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What Tire Rotations Are and Why They're Important

Tire rotations are a simple, low-cost procedure that can help extend the life and performance of your tires. When done correctly, it will even make them last longer. It is the process of changing the position of your tires. For example, you can remove the front tires and replace them with the rear tires.

It helps to ensure that even wear occurs on all four tires so that they remain balanced. Also, rotating your tires helps to avoid uneven tread wear, which can result in a bumpy ride and poor handling.

 

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Two Surprising Ways to Avoid Hydroplaning

Many Amherst drivers are already well-aware of the importance of having durable, well-maintained tires during the rain season. Properly inflated tires that have a deep tread will have a greater likelihood of maintaining traction on wet roads. At Virginia Select Auto, we're eager to share two surprising ways to further reduce your risk of hydroplaning.

Trail Another Driver

Avoiding standing bodies of water is another easy way to avoid hydroplaning. However, when traveling through puddles cannot be prevented, try to follow in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you. After their 

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Why Your Vehicle's Engine Might Be Overheating

We all know that good maintenance is the best way to ensure our vehicles are in good shape and running as they should. Eventually, all vehicles have issues and need service. Some issues are small, while others can become very serious if not corrected. An engine overheating is typically a serious issue because it can lead to engine failure. However, there are many reasons why your vehicle’s engine might be overheating.

  • Cooling system failure is the most common cause of engine overheating. This could be lack of coolant or a leak.
  • Radiator issues are also a common cause for…
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Mufflers & Exhausts

Mufflers and exhausts are essential parts of any car. They keep everything running smoothly and efficiently while also keeping the engine cool. Mufflers and exhausts are devices that perform a few simple but very important tasks. They help your vehicle run more quietly by muffling or absorbing that engine noise we hear frequently. They also help your car run more efficiently and provide better fuel mileage. They collect the gases expelled from the engine through the tailpipe and transmit them to the atmosphere in a less turbulent manner.

 

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

It's no secret that maintaining proper tire pressure is important for your safety while driving. But what a lot of people don't know is just how vital it is to maintain the correct PSI in your tires. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of tire pressure and teach you how to check it!

Your tires are what keep your car on the road, so it's important to make sure they're in good condition. One way to do this is by maintaining proper tire pressure. Tire pressure affects a number of things, including:

-Your…

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Tips for Spring Car Care

After a grueling cold season, it is time for your car to take a breather and enjoy the fresh air of the Spring. Here’s how you can help the car address the consequences of the cold season.

Maintaining the Tires

It is time for the winter tires to go. Replace the winter tires with the car’s regular tires. While doing that, check and do tire maintenance as is necessary. Check the tire pressure, monitor the tread wear, and do tire rotation after at least 6,000 miles.

 

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

A winter survival kit is a must-have for your vehicle. Your first instinct is to call for help when you find yourself in a bind. That is why you need to have a cell phone charger in your winter survival kit. It is also important to note that you may not be able to use your phone in the event of an emergency. You need a radio so that you will still be able to communicate with people even if something happens to your cell phone.

 

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

When you're driving on icy roads, it can be hard to stay in control. If you find yourself going into a skid, don't panic! Correcting a slide is easier than many people think. Let's view the steps to take if your car starts sliding while driving on ice.

1. Take your foot off the gas pedal

When you're driving on ice, it's important to not apply too much acceleration or brake at the wrong time. When your car starts to skid, first take your foot off of the gas pedal. Applying more pressure can actually…

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Why Your Car Needs Battery Servicing and Replacement

The battery is undoubtedly your car’s heart. Battery problems not only impair your car’s performance but also take away your peace of mind. Also, you don’t want to experience a breakdown in the middle of traffic due to a dead battery.

Servicing the battery every year is the ultimate way to protect your battery’s quality and boost your car’s performance. Servicing involves professional inspection and cleaning of the battery terminals, casing, and cables. Battery servicing will fix and re-

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Motor Oil Myths

Change Dark Oil Regularly

False. The presence of a dark color does not mean that your oil is unclean or no longer performing its function. As the additives designed to clean your engine begin to function, certain oils turn dark. Gritty or grainy oil is filthy, and you must replace it as soon as possible.

You Improve Engine Performance With Additives

Don't get me wrong: additives can and will assist your engine. Oil will not restore your engine's horsepower. A particular formula will not be able to boost your gas mileage. You should treat any claims made about…

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