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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Preventing an Accident is in Your Hands

While most people may take owning a vehicle as a given right these days, there is a certain level of responsibility that comes along with having a personal method of transportation. It might not be particularly surprising that a car is an extremely complex machine, yet very few owners tend to treat it as such. By spending little more than an hour a week on your vehicle, however, you can manage to save yourself from hours of frustration. Investigating and testing the essential parts of your vehicle can save you time and money that would otherwise have gone into emergency repairs. Consider the following steps and their purposes the next time you can devote some attention to your car or truck.

Investigate your Battery
The battery is the electrical core of your car, providing it with the energy to generate lights and sounds. Unfortunately, the most common problem with batteries is that they can corrode and leak over time. Knowing where your battery is located, as well as what it should look like, can save you from destroying it and potentially ruining your electrical system. Check to see if there is any acid extruding from the device, and provide it with enough water.

Get the Right Wheels
Far too often car owners make the common mistake that all wheels are exactly the same. For better or worse, this fact couldn’t be any further from the truth. Trying to save money by purchasing cheap, flimsy wheels will only cause greater trouble for drivers looking to save a quick buck. Instead, invest in tried and tested parts such as XD Wheels. Instead of buying a cheap set of wheels that will undoubtedly need to be replaced in a short amount of time, due to either wearing out or sudden breakage, put your money to better use and invest in wheels that will protect both you and your vehicle.

Don’t Skimp on the Antifreeze
If you’ve ever broken down on the side of the road, you know just how hot an engine can get! The only way to prevent your vehicle from overheating – and potentially becoming scrap metal – is to cool it with the appropriate materials. One of the best ways to ensure a smooth, cool running engine is to stash a bottle of antifreeze somewhere in your vehicle. Carefully applying antifreeze when the engine has been shut off and cooled can be a lifesaver to any hot running car or truck.


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