

If you have trouble viewing the Volkswagen "Take on me" commercial, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link: VW singing commercial

Finally, the car you want is also the car that makes sense.

With no-charge scheduled Carefree Maintenance, Volkswagen will take care of your scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, and much more for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, on model year 2014 vehicles.  See read more

Paul Walker-Dies in Car Accident Saturday Afternoon



Lots of false articles have been going around about various actors or musicians dying in accidents recently.  It was because of this that I had to do a double take when I saw that Actor Paul Walker, known best for his role in Fast and the Furious, passed away in a car accident while driving his Porsche.

Unfortunately, this rumor is true…
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Support a Local Merchant on Small Business Saturday

 

Seems that the world is all a buzz about shopping to begin the holiday season.  Today is a day to swing by your local merchant and purchase their wares.  They work hard to hold our communities together, give them some love on this Small Business Saturday.

Family local businesses keep us employed, happy and colorful.  Go into your local florist, barber, restaurant, pharmacy, or car dealership (like Checkered Flag). 

Now you may commence the…
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Santa is popping up all over Hampton Roads




He?s making his list, and he?s checking it twice.  And, this week, he?s headed to Hampton Roads!
I know many of our Checkered Flag fans are already getting into the holiday spirit.  Stores and restaurants are decorated and the local coffee shops are throwing cinnamon into everything.  Even the man in red himself will be popping up all over the seven cities in the…
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Reston Virginia Man Fined Over $200K For Toll Violations



With Hampton Roads impending toll roads we need to be aware of the consequences for disregarding the tolls.  A man Reston, VA had over 335 violations from running through unmanned toll booths.  His fines and administrative fees added to over $200K.

Reston man runs up $202,000 bill driving through E-ZPass gates without paying

So what happens when you repeatedly drive through…
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