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Let's Share the Road

We can all share the road. Whether you are a driver or a bicyclist, The Car Store's tips today can help you share the road more efficiently.

Please remember that every auto is larger and much heavier than any bicycle. Stay attentive and give bicyclists space. They are entitled to a lane's full width, so do not cruise beside them. Pass carefully, and do not cause motorists in other lanes to slow or swerve. Regularly check bike lanes for cyclists, but remember that they are allowed to ride in your lane on most roads, too. 

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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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Making a Winter Survival Kit

While emergency personnel do their best to reach stranded motorists as quickly as possible, inclement weather or other factors may delay them from arriving in a timely fashion. Being prepared by keeping a winter survival kit in your trunk can give you peace of mind and will prove invaluable if you're ever in an accident or break down in the winter.

Fill a waterproof tote with useful items like a cell phone charger, jumper cables, a first aid kit, water, a flashlight, tools and snacks. A thick blanket, winter clothing like hats, gloves and boots and sand for traction…

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The Importance of Winter Tires

We want all of our customers to be safe this winter. One of the best ways to make your vehicle safer during the winter time is to have a set of winter tires installed on your vehicle.

Winter tires come in several different forms like studded and studless. Studded winter tires have small metal studs protruding from the tire to enhance grip on icy surfaces. The downside of this is that studded tires damage the pavement if there is no ice covering it. They also make your car quite noisy as well. 

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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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What You Should Know About a Differential

It can be difficult to understand all of the components of your vehicle, but we can help. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained, it will extend its life and help it perform at its best. A vehicle's differential is an important component that helps your wheels turn.

A differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels of your automobile. It works with the transmission to move power from the engine to the axle that turns your wheels. Without a differential, your vehicle wouldn't be able to turn.  

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Which Truck Bed Liner is Right for You?

Bed liners are often the first thing that owners buy for their new truck. They can make the bed more functional and offer flexibility to how your bed is used. There are a few different options to choose from. We want you to be an informed owner and know everything about your truck. Here's some basic information about your options.

Drop-in liners are the most popular. Typically, they're offered by manufacturers as a standard feature. They're made from plastic that's molded to fit the contours of the bed. If you want something more robust, spray-on liners…

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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

The thing to remember about the windshield wiper blades on your car is that they wear in a number of ways, not just usage. Because the windshield wiper blades on your vehicle are made of mostly rubber elements, they don't wear just from rubbing back and forth over the glass every day. The rubber wears from oxidation and even from being in the direct sunlight.

Once the blades start to wear, they become brittle and stiff, and will no longer contact the glass fully. Each time they swipe across the glass, they now leave streaks and blurry spots, negatively…

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