What a Blind-Spot Monitor Is and Why You Might Want One

Automotive safety technologies have definitely advanced throughout the years. In addition to collision mitigation devices such as seat belts and air bags, Burlington drivers also have access to systems that seamlessly coordinate with their own defensive and evasive actions. Blind-spot monitoring systems currently rank among the most popular of these. At Earthycars, we want motorists to understand how these monitors work and why they're definitely worth having.

What a Blind-Spot Monitor Is

A blind-spot monitor detects moving traffic that's in a driver's blind-spot.

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What Is the Proper Way to Test Your Car's Battery?

Despite the fact that many of Vermont's drivers understand the necessity of car battery testing, far fewer know the ins and outs of this voltage testing process. In order to take proper care of the electrical system that is installed in your vehicle, doing proactive tests of the automotive batter two times a year will be advantageous.

For the purpose of your next car battery test, you will need to acquire a multimeter, which is a simple piece of hardware that allows you to determine easily how many volts the battery unit has. 

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Driving on Winter Tires Year-Round

If you put snow tires on your vehicle, then it is a good idea for you to switch them out before the summer. Winter tires are not designed for the extra mileage. All season tires are designed to last longer because they can withstand the heat. Winter tires can also decrease your performance. They are not designed for normal handling and road conditions. You will be able to get more out of your drives if you switch out your tires.

Many people do not switch out the tires because they want to save money. However, this can actually cause you…

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How To Keep Your Battery In Good Condition

The battery is a car part that needs constant service, and being aware of the state of your battery will help you prevent being stranded from battery failure.

At Earthycars, we want you to be as informed as possible about your battery. Here are a couple of ways you can keep your battery in top condition:

  • Unplug  negative battery terminal when parked for over a month

Because car batteries drain over time, it’s important to unplug the negative battery terminal when storing the car for over a month.

  • Don’t let the battery die

Be aware of your battery…

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Do You Have a Pet Hair Problem in Your Car?

One of the hardest things to clean up in a car's interior is pet hair! The hair can get tangled in carpet and get lost in crevices, making for a huge mess! At Earthycars, we have a few tips to get rid of the pet hair in your vehicle and keep it under control.

Consider using a squeegee to gather the pet hair on your seats! You can also use gloves, brushes, and even wet paper towels. To get the hair out of hard-to-reach areas, use tape to collect the stray pet hair.

To avoid a lot of pet…

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What Does Brake Fluid Do?

Most drivers realize that when they step on the brake pedal, the various parts do their job to slow and stop the vehicle. Hopefully, all the parts are in good enough shape to perform well. And those parts also rely on brake fluid, an essential component of a brake system.

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that contributes to the pressure necessary to make the various parts work. Once a driver steps on the brake fluid, the fluid moves through the lines to put hydraulic pressure on parts such as the pads, calipers, and rotors. 

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Three Reasons You Should Buy a Hatchback

Hatchback vehicles are still a popular choice here at our dealership in Williston. In fact, you may find that the classic hatchback has many advantages. Here's a look at three reasons to buy a hatchback from Earthycars.

The first reason is space. Many drivers want more space without having to choose an SUV. A hatchback offers you more room than a traditional sedan. This makes it a good alternative for smaller families. Another plus is that hatchbacks can have very spacious interiors. Thanks to its unique design, a hatchback gives you room to relax in comfort.

 

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Why You Need Winter Wiper Blades

At Earthycars, we want to make sure you get your vehicle ready for the changing driving conditions that winter brings. Winter driving involves its own set of challenges. If you have not driven much in winter weather, you might not realize the importance of winter wiper blades.

When the temperature drops in Burlington, regular wiper blades might freeze on your windshield. Winter wiper blades are manufactured to withstand sub-freezing temperatures and continue to work effectively.

Regular wiper blades might also be too weak to handle snow and sleet. 

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Tire Care Supports Car Safety

Tire care isn't only about avoiding the inconvenience of a flat. Blowouts could lead to fatal accidents, and hitting an object on the road isn't the only way blowouts happen. Improper tire inflation could cause the incident. Safety-conscious car owners know to keep on top of tire pressure levels and tread depth. They also know to replace damaged tires without unnecessary delays.

The air inside a tire seeps out bit by bit. Checking the tire pressure with a gauge lets a driver know whether to add or release air. When checking air pressure levels, taking the additional step…

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How to Tell If Your Brake Pedal Is Damaged

If you can push your brake pedal all the way to the ground, it likely needs to be repaired. In many cases, this is a sign of a broken booster or master cylinder that is failing to engage in a timely manner. Although brake boosters and master cylinders have limited useful lives, they tend to wear out faster if you consistently slam on the brakes.

A brake pedal that reaches the floor might also be a sign of a fluid leak or air in the brake line. Often, the line will need to be bled or replaced entirely before you…

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