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How To Stop Windshield Wipers From Squeaking

How To Stop Windshield Wipers From Squeaking?

Your windshield wipers are a critical safety component of your vehicle, yet we rarely ever think about them until we need them. Then, it begins to rain and we click on the wipers only to deal with an incessant squeaking that can drive you crazy. The noise is not the

Understanding Tire-Pressure Monitoring Systems

Who would have thought that monitoring tire pressure would be included in newer vehicle operating systems? Knowing you had low tire pressure usually meant getting out of your vehicle, reaching for your tire pressure gauge, if you had one, and getting to an air hose or compressor, or one of

How Do Back Up Cameras Work?

How Do Back Up Cameras Work?

Whether or not you have noticed, back up cameras (or rearview cameras) are one of the latest innovations to help drivers back their way out of a bad spot or their own driveway to prevent back up issue accidents and other mishaps. These cameras are now part of every new

How Does A Seatbelt Protect You In a Car Accident?

How Does A Seatbelt Protect You In a Car Accident?

Alright, let’s first be honest with ourselves. Most people actively dislike having to wear seatbelts. There’s something admittedly claustrophobic about them, and seatbelt laws (at least those not pertaining to minors) are a very divisive thing. Well, we’re not really here to debate the rights or wrongs of adult seatbelt

What’s The Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

Four-wheel drive used to be something limited to “big” vehicles noted for hard work or off-road capabilities. There were things like SUVs, pick up trucks, RVs and utility vehicles. But, in the past twenty years or so, four-wheel drive has become a common feature offered on most modern vehicles. This

What Is Hydroplaning and How To Avoid It

What Is Hydroplaning and How To Avoid It

If you have ever lost control of your car, even slightly, on a wet road, it is possible you experienced hydroplaning. A skid can last a split second or can be catastrophic when the roads are wet. In order to protect yourself, it is important to understand what, exactly, hydroplaning