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You Can Replace a Flat Tire

Replacing a flat tire by yourself can be daunting, but when necessary, it is essential to do it right. Your owner's manual has instructions for locating the spare, jack, and lug wrench. It is vital to secure the vehicle against movement then place the jack at the designated places for lifting.

Nashua-area drivers can practice a flat tire change in calm conditions at home. You should learn the location of the spare, jack, and tools. 

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Good Tires Help to Prevent Hydroplaning

Having good tread on your tires is the best prevention for hydroplaning.

Every tire is designed to disburse water from the tire outer edges. This can be very noticeable as you see water spurting from other vehicles on the road. You want your tires to do the same. 

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Battery Life in The Cold

You may not be aware of how the cold temperatures outside can affect your vehicle but if you are parking your vehicle outside for any length of time whether it be at your own home or at a parking garage at work, you may want to stay informed on how your vehicle can be affected. This way, if an issue comes up you might have a good idea of what is going on.

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Tips for Making Certain Your Car Tires are Safe

If you are not paying close attention to the condition of the tires on your car, then you could be days away from a blowout that could have been avoided.

Take some time each morning to look at the tread patterns on each tire. There should be no bare patches, and the tread should not be separating from the rest of the tire. Pay close attention to the side walls of the tire. 

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Replace Air Filters as Part of Your Regular Maintenance Routine

Changing your vehicles oil or making sure it has plenty of coolant are all things you are probably already doing as part of your vehicles regular maintenance plan. While these are important, it is by no means a comprehensive maintenance schedule without also including regular checking and changing of your cars air filters. 

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Safety Check: Have You Thought About Your Brakes Lately?

So much is riding on your car's brakes; your safety and the safety of your loved ones can depend on how well your car is maintained so it's important to understand how brakes work to keep them functioning well.

No matter how good a brake system is, brakes don't last forever. That's the nature of how brakes operate: your car's brake pads are attached to brake calipers--the part of your brakes that squeeze the brake rotors to slow your car down.

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Are Coolant and Antifreeze the Same Thing?

The terms coolant and antifreeze are often used interchangeably. It is easy to make that mistake because both are similar color and smell the same. However, one is to protect your car from overheating in the summer, and the other is to keep the fluid in your radiator from freezing in the winter.

The truth is that coolant and antifreeze both contain ethylene glycol, which helps to raise the boiling point of your radiator fluid and lower its freezing point. Coolant is a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water, whereas anti-freeze is straight ethylene glycol.

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A Full Tank Of Gas Is Important In The Winter


Gas can be more expensive during the winter, but you could benefit from operating your vehicle on a full tank. Unfortunately, during the winter, the walls on your gas line can form condensation and prohibit the gas line to your engine. The last thing you need is to get stuck with an empty tank on your drive in the winter. You should be aware of your unique gas grade to keep your vehicle running well for the long-term. Your automobile is dependent on your service and maintenance. Don't let the cruel winter months wreak havoc on your driving commute…
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Get the Headlights That Work Best For You at Night

Have a look at this listing of lights. No, not holiday lights, headlights, turn signal lights, fog lights, tail lights and more! We offer a wide variety of lights specifically engineered for your BMW vehicle, all of which are street friendly headlights which you may use to improve your vehicle's safety. 

 

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