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Drive Safer in the Rain

At Earthycars, we’re all about making sure that our customers can tackle the rainy weather safely on the roads. When it rains in Williston, there are a few tips to help you confidently navigate your way.

Properly maintained equipment is of the utmost importance. This includes maintaining the right amount of pressure in your tires and having working headlights and taillights. If it’s been a while since you replaced your windshield wiper blades, you should do that, too.

Always slow down when it’s raining outside...
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What are the Best Cars for Uber and Lyft Drivers?

Driving for Uber, Lyft, or some other ride sharing program will require the right vehicle. It should be in decent shape and be durable, but you will want to avoid luxury vehicles since you will be putting so many miles on it while you're driving strangers to their destinations.

If you're only driving individuals or small parties, a mid-size four-door sedan will be ideal. Some of the better options in this category include:
  • Toyota Camry
  • Honda Accord
  • Chevy Malibu
  • Ford Fusion
Naturally, the hybrid versions of these vehicles will also work well.

If you're going to be…
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What to Carry on Winter Car Trips

At Earthycars, we understand that although we're excited about winter weather and all the fun it brings, it makes good sense to pack a winter car survival kit. Whether this is geared to keep you alive for a pre-determined amount of time if you're stranded, designed to help you deal with winter roadside emergencies, or packed with the idea of assisting you to obtain help in mind, it's certainly a necessity.

Consider adding the following items to your car kit, packed securely:
  • flashlight and batteries
  • extra set of winter clothing
  • blankets
  • snacks and bottled water
  • first aid…
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Five Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

These warning signs your car tires need to be replaced could be the difference in you being stranded on the road when a tire has a blowout.
  1. If your car is equipped with a tire warning light, take action the first time this light flashes.
  2. If you notice low tire tread, you are putting yourself and other motorists in danger because the vehicle is going to have trouble gripping the road surface in bad weather.
  3. Any cracked tires is an indication of a defect or a serious failure.
  4. With wear on one side of the car tire, it could be…
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Are You Overloading Your Truck? Towing Versus Payload Capacity

If you're confused about the difference between the towing and payload capacity of a vehicle, you're at risk of putting too much weight into the bed of your truck. This can cause damage to the chassis, frame, tires, and suspension, so it's important to known what each number means.

The payload capacity of a truck is generally less than its towing capacity. Payload is anything that is placed between the bumpers of a truck, either in the cab or the bed, including passengers...


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What to Do Following a Tire Blowout

A blowout can be a stressful and dangerous event, and all drivers need to be ready for them. Taking the proper steps after a blowout will reduce your risk of a dangerous or deadly accident. Here are a few simple tips that will keep you and your loved ones safe during one of these emergencies.

After a blowout, you must immediately turn on your hazard lights and then slowly pull your vehicle off to the side of the road. Once the road is clear, you should get out and set up flares or other warning markers. If the road is…

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About Motor Oil Viscosity

Viscosity describes the thickness of the motor oil or how quickly the fluid flows. Water has a low viscosity. On the other hand, honey is thicker and thus has a higher viscosity. Motor oil containers indicate the viscosity of the oil. On a can of oil labeled as 10W40, the 10 signifies the viscosity of the oil when the engine has not been running. The 40 represents the thickness of the oil when the engine has been running.

Low viscosity oils are necessary to keep engines running when the temperature is cold outside. The oil is thin enough to quickly…

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Two Important Back-to-School Season Maintenance Tips

Now that the back-to-school season is here, there really is no better time than to take your vehicle in for servicing before a small repair becomes a costly roadside emergency.

This is the perfect time of year to get all the fluids checked or changed in your vehicle. Begin with having the oil changed, then have the technician top off the washer fluid, check or replace the engine coolant, and well as lubricate all the moving parts within.

In order to be prepared as the seasons change, start to focus on packing your vehicle with essentials for battling cooler weather…
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Tailgating Essentials

Tailgating can be such a fun experience whether you are headed to a football game with your friends or you want to enjoy the day at a park with your family. Before you head out in your new pre-owned vehicle from Earthycars, make sure you have some of the best tailgating essentials on hand to make your day perfect.

  • Plan a picnic of some sort. You can stick to cold items that you can keep nearby in a cooler, or you can use a small, portable, charcoal grill to cook up some items.
  • Keep a number of paper products on…
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Finding the Right Mechanic

Finding the right mechanic is a big decision and one we don’t want you to take lightly. We want to help you not just have a mechanic you’re comfortable around but also to be able to do some automotive things on your own in case of an emergency. Stop at Earthycars and speak to our technicians about the best ways to keep your vehicle in as good of condition as possible.

Finding the right mechanic can be difficult, especially if you’re new to an area. Getting recommendations from friends, family members and neighbors is a great way…

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