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Hydroplaning Prevention Strategies

Hydroplaning can result in a serious accident. Indeed, every year people are injured and even killed in accidents caused by hydroplaning. There are a number of hydroplaning prevention strategies that you need to bear in mind.

In rainy weather, you need to lower your motoring speed to prevent hydroplaning. You need to turn off cruise control. You also need to avoid sharp turns and sudden stops to prevent hydroplaning.

Proper tire service and maintenance are also crucial when it comes to preventing hydroplaning. This includes everything from maintaining proper tire pressure to regular 

 

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Applying Touch-Up Paint

The scratch on your door may appear superficial, but you may have a much deeper wound on your hands. The first step in getting the best touchup job is to take a good, hard look at the scratch.

Imperfections that do not show bare metal are typically viewed as light scratches that can be covered with a bit of paint. On the other hand, those marks that bare the vehicle's metal are deep infractions that may not go away with a quick touchup job. You may need to take more time to prepare the area if the scratch is…

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Flat Tire? Stay Safe With These Tips

No matter how often you change your tires, you will most likely experience at least one blowout or flat tire in your lifetime. That is why all drivers need to know exactly what to do during one of these potentially dangerous situations.

Your primary goal following a blowout is to make sure that everyone in your vehicle stays safe. As soon as you notice any issues with your vehicle, you must slowly pull off the road and find a safe area to park. You can then place triangle reflectors or warning flares a few yards behind your vehicle. If you…

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How to Jump Start Another Car More Easily

In order to jump-start one car by way of another, you'll need to make sure you have safety gloves, protective eye-wear, and a wire brush.
  • After the car noses are touching, open the hoods and clean the corrosion off the batteries if they have any signs of corrosion.
  • Place one of the red jumper cables on the negative battery first, then the good battery.
  • The black cables go to good battery first, then you take the last cable and place on a metal surface anywhere in the engine compartment of the car with the dead battery.
  • Start the one…
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Knowing the Facts and Myths About Motor Oil

One very important thing about the automobile is the motor oil. It is important to know the truth about motor oil in relation to your vehicle. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths running around that can throw a lot of drivers off.

One such myth about motor oil is that if it is black, it needs to be changed. One thing you have to consider is that most of the motor oil that is made today is designed for cleansing. Therefore, dark oil is a sign of effectiveness. Other myths include the need to change the oil every 3…

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Why Purchasing A Used SUV Is A Great Choice

A used SUV will be easier on your wallet to purchase. It will also provide you with plenty of other benefits that other smaller vehicles lack. Here are some of them.

An SUV is safer by nature due to its larger size and heavier weight. It means you will be less likely to get seriously hurt in the event of a collision.

SUVs are the perfect car to carry lots of people. If you have a large family, then the SUV may make sense for you. You can easily transport up to seven people with one vehicle. A sedan or…
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Planning for Your Summer Road Trip

Having a summer road trip is an experience that everybody should be able to experience at least once. Here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls, we want to help you make sure that you are able to experience the joy of a road trip this summer and create memories that will last a lifetime. The following tips will hopefully be able to assist you in planning and embarking on this adventure.

Make sure to get a pretty good idea of all the stops you want to make, and how long you are going to spend at each one. You don…

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Why Should a Driver Consider a Vehicle Alignment Service?

The alignment in your vehicle can easily get out of whack with the slightest impact. Hit a curb or drive into a pothole, and the tires will certainly not be in the same position they were.

Neglect getting the vehicle front end aligned and you'll feel it more each time you drive as your steering wheel begins to pull to one side harder and harder. If neglected, that pull turns into a vibration, and that means other components are getting loose and could fail eventually.

While the steering is making it harder to handle the car, the tire tread…
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Facts About Floor Mats Every Driver Needs to Know

Picking floor mats for your vehicle may seem like an afterthought, but it’s critical to select a product that suits your individual tastes and budget. There are many factors to consider when deciding between all-weather rubber and carpet floor mats.

If you live in an area that experiences frequent rain and snow, choosing an easy-to-clean set of rubber floor mats makes a lot of sense. Rubber mats are also an excellent choice for families with small children as well as for pet owners....

 

 

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What’s a Gasket and Why is it Important?

Gaskets are one of a couple leading causes of engine failure here in Great Falls, Montana, and a lot of people understandably don’t quite know what these things do or why they’re so vital. We’re going to look at what they do, what they’re made of and how to keep them lasting longer.

What are gaskets? What do they do? What’re they made of? Gaskets are flexible seals which keep fluids from escaping and/or mixing as well as keep air in or out of places. They’re made of layers of thin steel or…

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