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Have Your Tires Properly Inflated Always

Proper tire inflation is key to keeping your tire tread as evenly worn as possible. If you aren’t sure what the proper PSI is for your specific vehicle, you can refer to your owners manual or open the front driver's door and the specifications should be somewhere on the inside.

Not only does letting your tire pressure get too low harm your vehicle, but high tire pressure is equally as harmful. Tire pressure that is too low will wear out the outsides of your tire tread. Too high of tire pressure and the center of your tread wears…

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What Does Brake Fluid Do?

We press the brake pedal. The vehicle comes to a stop. Drivers understand this simple concept, but they don't know all the reasons why a car's brakes work. Lack of knowledge can work against you, though. The better you understand how a car operates, you may find yourself in a better position to care for it. Here's what you need to know about brake fluid.

Brake fluid allows the moving parts of the braking system to work. The fluid, also known as hydraulic fluid, travels through the brake lines to create pressure. In a nutshell, the tension…

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Effective ways of Cleaning Pet Hair

While pets are fun to have, they do leave little strands of hair in various places, especially in your car. Therefore, you are probably looking for ways to effectively clean your vehicle. Getting the hair off can be very hard because they tend to stick to the surface of the vehicle such as carpet.

One of the materials you can use to clean your vehicle is a vacuum cleaner. Some of them are great for collecting hair. The vacuums that are optimized for hair collection are the ones that have bristled brush attachments. They use the power of static electricity…

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One Thing Can Keep Your Car From Overheating

Doing this one thing could save your car from overhearing and possibly save you from costly car repairs. Your car's engine works hard, especially in the heat of summer when you are running the air conditioning. It can have temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees. You need to do all you can to keep it running at the right temperature.

The one thing you can do to protect your car engine is to keep your coolant at the right levels. You simply need to look at your coolant tank. Many times it is a white plastic tank and you can…

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Come Explore the Ram 3500 Workhorse

The Ram 3500 perfectly balances practical function with extreme comfort to bring you an exceptional driving experience. This popular cargo van is equipped with a host of impressive interior features that work together to provide convenience and style. The Ram 3500 experts at Perkins Motor Plex are on hand ready to answer any questions that you have about this venerable workhorse.

The various interior features of the 3500 keep you in command. Step inside this van to find a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen that can be equipped with the Uconnect 4C NAV system. 

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Consider Safety and Cost For Your Teen's First Car

Perkins Motor Plex offers a large selection of pre-owned and used vehicles that are ideal for inexperienced drivers. When buying automobiles for their teens, families should prioritize cost and safety. Compact crossover sport utility vehicles offer great value for such clients who want to save money without sacrificing important features.

A crossover SUV is typically available with an all-wheel drive, which is a type of drivetrain that gets better traction than front-wheel drive.  

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When to Buy a Newer Vehicle

While there are plenty of tips and techniques that can help you increase the fuel economy of your vehicle, there is a time when you are just going to have to get a newer vehicle. After all, vehicles age over time and at some point, it will be time to let go.

As time goes on, two things happen: vehicles are developed with better fuel economy, and your vehicle reduces its fuel economy. Therefore, you are going to have to consider getting a newer vehicle so that you can save even more money with a fuel efficient vehicle. 

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Maintain Composure After an Auto Accident

If you are in an auto accident, it can be hard to maintain your composure. If you are seriously injured, you'll need to get medical treatment immediately. When you are not one of the injured, check to see if anyone else involved in the accident needs help.

After an accident, your car could be in a precarious situation. If you are not safe, get yourself to safety. If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road. When you aren't sure, call for help from the police so they can respond to the accident. Take the time…

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Replacing Flat Tires

At some point, while owning a vehicle, a driver may experience the unfortunate experience of having a flat tire. Changing the tire is not difficult. However, precautions must be used. First, find a place to pull off the road. Turn off the engine and apply the parking brake. Turn on the flashing warning lights. Remove the spare tire, jack and lug wrench.

Loosen the lug nuts on the tire before using the jack. Insert the jack beneath the vehicle in a location recommended by the manufacturer. Remove the lug nuts and put them together somewhere safe to prevent any loss…

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Moving Over Can Save a Life

If you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of a highway or other major road, move over if at all possible. This can prevent a collision between your vehicle and an emergency responder. You may also be violating the law if you don't attempt to move into another lane.

As a general rule, you want to keep your focus on the road at all times. Do not attempt to find out why an accident happened or what the police are doing at the scene. Rubbernecking can result in additional accidents or otherwise put yourself and others in danger…

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