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Make Sure to Stay Aware of This Exhaust System Warning Sign

Your car is a complicated machine. It's made up of a multitude of moving parts, and there's no shame in admitting that you have no idea what any of it does. After all, if you did, then there'd be no need for mechanics at all! There are simple warning signs you can learn that can help you realize something might be wrong.

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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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Maintaining Your Vehicle: What Are Gaskets?

At MINI of Ramsey, we want you to know as much as possible about how your vehicle works.

What is a gasket? It's a flat seal, usually made from a multi-layered metal or rubber that forms an impenetrable bond between two surfaces. 

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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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When Backup Cameras are Very Useful

Every vehicle can benefit from a backup camera. However, there are certain types of vehicles and activities that benefit the most from a backup camera. In these cases, the backup camera will make things a lot easier with the expanded field of view and the guidelines that appear on the screen.

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Why Proper Vehicle Alignment Matters

When you drive on the highway in Ramsey, NJ, the wheels should go in the direction that the steering wheel points them in. If a vehicle is not properly aligned, it could result in pulling to the left or right. This could put your safety and the safety of others in jeopardy.

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Ways that You Can Handle an Emergency

At some point, you are going to experience an emergency such as a blowout or another type of breakdown in which you are going to be stuck on the way to the place you are trying to get to. In this case, you are going to have to get out of the way.

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