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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Living in an area where the seasons change, you probably know firsthand how a very cold day can affect your car’s ability to start. Extreme cold isn’t the only culprit that has an adverse effect on the life of the battery. High heat causes irreparable damage as well.

In very cold temperatures, your car takes longer to turn over and warm up because the engine oil has thickened due to the cold. That means that the battery has to work harder to start. Additionally, the electrical system is in use for longer periods than in warmer weather. That…

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What is a Timing Belt and Why is it Important?


Oftentimes keeping up with simple routine maintenance on your vehicle can prevent serious problems from arising. A simple part like your timing belt can really make or break the functioning of your engine, so it is absolutely necessary to keep an eye on your timing belt and replace it before it goes bad.

The timing belt's job is to keep the camshaft and crankshaft components of your engine running in the right rhythm. If their timing is off, it means serious engine trouble. So a worn out or broken timing belt is a pretty big problem. The best way…
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Good Things Come In Small Spare Tire Packages


A flat tire is an annoying part of driving which most drivers will experience at some point in life. Perhaps the only “good” thing about having a flat is when you realize that you have a temporary spare, also more commonly referred to as a “donut”.

However, this type of spare tire was designed much differently than a full-size tire. Other than its obvious smaller size, the donut spare tire holds a higher inflation level than a full-size tire. Typically, it’s 60 psi. Although it fits on your car, it’s not supposed to be used long-term because it…
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Obey Move Over Laws in Langhorne, PA and Save Lives

The goal of move over laws is to keep highways safe and also protect emergency car staff, ambulance drivers, and law enforcement officers. As per move over statutes in Langhorne, if a driver sees a designated vehicle on the lane or roadway shoulder, the motorist should reduce speed, move over a lane to put a distance from the stopped car.

Designated autos include ambulances, police cars, fire trucks, tow truck, search, and rescue cars. What if you notice emergency vehicles on two-lane roads and cannot move over? Slow the speed to 20 mph below the suggested speed limit.

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How Horsepower Is Measured

Visit any vehicle dealership, and you are sure to hear the term "horsepower" kicked around a time or two. This is because most people want to know just how much power the car they are interested in will deliver. While that may be true, many people have no real understanding of what that term means. Knowing where it originated can help.

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Sand vs. Kitty Litter vs. Salt


As winter approaches, many ask the question, "What happens if I get stuck?". Well, you should have an emergency kit with some sort of gritty substance to get you out. But what should you use? Many people choose sand, kitty litter, or salt.

Sand is gritty and can help give you superior traction even if the snow or ice is melting from the spinning tires.

Litter will absorb massive amounts of water, which helps give you more contact with the ground if it absorbs snow under the tire. It also gives you a lot of traction to help get you…
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Spilling Food Can Ruin Holiday Travel

Spilling food can ruin your holiday travel. You want to get to your destination with ease. You don't want long delays. You don't want any accidents. You certainly don't want to spill the food you worked so hard to create.

Holiday food can be the talk of an event. Your casserole, cake or side item could be the thing that stands out. You want it to shine the way it's supposed to. You'll need to get it to the event without any spills. That takes a little effort.

There are several things to consider when…
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