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It's Easy to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning occurs when your tire cannot make contact with the road because there is too much water to push away. However, there are steps that you can take to avoid hydroplaning. One step is to ensure that your vehicle's tires are in good condition before you leave your home.

If they lack sufficient tread depth, they won't be able to get the traction needed to keep you in control of your vehicle. The same is true if they are punctured or otherwise damaged.  

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Telltale Signs of Exhaust Leaks

You don't want to be driving around with a blocked or rusted out exhaust pipe. While the issue may be minor when it first develops, it could lead to serious secondary problems if it isn't resolved in a timely manner. One sign that your exhaust is leaking is a hissing sound when the car runs.

This could be a sign that pressure has built up and is having trouble escaping through the tailpipe. You may also smell or see burned spark plug wires or melted paint near the engine. There may also be leaks that originate within the…

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Car Battery Service and Replacement Services

Have you gotten your car battery checked recently? It could be dying. If you don't want to get stranded, then you should get your battery checked annually. This can tell you how long your car battery has left before it loses all charge. Picking a new battery depends on your auto make and model, as well as where you live. In colder areas, you want a battery with a high cold-cranking amperage to ensure that you can withstand extreme temperatures.

 

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What is All This About Proper Jack Placement?

There was a time when the underside of vehicles used a solid steel beam for the full length of the vehicle. With the fuel economy requirements that vehicles fleets work diligently to adhere to today, manufacturers have lowered the amount of steel used in their frames. Though this strategy satisfies the need to lower the vehicle’s weight, it also compromises the strength of the undercarriage, limiting the locations where a jack can be used.

Manufacturers locate strategic places where you can use a jack without harming the body in their owner’s manuals. 

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Easy Steps to Jumpstart a Car

Jumpstarting a car is one of those skills that everyone should have because a dead battery happens to just about everyone. Even if it's not your car, you might find yourself in a situation in which someone else asks you to jump their car. Here are a few steps to do it safely and effectively.

  1. Get both cars as close to each other as possible; nose to nose is best, if possible.
  2. Turn both cars off and set the parking brakes if you are on an incline.
  3. Attach the positive clamp to the positive portion of the dead battery…
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Why Should You Monitor Tire Tread and Pressure?

The set of tires that you have put into place on your vehicle cost you a good amount of money. As such, you would like to keep them around for as long as you possibly can. You should look out for the tread on each tire as well as ensure that they are always filled with just the right amount of air.

Your vehicle will let you know somewhere on it just how much air needs to be in each of your tires. You need to follow that guide to make sure that you have the right tire pressure in…

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Make Sure Your Vehicle is Prepared for the Season

It is easy to take your car or truck for granted. On any normal day, you get in, crank it up, and off you go. You might forget that a vehicle is a finely-tuned machine that needs to be looked after in order to stay that way. With the changing seasons, this becomes even more important. It might be sunny and warm today, but the cold weather is coming right around the bend. Will your car be ready?

 

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