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Off-Roading for Beginners – Safety is Key

Off-roading can be fun. The terrain, the natural beauty, what’s not to love? Well, for one, the dangers careless beginners bring on themselves. Off-roading is dangerous, and carelessness can cost lives. As a beginner, there are some important safety tips you absolutely need.

First, be prepared and equipped. Have a roll-cage under all circumstances. Have winches, jacks and tire repair equipment ready.

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Take Care of Basic Spring Vehicle Maintenance with Ease

It's that time of year again - all you have to do is step outside and you can see a mixture of mud and pollen building up on your favorite vehicle. It's time to give it a thorough once over and decide which maintenance tasks need to be handled urgently, so that your vehicle is as safe as possible.

In the spring, it's important that car owners take the time to do the following:

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Tips for a Roadside Emergency to Consider Today

Planning for a potential roadside emergency is just smart, and today we'll help you get your vehicle ready for any troubles on the highway.

  • It is always a good idea to make sure the car has a working jack, tools to take off the tire lugs, and a few cans of fix-a-flat just in case of a tire blowout.
  • Keep a few flashlights in the vehicle, as well as plenty of new batteries. These…
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Is Your Car Battery in Utica Due to Be Replaced?

Your car's battery delivers the initial power to the fuel pump, flywheel, and other starter components so that the engine can get going. It also powers the car's electronics, such as windows, lights, and the dashboard. Most car batteries last for about three years.

You might notice that your car doesn't want to turn over as quickly as it used to. 

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Engine Overheating? Several Causes Are Possible

There is nothing more annoying than having a sudden problem with your vehicle, especially when the car's engine overheats while you are driving.

Many things can cause a vehicle engine to overheat. It could be a problem with your cooling system, like a leak or a faulty water pump. A blockage in your cooling system will also cause your engine to overheat. You could also have a stuck thermostat or one that is reading the temperature wrong. 

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A Flat Tire Doesn't Have to Be a Big Deal If You Know How to Change It

Nobody enjoys getting a flat tire. Some of us have had to deal with it more than others. Some of us haven't had to deal with it at all. If you have never had to deal with a flat tire then it can seem like a pretty intimidating thing. The good news is that if you know what to do then it really isn't that big of a deal if you just follow these simple steps:

  • Break the lug nuts loose with the lug wrench
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How Does Brake Fluid Work

Every time you get maintenance work on your car, there are a few checks that a mechanic has to make. One of them is your brake fluid. Depending on the type of car you have, your brake fluid will be located in the brake booster area near the brake master cylinder. 

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When Your Alternator Warning Light Turns On

When a dashboard warning light turns on, it's time to start paying attention to your vehicle. The alternator light will either be a battery or an ALT, both can indicate that your alternator isn't working properly.

Without an alternator, your battery isn't going to stay charged. During a ride in your vehicle, your alternator recycles energy and charges up your battery. 

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Is it Time for a Car Battery Service?

When you go to start up your vehicle in the morning, your key should turn and you should hear your engine roar to life with no issues. If you go to start your car and you hear your vehicle struggling a bit to get going, there are a number of reasons this could be occurring, one of which is an issue with your car battery. Your vehicle relies on this battery to help start up your engine and if you don't have enough charge from your battery, your ignition and other parts of your vehicle won't work properly…

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