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Correctly Packing Roadside Emergency Kits

The crew here at The Car Store are committed to helping drivers stat safer on the roadways. Here are some tips to pack your roadside emergency kit correctly.
  • Pack a small first aid kit that will assist in dealing with small injuries until medical help arrives.
  • Be sure to pack a good quality set of jumper cables so any other vehicle can help you stop a dead battery from leaving you stranded.
  • Put a good quality flashlight and plenty of batteries in your emergency kit.
  • Make sure your vehicle has a working jack and lug wrench, then place some road…
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Why Are You Using A Dash Camera?

Every time you stop to think about the most valuable parts of your automobile, don’t forget the humble dash camera. You should have one on your dash by now. If you do not, you need to get on that. Insurance companies would like very much if you would help them with their various claims by getting a dash camera that records everything that is going on in front of you.

The need to capture all of the activity in front of you is all about ensuring that there is

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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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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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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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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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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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