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Get Ready for the New Season by Checking Your Spare Tire First

If you're ready for a new season, you'll want to get your vehicle ready as well. A great place to start is by checking the condition of your spare tire. If you've used the compact spare tire that came with your vehicle, you may want to check out a full-sized spare tire.

A full-sized spare tire requires a little more room and the appropriate hardware, but it also provides you with many benefits. You'll have much longer to visit the dealership to have a replacement completed...

 

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Why Does Tire Pressure Matter? Let's Look Closely


Ever wonder if it's a bad thing that you ignore your tire pressure monitoring system when it alerts you that one or more of your tires need air? There is always a reason for your vehicle alerting you of an issue. When it comes to tire pressure, this is something you should take seriously. You don't want to be driving around with the wrong amount of pressure in any of your tires. This could become a safety issue in a short amount of time.

Air in your tires can expand in the summer months when the temperature outside…
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Effective Strategies to Lower the Risk of Hydroplaning

One of the most dangerous motoring situations you can face is hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is caused when tires slip, slide, and skid as the result of a wet roadway. There are some effective strategies you need to consider employing in order to lower the risk of hydroplaning when driving in bad weather.

Key steps to take to avoid hydroplaning include keeping tires inflated at a proper lever and regularly replacing worn tires. You also need to ensure that you routinely rotate your tires.

Other strategies that assist in lowering the risk of hydroplaning include avoiding sudden braking as well 
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Think You Might Have an Exhaust Leak? Listen to Your Tailpipe!

An exhaust leak can have some very negative effects on both you and your vehicle. Not only will an exhaust leak cause your vehicle to run more sluggishly because the engine is overworked, but you and your passengers can be exposed to potentially harmful fumes that can make their way inside the vehicle. It is very important that you know how to detect a leak in your exhaust system and that you have it checked and repaired by professionals as soon as possible.

There are several clues you can look for to check for an exhaust leak, but one pretty…
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Drive Tires to Match the Seasons

Your car gets you where you need to be and protects you from the elements. Return the favor by making sure your tires match the forecast.

People who enjoy mild winters may not understand the importance of winter tires. Also called snow tires, they are made to handle harsh conditions such as extreme cold and roads with ice, snow or slush. These tires have deeper treads and more flexible rubber that allows them to better conform to the road. While that's the best situation for cold weather, it's not ideal for warm temperatures.

 

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Quick Steps to Avoid a Tire Blowout

It is generally harder to drive a vehicle safely when it has a damaged tire. In some cases, a damaged tire will pop or shred without warning, which could lead to a dangerous situation on Framingham roads. The good news is that there are ways to prevent a tire blowout.

Ideally, you will check your vehicle's tires prior to leaving your home each day. Doing so can help you spot any bulges, cuts or other signs that they need to be rotated or replaced. In some cases, you can resolve a problem with your vehicle's tires by inflating…

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Using Car Wax

Car wax is a way to build a protective shield on the exterior coat of your car. It protects against air particles, debris, UV rays and water. Additionally, it gives your car a shiny appearance when applied to the exterior and makes your car washes last longer.

It is recommended that you apply wax to your car up to three times a year. Regular car washes should not immediately strip away the wax layer, but it does tend to wear down over time. If you have not yet applied a layer of car wax to your vehicle, try to avoid…
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An Unusual Way to Use Two Everyday Household Products on Your Headlights

You usually think of sandpaper as a way to smooth wood and other materials, and insect repellant is used to keep insects away. It's pretty basic, right? But you might not know that there are some unique ways that you can use these items on the headlights of your car to get rid of oxidation that makes headlights yellow and foggy.

The sandpaper method can be effective, but it requires some skill and patience. First of all, you'll want to use coarse sandpaper to sand off most of it. Then, use a finer grade of sandpaper to smooth…
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Prepping Your Vehicle To Go Camping

Here at Lev Kia of Framingham, we want to keep families safe when they take their campers out on the road this summer. As a result, we have put together a short guide that explains some of the things that you will need to do to prepare.

If you are expecting it to get a little bit windy during your drive, you will no doubt want to avoid dealing with trailer sway. The best way to accomplish this is by installing a sway bar. This useful tool will help to provide your trailer with support and stop it from moving…
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Best Cars for Uber and Lyft Drivers

If you want to drive for Uber, Lyft, or some other ride sharing program, you will need the right vehicle. It will have to be something that is fuel-efficient and durable, but it shouldn't be a luxury vehicle since you will be putting a lot of miles on it while driving strangers to their destinations. It should also be in good shape, as Uber and Lyft generally don't want vehicles that have any visible damage.

If you're not planning on driving large parties of people around, a good four-door sedan will be just fine. Some good options…
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