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Where to Allow Your Pet to Stay

When traveling with your pet, there are a lot of things that need to be considered when it comes to your pet. One of the things that you should consider is where your pet is safest while you are traveling in your vehicle.

If you have a pickup, one thing that you should do is avoid allowing your pet to be on the bed of the truck. One thing that can happen is that your pet can do something that will get itself killed. It can also cause accidents on the road. Another thing you should do is keep from…

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Towing Precautions

It can be a lot of fun to tow a camper or trailer so that the family can have a nice weekend at the lake. However, towing in an improper manner has the potential to cause damage to your vehicle. There are some precautions that you need to take before you tow.

Make sure that you are towing an appropriate weight. Never tow beyond your vehicle's towing capacity. Double check all of the towing connections before you take off. It is important to have the lights connected properly so that other drivers can tell when you are stopping or…
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Tailgating Essentials that Every Truck Need This Year

Whether you are heading to the football game or a local concert, tailgating is almost as important as the event itself. here are some tips for making the most of your vehicle.

Purchase a large clear tote with a solid closure on top and keep in the back of the truck for trash. Instead of dumping stuff at the parking lot, place your dirty dishes, leftover food, and other things you want to keep in the tote, then clean them when you get home.

One essential you must bring to the tailgating party is a good pair of jumper cables…
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Understanding Vehicle Safety Ratings

It is important for you to be safe when you are driving, and you should pick out a vehicle for yourself that will help you stay safe. You need to understand the safety ratings that are out there so that you know which vehicles will help you stay safe.

There are different ratings that are given when a vehicle is tested to see how safe it is. The higher the number of stars that a vehicle is given in a NHTSA test, the safer that vehicle is. IIHS tests provide you with a different kind of rating system for the…
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Back-to-School Service for Your Car's Cooling System

If you are not yet familiar with the operations of the cooling system in your vehicle, you'll want a skilled mechanic to perform a cooling system inspection to make certain everything checks out as the cooler weather approaches at the start of the new school season.

The water pump will be checked to see if it is leaking, and the belt that powers the pump carefully inspected for wear or signs it may fail.

The thermostat will be tested, and the gasket in the housing replaced to ensure the seat is secure. If you have been using the air…
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Review: 2018 Honda Ridgeline

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Keep Your Vehicle in Road-Ready Condition This Fall

The back-to-school season is a busy time of year for most families, and that means that it’s critical to stay on top of automobile maintenance. Below are a few tips regarding seasonal vehicle care that every auto owner should keep in mind.

If you have a driver who is heading off to college for the first time, make sure that they are familiar with their vehicle’s owner’s manual, and set a good example by reviewing your own vehicle’s manual as well. Take steps to stock all regularly driven vehicles with extra supplies like jumper cables, extra…

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Websites to Help Map Your Roadtrip

Planning your route before you actually go on your roadtrip is not only smart, but it is a good way to save money as well. Now, you may be curious as to how you can plan your trip in advance. We have a few pieces of information that you may find to be very useful.

Websites such as Rand McNally, Google Maps, and MapQuest show parks, ATM locations, nightlife spots, gas stations, hotels, and restaurants that are along your route. TripIt not only lets you create your route, but you can share it with...

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Review: 2019 Honda Pilot

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The newly restyled 2019 Honda Pilot is a perfect blend of creature comforts and versatility. Whether on the way to a soccer game or a long weekend on the shore, Poughkeepsie area drivers will love the Pilot’s styling and performance.

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