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How Can I Prepare My Vehicle for Summer Towing?

Spring is here and if you're a lover of the great outdoors, you may be thinking about your summer vacation involving camping. If you're looking to tow a vehicle to a campsite, make sure you properly prepare it for the drive as not all vehicles can tow all types of campers.

For larger fifth wheel campers, you must have a pickup truck as the mount will be placed directly in the truck bed. This setup allows you to tow a heavier vehicle. Before you buy a fifth wheel, however, check your truck's towing capacity to ensure safety…

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Getting Your Car Jump-Started

Your car needs a battery in order to properly operate. If your battery dies, you can find another vehicle to jump yours off so that you can get back on the road in Dallas. Make sure you attach each cable to the correct post on the battery. The red cable usually goes to the positive post while the black cable is for the negative side.

Keep both of the cars turned off until you get the cables connected to both batteries. When they are connected, start the car that doesn't have a dead battery. It takes about five minutes…

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Knowing How Mechanics Charge Money

Going to a mechanic to get your vehicle fixed can be a potentially expensive thing. If you are wondering what goes into the expenses of vehicle service, then you must consider the factors. There are two factors to the vehicle's service. These factors are the parts and the labor. This is how the final price is determine.

One thing that you may notice is that you are paying more for the parts and the service than usual. This is normal for mechanics to charge more for the parts. However, the shady ones are going to charge tons of money…

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Testing Your Car Battery

It is important to regularly check your car battery. To check your battery safely and efficiently, it is important to wear safety glasses and protective gloves.

Follow these basic rules to test your battery:

  • It is important to make sure your ignition key and car lights are off before you begin testing.
  • Touch the red voltmeter test lead to the positive battery terminal and the black voltmeter test lead to the negative battery terminal.
  • Check the voltage reading on the voltmeter. If your battery has above 12.4 volts reading, then it’s sufficiently charged.
  • It is important to remove…
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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Have you noticed that when you are driving, your vehicle doesn't seem to be gripping the road as well as it normally does? If you are sliding and slipping around corners when there is rain or snow on the ground, then it might be time to invest in a new set of tires. There are some common signs that a new set of tires is in your future. Let's take a closer look:

A penny test is a very simple way to check the tread wear on your tires. You simply insert a penny upside-down into the tread…
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