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Cruise in Style with a Crossover

The crossover category seems to be enjoying some unprecedented success within the auto industry. What exactly is a crossover, and why should you try one?

A crossover is similar to a standard SUV, but manufacturers build it on a car bed rather than a truck bed. Some of these cars offer you the utility of a sport vehicle without extra baggage you might not need. 

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Here's What You Need to Know About Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car offers an assortment of benefits, including a lower price tag than a new car, a comfortable driving experience, and a reliable driving system. When you purchase from Carbone Subaru of Utica, we want you to have the best possible experience. That's why we'll review the vehicle history report with you before you buy a car.

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How to Avoid Distracted Driving

To stay safe while behind the wheel, your focus should always be on the road. This means putting down your phone, refraining from changing the radio station and using your rearview mirrors to see what is going on in the backseat of the car. It may also mean not getting lost in your thoughts as you drive.

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Understanding the Differences Between Payload and Towing Capacities

The terms "towing" and "payload capacity" are often erroneously used interchangeably, when in fact they mean two separate things when describing a vehicle's performance capabilities. Towing capacity refers to the amount of weight a vehicle can pull, while payload capacity is used to describe the amount of stuff your vehicle is capable of hauling. A payload capacity is fully supported by the vehicle, while a towing capacity employs the use of an additional feature such as a trailer or hitch to pull the additional weight.

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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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