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Explore the Load Index of Your Tires

Since your wheels literally carry the weight of the car, it is important to have tires that can handle the weight of the vehicle. All car tires come with a load index. The index shows the maximum load carrying capacity that your tire can handle when properly inflated. As a precaution, it is always wise to install tires that have a load index exceeding those required by your vehicle’s manufacturer. This ensures that your car is still safe to drive and handle a bit of excessive weight.

Get to our auto parts shop in Storm Lake, IA for more…

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Does This Vehicle Fit Your Budget?

During the process of looking for a new vehicle, the most important factor for most people is their budgets. Regardless of how much you might want a certain car, you cannot purchase it if you cannot afford it. However, there is more to think about that the number on the price tag when determining whether or not you can afford a car.

Even if you can afford the monthly payments on your new vehicle, there are several additional expenses that many drivers do not take into account. 

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All About Horsepower

Anyone who owns and drives a vehicle should be able to easily and quickly provide another person with an accurate definition of the word "horsepower." The reality, however, is that many drivers absolutely cannot do this. If you want to be a vision of confidence behind the wheel, you have to make it your mission to be able to explain the meaning of the word.

Horsepower, in a nutshell, is a power unit that's the equivalent of 550 foot-pounds per second. 

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Reasons to Consider AWD vs. 4WD in Storm Lake, IA

All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive systems do differ in dynamics and performance. If you are torn between choosing an AWD or 4WD model, visit us at Edwards of Storm Lake to get an insight into the benefits and differences between the two systems.

  • AWD vehicles help you drive smoothly over changing road conditions without losing traction or handling. If you unexpectedly hit rough road conditions like muddy patches, the system automatically turns on without requiring your intervention. 
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Kitty Litter: Made for Winter Drivers

It’s easy to wreck when driving during the winter, or at least get your vehicle’s tires stuck in the soft, recessive earth. As a way to combat this actually hurting your vehicle, or from having to call a tow truck or wrecker from getting you out of the sticky situation you caused yourself to be in, you should place sand or kitty litter behind the tires of your vehicle.

You should do the opposite if you’re trying to move backwards – always place the substance in the opposite direction of desired travel. 

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Why it Pays to Rotate Your Tires

People who drive vehicles on a regular basis should never ever brush off the rewards of regular tire rotation appointments. Routine rotation can help keep tires in strong condition for markedly longer. Tire rotation can strengthen the general performance of your vehicle. 

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Travel Safe This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is a major day for traffic--it's the biggest travel day of the year. If you are planning to be one of the many Americans on the road for the holidays, you will want to take some precautions. Here is some advice from us at Edwards of Storm Lake on keeping your family safe, and your vehicle dent-free for your road trip.

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The Chrysler Pacifica – Settle for More

Why settle for less? With the Chrysler Pacifica, you don't have to. Not only does it great gas mileage, but it has great safety features, technology and is stylish, too. It will get you to where you're going, but it's up to you if you want to actually get out by the time you arrive!

Come take one out for a drive from the Edwards of Storm Lake dealership. It has so many great features like Uconnect that lets the kids have fun with interactive touchscreens and it even offers a 20-speaker surround sound system, so your…

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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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Introducing New Hues for the 2018 Buick Cascada

Elevate your style throughout the Storm Lake, Iowa area in the 2018 Buick Cascada! The popular Buick convertible will offer a variety of jewel-toned paint colors to accentuate the sleek styling of the exterior. Whether you choose a stunning neutral tone or one of the fresh options, you can expect to draw eyes on your evening commute. Here at Edwards of Storm Lake, we could not be more thrilled to share information regarding this customer-requested update!

What are the three new paint colors you can choose from on the 2018 Cascada?

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