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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Would you know what to do if you got a flat tire in the middle of a winter snow storm? Having the right items on hand can make a dangerous situation safer and allow you to deal with a variety of small problems in order to drive your car to a safe location.

Most emergency kits should involve a set of basics such as jumper cables, first aid kit, flashlight, blanket, and triangle reflectors. Having the tools needed to fix a flat tire is also important, and some spare oil, windshield wiper fluid, and antifreeze could provide insurance against a…

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Checking Your Tire Pressure to Avoid Blowout

Tires that don't have enough air in them are one the most common causes for tire blowout. Failure to maintain adequate pressure can weaken the rubber and put undue stress on the tires. Taking a few minutes to check your tire pressure can make all the difference and help you stay safe wherever your drives may take you.

The task can be completed in a few minutes with a simple gauge. Attach the gauge to the air valve after the tires have cooled down and the device will show you how much pressure they have. Compare the figures with…

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Vehicle

Buying a new or used, the new-to-you vehicle is something most people do at least once in their lifetimes. The majority of people buy several cars throughout the time they're a teenager until they find a reliable vehicle to settle down with as they grow older. Having vehicles, no matter what kind of vehicle they are, helps us stay independent of other people, not to mention free of lagging public transportation.

Despite the importance most people place on vehicles - for a good reason, too - you should never have tunnel vision when deciding if you should buy one vehicle or…

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Are You in Dire Need of Service for Your Vehicle?

If you need excellent service for your vehicle, worry no more. Here at The Sharpe Collection, our crew of mechanics offer superior services to our esteemed customers at an affordable cost. Local drivers prefer servicing their vehicles with us for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons include:

Visit us today to get excellent and affordable service for your vehicle. We are open at all times to our customers.

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Remembering Safety First During a Roadside Emergency

A vehicle emergency can happen for various reasons such as a flat tire, overheating or even faulty windshield wipers during a rainstorm. When you find yourself in an emergency situation, remember to remain calm and to assess the situation with a short-term goal to getting you and your passengers in a safer situation.

Although your emergency flashers should be turned on, it’s also important to use emergency flares or an emergency triangle. Depending on your specific situation and the weather, it’s also advisable to step away from the vehicle and far enough away from highway traffic...

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Keeping Your Tires on the Road in the Rain

When it rains, the roads get wet, but when it rains hard the road can fail to drain the water fast enough. When enough water pools on the roadway, hydroplaning can become a hazard.

Hydroplaning happens when you drive too fast over standing water, causing your tires lose contact with the road. This often happens at freeway speeds. When it does, it can be like driving on ice, causing spinouts and accidents. The best way to avoid hydroplaning is driving slower in heavy downpours and not letting your tires lose too much tread before replacing them.

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Routine Service for Your Headlights

If you have just purchased a vehicle with our team at The Sharpe Collection then you know there is a lot of different ongoing maintenance that is needed in order to take care of your car and keep it in pristine condition. You need oil changes, tire rotations, brake service and much more. Another item that needs to be considered is your headlights.

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Avoid an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

There is some contradictory information regarding oil changes and the correct frequency of when you are supposed to get them. If you ask a lube chain, they will tell you every 3,000 miles, while manufacturers will tell you between 5,000 to 7,500 miles. So, let’s take a look at who is actually correct.

The actual answer is that oil changes frequency depends on the frequency of how often you drive your car and how long. Those that are driving their car for less than 10 miles each time they drive, which in turns means they are…

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All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive, What's the Difference Anyway?

With more cars offering not only the option but, also including four-wheel and all-wheel drive as standard, there's of course curiosity about it. When buying a vehicle, it's important to understand what these features are, which one is right for you, and, if you really need them.

Four-wheel drive is typically offered in full or part-time. This option allows people to save gas when not using the feature, but, still have the extra feature available to them when they need it. In a nutshell, Four wheel-drive sends power to all four wheels all the time, whereas all-wheel drive…

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