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Tips for DIY Headlight Restoration

If you have an older car, you may be noticing the lights are beginning to fade. Driving at night can be scary once lights start to cloud up and turn to yellow discoloration. To combat this, you can use some stuff around the house to clean the lights, so you don't have to worry about your headlights dimming clouded glass.

One of the ways that people clean their lights is through toothpaste. You can use toothpaste with a rag to clean the outside and wipe away dirt. Insect repellent is another method to cleaning headlights.

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How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

The extreme hot and cold weather conditions can cause the battery fluids to freeze or evaporate, leaving you with a battery that will not start your vehicle. Here is a simple way to test the car battery.

All you need is a voltmeter, safety goggles, wire brush, and the following guide. Turn the car light off, make sure the car isn't running either. If the battery terminals have signs of corrosion, clean them with your wire brush. The voltmeter has two cables, one will be red and is connected to the positive end of the car battery first.

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A Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty are Unique

Major automotive companies that provide warranties design unique policies for specific purposes. If you're going to buy a vehicle in Ft. Lauderdale, you'll have two options. By understanding what's included in each package, the process of selecting a proper automobile with perks that suit your needs won't be a hassle.

When a manufacturer offers a powertrain warranty, a driver gets protection that covers all of the mechanical hardware. If you're going to drive a car on a regular basis, this kind of warranty can be beneficial because it covers the transmission system, engine...

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Safe Towing in Ft. Lauderdale?

If you have never used your vehicle to tow a load before, it is important to keep safety as your top priority. First, find out how much weight your vehicle can tow. Next, determine what type of hitch you will need in order to tow the load that you have in mind.

When towing a trailer, you may need to install additional rear lights that are in sync with your vehicle's signals and lights. Supplemental side marker lights may also be needed. A set of towing mirrors expands your rear visibility.

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Why is Tire Pressure and Tread Important?

Anyone who’s been stuck on the side of the road knows the answer to that question. Tires are a key component in your car’s ability to get you where you’re going. Keeping them maintained with the correct air pressure is one way to ensure you arrive safely at your destination.

One of the reasons the transmission in your vehicle works is because of the tires’ ability to create friction with the road’s surface. The appropriate tread depth allows tires to flex as they meet the pavement. The proper tread also repels water when the surface is…

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Practice Proper Coolant System Maintenance

The coolant system in your vehicle consists of several different components including the radiator, water pump, coolant hoses and a thermostat. When any of these cooling system components malfunction, your car may overheat and cease to operate correctly. Performing regular coolant system maintenance will help keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Each vehicle maker has a set of car maintenance recommendations that includes the cooling system. At regular intervals, you should take your vehicle in to have the coolant system flushed and new coolant placed in the system.

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Get in for Your Nissan Service

You want to get your vehicle in to our dealership for service, but you aren't sure how to best make your appointment. You can do it the old-fashioned way. You can pick up the phone and call. If you’d rather not go through the process of talking with a professional about what dates and times are available for the service of your Nissan, you can also use our online service scheduler at any time and any place.

Our online service scheduler is an easy to use tool designed to help you set your own appointment. 

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Keep Windshield Wiper Fluid Ready

You know that there are simple steps that you can take as the driver of your vehicle to help that vehicle stay in good shape. Keeping the designated tank filled with windshield wiper fluid is one such thing.

Windshield wiper fluid is made for the purpose of clearing off a windshield. It is made to work with your vehicle, to spray out when you want it to and to clean off the windshield. Windshield wiper fluid should always be at the ready when you need it, and you can keep it at the ready by filling your vehicle before it…

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Keep Your Car Happy & Healthy This Winter With A Full Tank Of Gas

While having a full tank of gas can be beneficial for many reasons, in the winter having a full tank of gas can be especially important for a car’s fuel line. Some car blogs have pushed the idea that running a car on less than a half a tank of gas is good for fuel efficiency. Not only is this advice not based on any known accurate data, this advice can be especially dangerous for a car in the winter months.

 

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