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Items Needed in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

The following items should be packed into your roadside emergency kit.

  • Road flares or the orange safety triangles will help to keep the area safe while you are staying with your disabled vehicle.
  • The roadside emergency kit should have a bag of tools of all sorts. Be sure to include scissors, a hammer, screwdriver, knife, pliers, wrench, and a socket set.
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Preventive Maintenance Keeps Your Cooling System Operating Efficiently

The cooling system has an essential role for your engine. It keeps the engine from overheating. The cooling system includes drive belts and radiator hoses. Unfortunately, those parts become dry-rotted. The belts can crack from the dry-rotting, which can cause them to break. The hoses can leak or even burst. Once the belts and hoses become deficient, there is a very high probability that your engine will overheat. 

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Gaskets are Important Automotive Components

Gasket components are designed for surfaces that need an enhanced level of security. These accessories can block gases, fluids, and liquids that are used around general automotive hardware. The materials that are used to make different gasket pieces vary; however, the coating on all products is strategically engineered so that intense temperatures and harsh chemicals can't cause severe damage.

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Ways to Avoid Hydroplaning

If you find yourself losing control over your car when there is a lot of water on the road, this means that you are hydroplaning. It happens when too much water gets between your tire and the road. One of the best ways you can get through it without harming yourself or other drivers is to relax and keep your car going in a straight line. Slamming on the brakes is not the answer.

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Can Extreme Temperature Affect My Car Battery?

If you've noticed your car battery doesn't seem to last as long as usual, you aren't going crazy. Extreme weather temperatures can actually impact the effectiveness of your battery. Here's how.

Lead car batteries are designed to function appropriately in spite of the weather. This means that whether you're driving in a snowstorm or the middle of summer, you should experience the same capabilities and functions from your battery. 

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How to Easily Spot Trouble with Car Tires

Most people do not pay any attention to the tires on their car until they experience a flat or blowout on the highway. Keep these things in mind to minimize the chances of you having serious tire issues on the road.

  • Look at the side wall of each tire, they should be smooth without any issues. If you notice bulges or cracks, that is a weak part of the tire and it could be compromised when they are heated or traveling at a high rate of speed.
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Headlight Restoration - What You Need to Know

Cleaning and/or restoring your headlights is important because of how important headlights are for your driving. Over time, your headlights become scratched, dull or dirty, which can affect your visibility. We provide headlight cleaning and restoration services at Tulley BMW of Manchester as well as a full selection of supplies.

 

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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

You've probably seen the ratings on motor oil in the past, and your owner's manual tells you which you should buy for your vehicle, but what do these ratings actually mean?

Motor oil is designed to lubricate the moving parts in an engine so they won't grind against each other and wear out. 

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Electrifying the Engine: Understanding the Workings of an Alternator

In the past, an alternator in the engine of an automobile was called a generator. The moniker is fitting because an alternator does function like a generator. When a car is in operation, an alternator operates like a small generator, creating electricity for the vehicle and charging the battery.

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The Dangers of Shallow Tread Depth

Your car needs to be inspected every once in while to keep it running at its full potential. If you don't inspect it regularly, you may not notice your car is having problems until it is too late and causes even more problems. When inspecting your car, don't forget to check the tires. Your tires are the only thing that touches the ground, and they should always be considered when inspecting your vehicle.

 

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