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How to Drive the Car Safely in the Rain


This guide to driving safely in the rain was developed by Jaguar Fox Valley.

When you turn on the windshield wipers in the rain, you should also turn on the headlights. This makes your vehicle easier for other drivers to see in bad weather.

Try to slow down two or more seconds once the rain starts falling. This is going to open up the distances between you and other vehicles. Not only will this help to improve reaction times, you are going to be less likely to slide into another car if you lose control of the car.

Turn your…
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Checking The Belts And Whistles

Before driving your car during the spring season, check the belts and the hoses for any leaks or wear and tear. Cold temperatures can dry out the belts in the car and can cause them not to operate as they should, possibly breaking when the weather gets warmer.

Another car care tip for the spring season is to check the air conditioning system. While some people enjoy riding with the windows down, keeping the air conditioner on can be a bit more comfortable. Check the Freon in the vehicle as well as the fan to ensure that the air is…

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Car Warranty Information

When you are buying a new or a used car, one of the major considerations before making a purchase is what type of warranty is provided with the vehicle. The two main types are a bumper-to-bumper warranty and a powertrain warranty.

A powertrain warranty covers those items in a vehicle that make the car move forward. This includes the engine and transmission. Powertrain warranties usually last for longer periods than do bumper-to-bumper warranties. A bumper-to-bumper warranty includes almost everything that is in the car. Usually, wear and tear items like wiper blades, light bulbs...

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Unrepaired Tire Sidewall Damage is Hazardous

The tires on your car have important jobs to do in the traction and vehicle support department. While the tire treads and lugs take care of the traction part of the equation, the tire sidewalls take care of vehicle support.

Though relatively thin, tire sidewalls are tough and durable. They convert high inner air-pressures into solid and consistent support for the weight of your car.

Tire sidewalls are relatively exposed. Because of this, they are prone to impacts with curbs and road debris. Over time, these small traumas can turn into sidewall bulges, bubbles, and ruptures.

 

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How to Test a Battery in Icy Conditions

When the temperature drops in an environment, ice usually builds up on different outdoor items. If a car isn't protected underneath a durable tarp, a thin or thick layer of ice may generate on common automotive hardware. The big problem is that many of the most important components are secured in vulnerable spots under a car's hood. Because a typical hood has gaps where water and air can easily access, ice can generate on a battery very easily. Although ice can affect a battery testing routine, there are ways to implement testing procedures strategically and effectively following...

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Common Signs of an Exhaust Leak

Your car has several mechanical parts, and they each have a unique purpose. Your car's exhaust system keeps poisonous gases away from you and your passengers. The exhaust pipes push toxic fumes out of the engine. If the exhaust system is not working properly, an odorless gas can seriously impair everyone in the vehicle. Fortunately, there are common snags that can indicate an exhaust leak.

Pay attention to strange sounds and vibration when you are driving your vehicle. A loud sound can be caused by an obstruction in the tail pipe. A vibrating steering wheel can be caused by…

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Boosting Your Car's Lifespan


Statistics show that Americans are now taking care of their cars more today than a decade ago. That also means they are getting more attached to them than before since they can relate the car to the Grand Canyon drive or even their first date. These statistics have been proven factual as a result of high mileage oil that Americans now use in their cars.

Motor oils that are specifically designed for high mileage are becoming more common in the market today. As a result, both short and long-distance drivers are using high mileage oils more often.

 
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6 Signs of Potentially Lower Brake Fluid Quality Level


There are a few signs that you should be aware of when it comes to the quality level of your brake fluid. Your brake service is a priority for your safety while driving in Appleton as well as for the safety of other drivers on the road.

A few signs for potentially lower quality level of brake fluid include:
• Dashboard brake warning light that appears and remains.
• A lower than usual brake pedal.
• The brake pedal feels “spongy” or pulsates when applied.
• It takes longer to come to a complete stop.
• Brake fluid can be seen beneath your vehicle.
• Brake…
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The 3000-mile myth: A web of misinformation


We here at Jaguar Fox Valley want to remind you to beware when you hear anyone with a newer car talking about the famous 3000-mile myth when it comes to oil changes. They may be trying to tell you that it is required that you need to change your oil every 3000 miles in order to avoid engine failure, maintain your warranty, and for your vehicle to continue to have a high level of performance and efficiency.

This rule may have held some weight when your parents were teenagers, but this doesn't fall in line with what you will…
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Will windshield washer fluid freeze and damage my system?


There are millions of drivers on the road today, and many of the vehicles that they are driving may have inadequate windshield wiper fluid levels. This can be a costly mistake. Not only will low windshield wiper fluid levels potentially damage the system but it can also be unsafe to drive.

Many people wonder if they should have windshield wiper fluid in the reservoir in the winter months. They may think that the wiper fluid may freeze and damage the system. This is simply not the case. Windshield wiper...
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