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3 Ways To Prepare Your Vehicle For Rain Conditions

3 Ways To Prepare Your Vehicle For Rain Conditions

By RobsonPhoto   Get your vehicle ready for rainy roads It's raining; it's pouring! Nothing catches unprepared drivers off guard like a surprise downpour. It's all too easy to overlook windshield wipers and tires. As we enter into the rainy season, here are three ways you can prepare your vehicle (and yourself) for wet weather conditions.    1. Check your windshield wipers and washer fluid levels Before the rain begins, take a minute to check that your windshield wipers are in good condition. Worn-out or damaged wipers won't be able to wipe away water as effectively, which can lead to decreased visibility while driving. While you're at it, check your washer fluid levels and top them off if necessary. There's nothing worse than having grimy water streaking down your windshield when trying to see where you're going!   2. Inspect your tires Make sure your tires have plenty of treads and are properly inflated. Driving in wet conditio ... read more

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Why Fluid Exchange And Preventative Maintenance are Essential

Why Fluid Exchange And Preventative Maintenance are Essential

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio   What is "Preventative Maintenance"? Preventative maintenance is defined as regularly scheduled inspections, tests, servicing, and replacements of auto parts and systems. Its purpose is to help avoid expensive repairs or replacements down the road. Many carmakers release recommendations on when you should replace certain parts.   Auto repair shops may offer service packages at a discount. Some preventative maintenance tasks you can do yourself, such as checking your tire pressure and oil level, but others will require the help of a professional mechanic.   While it may seem like an unnecessary expense upfront, preventative maintenance can save you time and money in the long run by keeping your car running smoothly.   What is a "fluid exchange"? Auto repair shops often talk about performing a "fluid exchange" as part of routine maintenance. But what exactly is a fluid exchange?   In short, it ... read more

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Don’t Run From Rain

Don’t Run From Rain

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash Staying Safe While Driving In The Rain. We have some rainier months ahead of us in Tennessee, and that means some interesting driving conditions, too. Rain brings all sorts of special surprises to the surface. Despite the odd "crazy driver," rain is sure to bring some dangerous road conditions as well. Rain introduces all sorts of problems to our roads. Wet conditions wear away the road surface and cause problems for tire stability. Moisture leads to mud, loose gravel, chunky asphalt, and more. All of which can cause major problems, not to mention being blinded by heavy rainfall; due to bad windshield wipers! So, here are a few ways to stay safe while driving in the rain. What Can I ... read more

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