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What is Car Wax?

If you have never taken the time to understand the care and maintenance of cars in greater detail, then you may have taken for granted the importance of something as simple as car wax when washing your car. Part of being an informed car owner means understanding what car wax is, how it helps keep cars clean, and why it matters.

Wax, which can be made of different things, is a hydrocarbon that is hard at room temperature but when melted, can be applied to a hard, nonporous surface such as a car. When applied to your car, it protects…

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Preparing for a Road Trip: The Importance of Roadside Emergency Kits

If you are preparing for a road trip, you obviously spend time preparing your itinerary, including the route you will take on your travels. You cannot overlook the importance served by roadside emergency kits when on road trips.

Generally speaking, roadside emergency kits include items to deal with some of the most common types of vehicle breakdowns, like a flat tire or battery issue. In addition, roadside emergency kits also include items designed to protect you and the passengers in your vehicle. These include everything from a blanket to roadside flares, to water. 

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The Correct Way to Test Your Battery

Although you'll need only a voltmeter to correctly test a car battery, to be safe, you should have work gloves, a wire brush, and protective eye-wear. Open the car hood first, turn off the engine, and be sure to grab protective eye-wear and work gloves.

When corrosion is on your battery terminals, use the wire brush to clear contact points. The voltmeter is a simple tool to operate. It only has a red and black cable with attachments. Place the red cable on the positive, then black cable on the negative side of the car's battery terminal. 

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The Truth About Motor Oil

How do you know when it is time to have your vehicle's motor oil changed? There is conflicting advice given by many different types of people, and it is hard to separate the truth from the myths. Despite what you have heard over the years, many times the most common "facts" are untrue.

One common misconception is that you do not have to change the oil filter every time the oil is changed. This is false, as you don't want particles in the filter entering the clean oil. You may have heard that you should change the oil…

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Flat Tire Replacement Information

It's certainly a hassle to have a flat tire when you are driving in Lawrenceville. However, changing a flat tire isn't as difficult as you might think. Following a few simple steps will get you back on the road again soon.

When you have a flat, pull over to a safe place. Set the emergency brake and turn on your hazard lights. Remove the jack, tire tool and spare from your car. Before you jack up your car, loosen the lug nuts. Jack up the car and finish removing the lug nuts. Remove the tire. 

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Why are Tire Rotations so Important?

If you are paying closer attention to the treads and condition of the car tire, you can reduce the chances of experiencing a blowout. Here are a few things to look out for when inspecting the car tires.

Look at the tire wall because this is going to be the weakest part of the tire. When you notice bulges or cracks in this area of the tires, it is important to have them checked out as soon as possible. You may need new tires

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Let Us Restore Your Headlights

When your car’s headlights are dim, it is difficult to see where you’re driving in the dark. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. With that in mind, we recommend that you have your headlight lenses either replaced or restored when they become cloudy and dim. Since most people enjoy saving money, here are some DIY methods of clearing away the cloud so that you can see better while driving at night.

  • Apply some toothpaste to a damp cloth and wipe the lenses with that. 
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