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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3 Tips for Preventing Motion Sickness in Cars

Motion sickness is never fun, but it's especially frustrating when you're trying to enjoy a vacation or road trip with the family. Who wants their special memories to be ruined because the fluid in their inner ear refuses to cooperate? Fortunately, there are ways to cure motion sickness before it even begins.

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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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Pay Attention to What's Under Your Feet

Whether in your home or your vehicle, it's often easy to ignore and overlook the materials that are under your feet. When it comes to your vehicle, though, this area should be given special consideration as you decide between all-weather floor mats and carpet floor mats. To help make your decision a little easier, we at MINI of Ramsey offer the following tips.

First, consider how frequently you use your vehicle in Ramsey. If your vehicle is more of a show car or a weekend driver, carpet floor mats should be sufficient and have the added benefit of more…

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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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Making a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Alleviate the worst part of breaking down unexpectedly by keeping an emergency kit in your car filled with items to fix a variety of issues or to help pass the time while you wait for assistance.

Keep a fire extinguisher, tow rope, jumper cables, warning flares, tire sealant, and a toolbox on hand at all times. 

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