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4 Ways to Keep Your Car from Hydroplaning

Have you ever hydroplaned? It's a scary feeling. We all want to be in control of our vehicles at all times, and when you know that your tires aren't making contact with road, it would be pretty nice to know how you could avoid it in the future. There are several things that you can do next time you are driving and there is water is on the road.

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What Happens to Your Vehicle’s Battery During Extreme Temperatures?

The battery plays an important role in how you start your vehicle. It provides the current that is needed to the ignition and starter, which is what causes your engine to crank, so it is important to keep your battery fully charged and in good condition. You should also be aware that extremely hot and cold temperatures can influence your battery’s performance and lifespan.

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Effective Maintenance Procedures for a Stained Headlight

When an old headlight with a dim housing needs maintenance, professional crews use a variety of commercial-grade tools to remove the grime that generates yellowish stains. In professional shop environments, the maintenance crews wipe away stains with strong chemical-based products, and they use unique liquids to give the housing a glossy sheen after all cleansing procedures are implemented. 

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Why Front-Wheel Drive is Used More Frequently

Front-wheel drive vehicles are more common for a number of reasons. Rear-wheel drive is still used for SUVs and luxury sedans, but front-wheel drive has risen in popularity. When the power is in the front of the vehicle, the car becomes easier to handle when the road conditions are bad. The vehicle can accelerate around corners, and is more affordable.

Rear-wheel drive technology pushes the vehicle instead of pulling it along the road.

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Tips and Tricks about your Motor Oil Usage

Having a turbocharged, diesel engine is quite different from using the same engine but fueled with petrol. Also, if you are mostly driving at highway speeds during hot weather as opposed to cold weather, the effect on your motor oil is definitely different.

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How to Diagnosis a Problem with Your Car Starting

Many drivers have experiences a car’s failure to start due to the car battery. However, there are many instances where your car battery could be in perfect condition but your car fails to start.

When you start your car, you hear the cranking sound, which dates back to the first cars even built. 

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Is Sand A Great Ice Melt Alternative?


It's amazing the number of people that wonder if sand is an alternative to regular ice melt. During very snowy or cold winters, the ice melt disappears off the shelves in your local store. Therefore, you might decide to throw some sand around your driveway to prevent slips and falls or to provide traction for your vehicle. Certainly, ice melt is the top choice, but here is why sand is a great alternative to snow or ice melt.

The interesting fact is that the sand will not melt the ice or snow. However, sand does provide good traction for…
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Slow Down, Move Over, and Save Lives!

All 50 states in the U.S. have some sort of “Slow Down and Move Over Law” that is put in place to prevent injury to roadside workers. By requiring drivers to slow down and switch lanes when a construction vehicle with flashing caution lights is seen, the vast number of roadside workers losing their lives per year (an average of 200) can be prevented.

 

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Picking the Right Winter Wiper Blades this Season


The last thing that you want to do this winter season is get stuck in a dangerous storm without the ability to see out the windshield because your old wiper blades failed. This is what is happening every winter when drivers do not update their wiper blades when the cold weather arrives.

The winter wiper blades are not like traditional wipers, they were made to be able to withstand freezing temperatures and to keep the windshield clear. The construction of the wiper arm is that of a more durable material that will not bend if needed to push heavy snow…
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