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Take Care of Your Car Before a Road Trip

Packing the car with a cooler filled with treats, your favorite beach towel, and all the essentials for a road trip adventure. Amidst all the fun, however, you should have your car serviced a week prior to the trip. Oil, battery, water, hoses, and tire checks can give you piece of mind for the trip.

 

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Don't Forget To Wash Your Car

Everyone loves that new car smell and you want to keep that new car feeling as long as possible right? But safely a new car grows older and the enthusiasm for up-keep tends wears off. Do not let this happen to your vehicle. 

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What Should a Roadside Emergency Kit Include?

It is important to get prepared for a roadside emergency so that you and your passengers can stay safe and get out as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to get prepared is a roadside emergency kit, in which you can keep various items that can assist you in an emergency. This can include:

Non-perishable food and clean water in case you must wait for an extended period of time before help arrives

A fire extinguisher

A phone charger so you can get help

A first-aid kit, which should include pain medicine, gauze, bandages, antiseptic, etc.

Jumper cables…

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Pay Attention to What's Happening Outside of Your Car

Nobody likes to get involved in an accident, but yet many are every single day because the driver was distracted, rushed, or just not paying attention. When you are behind the wheel, you need to stay aware and focused at all times. If you're not, then you can be taken by surprise. Never follow the car in front of you too closely either. If they have to suddenly stop, then you might get into an accident if you're too close. Don't get distracted by your phone, passengers, or anything else...

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Rotate Your Tires at Tom Bush Volkswagen

Whenever you drive a car on a regular basis, one of the things you are probably well aware of the fact that the tires will need to be replaced at some point. This may seem like an overwhelming situation but there is a way to delay the process of replacing the tires. If you are looking to increase the life of your tires, it will be necessary to get them rotated.

By rotating the tires, you will be in position to keep them in the best possible condition and keep yourself safe whenever you drive. Rotating the tires allows you…
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Synthetic Blends for Heavy Loads

Motor oil can be a fairly complex product if you look at all the different types and weights there are for various vehicles and their uses. For example, a typical car used for family use in a mild climate will use a certain type of oil. Whereas a full size pickup truck or box truck that was made to haul heavy loads will need a different type.

The latter of those examples should use a synthetic blend (as opposed to just synthetic) that is of a heavier weight than typical conventional motor oils.

 

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Do your checkup sooner rather than later!

So, why is vehicle maintenance so important? Well, for starters, it can save you loads of money in the long run. How? If you keep up with the maintenance on your vehicle, you will be able to nip things in the bud-before they get out of hand. And depending on your driving habits, you may even require more checkups in order to keep your claim for coverage in good standing, should you need it.

All it takes is a simple inspection of your tires, fluids, wipers, etc. to ensure they are topped up, properly inflated, and in good working order…

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The All-New e-Golf Will Travel Farther

Volkswagen engineers have extended the single-charge range of the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf by 50resulting in a improved driving range of 124 miles. The advancement is credited to the vehicle’s new 35.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which has taken the place of the previous version’s 24.2-kWh lithium ion battery.

 

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