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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

A word you frequently hear used with motor oil is viscosity. Viscosity simply means the thickness of a liquid. It’s very important to your engine’s performance to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding your vehicle’s oil and temperature. If oil is too thin, it doesn’t lubricate the parts sufficiently. If it’s too thick, oil wear the engine out.

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Signs of a Poorly Working Alternator

If the alternator is not working, it may not be possible to use some or all of a vehicle's electric components. In the event that an alternator is not functioning properly, a driver may notice that dashboard or headlights flicker when in use. 

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Keep your tank full during winter


You may not know this, but leaving your gas tank almost empty during winter will cause major damage to your vehicle I the long run. The Cost of filling up the tank may seem high especially because of the many expenses and economic hardships that people are experiencing all over the world, but it is worth it. According to Team Mazda here are the benefits of keeping the tank full:
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• A full tank will save you from using some money to go repair your car. This is because, gas is used as a lubricant and without it, that tank and…
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Minimize Vehicle Slipping With Salt, Sand, Or Kitty Litter


Roads and driveways get icy during the winter, and sometimes you need to put substances on their surfaces to prevent your vehicle from slipping. The main substances to use for that are salt, sand and kitty litter. But you should know that each has a specific use.

What Each Substance Does
  • Salt: This is the most heavily used substance on slippery roads, and you can use it on your driveway or doorstep to melt ice. But be aware it can be corrosive and harmful to grass and plants.
  • Sand: One of the most practical alternatives to salt that can be…
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5 Safe Driving Tips We Should All Abide By

The best way to decrease your chances of being involved in an automobile accident is to incorporate safe driving habits into your daily drive. Here are some tips we should all follow:

  • Don't drive when you're under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If you're under the influence of any substance ask a sober friend for a ride or call a cab.
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The Three Basic Wiper Blade Styles

Knowing a little information about the different types of windshield wiper blades can help you choose the best wiper blades for your vehicle. Below are the three basic wiper blade styles:

  • Traditional frame-style wipers. These are the most common type of windshield wiper blade. It uses a metal frame which is used as a mount for the wiper. The wiper is a metal-backed strip made of rubber and is found on most vehicles today.
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