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It's Not Just the Cold That Makes Your Car Battery Fail

Did you know that extreme temperatures affect your battery? Yes, we're talking about those negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit days, but we're also talking about days that are extremely hot, such as days in the 90s or hotter.

You see, lead batteries, such as the ones used in vehicles, work best when the temperature is fairly moderate. It you're thinking of weather in the 70s, you're on the right track. When temperatures are extremely cold, the number of amps that the battery can put out is lessened. When temperatures are in the 90s or higher, the number…

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Keep Your Stopping Power With A Good Set Of Brake Pads

If you have ever worked on your vehicle's brakes before you know that the pads are the workhorse of the system. And with all of the wear and tear that they take, it is no wonder that they are the component that needs to be replaced most often. When it does come time to replace them it can be very helpful to have a basic understanding of how the system works.

Your stopping power comes from the brake pads making contact with the rotors as they turn and squeezing them. The friction that this creates is what slows your…

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Leave Headlight Restoration to the Professionals

Before getting rid of that vehicle because the headlights are dim, consider having them restored. There are a number of ways that you can do that, but if you are interested in another DIY project, here are a few things to try.

Insect repellent with DEET as an ingredient has been used by some to polish away the yellowing, scratches and cloudiness. Be sure not to spray directly on the headlights because you could get some on the paint and cause damage. 

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Practical Ways to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Did you know that a tire blow-out accounts for many of the vehicle accidents throughout the nation? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tire related crashes happen to 11,000 drivers each year. So what should you do to prevent being one of the statistics?

Aside from driving safely, you should maintain the accurate amount of air pressure in your tires. A common cause for a tire blow-out is an underinflated tire. An underinflated tire is more prone to a blow-out due to the excessive amount of heat produced, which weakens the tire even more. 

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