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The Toyota C-HR is Built to Protect

The exterior of the Toyota C-HR is sculpted like a valuable jewel, making it an eye-catching addition to your daily commute. Brightening the front are standard halogen headlights that rely on cluster LED Daytime Running Lights to maintain visibility under the sun. The cabin is no less impressive with a diamond-inspired interior and technology that entertains and informs.

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The 2018 Toyota Highlander Blends Comfort with Capability

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a capable and roomy SUV that offers a slew of attractive features which blend durability with luxury.

The 2018 Highlander provides passengers with plenty of wiggle room. It is capable of comfortably seating up to 8-passengers and features heated second-row captains chairs plus third-row reclining seats. As they ride in comfort, passengers are well protected from excessive road-noise with sound-deadening floor panels and acoustic windshield glass.

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Maintaining Belts and Hoses in Your Engine Is Important

Belts and hoses are small but can cause big problems when they fail, which they eventually will over time. Proper vehicle maintenance will help prevent these important items from causing issues with the engine and save you money over the long term.

The hoses serve the purpose of moving coolants, fuel and lubricants throughout the engine to keep everything moving smoothly and easily and prevent the components from overheating. 

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Gaskets Explained

You probably know that your car has gaskets, but you might not know what they do. If you understand your car's inner workings, you can make better service decisions, so we are happy to tell you more about gaskets.

For cars, gaskets are vital. They form seals between two surfaces. Without gaskets, liquids and gasses would mix in your car's engine and cause it to run poorly. 

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Extreme Temperatures and Your Car Battery

During the winter and summer months, your car battery has to deal with extreme temperatures that can affect lead acid components. For example, you may notice your car is slower to start up during particularly cold days. This is because your car may have a lower CCA and is unable to charge the alternator to turn the engine.

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Checking Your Tires to Avoid Hydroplaning

Even if you only have to drive a short distance, hydroplaning can cause you to have a serious accident. Although it is difficult to think clearly while hydroplaning, it is important to stay calm and not try to slam on your breaks. You want to guide your car in the center of the lane as much as possible.

To make sure that you do not get stuck hydroplaning, you should take good care of your tires. 

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Tips on How to Avoid Having a Tire Blowout on Your Car

Don't make the mistake of wishing you had paid closer attention to your car tires after a blowout, take steps today to help minimize the chances of this happening to you on the roads.

  • If there is anything stuck in the tire, do not try to remove it or plug it yourself. If the object is stuck in the side wall, it could compromise the tire and lead to a blowout in short order.
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How to Clean Dimmed Headlights

Cloudy headlights are the bane of many divers, especially when they have to travel on dark country roads. Over time, the beam from your headlights can diminish due to environmental factors that will make the exterior casings yellowed, scratched and cloudy. Thankfully, there are a number of easy remedies that can have your beams burning brightly once again.

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

When you hear viscosity used to refer to types of motor oil, just remember that viscosity means the thickness of a fluid. One critical aspect of keeping your engine running smoothly is motor oil. Oil that’s too thin won’t lubricate the parts well enough. If it’s too thick, it causes the engine to work too hard.

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Alternators are Important Automotive Components

Although a battery is a major automotive accessory that impacts how an engine operates, an alternator is more important because it charges a battery. If you want to use all of the electrical systems in a car effectively, you'll need to keep the alternator in peak condition. By maintaining the alternator, you'll won't have to deal with battery problems and other automotive issues.

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