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Mastering the Test Drive: Essential Tips for a Successful Car Evaluation

The test drive is a crucial step in the car-buying process, allowing you to experience a vehicle firsthand and determine if it meets your expectations. To make the most of this opportunity, it's essential to approach the test drive with a plan.

Research and Preparation

Before hitting the road for a test drive, conducting thorough research on the car model you're interested in is crucial. Please familiarize yourself with its specifications, features, and reviews to clearly understand what to expect. Consider your needs and priorities to ensure the car meets your requirements.

 

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning can affect your vehicle's stability and handling. In extreme cases, hydroplaning can cause accidents since the braking system will not work as effectively. You can avoid hydroplaning when you drive your vehicle at slow speeds since the tires will get maximum contact with the road. When the roads are slippery or wet, avoid using the cruise control feature since maintaining a steady speed while driving can increase the risk of hydroplaning.

While driving off-road, you should steer clear of standing water and puddles. Ensure that your tires are in good condition and 

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How to Keep Pet Hair Under Control with Car Detailing

Car detailing is a great way to keep your car looking its best and keep it free from pet hair. Controlling pet hair in a car is a difficult task, but with the right method and products, it can be done. The first step is to completely vacuum the interior of the car, paying special attention to crevices and low-lying areas. Vacuuming is crucial and will help remove most of the pet hair from the fabric surfaces. Next, use a lint roller to pick up any stray pet hair that may be stuck in fabrics or carpets. Once the lint…

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Williston Drivers Can Can Stay Connected with Apple CarPlay

At Earthycars, we know how important it is to stay connected while away from home, but we're also aware of the dangers involved with texting and driving or trying to follow step-by-step navigational directions from an app on your phone. That's why we highly recommend vehicles with modern systems like Apple CarPlay for minimal distractions and ease-of-use while driving.

Apple CarPlay allows you to connect your iPhone to an equipped vehicle's infotainment system for hands-free control of many of the apps you use every day. 

 

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Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car Near Burlington

If the time has arrived to shop for your teen's first vehicle, you may have a number of questions and concerns. It's likely your top priority is safety. Other factors like budget and quality probably top the list as well. That's why the Earthycars team has put together these tips for choosing your teen's first car.

Even the best drivers can find themselves in a collision. To provide added protection for your inexperienced driver, it's a good idea to choose a vehicle equipped with as many safety features as you can afford. Look for driver…

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What's So Special About Android Auto?

Technology is a large part of the automotive industry today with new things being added every day. One of the most popular technology features to hit the automotive industry is Android Auto. Android Auto is a system that lets you connect your Android phone to your compatible vehicle. Downloading the Android Auto app is simple and can be done with a USB cable/port or wireless internet if your vehicle supports wireless.

Once Android Auto is downloaded, you can start your vehicle and view all your phone’s apps on the display screen. If your vehicle doesn’t have a…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

It's that time of year again when the rain starts coming down in sheets and the roads become slick with water. Hydroplaning can be a major hazard during wet weather, so it's important to know how to avoid it.

Here are some tips to avoid hydroplaning:

-Slow down when driving in wet weather. This may seem like common sense, but it's important to remember that water on the road can make it slippery and reduce your traction.

-Make sure your tires have enough tread. Worn out tires are more likely to hydroplane.

-Avoid puddles and standing water…

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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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