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Learn About the Differences Between a Compact Temporary Spare Tire and a Full-Size Spare Tire

Many vehicles on the market these days come with spare tires of some sort. The type of tire that is included will vary, based on the type of vehicle that you're purchasing. Smaller vehicles tend to come with a compact temporary tire. This tire tends to be much smaller than the average-sized tire that you have on your vehicle right now. This tire is intended to get you to the nearest service center to have your regular tire replaced or fixed.

The full-size spare tire is essentially a spare tire that is just like the other ones that you…
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Vehicle Upholstery and Pet Hair

Numerous pet owners take their four-legged friends with them when traveling. However, removing the pet hair that lines the interior upholstery can be a hassle. A few tips make the task easier and less time-consuming.

Inflate a children's balloon and rub it on the upholstery. The static electricity attracts pet hair like a magnet. Get the same result by donning a pair of rubber gloves. Spray the upholstery lightly with water. Wipe the interior with the gloves.

Another option includes mixing a few teaspoons of your favorite fabric softener with water. Spray the upholstery with the solution.
 

 

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Should I Change My Oil if I Don't Drive That Often?

Even if you just don't use your car very often, you'll still need to change your oil, adhering to your driver's manual's suggested schedule. Not only is changing your oil regularly a good idea, it can even keep you from voiding your warranty if your car is still covered by one.

You might think of your engine as a closed system, but it's just as susceptible to contamination as any other part of your car. Your motor oil not only picks up dirt along its journey through your engine, it also picks up water vapor…
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Your Quick Back-To-School Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Here at Earthycars, we understand how frantic the back-to-school period can be for Williston parents and students. With so much on your plate, it can be easy to forget about important tasks like vehicle maintenance. As such, we have put together some quick back-to-school tips you can follow to make sure your vehicle is in great condition for the entire year.

One of the first things you should do if you want to make sure that your car keeps running smoothly is have a mechanic or auto technician check out any lights that you may have on your dashboard
 

 

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The Role of the Air Filter

It's important that air is allowed to flow into, through and out of your vehicle. This can help to improve gas mileage, keep engine components cool and cycle dirty air out of the cabin. However, this may not be possible unless the cabin and engine air filters are properly maintained.

If engine parts get too hot, they could stop working properly or stop working at all. The increased heat could also melt wires or lead to an engine fire, which could put you and your passengers in danger. Ideally, you will visit Earthycars to have air filters inspected or…

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Taking Care of Your Belts & Hoses

Among the many components in your vehicle that are responsible for it running is the set of belts and hoses. These components not only help with making sure all of the fluids get to the right components but also help to regulate the movement of moving parts so that the engine can run well.

One of the types of belts that is very crucial to the running of your engine is the timing belts. Once the belt wears out, then it can cause the engine to fall apart with the camshaft, crankshaft and distributing running out of sync.

 

 

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Towing vs. Payload Capacity: What's The Difference?

Trucks boasting of their power often make mention of payload and towing capacity. Newbies to the market might assume the two are the same. That's not an accurate assessment. The two terms refer to two completely different attributes.

Payload refers to what you put inside the vehicle. If a car or truck has a 1,500 lb. payload, then the vehicle can carry 1,500 lbs. of weight. The weight can take any form. Passengers, items placed in the trunk, and more could comprise payload.

Towing refers to what is pulled behind the vehicle....

 

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Steps to Debadge Your Car

One of the first steps to take in customizing the exterior of your vehicle is to debadge your car. Follow these simple steps to try to remove some of the emblems and logos without damaging the paint.

First of all, you need to try to figure out how the emblem has been attached to the exterior paint. If it's attached via a clip, it may need additional attention. Badges attached via adhesive can be easily removed at home.

Try using a spray adhesive remover to make it easier to get off the paint. Let adhesive loosener sit for a…
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Road Trip on a Budget

Road trips are one of those things you hear about a lot. They often bring to mind images of people traveling cross country and having a blast. However, there is one factor that needs to be consider. That factor is a budget. A road trip is very likely going to cost money. Therefore, you are going to have to figure out a way to plan it.

When planning a road trip on a budget, you want to plan out the route. This is so that you do not get lost and wind up wasting gas trying to find your way…

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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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