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A Helpful Guide to Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

For the best engine performance, it is recommended to have your vehicle's motor oil changed on a routine basis. In addition, it is also important to keep the right type of engine oil in your vehicle. This can be determined by motor oil viscosity ratings. To find out more about the meaning of motor oil viscosity ratings, read below.

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Factors of Good and Bad Batteries

There are tons of factors to consider when looking at a battery to see if it is a good or bad battery. Even a battery that is well taken care of is going to go bad. One of the important aspects of vehicle maintenance is making sure that you have a good battery.

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The Importance of ASE Certification

When you have a valuable vehicle, you want to make sure that it receives the best care possible. You want your vehicle to be repaired and serviced by professionals who are the best in the business. ASE certification is one way that you know that your automotive technician is among the best.

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Avoid Nausea from Motion Sickness While on a Road Trip

Have you ever been on a car trip when motion sickness suddenly struck? It's not a fun experience. There's nausea and headaches, and don't forget that throwing up in the car or out the window makes the trip less pleasant for your fellow travelers, too. You can't change the way your body has been designed, but you can lessen the symptoms of motions sickness.

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Avoid These Common Towing Mistakes

When you are towing a trailer or boat, a minor mistake can quickly become a major accident. Here is a look at some of the most common mistakes that drivers make when pulling trailers and other loads.

Just because your vehicle has enough power to pull a trailer or boat doesn’t mean that it is safe to do so. 

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What is an Alternator?

When you're a more informed car owner, you can better recognize when your car needs servicing, rather than leaving it until a more serious problem develops. This knowledge can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Integral to your car's battery, the alternator is responsible for keeping it charged while the car is running as well as powering other electrical systems, such as your windshield wipers and headlights. 

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Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car

Whether you're a high-performance driver or someone who wants to get the most miles out of their tires, you'll have to choose between running summer tires or all-season tires. The rubber the tires are made of can affect the handling in different temperatures.

All-season tires are made of a softer rubber that will stay supple as temperatures drop. 

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Make the Carpool Work This Year

As you think ahead to the upcoming school year, you can't help but think of driving all over town to various activities. Being part of a carpool can save you gas, time, and energy.

To make a carpool successful, consistency is key. Have parents pick set days or time periods that they'll be in charge of the driving. 

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How Can You Prevent Distracted Driving?

As smartphones become ubiquitous, distracted driving has also become an increasingly prominent concern and danger on the roadway. A number of car crashes are caused each year due to drivers who have a hard time focusing on the road. We know you want to stay safe, and keeping some tips in mind can help you avoid distracted driving.

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Why a Car Cover Might Be Worth the Effort

Have you ever thought about using a car cover but then wondered if it was really worth it? We're all busy people, and that's why it's tempting to skip the cover. At DCH Subaru of Riverside, we want you to have all of the knowledge possible to protect your vehicle according to your lifestyle. That's why we're telling you about all of the benefits of a car cover.

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