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Do You Have a Roadside Emergency Kit?



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Do you have all the necessary items in your vehicle to help you handle a roadside emergency safely and efficiently?

If you don't already have a roadside emergency kit, now is an excellent time to make one.

Whether your buy your kit premade or you assemble one yourself, these are some items that you should keep in your car at all times:

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No Rust on Your Car is a Must!

We all love the look of a shiny clean car, but what if you were told that washing your car regularly did more for your car than just making it shiny? In the long run, washing your car can prevent it from becoming damaged in quite a few ways. For example, we all know that not washing your car makes the dirt pile up, but you may be asking what kind of damage that would do to your car, right? Dirt buildup on a car can act like sandpaper overtime, causing it to eat away at the paint. Not to…
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You Battery Doesn't Know Your Struggle

A car's battery is not a joking matter when it comes to vehicle operation and proper maintenance. A car's battery has many electrical functions. The most obvious function, and most important is of course starting your car or truck on that freezing or very hot day. It also starts your car when you had one of those days at work where you just want to get home! Whatever the case might be, you don't want your battery to fail you at any time. Your battery doesn't care about all of life's struggles, it will just…
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Can I Get Better Mileage Out Of My Car?

Very likely, if a person changes their behavioral habits a bit they can get a lot better mileage out of every tank of gas.

First and foremost, make sure that your tires are properly inflated. This is probably the number one robber of gas mileage. Another great way to get better mileage is to make sure that your car is properly tuned. It is far better to get some good gas mileage than the dump excess gasoline into the atmosphere. It is better for the environment and your pocket book. When you are at a stop, do not start up…
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Ways to stay safe behind the wheel

Driving a car gives you a lot of freedom, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. You have to always pay attention and be vigilant to try to avoid accidents. Here are some ways you can stay safe behind the wheel.

Avoid distractions when you are driving. This includes those in the car, such as the radio or your cellphone, as well as those outside the car. It's best to keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Don't drive when you are impaired. This not only includes the obvious situation of having had too…
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The Dangers of Driving With a Damaged Windshield

Think you can wait to repair that chip or crack in your windshield? You may want to think again. Not only is damage to your windshield unsightly, but it can pose a safety risk as well. Driving with a cracked or chipped windshield can be a dangerous visual distraction while on the road making you more likely to get into an accident. A broken windshield can break further or even shatter while you are in motion. It also acts as a structural support for the roof of you vehicle. Without it as a support, your roof can even begin to…
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