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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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Your Quick Back-To-School Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Here at Earthycars, we understand how frantic the back-to-school period can be for Williston parents and students. With so much on your plate, it can be easy to forget about important tasks like vehicle maintenance. As such, we have put together some quick back-to-school tips you can follow to make sure your vehicle is in great condition for the entire year.

One of the first things you should do if you want to make sure that your car keeps running smoothly is have a mechanic or auto technician check out any lights that you may have on your dashboard
 

 

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The Role of the Air Filter

It's important that air is allowed to flow into, through and out of your vehicle. This can help to improve gas mileage, keep engine components cool and cycle dirty air out of the cabin. However, this may not be possible unless the cabin and engine air filters are properly maintained.

If engine parts get too hot, they could stop working properly or stop working at all. The increased heat could also melt wires or lead to an engine fire, which could put you and your passengers in danger. Ideally, you will visit Earthycars to have air filters inspected or…

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Taking Care of Your Belts & Hoses

Among the many components in your vehicle that are responsible for it running is the set of belts and hoses. These components not only help with making sure all of the fluids get to the right components but also help to regulate the movement of moving parts so that the engine can run well.

One of the types of belts that is very crucial to the running of your engine is the timing belts. Once the belt wears out, then it can cause the engine to fall apart with the camshaft, crankshaft and distributing running out of sync.

 

 

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