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Things to Check on a Car Battery

Given that the car battery is one of the largest factors in whether or not the vehicle is going to be able to start, you have to make sure that you have a battery that can handle plenty of factors. A bit of homework is very important in this case.

One thing you have to factor in is the extreme times in the year. 

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Tools You’ll Need to Safely Change a Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is an essential life skill that everyone should learn before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Here is a closer look at some of the tools that you will need to have with you if you want to change a flat tire.

The two most important tools are the jack and lug wrench.

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Prevent Costly Repairs with Belt and Hose Changes

Every vehicle uses hoses and belts to run the engine's mechanical system. Like any parts, hoses and belts often become worn after extended periods of use. Due to this, it is necessary to change these parts as part of your regularly scheduled maintenance.

When you hear cracking or squealing under the hood, it could be due to a damaged serpentine belt. 

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How to Save Money on Fuel

There are a number of ways that vehicle owners might consider in order to experience better fuel economy. Driving conservatively often goes a long way in cutting down on fuel consumption. Drive the speed limit and resist the urge to stop or accelerate quickly. When having to go shopping or run errands, plan trips around town at the same time. 

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Learn How to Tow Safely with These Simple Tips

Before towing a fifth wheel, boat, or toy hauler, you must familiarize yourself with some basic safety principles. Any issues with your electrical system, tires, or mechanical system could result in a dangerous accident. Here are a few tips that will help you safely tow almost any load imaginable.

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What Does the Alternator Under the Car Hood Do?

Getting the charging system maintained at the local service center is the best way to ensure all those things you take for granted when driving will be there when you need them the most.

The alternator charges when the car is running, and it does all the heavy lifting. A common misconception is the car battery does power all the car systems, but it is, in fact, the alternator that makes sure you enjoy those luxuries as you drive each day.

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Infotainment Systems Change the Meaning of Vehicle Safety on the Streets of West Nyack

If you have any interest in vehicles, you’ve probably heard the term infotainment thrown around in recent years. In all actuality, this term isn’t that new, originating in the 1980s to refer to the part of the vehicles console where various gauges, multimedia, and climate control options are located.

Nowadays, you find that this term more specifically refers to advanced dashboard display systems with computer interfaces. 

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Is a Hatchback the Perfect Vehicle for You?

It's not easy finding that perfect vehicle, sometimes. Everyone has slightly different needs, so while a huge truck is perfect for some people and a tiny sedan is ideal for someone else, it's possible that neither of those is what's right for you. If you're looking for a vehicle that offers slightly more cargo space than a sedan but isn't quite as big as a small SUV, you should take a look at hatchbacks.

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Learn How to Safely Secure Gear to Your Luggage Rack

Our team believes that you should be able to take advantage of every feature that your vehicle has to offer, and that includes the luggage rack. Improperly using the roof rack could result in damaged gear and dangerous collisions while out on the road.

Every item that is placed on your luggage rack must be strapped down and anchored to multiple points on the vehicle. If your vehicle doesn’t have anchor points that are easily accessible, then you might want to invest in crossbars or a storage box. 

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Ensuring Your Car is Ready to Get to School

It is important that you know how to care for your car. Proper vehicle maintenance can keep it in good condition throughout the school year and beyond. Ideally, you will have it inspected prior to returning to school if you study in another city or state. You should also make sure that the tires are rotated and the oil is changed.

Furthermore, be sure that you have enough windshield wiper fluid to get through the rainy and snowy fall and early winter weather. Finally, it is a good idea to have your car checked for rust or signs of damage…

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