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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Safely Jump Start Another Vehicle with These Tips from Earthycars

While you're driving around Williston, make sure that you have the tools you need to recharge a car's dead battery by keeping jumper cables in the trunk. You'll have to know how to use these cables safely, however, so we've compiled a few tips for keeping you safe while you jump start another vehicle.

Start by placing the first red clamp onto the positive terminal of the working car's battery; this will be larger than its counterpart or display POS or a + symbol for identification. Clip the second red clamp onto the positive terminal on…

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What Tire Size Means

Buying tires for your car seems like a simple enough process, but it's important to get the right size and kind of tire. Using the wrong type or size of tire can cause your car to not drive as efficiently and straight as possible. Our team at Earthycars is here to offer tips on tires and the importance of knowing how to read tire sizes so you buy the correct tires for your vehicle. The letters and numbers you see on a tire all represent something different but something that's important for getting the correct tire size. An…

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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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Why Use a Dash Cam?

If you do not have a dash cam, then it is a good idea for you to invest in one. A dash cam can benefit you in many ways. If you get into an accident, then you will have a record of it. This will provide you with video proof that can prevent you from being blamed for an accident that you did not cause.

A dash cam can help you get out of a ticket. If you are stopped and have not committed any driving violation, then you can provide the dash cam video as proof. 

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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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