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Tips to Keep Safe If You're Driving on Wet Highways

These tips for driving on the highway when it is raining will help to keep you and other drivers safe on the roads.

One of the smartest things that you can do if you are driving and it starts to rain is to simply slow down and give more space to the driver in front of your vehicle. This will help to give you the space your vehicle will need to stop on a wet road because the tire tread can only grip so much of a wet road.

Keep in mind that even the best drivers can lose control…

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Heat and Cold's Effect on Car Batteries

When it comes to your car battery most people do not want to deal with hassles. They want a car battery that chugs along nicely and does not cause them any problems. This is usually the case- most modern car batteries work very well. There is one situation that throws even the best battery out of wack- extreme weather.

Car batteries operate by combining a chemical reaction in a sealed container. The metals and liquids contained within the battery react together to create a store of electricity that can be drawn upon. When you introduce extreme heat into the situation…

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SUV Packing Tips for a Safer Ride

Safely loading cargo into an SUV is not rocket science, but improper packing could be unsafe. There are ways to load the vehicle for a safer ride.

The heaviest items should be on the bottom and as far forward as possible to keep a lower center of gravity. Extra weight in the back of the vehicle shifts weight away from the front tires, which can affect steering and braking. It's also a good idea to strap heavy items down with cargo anchors, if possible.

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Floor Mats Are More Than Just a Place to Rest Your Feet

Chances are you haven't given all that much thought to your car's floor mats. They are generally thought of, if they are thought about at all, as a place to simply place your feet while driving or riding in the car. But floor mats are the only thing separating the dirt and debris on your shoes from becoming embedded in your vehicle's carpet.

Factory floor mats generally offer only adequate protection and coverage, they are often not large or durable enough to fully cover your vehicle's interior floor. 

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Why Correct Tire Pressure Matters

Having the correct pressure in your tires is essential your own safety and that of your occupants but also for the life of your tires. Underinflated tires are dangerous for several reasons. Low pressure can cause blowouts as the tire becomes too hot on the road, especially in summer. Underinflation also makes the outer edges work harder and can lead to uneven wear. Overinflation will lead to uneven weight distribution in your vehicle

Correct tire pressure is specific to your vehicle, not to the tire installed. Always refer to the manufacturer's recommendation for pressure when filling...

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Distinctive Driving Performance for Distinguished Drivers

When you think about performance, do images of revving engines and squealing tires fill your head? While internal components, such as powertrain and transmission system, form the foundation of performance, it’s not the only features responsible for accelerating your driving experience into the fast lane.

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid intertwines the thrill of high-performing sports cars with the unparalleled sophistication of a midsize luxury vehicle. However, the 2.0-Liter Atkinson Cycle I-4 Hybrid powertrain and CVT transmission aren’t solely responsible for its extreme...

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Winter Traction Got You Down? Grab One of These Solutions

No need to sit there and spin your wheels, you might not be able to get the traction you need. Winter weather can get a grip on your tires and put your plans at a standstill. When this happens, what do you do? Sand, kitty litter or salt? Which one will you pick?

So, let's look at each of these. Sand will provide traction but, it won't melt the ice. Kitty litter can give you traction but, it works best under already wet conditions. After it gets wet, it will turn slippery. Salt will melt the ice and…

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What Drives the Horsepower in Your Vehicle?

Some may not be aware of the brainchild behind the famed unit of measurement known as “horsepower.” Over 200 years ago, a Scottish inventor named James Watt sought a better way to scale the power that steam engines could produce. Using his knowledge of physics, he based his engine’s energy output on horses, which were commonly used as a method of transportation during that time.

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What Makes Original Replacement Parts More Reliable?

Buying your auto parts from the dealership is a wise decision for a number of reasons. If you are still buying your replacement auto parts at those discount parts stores, consider the following information before you make your next purchase.

The dealership only deals with OEM auto parts, so you can rest assured that you are spending your money today and won't need to do so again in the near future like when those inferior parts fail. The original replacement auto parts sold at the dealership have been skillfully crafted to fit exactly as they were intended on your…

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