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Easy Guide on How to Jump Start Another Car

While most drivers prefer to avoid falling victim to a dead battery, it’s crucial to know what to do when the moment arises. To jump-start another car, you are going to need some thick gloves, jumper cables, and safety goggles. Bring the two cars together, nose-to-nose. Turn off the engine and the car lights. Open the hood, locate both battery compartments, unravel the jumper cables.

Attach the red positive from one end to the good battery, do the same to the bad battery. Attach the black negative to negative on the good battery. Use the remaining black clamp to…

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How to Jack Up Your Car

The jack used to elevate your flat tire off the surface is usually a screw jack. Screw jacks use a screw mechanism to pull the two sides of the jack together, forcing the head of the jack higher with each twist of the mechanism. The handle used to twist the screw is bent in the middle creating a hand-hold that provides more power per stroke. Some drivers, aware of the eccentricities of a screw jack, store hydraulic jacks to use instead.

Regardless of the type of jack you use, consult your owner’s manual to locate the correct positions under…

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Make Sure You Vehicle Is Properly Aligned For Smooth Performance

Maintaining your car in proper alignment is one of the most important steps you can take to ensuring its safe operation. Vehicles that start to fall out of alignment may exhibit the steering wheel pulling to one side, a shimmying sensation or a noticeable vibration, particularly at high speeds. While these signs may seem innocuous, they are often harbingers of bad things to come.

 

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Play It Safe In The Winter - Keep Your Gas Tank Full!

Living on a budget can sometimes mean skimping on basic needs. Unfortunately, in the winter months when you decide to keep only the necessary amount of gas in your tank you put the car at risk of damage. Keeping a full tank of gas during winter months is an important task, because if you don’t, the gas tank may freeze.

 

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Winter Wiper Blades Will Help You Get Through The Season Safer


Now that winter is upon us, it is important that you have the appropriate equipment on your vehicle to get you safely through the season. One of these items is a good set of winter wiper blades.

Winter wiper blades differ from your standard set in that they are made from a heavier duty rubber that is not only stronger, allowing you to push heavy snow off of your windshield, but is also more resistant to the cold. That keeps them from freezing and cracking.

They also typically feature a rubber cover that houses the wiper blade itself. This helps…
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Fines or Fatalities Result From Not Moving Over

Statistics indicate nearly 200 roadside workers annually are injured or killed in the line of duty according to the National Traffic Incident Coalition. Moreover, the National Governor's Highway Safety Commission recommends increased public awareness of move over laws in each of the 50 states to help address the issue. In a survey conducted by the Mason Dixon Polling Service, findings show over 70 percent of Americans were unfamiliar with move over laws.

 

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Tips for Holiday Travel Success

As the holidays roll around, you can bet that there will inevitably be many more people on the road than usual. If you're one of those holiday travelers, then you know that holiday travel can lead to a little bit of stress.

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