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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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Winter Tires Explained

Many vehicle owners are aware of all-weather or all-seasonal tires. There are also special tires used on vehicles that have off-road capabilities. However, the selection of tires continues to seasonal types. When needing tire replacements, rely on our garage for assistance and service.

Winter tires are designed for the conditions that often arise during that time of the year and are created for better vehicle handling. When the temperature dips below freezing, the tread on all-season tires becomes stiff and provides less traction. 

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When to Get an Alignment

Vehicle alignment a service that should be done regularly to reduce tire wear, and wear on front end parts of the vehicle. So what is alignment?

Alignment is the adjustment and specification of the angle of the wheels to meet the manufacturer's specifications. This is most accurately done on a high-tech alignment machine. Your vehicle can be properly aligned by a technician who knows to adjust the camber, caster, and toe of your vehicle. 

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Pay Attention to Your Windshield Wipers

One of the underestimated safety features on your vehicle is the windshield wipers. While they are a small part on your vehicle, they contribute much to safety. They help you see through heavy rains and wipe fog away to clear your view while driving.

You should replace your windshield wipers before they get so bad that you can't see. Windshield wipers deteriorate of time due to heat, cold, sun and rain. Some symptoms your windshield wipers need replacing are blurry spots or streaks left on the windshield, if they are skipping or if the rubber is becoming frayed or…

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Getting Rid of Pet Hair in Your Car

Do not fret if the interior of your car is riddled with gross pet hair. Taking your pet for a ride does not have to mean living with a dirty car interior. Try out these ideas for getting rid of pet hair easily.

Removing excess dog hair before you load up the car is a great start. Travel with a pet brush so that you can always give your pet an extra swipe before you go. Invest in a covering for your seats so that pet hair does not accumulate between them. Keeping your pet in a crate is the…

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The Importance of Routine Vehicle Washings

There are obvious times when the exterior of your car is in need of being cleaned. This may include your tires and side panels that get covered in mud after taking your vehicle off the road. What most people don't realize is that vehicles need to be routinely washed even if they don't look dirty. Small dirt and dust particles that you can't immediately see on the surface of your vehicle can cause small scratches to form.

It is recommended that you wash your vehicle once every two weeks, if weather allows.  

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Make Sure Your Vehicle is not Working too Hard This Spring

There are a lot of factors that can have an effect on how much fuel you are using. Proper springtime maintenance is very important for making sure that your vehicle is working at its best. Anything that is off in the vehicle can be costly over time. This is one of the reasons that regular maintenance is recommended.

One of the factors to take care of is the tires on your vehicle. You want to check every tire and make sure they are at the recommended tire pressure. Even if the tires feel full to you, it doesn't mean…

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Know How to Change a Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is very important because it can save you time, money and the frustration of being at the mercy of a garage or service technician. At The Car Store, we want to help you be safe on the road and are here to offer some tips and help. Don’t know how to change a tire? Stop in and let us offer our assistance.

Once you realize you have a flat tire, pull over to the side of the road and put on the emergency brake. Remove the jack, spare tire and tire-changing tools…

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Saving Money While Changing Tires

One of the issues that people often have when it comes to changing the tires is that they are going to have to pay a bit of money for the services. This can be one of the reasons that people consider trying to drive on winter tires during warmer seasons.

One thing that you will realize when driving on winter tires after the winter has ended, then you are going to have to change them really quickly. This will also cost you even more money. Fortunately, there are ways that you can potentially tons of money on tire changes. 

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Don't Let Salt Corrosion Damage Your Car

Road salt can do a lot of damage to the body of your car. As important as it is to have salt on the roads to make them safe, it’s equally as important to make sure the salt doesn’t get or stay on your car. Stop at The Car Store and speak to our trained staff on how you can prevent salt corrosion from damaging your vehicle.

Snow and rain contain damaging salt, so try to avoid driving through rain puddles or snow because it can eventually damage your car’s body and undercarriage.  

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