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What do All the Letters and Numbers Mean on Your Tires?

Have you ever wondered what all the letters and numbers are on your tires, but have not had time to find out what they mean? If so, then now is the time to get a quick explanation of what these symbols on your tires signify.

The first letter in the sequence is the tire's class; for example, "P" is for "Passenger" and "LT" means "Light Truck". The rest of the numbers have to do with the width, height by width ratio, speed ratings, type of tire construction, wheel diameter and load index. There is also information on the maximum…

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Is it Time to Swap Out Your Winter Wiper Blades?

Snow and rain are both distractions when it comes to driving. They both have a way of making the roads more slippery and they both reduce visibility. Rain can worry even the best of drivers. When rain begins to fall hard during the springtime, your windshield wipers may not be strong enough to keep it away from your windshield. So what do you do?

Invest in a pair of fresh windshield wiper blades. When the spring rains arrive, however, you may find that it's time to replace those heavy-duty winter wipers with some fresh ones to improve your visibility…

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Prevent a Tire Blowout

Having a tire blowout is a scary and serious situation and can lead to a loss of control of your vehicle. To avoid this from happening to you, it is important to regularly check your vehicle's tires. Maintaining proper tire pressure and replacing worn tires can prevent a blowout in most cases.

You can find the correct tire pressure inflation in the owner's manual and on either the doorsill, the fuel door or the glove compartment door. An underinflated tire is the main cause of blowouts, so it is important to keep your tires properly inflated. 

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What are the Signs of an Exhaust Problem?

Your fuel efficiency is down, causing you to fill up your vehicle more often. You might also be noticing a vibration in the steering wheel, foot pedals, or seat and a hissing or popping sound when your engine is turned on. You've maybe heard that these are signs that your vehicle has an exhaust leak, but do you know why you shouldn't ignore these signs?

Your exhaust system runs the length of your vehicle, not just the muffler and tailpipe. 

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Don't Get Stranded: Check Your Car Battery

There is no worse feeling than getting into your car, turning the key, and nothing happens. Most car owners forget how important a properly charged car battery is until it is too late. Below are some tips on how to check your car battery:

  • Digital Multimeter - A digital multimeter is a fairly inexpensive tool used to measure different parameters in an electrical circuit. Once attached to a car battery, if the multimeter reads 12.45 or above, your battery is fully charged. 
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Transmission Problems to Observe

Your transmission is a big part of your vehicle that generally doesn't require much maintenance. When your car is running well and the miles are below 50,000, you only need to check to see if the transmission fluid is full. This can be done at regular oil changes.

Once your car gets a little older, you may notice that your car isn't picking up speed like it used to. When your car changes gears, it might take a few seconds for the car to engage. If you put your vehicle into reverse and it takes time for…

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Explore Radiator Fan Options

Without lots of cool air flowing over your radiator core and your motor, overheating is an inevitable result. While your motor can get plenty of air while it cruises down highways, it is a different story when your vehicle is sitting at rest. On warm - or even cold - days, a car sitting at rest generates a lot of engine heat, and without an effective fan at work, overheating will rear its head.

Because of this, it is important for you to select fan designs that are right for your vehicle-type, motor, and driving habits. 

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Breaking down AWD and 4WD vehicle information


There are many all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles driving on the roads today. Some people are not sure which vehicle is better. Well, it all depends on what you are using the vehicle for.

?Many times, a person that is interested in an all-wheel drive once the sporty look of a passenger car with the reliability of an all-wheel drive to be able to get them through wet or icy roads safely. A person that is looking to drive their vehicles off-road for work, camping, hiking trips, and other off-the-grid activities...
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Importance of heeding move-over laws


If you see a car broken down on the side of the road or an emergency vehicle responding to a call, you know you are supposed to move over, right? Every state has move-over laws that require vehicles to move out of the way of certain situations.

If you encounter a vehicle stopped on the side of the road in Littleton, you should move over to the left if possible. If not…
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Keeping Your Fuel Tank Full During the Winter Can Help You Avoid Frozen Fuel Lines

Cold temperatures in the winter season sure can make life tough on your engine, but even more problems can arise if the fuel tank of your car is less than half full. If you don't have more than a half-full tank of gasoline in your vehicle, your engine could have real trouble starting on a freezing cold morning when you are trying to get to the office on time. Your vehicle could even get severely damaged as a result of frozen fuel lines!

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