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Do You Really need to rotate your tires?

Today’s tires have become so trouble-free that many drivers ignore them completely, skipping critical inspections and maintenance procedures until there is a problem. Among the steps often ignored is tire rotation. Tire Rotation Defined --- Tire rotation involves moving tires from one position on a vehicle to another. A typical tire rotation would move the front tires to the rear, and the tires at the rear of the vehicle to the front.  Often in this procedure, one set of [...]

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When does a car battery need to be replaced?

The main function of a car battery is to start your car. Today, most cars have a single maintenance-free 12-volt acid battery. The car battery is rechargeable. It uses its charge to power the vehicle systems while it’s parked and to turn over the engine when you want to start it. Once you start the car, the alternator generates additional electric power to recharge the battery. Over time, the battery loses its capacity or ability to hold charge. One [...]

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Keep Your Car Breathing Well: Change the Air Filters

You need clean air to breathe and so does your car, and a vehicle’s air filters make that possible. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have the engine and cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly to ensure vehicle longevity and interior comfort. “Air filters are your vehicle’s first line of defense against contaminants that reduce cabin air quality and negatively impact engine performance,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Community car care events [...]

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Distracted Driving – Stop Texting and Talking

Distracted Driving Causes 80% of Accidents Did you know…Texting while driving is about 6 times more likely to result in an accident than driving while intoxicated.Texting & talking on cell phones WHILE DRIVING has now replaced 'Drinking & Driving' as the #1 cause of serious traffic accidents in Ontario, Canada. Please put your phone away folks when driving for the safety of everyone on the road...Almost 50% of all drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 are texting while [...]

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Never Drive In The Rain With Your Cruise Control On

Never Drive in the Rain with Your Cruise Control On I wonder how many people know about this? A 36 year old female had an accident a while back and Totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore, Texas, she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence! When she explained [...]

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