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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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Don't Ignore a Spongy Brake Pedal

The feeling of a soft or spongy brake pedal can be a very unnerving experience, especially if it is noticed while driving. A soft brake pedal can be a sign of a minor issue or a huge problem, but in either case, it should not be ignored. Vehicle braking systems are almost exclusively hydraulic.

As such, the response of the brake pedal is typically direct feedback of what is happening at the wheels. Therefore, a soft pedal directly translates to a loose grip of the brake pads on the brake rotor. While stopping may still be possible, this is a…

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A Clay Bar Is Useful for Detailing Your Vehicle

Even if you are very diligent about washing and detailing your vehicle regularly, you still may not be cleaning the exterior thoroughly enough to protect the clear-coat over the lifetime of the vehicle. Small airborne particles can accumulate on the paint and possibly cause damage such as rust spots.

Using a clay bar to pick up these particles can prevent this accumulation and help maintain the original condition of the paint finish. You will need a clay bar and a clay lubricant. First, apply the lubricant to a small area of the vehicle. Then, rub the clay bar across the…

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Lifestyle Is Important When Choosing New Floor Mats

Rather your existing floormats are reaching the end of their life, or you are looking for something new that better suits your vehicle, aftermarket floor mats provide you with a variety of choices. The two main types, All-weather, and carpeted floor mats, both have their advantages and disadvantages to consider depending on your lifestyle and other preferences.

If you lead the type of lifestyle that often finds you outdoors, or live in an area that often has wet or inclement weather, all-weather floor mats made of rubber are probably your best option.

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