LATCH Evaluations

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent agency that measures the safety rating of motor vehicles. They help determine how safe a car is depending different impact types. They also test for car seats for children. As a parent, you want the best safety for your child, and the IIHS can help you determine the best car seat and car for your family.

They test the car on several different factors including crash tests from the front, driver's side and passenger's side. In addition, they test the safety and durability of the car's sides…

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How To Stay Safe And Sane When Traveling With Pets

When heading out on a trip in Amherst, you certainly don't want to leave your furry family members behind. However, traveling with pets in tow can be quite a challenge, meaning that you need to make special preparations to ensure that everything works out. To help make your next pet-friendly trip as smooth as possible, here are a few tips from Virginia Select Auto on traveling with pets.

Before you leave for your trip, you'll want to be sure that your pet is used to the carrier you'll keep it in. This will reduce the anxiety that…

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Don't Make Winter Tires Optional This Year

We want you to consider winter tires mandatory at Virginia Select Auto. Some nations already do. For safe Amherst driving in winter, all-season tires simply do not suffice.

Below 45 degrees, all-season tires harden, which causes them to provide less traction than they do in warm months. You need increased traction in snow and ice, so we fully endorse winter tires. Modern winter tires feature tread compounds that are sticky in cold temperatures. That characteristic improves winter tires' grip. For enhanced traction, tire designers add ingredients that you might not think would be 

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Best Tips for Car Detailing

Everyone in Amherst wants a clean car, inside and out. It is so much nicer to sit down inside your vehicle when it has been recently detailed. If you think you are up to the task of detailing your car yourself, the team at Virginia Select Auto would like to share some tips with you.

When washing your car, start with your wheels and tires. After they are shining, you will want to start at the top of the vehicle and work your way down. Don't forget to add a layer of wax when the vehicle is nice and…

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The Importance of Car Wax and its Uses

Car wax is a topic that not many drivers outside of vehicle enthusiasts are aware of. However, it is an integral part of proper vehicle maintenance and care that all vehicle owners should know how to use properly. Here at Virginia Select Auto, our goal is to help educate and inform drivers in Amherst, so we have assembled the important information that you need to know about car wax and how to use it appropriately.

At the most basic level, car wax is a mixture of one or more types of wax, combined with solvents and oils to create a…

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Nissan Rogue Sport Accessories

The Nissan Rogue Sport has become one of the top choices for subcompact sport utility vehicles around Amherst. They provide versatility and style that make it capable to handle all of your adventures. The interior accessories provided by Nissan give you the ability to customize the Rogue Sport to match your needs and style.

Nissan gives you many different floor mat styles to choose from that fit your lifestyle. Choose the high quality carpeted or all-season floor mats and cargo mats to protect the inside of the Rogue Sport from considerable foot traffic.

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What Are Gaskets?

Gaskets are sealing materials designed to create a pressure-tight connection between joints. It allows them to prevent particles from entering the engine, maintain the required pressure, and hold oil and fluids in the engine.

Gaskets come in different types fitted in different parts of the engine. They can be inside the motor, fitted within the engine, or in components supporting the engine. These components include the exhaust manifold, intake manifold, and water pumps.

Main Types of Gaskets in the Engine

Cylinder Head Gaskets


The primary purpose of this gasket is
 

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Simple Steps for Replacing a Flat Tire

Virginia Select Auto would like to provide you with some quick tips for replacing a flat tire. If you ever find yourself in the middle of nowhere and want to get back on the road quickly, these steps will remind you of this simple process. You can also utilize the roadside assistance package that came with your vehicle.

Before starting the process of changing your tire, make sure that you have parked your vehicle on a completely flat surface.

  • The hub cap should be removed from the tire to gain access to the lug nuts. The hub cap usually comes…
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Some Important Safety Tips For Driving In The Winter

Winter poses a particular threat for drivers. The weather turns bad, and the roads get dangerous to drive on, but it is more than just that. There are other dangers such as the fact that windshield wipers can get frozen up or tires can be dangerous to even drive on.

Many people forget some of the basics such as the fact that they should be driving on winter tires rather than on the regular tires they are likely on now. It seems like a small thing, but it can help keep a person a lot safer out on the road…

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Join The Off-Roading Community

You don’t get the most from a hobby unless you speak with all of those who are also interested in the same hobby. You need to have the best information and the most excited people helping you figure out how to take on this new hobby of yours.

It is a lot easier today to find people interested in off-roading than it was at one point in time. After all, there are a lot of Internet forums and other places online where one might find a group of people interested in the same things as you are. It is…

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