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Towing Guide

Before you tow anything, you need to familiarize yourself with a number of important terms. Those terms are curb weight, gross vehicle weight, gross combined vehicle weight, gross trailer weight and trailer tongue weight. The curb weight is how much a vehicle weighs when it is empty. The gross vehicle weight is the combined weight of the entire vehicle and all of its components, such as the cargo, fuel and passengers. The gross combined vehicle weight is the total weight of the trailer and the vehicle.

The gross trailer weight is how much the trailer weighs when it is loaded…

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How Does IIHS Rate Vehicles for LATCH?

LATCH is short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. It is the hardware provided for the installation of child seats and to make it easier to transport children. Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety seek to make automakers focus more on LATCH hardware.

When evaluating LATCH, the IIHS looks at the ease of use of the lower anchor and the tether. They check the lower anchor to ensure it has a depth of less 2 cm and are visible from a 60-degree viewing angle. The lower anchor also needs to have a clearance angle of at least…

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All Weather Floor Mats Vs Carpet

All weather floor mats have channels that are designed to trap salt, mud, sand and water. This makes all weather floor mats easy to clean. The all-weather floor mats have also been designed to prevent cracking and curling when they are exposed to extreme temperatures. Additionally, all-weather floor mats can last for many years. They are more expensive than the carpet mats.

Carpet mats are a good option if you want to add your own personal style to your mats. Not only is there a wide selection of 

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What's The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer?

Many people know what oversteer and understeer are, but not everyone knows the difference between them. This article will explain the differences in detail.

Understeer is when the front wheels do not turn enough to go around a corner. The two are different because they have different driving dynamics. To understand them better, imagine you are driving a car with oversteer. Under braking or turning, the back of the car will try to slide out and lose control. On the other hand, if you drive an understeered car, when you turn or brake hard, it will feel like hitting a…

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What Is a Backup Camera?

Today, manufacturers always attach a rearview camera to every car to help the driver when reversing. The cameras are always on the rear trim pieces, and you might fail to see them. This is because the backup camera is meant to focus on the down spot to make it able to see the object at the immediate back of the car.

Different manufactures place the monitor at different places. In most cases, it is always on the driver's cockpit so that the driver does not strain to see the images created. If your car already has a screen for…

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New Heights of Power & Comfort: Subaru Ascent

Our Earthycars team loves an SUV that accommodates our entire immediate family and then some, so we love the Subaru Ascent, Subaru's largest vehicle ever. It seats seven to eight comfortably, with tons of cubic space to boot for gear. However, Ascent's sleek good looks, superb handling and ahead-of-trend tech features make it one of the most popular three-row SUVs on the market.

Bench or Captain's Seats? Take Your Pick

With the seven-seat configuration, Ascent boasts second row captain's chairs that permit easy access to the third row. With the eight-seat configuration

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Tips for Installing Your Child’s Safety Seat

Many new parents think that saving for college or answering questions about the meaning of life are the most difficult challenges of parenting until they’re faced with installing a child-safety seat. While this task can be tough, it’s definitely surmountable with a little patience and perseverance.

In-depth reviews of your vehicle’s manual and the seat’s instruction booklet are the first steps to properly installing any seat. Your vehicle also likely has pre-attached tethers and other devices designed to simplify safety seat installation, so locate and familiarize yourself with 

 

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What Apple CarPlay Has to Offer

At Earthycars we know how important connectivity is for drivers in Williston. For this reason, we want to give you some information on how Apple CarPlay works.

Apple CarPlay allows you to use your iPhone on the go to access entertainment, apps, and news with your vehicle's infotainment system. The information you need commonly gets displayed on a touchscreen by connecting your phone using Bluetooth or USB. However, Bluetooth makes a safer option, 

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Choosing Your Teen's First Car

When your teen starts to learn how to drive, then it is time for you to start thinking about buying them a car. For most parents this is a mix of excitement and trepidation.

Identifying the right model is all about understanding how to get the most safety features that you can in a simple, straightforward vehicle. Complicated software interfaces and big, powerful engines are not a good idea for a new driver. Likewise, make sure that you don't get a vehicle with an inefficient engine, because that can quickly rack you up significant monthly expenses in terms of…

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Arrive Safely: The Subaru Crosstrek

One of the most important things that people often look for when buying a used car is the safety that it can provide for them. Whether it be just the driver or an entire family of passengers, the Subaru Crosstrek is an excellent vehicle for ensuring that you each arrive at your destination safely.

The Subaru Crosstrek has several built-in features that are specifically designed for your safety. Including specific technology to aid your sight while driving and all-around awareness, this car will make sure that you end your trip just as safely as you started it.

 

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