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DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5: Which Brake Fluid is Right For My Vehicle?

Did you know that there are actually different types of brake fluid available for vehicles? If you are the average vehicle owner, the chances are that you didn't. This makes it probable that you may be forcing the wrong type of brake fluid through your system.

  • DOT 3 brake fluid is manufactured for the standard vehicles. This type of fluid has a lower boiling point, which is not an issue unless you drive your vehicle at higher rates of speed and often stop quickly.
  • DOT 4 brake fluid is classified as a semi-synthetic product and is made for vehicles…
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Understanding Your Muffler and Exhaust System


The exhaust and muffler system in your vehicle keeps noises down and allows your car to clean toxic fumes produced by the engine. If your car has recently failed an emissions inspection, this means that your exhaust system is unable to clean the air coming from your engine properly.

The catalytic converter is responsible for cleaning the toxic air coming from your engine. If the catalytic converter needs to be replaced, your car may produce more toxic fumes than allowed.

When there is a problem with the flow of air through your exhaust system, your car may...
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How To Read Tire Sizes

When you are shopping for a new vehicle, you are probably already aware that you will need to find a set of tires that are appropriate for the make and model of vehicle that you own.

The size of a new tire is expressed in millimeters and the number explains how thick the tire actually is. Depending on the type of terrain you drive on the most, you can choose a tire that will help with road handling and make for a smooth and safe ride.

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Keeping Your Gas Tank Full in Winter Months

For most people, going out on a Saturday or hitting a bar for a special event is normal routine, especially when it is with relatives or close friends during a road trip or night out. Before you get to the fun, however, it is important to make sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas. Leaving home without a full tank is a risky practice and most would argue this a dangerous idea, though others disagree.

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It's Not Just Nice It's the Law so Move Over or Slow Down

If you see an emergency worker on the side of the road such as a police officer, an ambulance driver, or a tow truck driver and they have their emergency flashers on it would be very courteous of you to move over into the other lane or slow down when passing. Not only would this be very courteous of you, it is also the law in all 50 states.

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