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What to Know About Engine Gaskets

The folks at Earthycars want you to know as much about your vehicle as possible. Therefore, we'd like to take a moment to help you learn more about what gaskets are and what they do. A gasket is used to create a seal between two surfaces in your vehicle's engine.

Gaskets are typically made from copper or steel, and they are designed to keep their shape regardless of what happens in your engine. A gasket ensures that gases, liquids and other materials stay where they are supposed to. This can prevent key components from becoming clogged or damaged…

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Tips For Removing Bad Odors From Your Vehicle

Here at our dealership in Williston, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner. We are here to keep you informed on matters such as keeping bad odors out of your car. Bad smells are bound to form in your car over time; here are a few tips that will help you take control of them.

Classic Home Remedies

After you have cleaned all foreign objects you can try a number of home remedies that have proven to remove odors, including leaving a cup of coffee grounds or white vinegar inside overnight, pouring baking soda on the floors and…

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Using Your FWD System: 4H vs 4L

Here at Earthycars, we want you to be informed when it comes to using your truck or SUV. Let's go over the differences between 4H and 4L so that you have a better idea of what to do in an off-road situation.

If you find yourself in a high-speed situation and struggling for traction, you will want to shift into 4H or four high. A couple of examples would be driving on the highway during a snowstorm, or navigating a smoothly paved dirt road.

4L or four low is designed to give you more torque in low-speed off-road situations…

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A Few Facts on Why You Should Rotate Your Tires

You might have already been told that you should rotate your tires. After all, tire rotation is one of the basic tire maintenance techniques that will prolong the life of your tires. At Earthycars, we want you to have all of the facts, so here are a few more reasons that you should rotate your tires regularly.

When you rotate your tires on a consistent basic, not only will they last longer, but they'll wear more evenly. You want your tires to wear evenly because that will help you with cornering and breaking, which will mean that you'll…

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Safety While Using Your Roof Rack

When you're traveling with luggage or bulky items that won't fit in your vehicle, you can use the roof rack on top of your car for additional space and security. While traveling in Williston, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that your vehicle is protected as well as your belongings.

Before using straps or positioning your belongings, read all of the instructions about your roof rack. You can talk to Earthycars if you can't find the information in your owner's manual...

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How to Get The Dealer to Give You a Good Deal

Dealers and buyers are going to have to negotiate in order to find a good deal that they both can agree with. For those of you that want to walk away with a vehicle and a good deal, then you are going to have to make sure that you know the market value of the vehicle.

If you know the market value of the vehicle, then you can make a deal for a price that is below the market value. As the negotiations move forward, you can actually sweeten up the deal. This can move things in your favor when…

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Changes in Color as the Weather Cools Down

The summer has officially ended, and the weather is cooling down. As the weather cools down and the days get shorter, there are going to be certain changes in the environment that result from it. Among the things you are going to see are leaves changing colors. This can be a good time to schedule a road trip or a simple ride to look at all of the different colors of the fall.

One of the things you can do is go on a leaf peeping road trip. There are quite a few places you can go such as New…

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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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