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Find Out How To Keep Your Car Safe From Salt Corrosion

Since the mid-1930s, salt has been the preferred de-icing agent for many municipalities. Salt is cheap, easy to store, and incredibly easy for cities and counties to apply. Unfortunately, however, salted roadways during the winter months are both safer for Twin Falls drivers to traverse, and detrimental to their cars. At The Car Store, we want to share several easy strategies for protecting vehicles from salt corrosion.

Be Mindful Of Moisture

When paired with salt, moisture opens the door to rust. Be mindful of the different areas of your car that are prone to trapping moisture.

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Here Is Some Advice on Driving Safely in the Winter

While the winter months can definitely bring welcome relief from the heat of summer, it can also make it a bit more difficult to move around. This is evidenced on the road. Driving in winter conditions requires some safety measures to be implemented. The Car Store would like to give you a few tips for driving in the winter.

It is always important to make sure your tires are up for the task. In addition to making sure that you have the right tires for the conditions on the road, you also want to make sure that they have more…

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Narrow Down Your Choices to Get the Best Price on Your Used Car

Many people feel rather intimidated when they start looking at used cars because there are so many choices. At The Car Store, we definitely want to make this a positive experience for you. Furthermore, we want to help you get the best value used car that is possible.

If you want to drive away from the showroom happy in your new car, it all comes down to price. You should know what you can spend on a car before starting the process. One piece of advice we can give you is to narrow down the choices just a bit. Think…

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Safe Motoring for Trick-or-Treating

Odds are that kids will be about in your neighborhood and around town on Halloween afternoon, evening, and into the night. As a result, if you will be driving about on Halloween, there are some safety tips that you need to bear in mind.

When out and about on Halloween in your car, you need to pay attention to children crossing streets not only at intersections, but between parked cars and in the middle of blocks. You will want to turn on your headlights when driving, no matter the time of day.  

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Enjoy a Fall Foliage Show

Although specific dates might vary each year, as Fall comes around, leaf-peeping trips are becoming a popular family tradition. The Northern part of the United States may be known for its bright colors, but leaves can be found in many other parts of the country as well. Fall leaves can be found in Pennsylvania Amish country, down in the Southeast, in the Mid-Atlantic and even in places in the Midwest. 

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How to Use Your Vehicle's Roof Rack

The next time you plan to transport a canoe or pack extra bags for your next trip, you'll want to make use of the roof rack that is on top of your vehicle. Roof racks offer a high level of convenience because they can be used to bring along extra equipment or suitcases that you want to take along.

When it comes to using a roof rack, measure the item that you want to transport to ensure it fits before you have to lift it on top of the car. It shouldn't hang over the windshield.  

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Easy Tips to Save at the Pump

Would you like to have more money in your pocket without having to do extra work? Your vehicle‘s gas tank can actually help you save money between trips! There are literally dozens of things you can do to save gas and reduce costs at the pump.

If you are stuck in a drive-thru or other stopped traffic, turn off your engine to avoid excessive idling. Cars burn up to a half gallon of gas per hour of idling, and it only takes 10 seconds worth of fuel to start the engine back up. Removing excess weight in your vehicle…

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Tips on How to Reduce Glare

The glare from other drivers on the road at night produces a lot of glare that can be distracting. Fortunately, there are some tips to keep in mind so that you're safe while driving. One way to reduce glare is to adjust your speed so that you're not approaching lights too quickly. Increase following distance so that you can safely stop when needed.

Always try to keep your eyes moving. Pay attention to vehicles that are coming toward you so that you can avert your gaze when needed. You should also pay attention to any lights along the…

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What to Look for in a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

Are you shopping for a new vehicle that can meet your needs and the needs of your dog? If so, we can help at The Car Store. There are many factors that you should consider when you are looking for a dog-friendly car, such as making sure that there is enough room for your dog to enter and leave the vehicle.

When a dog gets hot, it pants, so you need to choose a car that provides your dog with plenty of fresh air. Try to go with a vehicle that has backseat air ducts. You should also look for…

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A Blind Spot Monitor May Save Your Life

You never know when you might be involved in an accident while out driving on the road. We all hope to avoid such situations of course, but sometimes there are things that come up that make it virtually impossible to avoid such a turn of events. That is why a blind spot monitor is so important.

Every human being has a blind spot that he or she cannot see around. We can do our best to try to adjust our sitting position in the vehicle to minimize the blind spot as much as possible, but it is virtually impossible to…

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