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How to Be Properly Prepared for a Roadside Emergency


Although it is impossible to anticipate all types of roadside emergencies, there are some things that you can do that will ensure your safety.

Just because you had a blowout does not mean the car needs to be sitting on the road. Riding the rim a few feet will not damage it, enough to get the car to the shoulder at least. Call the police, then lock the doors and stay in the vehicle until they arrive. Don't assume all people stopping to help are good Samaritans. Talk through an opening in the window, telling them the police are…
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Horsepower: Where Did the Term Originate?

Horsepower is used to measure power, and quite simply, it is a unit of measurement. The term horsepower was adopted to compare the power of the steam engines to the amount of draft horses that they would be able to replace. Draft horses are horses used for hauling.

James Watt created the measurement through his observations and later used the term during a marketing campaign. Today this term is commonly used to express mechanical horsepower and metric horsepower. 

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Proper Tread is Essential for Traction

Drivers who drive in rainy and slick road conditions should be aware that the amount of tire tread that they have on their tires makes a huge difference when it comes to maneuverability and stability on the road. This is due to the fact that a car with improper tire tread thickness will have a decreased chance of being able to gain traction in slick conditions throughout the Farmington area and beyond. This could mean that the vehicle could drive off of the road or change lanes unexpectedly toward oncoming traffic.

 

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Take into Account the Differences between All-Wheel-Drive and 4-Wheel Drive

Many people still have the belief that all-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive simply mean the same thing, that is that the drivetrain of a car sends power to all four wheels. While that is initially true, there are differences in the vehicles that the term applies to and the usage of those vehicles.

4-wheel-drive has been around longer, so most people are familiar with it. This method uses a lower gear ratio and a split differential to get the job done. It is used in off-road and vehicles designed to be used on rough terrains, like pickup trucks and larger, off-road SUVs…

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Tire Rotations are Important

Tire rotations are one of the most looked over car maintenance task that many drivers simply do not consider. Tire rotations are incredibly important for maintaining the car efficacy. Tire rotations are basic maintenance jobs that can be performed when you get your car maintenance done.

 

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Get the Most for Your Money by Buying a Used Car


When you need a car, it's time to consider purchasing a used car for your driving needs. You'll be able to afford a better car for the money, and at Advantage Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Fiat we have a wide variety of used cars for you to choose from.

The used vehicles you will discover in our inventory are all priced fairly and inspected for quality and performance. We know that you need a dependable car, and at Advantage Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Fiat we make sure that every vehicle we sell has been carefully examined to ensure…
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Car Battery Replacement


If your headlights have started getting dimmer, or your horn is seeming a bit quiet, or even if your car has begun taking somewhat longer than normal to start up, then you may be seeing signs that your car's battery could be getting worn out and that you may need a replacement.

It's important to maintain a fully-functional battery, both for being able to start your vehicle as well as being able to run the electrical components of your vehicle. The battery can take a lot of wear over time, and eventually, it will need replacement. Here at…
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Maintenance Is the Glue That Holds Your Car Together


Maintenance for any vehicle is pivotal for a long life. It's the glue that holds your car together. All cars eventually suffer wear and tear. It's normal for a car to have equipment failure. However, it's also standard for every single car to need scheduled maintenance.

Oil changes are the biggest example of this. Cars need their oil changed at different times. You can consult your owner's manual to find the recommended maintenance schedule. There's typically even a maintenance log so car owners can keep up with maintenance.

Tires may need to be rotated. Parts…
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