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How to Jump Start a Car

Some motorists dread the thought of a dead battery, but with just a little preparation, any motorist can master the knowledge and skill required to get their engine started again.

Line the functioning car next to the one with the dead battery, ensuring both are turned off. Place the red jumper clamp onto the positive terminal of the dead battery and place the other red clamp on the positive terminal of the functioning battery. Place the black clamp on the negative terminal of the functioning battery. Take care not to touch the clamps accidentally, as the cables are now live…

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What Type of Winter Tire Does Your Vehicle Need This Season?

Depending on the type of wintry conditions you typically encounter each year, you may be served better by putting a particular type of winter tire on your vehicle when the snow starts to fall. The tread patterns on winter tires make some tires better suited to snowy conditions or icy ones.

Studded snow tires, for instance, can be outfitted with metal studs that greatly improve traction when driving over icy roadways. If they're allowed in your state, you may want to consider them in harsh weather. 

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Windshield Chip Repair Information

A chip in your windshield doesn't have to be the end of this important piece of glass on your car. If you can get the chip repaired soon after it occurs, then you can often prevent any further cracking and spreading along the glass.

There are some repairs that aren't as easy to fix and could require a new windshield, but this is still a repair that can be completed in a short time.  

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Tips to Prevent Skidding on Icy Roads

If your vehicle has ever skid out of control on an icy road, you know how terrifying of an experience it can be. Most of our instinctive reactions, such as braking, can actually make the situation worse. The following are a few tips that will help you prevent skidding on icy roads.

One safety measure you should take is to make sure that you are leaving plenty of space between you and the car ahead of you. This will allow you plenty of time to react if the driver in front of you suddenly stops. Stopping in a sudden manner…

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Keep Your Furry Family Member Safe Inside the Car

Dog owners tend to love their furry little friends. You might even view them as part of the family, and if you love your dog, then you probably want them to be safe while riding inside of the vehicle. There are several features that you should look for when purchasing a vehicle so that your dog is safe during the entire trip and in the event of an accident.

One way to keep your dog safe is to have a pet gate added to your car. Many manufacturers offer this as an accessory so that your dog is safe during…

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Take Care of Your Car's Battery This Winter

Car batteries are to be treated with care if you want them to last a long time for you. The simple truth is that car batteries are sensitive to heat and cold in a lot of ways. Extreme changes in temperature can make them very much unable to be used in the manner that they are supposed to.

Heat can cause chemicals in a battery to start to react and spill over onto the battery. Many of those chemicals involve acid, and that means that it is literally possible to erode the battery from inside of itself.  

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Put Together a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car

Winter arrived, bringing with it dangerous cold weather. Staying safe indoors isn't always an option. If you must drive, putting together a proper winter survival kit should become a priority.

Educate yourself on the subject of winter survival. Learn about the dangers of driving during frigid weather. Familiarize yourself with items necessary for the kit. Keeping a simple blanket in the trunk could help you in a tough situation. Adding other important items makes sense as well. 

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Learn About Your Vehicle's Differential

Our team at Evergreen Subaru takes the time to keep you informed about how to keep your vehicle in optimal shape. A differential is an important piece of equipment that helps your vehicle perform at its best.

A differential is a gearbox that is located between the drive wheels of your vehicle. Many four-wheel drive vehicles have a front and rear differential. A differential works with the transmission to transfer power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels. It also makes turning possible.  

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Muffler and Exhaust Service Needed in a Timely Manner

There are many makes and models of vehicles that will hold up well over years and years of use. An unfortunate part of owning a vehicle is that there will sometimes be repairs and service that needs to be done. When it comes to your muffler and exhaust system, this is a very important part of your vehicle. Without it, you wouldn't be able to hear very well as your drive. The noise from your engine would be deafening. Not to mention, the exhaust system also moves exhaust from your engine out the back of your vehicle. 

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How the Brakes on Your Vehicle Work

The brake pads on your vehicle wear down over time. You can expect that the brake pads will last around 50,000 miles but they can wear down faster if you use your brakes frequently. If you hear loud noises coming from your vehicle when you press down the brake pedal, it's time to have your vehicle checked.

As your brake pads wear down, they will begin to squeal against the rotors when the brake pedal is pressed down. The pads will eventually wear out completely, and you will hear metal grinding on metal when the brake pads are…

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