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Spare Tires: Full Size or Compact?

All vehicles should carry a suitable spare tire. There are several types of spares, but they all fall into one of two categories: full-sized and compact temporary.

A full-size spare matches the dimensions of the tires on your car now. A permanent full-size spare should be rotated with the other tires, but they must be replaced with them when the time comes. Temporary full-size spares are meant only to get you to a repair station to get your flat fixed.

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Cloudy Headlights: Use Toothpaste


If you have ever driven at night or in adverse weather conditions then you know the importance of having working headlights. Overtime headlight covers can become yellow or cloudy obstructing their ability to produce the proper amount of light. Below is one way you can clean your headlights yourself and make them look new again.

Materials you will need are toothpaste and a wet rag; while this do it yourself way to clean your headlights generally works better on plastic headlights, you can try it on glass headlights as it will not do any additional damage. 
 
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How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

In the winter season, you may have felt your car engine jerk or whine before turning over. This is likely due to a frozen battery. While most batteries can withstand a wide range of temperatures, some batteries lose their ability to charge the alternator because the chemicals inside of them are sensitive to extreme cold and hot temperatures.

Every time that you use your car, a little bit of energy is depleted. As the electrons grow weaker, it becomes more difficult to charge up the voltage and send it to the alternator. With extreme weather, your battery has to fight…

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Tow Smartly and Safely with Our Truck Guide

Towing a boat, camper or trailer isn’t all that difficult. Virtually anyone can tow as long as you make sure to not exceed your vehicle’s recommended towing capacity. Nonetheless, following these basic tips should help to ensure you can tow whatever you want without issues.

In addition to your vehicle’s maximum towing capacity, it is also important that you familiarize yourself with the maximum weight capacity of your trailer, trailer hitch, and tongue. Each of these factors will determine how much you can tow, and it is essential that you never exceed any of these capacities.

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How to Prepare Safely for a Roadside Emergency

Accidents happen all the time, regardless of your driving experience or condition of the car, so preparation is the key. Knowing what to do in an emergency can be crucial. Never assume that a car pulling over means help, stay in your car with doors locked and communicate through the cracked window that help is coming but could they call as a follow-up.

Don't leave your disabled car in the middle of a driving lane, if it starts, get to the shoulder or grassy location out of harm's way. Be sure to place road flares a considerable way…

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Wishing MOPAR a Happy 80th Birthday

On August 1, 2017, MOPAR celebrated the company's 80th year in the automotive business. MOPAR has come a long way since the early days when they only sold antifreeze. Today, they provide OEM parts, professional and certified service, automotive accessories and upgrades around the world. In addition to vehicle repair and modifications, the company also offers collision and roadside assistance services. In this way, you get quality service and parts when you need them most.

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The Ram 1500 Big Horn is a Special Type of Truck

When you are searching for a truck that is different from the trucks that are driven by your friends, the Ram 1500 Big Horn is a good pick. This truck is special in all that it offers and in the way that it looks.

The Ram 1500 Big Horn is available in two-wheel or four-wheel drive, and it helps you travel over many surfaces in a comfortable way. This truck is set up with the help that you need for parking, providing you with ParkSense Front and a Rear Park Assist System. This truck comes in many colors so that…

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The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Rule: Don't Worry About Surpassing It

So many times here at Tri County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we have heard from our customers that they are worried that after barely driving more than 3,000 miles since their last oil change that they're worried they might have damaged their vehicle. We are happy to inform them, however, that there are many newer vehicles that can go substantially farther without having to worry about an oil change and that the '3000 mile rule' is just a myth.

 

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Kitty Litter: A Unique Solution for Extra Traction

Winter is approaching us all quickly in Limerick, PA, and here at the Tri County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, we want to help you be prepared for what to expect. When it comes to preparing your driveway for the snow, there are three options you can invest in: kitty litter, salt or sand. All of these can be used to help your vehicle gain traction, but there are many different usages for each of these mediums.

Depending on your needs and budget, you can decide which one suits you best. If you want a quick fix that isn't…

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