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What Drive Configuration Offers the Best Balance?

Each and every vehicle that operates on the road has its own power transfer system. These can route power to both front wheels, both rear wheels, or both the front and the rear wheels. Each of these power-transmission configurations brings its own set of benefits, and drawbacks, to the table.

One of the things to consider when surveying drive types is the balance of the vehicle and the intended use of a given vehicle. Balance involves how the dynamic weight of the vehicle is distributed over the tires. Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles usually have more weight over the front tires…

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Spare Tires: Are Compact Tires Better Than Full-Size Tires?


If you have had to change a flat tire, then you know it can be frustrating when a tire does not fit or cannot sustain a long drive home. Compact spare tires are typically included as a courtesy from a dealer. These are called donut tires. While they can fix an emergency situation, compact, temporary tires cannot be used for long-term driving. They are likely to pop or cause alignment issues.

Full-size tires can be purchased for an additional cost. Sometimes these are the same manufacturer as the original tires. With a full-size tire, you can achieve the same performance…
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Your Timing Belt Manages The Critical Timing In Your Engine To Produce Combustion


The internal combustion engine is an amazing invention. It is a complex system of individual parts and the culmination of many different processes to achieve operation. The thing about that operation is that all the parts involved need to perform their functions just right at exactly the right time in order for it to work right.

The timing of all of these things is critical, which is where your timing belt (or chain) come in. Your timing belt is what allows your crankshaft and camshaft to synchronize their rotations so that your engine's valves open...
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Your Timing Belt Manages The Critical Timing In Your Engine To Produce Combustion


The internal combustion engine is an amazing invention. It is a complex system of individual parts and the culmination of many different processes to achieve operation. The thing about that operation is that all the parts involved need to perform their functions just right at exactly the right time in order for it to work right.

The timing of all of these things is critical, which is where your timing belt (or chain) come in. Your timing belt is what allows your crankshaft and camshaft to synchronize their rotations so that your engine's valves open...
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Slow Down for the Safety of Others

Although many drivers are not aware of it, there is a move over law that exists. It basically means that when you are driving and see an accident on the side of the road, even if the vehicle or vehicles are well on the shoulder, you should move into the further lane when you are passing them by. If you cannot safely do this, then you should at least slow down by at least 15 mph.

Many people have been killed by the side of the road by traffic, and we want to remind you from all of us here…

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Safe Holiday Travels for You and Your Food

Whether it's the latest creation or a centuries-old recipe, food plays a starring role at holiday gatherings. A few simple steps will help you safely transport foods everyone will enjoy.
  • Make sure container lids or food wraps securely fit before leaving your home. This will help you avoid spills and persistent food smells in your car
  • Insulate your foods with hot or cold packs to reduce the likelihood of foodborne illness. More safe temperature guidelines for food are available from the USDA.
  • Appoint someone to hold the dish or place it in a box or other confined area of…
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Install Windshield Wiper Blades Built for Winter


The weather is turning cold in many parts of the country. With the winter cold comes rain, sleet, snow, and ice. These conditions are never favorable for the average windshield wiper blade. This is why it makes sense to choose a blade built to withstand extreme winter weather conditions. Consider the following tips.
1. Choose wiper blades tested at extreme, low temperature, winter conditions.

2. Choose wiper blades with an insulated shell designed to protect against ice buildup. This is a proven and reliable blade during winter.

3. Choose wiper blades with coated edges....
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When You Are Traveling With Pets

In today’s age, many people love to travel with their pets. If you are one of these people, you need to make sure that they are safe and well taken care of.

One of the best things that you can do is to take along a crate for your pet while you are traveling. This will keep them safe in the vehicle. 

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