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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What's The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer?

Oversteer and understeer are both common types of car handling. Most drivers will know the difference between these two, but if you're yet to learn, here's what they mean:

Oversteering occurs when a vehicle turns too sharply around its center axis which causes it to slide outwards on one side. This can be caused by turning at too high of a speed for the road conditions or through sudden braking after a turn.
Understeering is when a vehicle doesn't have enough grip from the front tires and cannot turn in response to steering input. 
 

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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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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

No one wants to have to deal with costly repairs, but it can be helpful to know what signs your vehicle's ignition requires service. These are some of the most common symptoms that you may experience if your car needs a tune-up:

1) Your car won't start at all. This is often due to a lack of power getting from the battery through the starter. A good way to test this is by trying other accessories like lights, radio, or horns before attempting another start-up attempt.
2) You can't turn off your engine while it's running…

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Why buy a crossover?

A crossover is an SUV that blends the best of a car and truck. Here are five reasons you should buy one:

1) The cargo space in crossovers has significantly increased over time, making it easier to transport goods for business or personal use.
2) Crossovers are safer than trucks because they have fewer blind spots when reversing, more oversized windows, side-impact beams, and other safety features not found on trucks.
3) Crossovers are more fuel-efficient than trucks which save money in the long run.
4) Unlike cars, crossovers can be used off-road without being damaged by rugged terrain 

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Improving Your Credit Scores

Your credit scores play a major part in determining your loan eligibility and, therefore, your ability to buy a new or used vehicle. Do you know what your credit scores are? Do you know how to have the best possible credit scores? We can help! Here are some tips on how to improve your credit scores.

Get a copy of your credit report so you know where you stand and what you need to do. The first thing to do is look for any errors on the report. Errors on your report can result in an inaccurate credit rating. If…

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Vivid autumn leaves are one of the most inspiring and rewarding natural sights that New England offers. If you want to take a trip to the Northeast this year to catch sight of the leaves changing color, we have some key recommendations so that your trip is relaxing and enjoyable.

Go Early in the Season

Although the fall season technically ranges from September through December, making a visit to New England in September will likely bring the most brilliant display of leaves. September is historically when leaves are at the peak of their color.

Go in the Morning

Starting your…

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Back to School? Schedule Auto Service

Here at our Virginia Select Auto service department, we see our fair share of wonderful people who experience car trouble during the school year. Some of that trouble can be avoided with back-to-school auto service. It's much simpler than it sounds, and it ensures that your vehicle runs smoothly throughout the school year.

Above the Hood

Wiper blades are thin and fragile, enduring the elements year round. To work properly, wiper blades require fluid. Eroded blades and low fluid are the top causes of wiper blade malfunction. Keep fluids at optimal levels, and replace eroded wiper blades as 

 

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