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Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wiper blades are a small part of what makes your vehicle drive safely down the road, but they’re also a very important component. Although windshield wiper blades typically last a long time, they won’t last forever. Over time, the sun fades them and causes them to crack. They also wear out just from being used for a long time. 

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Spring Car Care Tips to Check Out

Be aware of how your vehicle reacts to different seasons and temperatures and you will make the right maintenance choices to keep the vehicle in the best shape possible. Winter is particularly difficult on the maintenance of a vehicle, and that is why spring car care tips are so important.

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The Steps and Benefits of Changing a Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire will allow you to drive with ease on the road knowing that you will not be stopped in your tracks if you should get a flat tire. Knowing how to change a flat tire will also save you lots of money because you will not need to call a tow truck or pay a repair shop to replace your flat tire. 

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Simple Strategies For Avoiding A Tire Blowout

Even simply passing by a blowout scene can be horrifying. Evidence of a tire blowout reminds drivers that these dangerous and incredibly unfortunate events can happen to anyone. At MINI of Ramsey, one of our top priorities is making sure that they never happen to you.

Understand What To Look For

Prevention is key to keeping yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle safe. The only way to make sure that your tires are road-ready is by regularly inspecting them. This is something that you can do once or twice each month. Check for cracks, low treads, problems with
 
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How Winter Tires Differ From Summer Tires

When the roads are dry, summer tires may be ideal for getting the best traction and fuel efficiency. However, when the roads get wet, snowy or icy in Ramsey, you may want to switch to winter tires. This can also be a good decision if you live in an area that experiences frequent cold spells.

Winter tires have extra grooves that allow them to bite into icy road surfaces, and this will usually allow for greater traction when driving at speeds that are reasonable for road conditions. A modified tread pattern is designed to help push away slush, snow and…

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What To Do When Your Car Is Sliding

Sliding on an icy road in Ramsey is not something that you want to experience. However, it can be relatively easy to stop a slide once it is has started. It is critical that you don't use your brakes to slow the car down as you will further lose control of your vehicle.

Instead, you want the front wheels to face the same direction as the back wheels. This is known as steering into the slide.

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Tips for Your Headlights


It is dangerous to drive in rain, snow or darkness without working headlights. Your bulbs should be working, and you must make sure that the headlight housing unit is clean and undamaged.

You may be able to replace a burned-out light bulb by yourself as long as you have a screwdriver to detach the headlight housing unit. This is a good time to inspect the housing unit to ensure that it does not have any cracks or other damage. It keeps the light working and prevents rocks or dust from breaking it.
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Belts and Hoses: Important For Vehicle Efficiency

Whether it's a car, truck or SUV, it's a big investment, so don't neglect proper care. Here's why those small belts and hoses need your attention.

Does your car seem that your car doesn't run as smoothly as it once did? Maybe you have an older vehicle, which doesn't run like new, but the issue could be worn out parts. Belts, such as the timing belt and serpentine belts, help synchronize and transfer power. Look at them to see if the timing belt's teeth are worn and the belt is frayed. Check the…
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What Causes Overheating?

Before driving a car that overheats, you need to determine why it's overheating. A common reason is that the coolant system isn't working properly. The coolant isn't being circulated through the engine and other components like it needs to be, resulting in the engine getting too hot.

A leak can easily develop at any point in the radiator and engine cooling system. If you have older hoses in your car, then they can deteriorate and get pinholes in them. There could also be a leak from the thermostat or closer to the engine area, allowing coolant to…

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