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As you probably know, tires are an important part of your vehicle — you literally cannot drive without them. They carry you to and from your desired destination and keep you safe in adverse weather conditions or on the roughest roads. But, like a good pair of shoes, they eventually become worn down and need to be replaced. Here's a few indicators of when it's time to buy a new pair or two. The tread is worn The tread of a tire is the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road or the ground. As tires are used,...

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Owning a car is a big commitment, and investing in it will ensure it lasts as long as possible. Here are the seven most common mistakes car owners make that could affect the overall lifespan of your vehicle. Misunderstanding your dashboard There are a lot of different lights on your dashboard, and making sense of them can be tricky. A smart vehicle health monitor is another affordable, compact way to keep an eye on what's going on under your vehicle's hood. This particular model is designed to be easily installed — just plug it into your car’s OBD II port and it will...

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When it comes to driving safety, tire pressure is always one of the hottest topics. Why does tire pressure matter? What the heck is that little annoying symbol on my dashboard? Should I under-inflate my tire during the winter? How often should I check my tire pressure? We got tons of questions like this from our community, so for today, let's dive deep into the world of tire pressure, put our geeky glasses on and figure out everything you need to know about your tires.    For a quick read, here's a summary, You can always find your recommended tire pressure...

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If you’re after quick, cheap ways of making your home more secure and less likely to be a target for burglars, we can help. Protecting your home doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Follow the advice below to help make your home less of a target for burglary. Burglars will usually scout out a house before attempting to break in. They are looking for three things: High-value items that are easy to grab, making it worth the risk How easily they can get in and out: unseen, fast and without interruption. How likely they are to get caught: if it’s likely they’ll...

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Underinflated tires can lead to several problems on the tires themselves and even to your safety. According to reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, underinflated tires can cause stress and heat buildup on the tires leading to blowouts. Underinflated tires can also decrease fuel economy. The report states that you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent when you keep your tires inflated to the proper pressure. It isn’t just damage to the tires themselves that happens when you don’t have them properly inflated, but your safety can be greatly compromised as well. In fact, the...

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