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The Big 3 Warning Lights: What They Mean and What To Do
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The Big 3 Warning Lights: What They Are And What To Do Your vehicle's warning lights are key communication features designed to inform drivers of problems or concerns with major vehicle components. Many under the hood problems are not evident to the naked eye, these indicators are in place to protect you. The problem is, most of us don't really know what warning lights we have and...

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5 Reasons Regular Vehicle Maintenance is Important
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5 Reasons Regular Vehicle Maintenance is Important Your vehicle is not just a convenient mode of transportation. It is a necessary part of life, especially for folks living in a more rural setting. Not only that, it is an investment! You spend a lot of time in your car, whether it be running errands or commuting to work. Take care of your car and your car will take care of you! This is not...

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The Different Types of Tire Damage
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The Different Types of Tire Damage "I've got a bulge!" "Most of us do when we get past fifty." "No, a bulge in my tire - in the sidewall - a bubble!" The Damage is Serious! A bulge, bubble, or break in the sidewall of a tire is an issue requiring immediate attention. Typically, the result of an impact - curb, sidewalk, pothole - that damages the tire's...

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How To Properly Boost Your Car Battery
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How To Properly Boost Your Car Battery Even the best battery will eventually show its age and require replacement. And somewhere along the line, it will likely need to be boosted, and there's a proper way to do it!In 1860, Frenchman Gaston Plante invented the first practical rechargeable battery based on lead-acid chemistry. Today, lead-acid batteries come as original equipment in most...

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Understanding Tire Warranty
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Understanding Tire Warranty Tires are one of the most important and frequently replaced components on your vehicle. With proper care, a set of tires should last for years, but occasionally, they wear out prematurely. All major tire manufacturers have comprehensive tire warranties to protect consumers from paying full price for a replacement tire resulting from an early demise. Some tire brands...

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Buying Tires from Big Box Stores vs Local Tire Shops
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Buying Tires from Big Box Stores vs Local Tire Shops OK, it's time for new tires, and you're thinking about getting 'em from a big box store such as Costco, Canadian Tire or Walmart. They have the best prices, right? Maybe not... There is more to consider when deciding on where to buy tires, we agree that price is an important factor. This is an expensive purchase and an important...

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The Difference Between a Spare Tire and a Doughnut
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The Difference Between a Spare Tire and a Doughnut Depending on the vehicle you drive, you could either have a spare tire or a doughnut - aka compact spare. The difference between these two "emergency" tires is significant. Spare Tires Spares are full-size tires that match the existing tires on your vehicle. Ideally, the spare will be the same brand, series, dimension and tread...

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What happens to your vehicle's tires when left parked too long?
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What happens to your vehicle's tires when left parked too long? What happens to tires when a vehicle is parked for an extended period of time? You may think because your vehicle is parked - especially in a garage - that the tires will be fine. But here's something to consider: your tires support the entire weight of your vehicle, and if left in one position, they will eventually lose...

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The Danger of Worn Out Tires
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The Danger of Worn Out Tires Depending upon size and the overall diameter, the average tire will rotate nearly 1000 times in one kilometre. And with every rotation, tire treads gradually wear down, resulting in reduced handling, control, and performance. Over time, tires will become worn out - meaning little or no tread is left on the surface of the tire - a recipe for trouble. New tires typically...

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Why do you need Tire Rotations?
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Why do you need Tire Rotations? Quick question: do all tires wear evenly? Well, you might say that the answer depends upon the quality of the tire, the type and condition of the vehicle, and the driver. You'd be right, but there's more to it. Brand new, brand-name tires on a brand-new vehicle will still wear differently, thus the need for tire rotations. Here's the truth: over 60%...

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