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Winter Wiper Blades

Many people use the same winter wiper blades all year long. However, it is important for you to switch out your winter blades. Winter wiper blades and summer wiper blades are not the same. Winter wiper blades have a sturdy frame that is covered with thick rubber. The sturdier frame makes the wiper blades ideal for handling freezing rain and snow. The synthetic rubber helps keep your windshield clear. It will also stay flexible and soft.

There are a few things that you need to do in order to maintain your winter wiper blades. 

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Types of Winter Tires

Good winter tires give the car adequate traction, guaranteeing safe and proper handling during harsh winter conditions. There are three types of winter tires. They include:

Studded Tires

These tires contain studs installed to their tread area to supplement traction in select winter conditions. The studs are characterized by their large diameter cylindrical end rooting down into the tire tread designed to penetrate frozen or snow-covered roadways for extra grip.

Studless Tires

They do not contain studs at their treads as their exceptional performance

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How to Get Your Car Ready for Back-To-School!

Having your vehicle for us for the back-to-school season is one of the most important things you can do with your car all year. Back-to-school service means that you and your passengers are safe during the commute to and from school.

The first thing you should have checked for back-to-school season is the tires on your vehicle. The tires should have plenty of tread on them for daily driving as it starts to get cooler. This is much easier to do in the fall than it is to do in the winter because it isn't as chilly outside.

 

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Save Money on Your Next Road Trip With These Tips

One of the most important ways to save money and enjoy a road trip is to be prepared, and we can help at Land Rover Roaring Fork. Our team has compiled a few tips that can help you save money on your next road trip.

Plan your route in advance. If you wing it, then you'll probably end up overspending. Planning a route can help you avoid tools and maximize your fuel economy. Be sure that your vehicle is ready for travel. If you get your vehicle serviced before your trip, your tires will be inflated, which will help…

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How do extreme temperatures affect car batteries?

As the temperature drops, it can sometimes be difficult to start your car. This is because cold weather has a tendency to affect battery life and make cars more prone to not starting. The colder the temperature outside, the more likely it becomes that you will have problems with your vehicle's battery. In this blog post we'll talk about what happens when temperatures drop below freezing so you know how best to prepare for winter!

Cold does have an impact on batteries, but that doesn't mean you should go running out and spend a bunch of money…

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Causes of Overheating Engine and How to Protect Your Engine from Overheating

The duty of an engine water pump is to transport the coolant or antifreeze throughout the engine. A dirty coolant and a clogged water pump can stop the flow of the coolant, leading to overheating of the engine.

Radiator fans play a significant role in reducing the heat emitted in the engine by lowering the coolant temperatures. Broken and clogged fans can decrease the ability of the radiator to eradicate heat, increasing engine temperatures. Motor vehicle oil helps a lot in reducing the overall temperature of an engine

 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

 When you properly clean your car, you will also realize the benefits of keeping the tires clean. Whenever the rubber meets tarmac, tires and wheels must grab dirt and grime. They also collect a lot of brake pad dust. Road salt and brake dust are some of the few threats that shorten the life of car tires.
 
Most tire manufacturers and dealers always recommend cleaning the wheels at least once every week. They help them remain at their best and look attractive while on the highway.
 
Process of Cleaning Car Tires
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Step one: Gather all the equipment and materials possible…

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Tips for a Roadside Emergency

You do everything that you can to stay safe on the road. You drive safely and get the scheduled maintenance. However, emergencies can still happen while you are on the road. You should have an emergency kit with you at all times. It is relatively inexpensive for you to put together an emergency kit. Your roadside emergency kit needs to have the following, first aid kit, cell phone charger, refillable gas jug, duct tape, jumper cables, non-perishable food, water and a small fire extinguisher.

You should get off the road when you have an emergency. 

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Could a Driver Avoid Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning represents a potentially catastrophic situation for drivers. Once a car loses control due to slick roads, crashing into another vehicle, a tree, or a divider becomes possible. Taking steps to reduce the chances of hydroplaning seems smart.

Traveling on days when it is rainy won't work in favor of those wishing to avoid hydroplaning. If driving on wet roads proves unavoidable, driving in a slow and controlled manner could improve safety. Drivers may find it wise to stay away from puddles and to keep clear of outer lanes. Outer lanes tend to experience water accumulations.

 

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Glenwood Springs Drivers Should Know the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire

If you should find yourself on the side of the road with a spare tire, you'll likely find one of two types of spares in the back of your vehicle. We'd like to share the difference between these types with our Land Rover Roaring Fork customers.

You've probably heard the compact temporary spare tire referred to as a donut. This spare is smaller in size than your normal tires. It's meant to be a temporary measure and should be replaced as soon as you can get to a service station. Also, take care not to drive…

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