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Tires – A Judgment Call

At Earthycars, we have the experience to help you select your replacement tires. Did you know that tires come in three major categories? You can choose normal passenger tires that are often referred to as summer tires, all-season tires, and winter tires.

Summer tires give the smoothest, quietest ride and may offer the best handling in rain or shine because they have fewer, narrower grooves and softer rubber. This means more rubber gripping the road. However, in cold weather, the rubber stiffens and the lack of grooves become a liability in the snow.

 

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Seasonal Vehicle Maintenance Especially Important During Fall

Seasonal maintenance during the fall is key to making sure your vehicle runs at its highest possible level throughout the colder seasons. When autumn arrives, call Earthycars, and you can make an appointment for your vehicle's seasonal maintenance. We’ll rotate your tires and inflate them properly, as well as provide you with the brake service, alignments, filter changes, and more that are necessary to keep your car running.

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Meeting Someone at the Airport & Need Your Car Clean Now?

Washing and detailing your car properly takes time, but what do you do when plans suddenly change, and you're picking up your partner's parents at BTV in five minutes? You need to make a good first impression... but your dusty car is filled with soda cans and gym bags.

Don't panic. Autoblog Details offers six tips to have your car cleaner in minutes.

  • Empty trash from the car. If you need to stash it…
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What Does My Check Engine Light Mean?

Driving your vehicle with the check engine light on could turn out to be a costly mistake. Many people tend to ignore the warning, but it's in your best interest to get it looked at as soon as possible. It could be an easy, inexpensive fix, or it could be more something more serious. Let's go over a reasons why your check engine light is on.

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Get Your Car Ready For Spring!

With the official spring less than a week away, it's time to make sure your car is prepared for the warmer weather and wet roads ahead.

  • Give your car a good wash: Salt can build-up on your car during winter. This can cause rust and other problems, so be sure to you give your car a good wash once winter is over.
  • Don't forget about the inside of your car: Spring is a great time to spend a day outdoors cleaning out the inside of your car. Vacuum, throw away any trash that has accumulated during the winter…
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What Type of Oil Should You Choose?

Which Type to Choose and Who to Bring It in To?

It's important to change your vehicle's oil regularly. Knowing the difference between synthetic oil and conventional oil certainly helps in this endeavor, for you must make a decision between the two that will affect your vehicle's engine life.

First of all, the conventional type of oil has been around first. It is a refined crude oil that has worked well for many years, but it requires more frequent changes as it is susceptible to forming sludge. Synthetic oil may start as crude oil as well, but…
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Three Vital Reasons to Change Your Oil Regularly

Here at Earthycars, we recognize that car engines have truly come a long way over the decades. In addition to becoming more lightweight, powerful, and even fuel efficient, car engines now use technology to help you travel between destinations with ease. That’s why it is important to check every component in your vehicle’s engine routinely to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Regular service appointments can help you to avoid the issues caused by friction, corrosion, overheating, and more.
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Could Cars One Day Relieve Global Water Shortages?

Though it's not something we worry much about in our day-to-day here in Vermont, around the world, there is an increasing scarcity of clean drinking water. As climate change continues to take its toll and human population continues to soar upward, the UN estimates 47 percent of people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030.

Cars, you would think, are part of the problem, not the solution.

Ford…

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