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The Skills to Read Tire Ratings and Sizes

When your vehicle is ready for new tires, knowing how to read and understand the ratings on your options can help you make an informed decision on which tires are best for your driving habits and vehicle. The first number to pay attention to is the wheel diameter that the tire will fit. This measurement is made in inches.

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Using Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil viscosity ratings define the type of oil for every vehicle. Manufacturers determine the types of oil that work best with their vehicle engines. The three-part label provides useful information. The first part is a number that rates the flow of the oil at low temperatures. Light oils work best in the cold. The middle section is the letter W, and the last part is the oil rating for high temperatures.

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Why You Should Consider Using a Clay Bar When Detailing

Keeping your car in optimal shape not only makes it look better, but it also maintains its value. Although most of us have heard of washing, polishing, and waxing, there is another way to detail your vehicle's exterior, which is using a clay bar. Read further to find out why you should use a clay bar when detailing.

A clay bar is comprised of resin that is designed to effectively remove any remaining dirt and particles from the exterior paint that is left behind after washing. In addition, a clay bar will also prevent the exterior from accumulating rust…

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Is a Summer Tire Better than an All-Season Tire?

When you are on the market for new tires, you may weigh and balance the pros and cons of summer and all-season tires. You may wonder if you summer tires are better than all-season tires. There are instances in which summer tires and better than all-season ones.

Summer tires outperform all-season tires on dry roadways and on streets covered in water. They do not perform nearly as well as all-season tires on snow and ice. Therefore, if you drive in a part of the country that experiences a real wintertime, you will need all-season tires during that part of the…

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The Importance of the Owner's Manual

Owning a car, whether old or new, is usually an exciting time for any driver. While less exciting, it is important for you to be aware of properer maintenance for your vehicle so it can have a long life, and function properly. One of the ways to ensure this is to be aware of the owner's manual.

The owner's manual provides a lot of good tips for your vehicle. Use it to help better your understanding of the car's recommended maintenance schedule. If it is time for a 60,000-mile service, then take it in at Tim…

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Some Fun Games to Play on a Road Trip

It often seems that you haven't traveled a single mile before the kids want to know if you're there yet. In order to have a more peaceful road trip, if often helps to have something for the kids to do while traveling down the road on summer vacation.

When you leave for your trip, make sure to have some puzzle books and games for the kids to play. Connect the dot books are a fun diversion for kids. Older kids might like crossword puzzles that are geared to their age group. 

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What Do You Need to Be Safe?

There are many reasons to have a comprehensive emergency kit available in your car. Whether you have left your lights on all day and have a dead battery in a parking lot or are dealing with a flat tire on the side of a busy road in the dark, the right tools can make a big difference.

Staying visible is critical to safety when dealing with a roadside issue. Having a set of triangle reflectors can ensure people give you space, and flares can make it easy to signal for help. A basic flashlight with fresh batteries can allow you…

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Avoiding A Tire Blowout

There are a lot of different factors that can contribute to having one or more of your tires blow out while you are driving. This is a scary occurrence so if you can avoid this from happening, taking the precautionary measures towards keeping your tires intact and your vehicle on the road is ideal. Let's look at some of the different ways you can avoid a tire blowout:

Stop down to Tim Short Acura today to have your vehicle routinely inspected and maintained in order to avoid a blowout.

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What's Good About a Dash Cam?

We live in an age of technology, and there have certainly been many technological innovations in automobile features. Many people are now using dash cams in their cars in order to record what is going on while they are driving.

Dash cams have many important and interesting uses in your car. A dash cam can help provide visual evidence of the circumstances of an accident you might be involved in.

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