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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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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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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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Ways You Can Prevent Pet Hair From Building up in Your Vehicle

It is very common for pets to leave their hair in the vehicle. However, you probably do not know that you can actually take preventative measures for your vehicle. These measures can at least reduce the amount of hair that turns up in your vehicle and reduce the amount of work you'd have to do.

One thing you can do is brush your pet down before putting them in your vehicle. This is especially important for extremely hairy dogs. You can look for a FURminator that you can use in order to prevent fur from getting in the vehicle…

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