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Safe Driving on Halloween: Protecting the Kids

Halloween is one of the most favorite occasions for children. Many kids across the county spend at least some time out and about trick-or-treating. As a consequences, there are some steps you can take when driving to keep the children safer on Halloween.

When you hit the road on Halloween, no matter the time of day, turn on the headlights. This will give kids out to trick-or-treat an added warning that you are nearby. When looking for pedestrians, broaden your can to include yards and even porches to get a clearer picture of where children are located. 

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Get Ready for a Leaf-Peeping Trip

Do you love fall colors? If so, the perfect way to see them is on a leaf-peeping road trip. That way, you can get up close and personal with a walk through the forest, or enjoy a wider view by driving up to a viewpoint.

The trick to planning a great leaf-peeping trip? Timing. Of course, it's impossible to predict exactly when the peak colors will occur — instead, look at predictions and take your best guess. Even if the changing leaves haven't peaked, they'll still be beautiful. 

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Cornering is Easier After a Defective Steering System is Serviced

When you use your vehicle's steering wheel, many components work together to guide the wheels in a proper direction. If a key component that interacts with a steering system malfunctions, a car may complete turns too slowly or quickly.

Understeering causes delays during cornering situations. If a steering wheel is rotated several times, a car that understeers won't react quickly. Instead, it will drive straight on the road until the steering wheel reaches a certain point during the rotation. 

 

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Parents Should Understand Latch Evaluations for Child Safety Seats

At Mossy FIAT, we know how important the safety of your child is. We also know that you want to choose the right child-seat for your vehicle. It should be one that protects your child and is easy to attach. That's where LATCH evaluations come in.

LATCH stands for the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children restraint system. LATCH was designed to help parents make sure they are attaching their child safety seat correctly. Many child safety seats are not used in the proper manner. LATCH helps to resolve this issue by performing evaluations of vehicles. 

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How to Wax Your Car

Most drivers want their car to look its best. Cleaning your car inside out is the best way to accomplish. But there is something else you can do to keep your car looking shiny and new: Waxing! Waxing your car not only keeps it shiny, but it also prevents fading due to sun damage. Here are some tips on how to wash your car.

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Understanding Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive

If you're considering your next vehicle and wondering if you would benefit more from a front-wheel or rear-wheel configuration, your decision will have a lot to do with your particular needs, as they each respond differently to climatic and road conditions.

Rear-wheel-drive cars are excellent for curvy roads, as their construction allows for greater stability and handling. 

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Consider Your Car's Timing Belt for Safety and Performance

As an owner of a vehicle, you will need to provide your car with quality vehicle maintenance if you want to enhance your vehicle’s lifespan. A timing belt is one of the most important parts on your vehicle. A timing belt helps your engine run smoothly by assisting your crankshaft and camshaft.

If the power in your vehicle has been gradually declining or your vehicle has been losing power completely, you may need your timing belt replaced. Moreover, if you are noticing rattling noises from your engine while in motion, this is also a vital sign that your vehicle…

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Get to Know Your Radiator to Prevent Problems

There are three things you can do to keep your radiator in tip-top shape. That will go a long way to maintaining your overall cooling system and preventing your engine from overheating. Your radiator has three major components. There is the radiator itself the radiator cap and radiator hoses.

The radiator needs to be flushed regularly. Flushing it will also allow a mechanic to inspect it for any problems. The radiator cap covers the fill hole for antifreeze, but it also seals the entire cooling system to a certain pressure. A worn seal could mean problems. 

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What to Do and What Not to Do in a Tire Blowout

When dealing with a tire blowout, there are proper and improper ways to deal with the issue. The right way to deal with the issue will make it more likely for you to get out of this situation safely. The wrong approach will make things worse for you and your vehicle.

Among the things that you should do when you have a blowout is allow your vehicle to slow down by itself. Meanwhile, you want to make sure that you keep a good grip on the steering wheel. Also, make sure that you are out of harm's way. 

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Eliminate Car Odors the Easy Way

As a car dealer, we love when you're an informed vehicle owner and understand how to care for your car. You can be the most diligent car owner, but you still might experience bad smells in your vehicle's interior. One of those smells could be cigarette smoke.

Maybe you picked up your cousin at the airport after a long flight, and you just didn't have the heart to tell her she couldn't smoke in your vehicle. Don't fear, there are ways to remedy the situation. Baking soda is a highly effective, economical remedy to remove…

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