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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Have you noticed your car’s tires are turning a different color? If you want to make sure that this doesn’t happen, you should clean your tires every week. This ensures that your tires won’t crack or weather because of all the dust and debris. Another tip is that you should always use a professional grade tire cleaner that you can dilute in a bucket. You’ll need a foam applicator brush or tire brush in order to get a deeper clean on your car’s wheels as well. 

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Keep Odors in a Vehicle Under Control

Is there anything more pleasant than the smell of a brand new car? The scent won't last forever, but there's no reason for the smell of a vehicle to turn awful. Understanding the ways to control odor in a car helps keep it smelling nice.

You may wish to keep smelly things out of the car. For example, don't transport greasy fast food unless it is placed in a sealed, zippered-container. Keep the car clean. When you allow trash or leftover food in the car to fester, the interior ends up smelling bad. 

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Types of Winter Tires

Winter tires can generally be placed into one of three categories: studdable tires, studless winter tires, and performance winter tires. Studdable winter tires are designed to be able to accept metal studs that increase traction on icy roads. They're very effective, but they are also very hard on asphalt roads, which is why many states only allow them to be used during the winter if they don't outlaw them completely.

Studless winter tires are designed to provide extra traction on ice and snow without using metal studs.  

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Fix Your Windshield Chip Today

One of the worst things a person can experience is a chipped windshield. This is because cars are very valuable, especially in today's economy, so most people do not want to have to pay money to fix their windshield. There is, however, a way you can repair your chipped windshield yourself, and it doesn't take long, either.

The main thing you need in order to repair your chipped windshield is resin for the chip. This type of resin can be found in auto stores, department stores, and a few other places, or you can just purchase a windshield…

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Staying Charged in the Winter

Before getting stranded in your car in the winter, make a survival kit that has a few tools that you can use to stay warm and hydrated until help arrives. If you keep your car running the entire time, you're going to run out of gas at some point. Instead of using the heater in the car, make a heater by using a candle inside a metal can. You'll also need a lighter for the candle. Since you're in a confined space, the heat from the candle that is trapped inside the can will begin to warm…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

If you are driving on an icy road or in snowy conditions, you have to take extra precaution not to cause fishtailing and sliding along the road. In fact, if you do find that your car is slipping on the road due to ice, then you may be driving too fast. It's recommended that you don't go over 45 mph in icy road conditions, as this will cause your tires to slide. In addition, you also want to avoid sudden braking or quick acceleration.

If you do find yourself sliding a lot, then the first thing to remember…

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Where to Buy Timing Belts or Get a Service

Since you need to make sure that you have your timing belt changed, you need to know where you can get one. As with other components, not all timing belts are equal. Therefore, you probably want to be careful when it comes to the price. If you pay the least for a timing belt, you are probably getting something that is very low in quality. 

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Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Even if you only use your car windshield wiper blades once in a while, they are wearing out and making it more difficult for you to see each time you drive. The reason the blades wear out so fast is because they are basically comprised of soft rubber elements. This rubber will harden from oxidation, sunlight, and even normal use. Once the blades are stiff, they can no longer clear away moisture properly.

Those brittle windshield wiper blades are going to leave behind fuzzy streaks on the glass, which make it near impossible to drive and see clearly.  

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The Importance of the Tread in the Tire

One of the most important features of a tire is the tread. The tread is the ridges in the tire. It is not just there for aesthetics. These treads actually serve a very important function when it comes to your vehicle and the safety of your ride.

The treads are very important because it provides people with traction. This is so that you can avoid losing control of your vehicle. However, as you use your vehicle, the treads wear out. Fortunately, there are ways to check and see if it might be time to change your tires for some new…

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Brake Fluid: What it is and Why it is Important

As a driver, you have heard about brake fluid. If you are wondering what it is, the answer is simple. Brake fluid is fluid for your brakes. It is the reason that your car is able to stop. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your vehicle has an adequate amount of it.

The way that brake fluid works is that the driver presses on the brake pedal. This causes the pedal to compress a piston inside of the brake caliper. Then the pressure in the brake line is compressed which moves the brake fluid. 

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