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What's the Difference Between a Donut Tire and a Full-Size Tire?

Have you ever needed to replace the tire on your vehicle with a spare? If you have, then you probably needed to know right away if you had a donut or a full-size spare tire. If you haven't, then you'll be wise to learn the difference. Some tires are built to only go a short distance before replacing it, and some are just like the other tires on your vehicle.

A compact temporary tire is only made to go short distances, usually 50 miles or less, before a regular tire is placed on your wheel. They also have…

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Know the ABC's of Alternators

An alternator is the energy source of a vehicle, feeding all of the electrical system components and the battery. As the vehicle engine spins in motion, a wheel is cranked on the alternator, delivering energy to all parts of the car.

Dim lights, the smell of burning rubber, a constant whirring sound, or instruments in the gauge cluster not functioning properly are all signs that the alternator may be failing. Many vehicles also have a specific warning light in the instrument cluster to alert drivers of problems with the alternator. 

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Keep Your Child Safe With These Car Seat Installation Tips

While parents and caregivers use car seats to keep their children safe, there are many who are unaware of how to properly install a car seat. We want you to keep your child safe when you are driving, which is why we have summarized some tips to ensure that your child's car seat is properly installed.

To keep your child safe, read through the car seat's instruction manual, and you should always install your child's car seat in the back of the automobile. In addition, check our vehicle's owner manual to see if any latch anchors…

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Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario

While most drivers don't even want to think about the possibility of getting into an automobile accident, it's important that you're prepared for the worst-case scenario. We want you to be safe and protected on the road, so here are a few things that will assist you during the aftermath of an accident.

You should always have a camera, notebook, pen, and reflective signs in your vehicle. A disposable camera can prove to be very useful in documenting the crash. You can use it to take pictures of the scene for later use. 

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Preparing for a Roadside Emergency

If you're planning to drive in the cold weather or you simply want to take a road trip, make sure you prepare for emergencies before they occur. It's important to understand that with proper planning, most stress surrounding roadside emergencies can be drastically reduced. Here's what you need to know.

Make sure you stock your vehicle with emergency essentials, including blankets, hats, and gloves. If you break down when the weather is poor, you'll be protected. You should also have emergency roadside assistance numbers, along with a first aid kit, flares, and non-perishable foods. 

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Preparing Food and Drinks At a Tailgating Event

One good thing about tailgating is that you are not limited in the type of food you can present to your group. As a matter of fact, you can be very creative in bringing forth the type of food you want people to enjoy. They can be both tasty and healthy.

One example of a type of food and drink that you can create is a breakfast burrito. This can be done using a grill and a skillet. When it comes to drinks, you can prepare special mixes you might have planned for the event. 

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Should You Select Summer or All-Season Tires?

You have two different types of tires to select from when you are looking for replacements for your car. These are summer tires and all-season tires. You may wonder which of these types of tires will best serve your needs.

Summer tires are ideal for dry and wet road conditions. All-season tires do not perform as well in dry and rainy conditions. All-season tires are ideally suited for snow and ice. In fact, summer tires do not perform well in snow and icy conditions. 

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