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Signs it's Time to Replace Your Tires

Don't make the mistake of only inspecting your car tires after you get a flat. Identifying these warning signs of tire trouble will save you money and keep you safer on the roads.

Look for abnormal wear in the tire tread. This could lead to tire failure and may result in a blowout at high speeds and cause you to lose control of the vehicle. You might not even realize your tires have a built-in warning system to help you tell when they are going bad. 

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FWD vs RWD: Drivetrain Guide

Drivetrains consist of multiple components that help your vehicle move down the road. The drivetrain has to power the wheels of your vehicle. For front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles, all the power and vehicle mass is on the front end of the vehicle. However, in rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles, all the power is on the back end.

You typically find FWD with most cars and trucks, but some sports cars have RWD, such as muscle cars. There are also all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles that have modern differentials. 

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The Importance of Regular Tire Rotations

Part of maintaining a vehicle is rotating its tires on a regular basis. One of the primary benefits of rotating tires is that it allows them to wear in an even fashion. This may help to maintain proper tread depth and ensure that tires can get proper traction on the road.

Tires can either be rotated from left to right or from front to back. How they are rotated depends on what is best for the vehicle as well as what is best for the tire. Regardless of how they are rotated, be sure to have it done every 10…

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Car Part Guide: What Do Brake Pads Do?

Brake pads are a key part of any car's braking system. The pads are placed between the brake shoe, which clamps down to slow tire rotation, and your brake drum. Without brake pads that have high-quality material, your brakes might start to sound squeaky.

It should come as no surprise, but it’s important that your brake pads stay in proper working condition. There is nothing worse than going out for a drive only to find that you cannot stop in time. In addition, worn brake pads can cause further issues for your brake drum and brake shoe if…

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Keep Your Gas Tank Full in the Winter

It is important to always keep a full gas tank. Not only will you avoid running out of gas but you can avoid a whole world of problems that comes with having an empty or low gas tank. Believe it or not, if you have too much air on your gas tank you will more than likely have problems in the winter. The reason is that the more air that your have in your gas tank the more condensation you will have in your tank as well. This condensation will make its way into your fuel lines and can cause…

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What Is Horsepower?

Every vehicle comes with a measurement- horsepower. You may picture hundreds of Thoroughbred horses cantering down a dusty road or perhaps bronze plated majestic horses.

 

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How You May Be Breaking A Traffic Law Unknowingly

Whether it is police officers, ambulances, tow trucks, plow trucks or any official vehicle, chances are pretty high that while driving you have seen these vehicles with their lights flashing while parked on the side of the road. Most of us have seen a fellow driver being pulled over by a police officer. Did you know that most of us are unknowingly breaking a law when we pass these vehicles?

 

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Things You Can do to Increase Your Fuel Economy

In today's world we're all looking to save a little money wherever we can. One way we can do that is by increasing how many miles you get out of your fuel. Luckily, there are ways that you can do while driving that will increase your car's fuel economy. You can make some small changes to your driving style that will decrease fuel consumption by up to 20%.

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