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Worried About Fuel Economy? Here Are Some Tips from Earthycars

If you're concerned that you're spending too much money at the gas pump each week, Earthycars has some tips that will help you out.

It's important that you stay consistent with routine maintenance for your automobile. Earthycars's service department can assist with things like oil changes, tire rotations and brake service. When you keep up on these tasks, your vehicle runs more efficiently. It also gives us the opportunity to repair any issues that are going on.

 

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3 Signs that Indicate the Need for Brake Pedal Repair

You use your brake pedal almost constantly when driving around Vermont yet you probably do not think about it all that often. Before hitting the road again in Williston, consider the following to ensure your brake pedal is in good condition.

A brake pedal in need of repairs is often very difficult to press. As a result, you may find yourself needing to step on it harder than normal to get your car to stop. Your brake pedal could also need repairs if it takes longer than usual to stop. If you have difficulty stopping

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Understanding Gaskets

A gasket is one of the most important parts of any vehicle. Here is a look at what a gasket is and what it does. Also, you'll understand where the gaskets are located inside your vehicle and when they should be replaced.

What is a Gasket?
A gasket is a protective seal that separates the components inside one part of the vehicle from outside elements. For instance, an oil pan gasket will protect your oil from dirt, dust and other foreign particles.

Where are the Gaskets Located?
 

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Tips For Handling Your Next Collision

Being involved in an auto accident is never a fun experience. It can be heartbreaking, difficult, expensive and even confusing, at times. That is why, we at Earthycars wish to give you the following two tips to help you the next time you find yourself in an accident, so you can feel confident driving safely on the road.

Two Major Tips For Auto Collisions

1. Check For Injuries- Be sure not only to check yourself, but to also check others involved. This includes other motorists. Be sure to call for an ambulance as well, if the situation calls for it…
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Get Your Vehicle In Order Before Going Off The Road

There's nothing like feeling the breeze blow through your hair while on an off-road adventure. If you're not experienced, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that you're safe when you're not navigating paved roads in Williston.

Learn about high gear and low gear before getting in your vehicle to go off-roading. If you're traveling on dirt or if you get stuck in the mud, then a lower gear is what you need. Higher gears are for paved roads and when the terrain doesn't have a lot of ruts and holes…

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Why Extreme Hot & Cold Kill Car Batteries

The lone motorist broke down at the snowy roadside and needing a jump start is a common image in pop culture. However, intense winter temperatures aren't the only enemy of a car battery. Summer's heatwaves are just as deadly. According to the factory-trained techs in our Earthycars service department, here's why.

Increased Capacity, Shorter Life

Summer brings good news and bad news to your car battery. In summer, your car battery's capacity increases as the weather gets hotter. However, this has two drawbacks. 

 

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Are Your Tires In Need of Replacing?

When driving down the road, you may feel your car suffers from excessive vibrations. Maybe that problem indicates poor wheel alignment and it could be ruining your tires. If the tires end up in bad shape, then replacing them becomes necessary. Drivers should stay on top of their tires' condition because there comes a time when buying new ones is a must.

Driving on tires with low treads can be unsafe. Once the treads become too low, then traction suffers. Use a special tool or perform the old-school "penny test" to measure tread depth. And while doing so, perform a…

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Taking Care of Your Automobile in the Winter

The winter is an exceptionally important time of year to pay close attention to vehicle maintenance. With snow and ice wreaking havoc on the body of your vehicle and cold temperatures making your engine work harder, it's incredibly important that you maintain a good winter car care regimen each year.

You can address routine maintenance before the snow flies. Have an oil change performed, top off fluid levels and have a multi-point inspection performed. If our service technicians at Earthycars find anything wrong with your vehicle, have it taken care of right away.

 

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Stay on Top of Ignition Maintenance for Your Vehicle

In many cases, a problem that occurs when starting a vehicle can be attributed to a weak or dead battery. However, sometimes the problem goes much deeper. The ignition system is one of your vehicle’s key components, and the team at Earthycars wants you to have the information that you need to ensure that your ignition is operating properly.

A grinding or whining noise could point to a problem with the starter’s flywheel or gear system. This type of ignition issue will continue to worsen until the vehicle won’t start at all or until repairs are made…

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The Advantages of Windshield Chip Repair

Here at Earthycars, we want to make sure you know what to do about a damaged windshield. If your windshield is chipped, you might be concerned about the cost of windshield replacement. However, unless the chip is in the driver's critical viewing area, it is usually possible to do a chip repair without a full windshield replacement.

When your windshield has a chip in any other part of it, the most important thing is to make sure that it remains strong so the chip does not spread into a larger crack. This is what an injection of liquid resin…

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