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Battery Tips for the Changing Season

The winter months can take a toll on your car's battery. Before temperatures drop, have Prestige Family of Dealerships check your battery to ensure that it has a good charge. If it's weak, then consider getting it replaced so that you're not left with a dead battery one morning.

Try to keep your car covered as much as possible in the winter. A carport or a garage will help, but if you have a blanket or a tarp to put over the hood, then this can help keep your battery from getting too cold while your car…

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A Tire Rotation Provides Perks on the Road

Cornering is a driving maneuver that everyone performs on a regular basis. Each time a car sways around a curve, it tires gradually develop wear. Tire rotations benefit drivers who corner regularly because the procedures protect and preserve treads that provide grip on the road.

The drive train impacts how tires produce traction while cornering. For example, when an automobile with a front-wheel drive system corners, all power generates from the front tires. This means that these tires will produce consistent friction while the rear wheels generate less heat.  

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Steps You Can Take to Avoid Hydroplaning

While the most important rule of being on the road is to drive safely, there are some situations that require you to alter your method of driving. When it comes to hydroplaning, there are a number of tips that can help you avoid a dangerous situation that could cause an accident. Let's take a closer look.

The tread wear on your tires is something very important that you should keep an eye on. When it comes time to invest in new tires, don't put the investment off for very long. If you are driving on a very rainy…

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How to Make Sure You Get the Best Traction With Your Vehicle

Tire traction is one of the major factors to the safety of your vehicle and how well it drives. There are ways to make sure that you are getting the best traction possible from your vehicle. This can help you maintain the safety of your ride so that you will be able to get to where you need to go.

One of the things you need to do is make sure that your tires have the proper amount of air. Over- or under-inflated tires are going to have an effect on the traction and the treads of the tires. 

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Why You Should Include Washing Your Car as Regular Maintenance

Most car owners understand that regular maintenance of their vehicle is essential for proper performance. However, proper maintenance should go beyond regular tune-ups, oil changes, and other mechanical concerns. At Prestige Family of Dealerships, we want you to enjoy the beauty of your car as well as its performance, which is why it's important to add regular washing of your vehicle as part of your maintenance routine.

Just about everyone washes their vehicle at some point, but in order to keep your vehicle in excellent looking condition, it's important to wash it on a regular basis.  

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The Importance of the Owners Manual in Seasonal Maintenance

When dealing with the maintenance of a vehicle, you need your owners manual. The manual of the vehicle has all of the recommendations when it comes to how to handle every part of the engine and the fluids in the engine so that you can keep your vehicle running correctly.

One of the areas that you need the manual for is the cooling system. You want to make sure that you keep the coolant at the level that is recommended by the owners manual. You also want to check the level and condition of the coolant on a regular basis…

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Ideal Task Order Helps Clean Tires Effectively

Anytime you're cleaning anything, there are efficient and inefficient ways to do it. Cleaning your car's wheels and tires is no different. If you don't take on this chore very often, here are some tips to do it quickly and efficiently.

First, start by cleaning your tires before you clean the rest of your car. These are some of the dirtiest spots for most vehicles and you don't want dirty soap and water to spray over your freshly washed car. Select an appropriate cleaner and brush for the material on your wheels and follow the instructions…

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Discover the Ways to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

The entire team at Prestige Family of Dealerships are dedicated to making sure you get maximum value out of your new vehicle. Here are a few tips to help reduce damage caused from salt on the roads this winter.

Make an effort to avoid driving your vehicle through deep snow. In colder temperatures, that snow will become impacted into the undercarriage, and will not melt for days or weeks. 

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The Weather Can Affect Your Car's Battery

There are many different reasons why your car battery may not work as well when the weather gets warmer or colder. Batteries may not respond well to the need to provide more power on a cold morning. Engine oil can also play a role in making the engine harder to start as it thickens in cold weather.

Ideally, you will have your battery inspected for damage before the winter hits. This is because terminal connection corrosion or a lack of electrolyte could cause damage to the battery. However, be sure not to overcharge the battery in the summer. 

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Motor Oil Myths: Fact Vs. Fiction

There is a lot of misinformation regarding motor oil in circulation. That's why its important for you to have a grasp on what's real and what isn't. And we're here help; here are a few different things to understand about motor oil myths.

To start, if you aren't due for a change, don't sweat it. Getting an oil change preemptively will just cost you extra money in the long run. This fact is especially true for long trips- there is no need to spend extra money on an oil change just because you are…

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