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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Facts About Brakes

Brakes are a vital component of vehicles that slow or stop the vehicle from moving. They work by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy, using friction to reduce the speed and prevent it from accelerating. Brakes come in different forms, depending on the type and size of the vehicle. Disc brakes are the most common type, providing superior stopping power and response time compared to other types.

Drum brakes use a wheel cylinder, which pushes against a brake shoe to slow or stop the vehicle. Electric brakes use an electric motor to move the brake pads, resulting in a

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Top Fuel Economy Tips You Should Know

You may be surprised to see this tip on a list of ways to improve your fuel economy, but it’s true. Driving with a heavy foot can cost you money, as well as wear out your vehicle and reduce its lifespan. When you drive your car, make sure you don't speed up too fast or slow down too quickly. Don't step on the accelerator all the way when accelerating, and never slam on the brakes unless absolutely necessary.

Maintain tire pressure. The average car loses one pound of pressure per month, which translates to an average of…

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How to Avoid a Tire Blowout!

No matter what kind of vehicle you have, it is important to avoid a tire blowout. If you don't have a tire pressure monitoring system in your vehicle, there are several things you can do to make sure the tires on your vehicle are as healthy as possible.

At Earthycars, we have a team that will help you learn how to check your tires and give you tips on avoiding a blowout. The first thing you can do is get in the habit of checking the tire pressure for your vehicle regularly. Also, it is important to replace the…

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Taking Care of Your Car's Battery and Replacement Needs

The battery in your vehicle is going to wear out over time, and you'll need to replace your battery roughly every four to five years. You might notice problems with the brightness of your headlights, or have a dim dashboard when your vehicle is running. Although the car battery should last, there are times when you have a loose connection or corrosion that causes a power problem.

Your battery should be inspected every six months to make sure the connections are sound, and the battery isn't corroding. The power can be tested, and your battery should be replaced…

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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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What Does All This Auto Finance Terminology Mean?

When you're trying to lease or purchase a vehicle from a dealership, there's nothing more frustrating than being presented with vague financial terms that you're not familiar with. Things like APR, co-signers and credit scores can play into your ability to purchase a vehicle -- let's talk about how.

When buying a vehicle, the best thing you can do is pay in cash. If that's not an option, you'll likely be paying with credit. In order to qualify for an auto loan, your dealership will likely run your credit score to see if you've…

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3 Signs You Need to Fix Your Car's Belts & Hoses

Even if you're not a mechanic, you probably know that belts and hoses are essential parts that work together to keep your car running. But how would you know if they need repair? Here are some signs your car needs belt and hose repair.

1. The Temperature Gauge Rises

When your car's temperature gauge rises faster than usual, it's a sign you need to repair your belt and hose. Whenever your temperature gauge needle starts climbing higher than it should, even after a short drive, this is a sign that something is wrong.

2. You Hear a…

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Get Back-to-School Service for Your Vehicle at Earthycars!

At Earthycars, we always want to make sure that our community has safe vehicles to drive when going back to school. Whether you are sending your teenager off to college or you are the head of a carpool for the kids in your neighborhood, it is important to have your vehicle checked.

Some of the car maintenance that our service center does during a back-to-school check includes checking the oil level and changing it as well as a filter. The tires are also important, especially going into the colder months of the year.

 

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