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Don't Let Salt Corrosion Ruin the Value of Your Vehicle

There are plenty of things that the average person can do to try to maintain the value of their vehicle in the long run. One of those things is to avoid allowing it to become the victim of road salt.

Many areas put down salt on the roads when there is the threat of snow in the forecast. The idea behind this is to melt as much of the ice as possible for safer road conditions. 

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Motor Oil Viscosity

The viscosity of motor oils simply means how thick the fluids are, which determines how well they flow or resist flow. The thicker the fluid, the more slowly it moves. For example, water has a low viscosity, which enables it to pour quickly. On the other hand, honey is thicker and has a higher viscosity, which causes it to pour more slowly. 

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Preventing Dangerous Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a dangerous situation and must never be underestimated. Each year people across the United States from all walks of life are injured and even killed in accidents that result from hydroplaning.

There are a number of important steps you can take to prevent hydroplaning. These include proactive strategies that involve proper tire service and maintenance.

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When Should You Change Your Serpentine Belt?

Since the 1960s, when cars were more straightforward, advances in technology have led to more parts that need power. The serpentine belt transfers power from the crankshaft to the cooling fan, the power steering unit, the water pump, the air-conditioning unit, and many more parts. If the Serpentine Belt breaks, all these parts will cease working, and your engine will overheat and die.

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What Is Brake Fluid and What Does It Do?

At some point, you will hear the term "brake fluid." But what is it, and what does it do?

Brake fluid, also called hydraulic fluid, is what makes your car stop when you press the brake pedal. When the pedal is pressed, a piston is squeezed inside the brake caliper, which increases the pressure inside the brake lines. 

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Tips on How to Jump Start Another Car

Before jumping another vehicle, be sure you have a good pair of work gloves, safety glasses, and a wire brush handy. Bring the one vehicle as close to the nose of the disabled car, then turn off the car and open both hoods. Put on your gloves and glasses and scrub any corrosion off either battery terminal. 

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Restore Your Headlights Yourself in Minutes

We value drivers like you, and we want to help you stay informed about auto maintenance. Today, we want to share ways that you can restore, and extend the lives of, your headlight covers.

Have you seen those cars with milky-white headlamp covers? This is the result of weathering. If this has occurred on your car's headlights, you can reverse it. For ease and quickness, we recommend placing toothpaste on a wet cloth. 

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Here's How You Can Protect Your Car

If you've been dealing with your car's interior appearance, you might wonder how you can spruce things up in a way that offers protection and fashion. It's time to consider floor mats. Floor mats are easy to place in your vehicle and they're even simpler to clean. They're an essential part of ensuring your vehicle stays clean and stain-free no matter how often you drive.

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The Importance of Getting Your Vehicle’s Wheels Aligned

It doesn't take much for the alignment in your vehicle to become out of balance and negatively impact other moving parts. Here is what you should be concerned about with the front-end alignment.

If you recently hit a big pothole or the tires hit a curb, the wheel alignment could already be off. The way you will tell is when you hit the brakes and feel the vehicle pulling hard to one side. 

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