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Extreme Temperatures and Your Car’s Battery

Your vehicle’s battery provides the current that is necessary to for the starter and ignition system to crank the engine. If your battery fails, your vehicle won’t start. When the temperature is extremely hot or cold outside, it can cause your battery to have issues.

Winter is the time when your vehicle’s battery is most likely to experience issues. 

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Driving Safely in the Rain

Hydroplaning can happen out of nowhere, and it can seem like you are totally powerless to avoid it. However, it is crucial to stay calm and avoid hitting the brakes hard. You should try to stay going in the center of the lane and avoid sharp turns of the steering wheel.

The most effective way you can stay in control in the rain is to have your tires checked regularly before you hit the road. 

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Monthly Checks to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Sometimes a tire blowout is entirely unavoidable, but there are a few things to check on your tires that could prevent a future blowout.

Monthly, check the tire pressure. Tire manufacturers stamp the recommend PSI measurement on the side of each tire. Check the spare tire too. If a tire is constantly losing pressure, it may have a slow leak. A leaking tire can suddenly tear and blowout.

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DIY headlight Cleaning Methods

It’s easy to forget about your headlights when it comes time for your vehicle’s routine maintenance, but they need a good cleaning from time to time. Road debris and weather take their toll on the lenses after a while. You may want to try a couple of techniques to clean them yourself.

The first one works well on plastic headlights. Put some toothpaste on a warm damp cloth and simply scrub the lenses, repeating as necessary. When you’ve cleaned them, use a clean damp cloth to rinse them. 

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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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