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Rubberized vs. Carpeted Floor Mats

Rubber floor mats are a popular option, as they are easy to clean, inexpensive and durable. Unfortunately, the mats come in few colors. On the other hand, carpeted floor mats also protect the vehicle's interior and come in a wider choice of colors, styles and price ranges. In this way, you have a better chance of matching the existing carpet. However, anyone who has carpeted mats understands the difficulty involved in the cleaning process. 

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The BMW X Models: Not You're Normal SUV

There's nothing traditional about the new BMW X Series. These luxury Sports Activity Vehicles have abundant space so that you can get anywhere in style and comfort. The sleek design maintains the signature BMW features, such as the kidney grilles and highly aerodynamic design.

The X Models boast powerful 445 horsepower engines that will make sure you never get out accelerated. 

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The TPMS Light is Not a Suggestion, It’s a Warning

Most drivers have been conditioned to ignore many of the dash lights in their vehicles unless they indicate severe readings. While this is honestly a bad idea for any indicator lights (even the ambiguous check engine light is trying to say something), one of the most dangerous ones to ignore is the TPMS light.

TPMS is short for “tire pressure monitoring system”. This is a sensor array that monitors pressure by wheel rotation and often direct sensors in the tires themselves. 

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Reasons Your Engine May be Overheating

If you are sitting in Nashua bumper-to-bumper traffic and you suddenly realize that it appears your engine is beginning to overheat, there are a couple of problems that could be causing it. The first is that there is a problem with your coolant system. The second is that the car's thermostat, fan, pump or hose in the system is having issues.

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What Are Belts Used for In a Car?

With modern technology permeating new vehicles, it is amazing how many belts are used to make a car, and its parts run well. Belts are used for everything from cooling the engine to running the audio system. Without belts, your car would stop in the middle of the road, drained of power and overheated.

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Gaskets Explained

Informed car owners make better service decisions that can extend your car's life. Thus, we want to inform you about automotive gaskets today.

Typical car gaskets include head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets and exhaust manifold gaskets, and they are vital to your auto's proper operation and longevity.

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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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