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Correcting Your Car From Sliding On Icy Roads

We have all seen the effects of cars sliding out of control on icy roads on the news. Things can get very dangerous when large vehicles are no longer in the control of the drivers. You will be one of the people who will know exactly what to do to stop your car from sliding during these conditions.

The first thing you need to do when you feel that rear wheel sliding in a certain direction is calm your nerves. We know this is very hard to do because something completely unexpected is happening; however, you need to visualize something…
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What to Carry on Winter Car Trips

At Earthycars, we understand that although we're excited about winter weather and all the fun it brings, it makes good sense to pack a winter car survival kit. Whether this is geared to keep you alive for a pre-determined amount of time if you're stranded, designed to help you deal with winter roadside emergencies, or packed with the idea of assisting you to obtain help in mind, it's certainly a necessity.

Consider adding the following items to your car kit, packed securely:
  • flashlight and batteries
  • extra set of winter clothing
  • blankets
  • snacks and bottled water
  • first aid…
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Entertainment and Data Services in Modern Cars

Whether it's a compact hatchback, mid-size sedan or full-size SUV, a modern passenger car is supposed to have an infotainment system. Earthycars will provide detailed specifications on this hardware that delivers information and entertainment in a single package.

When shopping for a vehicle in the Burlington area, you should consider the high-tech features that are included in the infotainment console. This hardware unit should have a touch-screen display with clear graphics in high resolution. A 

 

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Reasons to Think About Buying a Crossover

You want to be smart when choosing a vehicle to invest in and we would like to help you figure out what will work out the best for you. We feel that you might be happy in a crossover and that this type of vehicle might give you all of the features that you are seeking.

When you drive a crossover, you are given a lot of cargo space to use as you please. It can be difficult for you to fit all of your purchases in a sedan after a big shopping trip but you get a lot of…
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Five Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

These warning signs your car tires need to be replaced could be the difference in you being stranded on the road when a tire has a blowout.
  1. If your car is equipped with a tire warning light, take action the first time this light flashes.
  2. If you notice low tire tread, you are putting yourself and other motorists in danger because the vehicle is going to have trouble gripping the road surface in bad weather.
  3. Any cracked tires is an indication of a defect or a serious failure.
  4. With wear on one side of the car tire, it could be…
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Should You Get a Tonneau Cover? We Weigh the Pros and Cons

One of the main advantages of tonneau or truck bed covers is the protection they provide. UV rays and rain can seriously damage your belongings, and when things are left in the open, they're likely to 'disappear'. However, with a solid, locking tonneau cover, drivers all over Vermont can feel more secure. Read on to learn the pros and cons of truck bed covers.

  • Pro: Although many believe tonneau covers make it harder to access their gear, several types offer easy access without sacrificing protection. For instance, a folding tonneau cover allows you to access your truck bed while…
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Are You Overloading Your Truck? Towing Versus Payload Capacity

If you're confused about the difference between the towing and payload capacity of a vehicle, you're at risk of putting too much weight into the bed of your truck. This can cause damage to the chassis, frame, tires, and suspension, so it's important to known what each number means.

The payload capacity of a truck is generally less than its towing capacity. Payload is anything that is placed between the bumpers of a truck, either in the cab or the bed, including passengers...

 

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What to Do Following a Tire Blowout

A blowout can be a stressful and dangerous event, and all drivers need to be ready for them. Taking the proper steps after a blowout will reduce your risk of a dangerous or deadly accident. Here are a few simple tips that will keep you and your loved ones safe during one of these emergencies.

After a blowout, you must immediately turn on your hazard lights and then slowly pull your vehicle off to the side of the road. Once the road is clear, you should get out and set up flares or other warning markers. If the road is…

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About Motor Oil Viscosity

Viscosity describes the thickness of the motor oil or how quickly the fluid flows. Water has a low viscosity. On the other hand, honey is thicker and thus has a higher viscosity. Motor oil containers indicate the viscosity of the oil. On a can of oil labeled as 10W40, the 10 signifies the viscosity of the oil when the engine has not been running. The 40 represents the thickness of the oil when the engine has been running.

Low viscosity oils are necessary to keep engines running when the temperature is cold outside. The oil is thin enough to quickly…

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Two Important Back-to-School Season Maintenance Tips

Now that the back-to-school season is here, there really is no better time than to take your vehicle in for servicing before a small repair becomes a costly roadside emergency.

This is the perfect time of year to get all the fluids checked or changed in your vehicle. Begin with having the oil changed, then have the technician top off the washer fluid, check or replace the engine coolant, and well as lubricate all the moving parts within.

In order to be prepared as the seasons change, start to focus on packing your vehicle with essentials for battling cooler weather…
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