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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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How Can You Know When Your Brake Pedals Need Repairs?

Brake pedals are a crucial element of your driving experience. Keeping them in top form will keep you and your passengers safer. As such, upkeep is vital in the long term. We know this as well as anyone and have posted some of our the most essential maintenance tips for you below.

First, keep a watchful eye on the structural integrity of your master cylinder. This piece of hardware is what houses the entirety of your brake fluid, which is what allows your brakes to function correctly. If the master cylinder isn't structural sound, or if it's suffering…
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What to Pack for Roadside Emergencies

No one wants to have the misfortune of having to face a roadside emergency. It can be a very tense situation. Roadside emergencies are a fact of life, so it is important to be prepared should one arise.

It's important that you have certain critical items in your vehicle in case of an emergency. You should always carry jumper cables in your car so that you can jump start a dead battery. It's important to keep road flares in the car to signal other drivers that your car is broken down along the side of the road. Remember…
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Comparison: 2018 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

600 × 335If you need an SUV that can accommodate the whole crew, look no further than the 2018 Honda Pilot. This three-row crossover SUV seats up to eight passengers and still leave plenty of room for luggage while providing a plethora of safety and tech features.
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Review: 2018 Fit

600 × 335Drivers in Poughkeepsie who are in the market for a reliable everyday car that provides safety, tech, and good gas mileage should definitely check out the 2018 Honda Fit. This compact hatchback provides everything that a daily commuter needs to make their commute cost efficient and while still having a fun enjoyable ride.
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Review: 2018 Odyssey

600 × 335Family drivers in Poughkeepsie looking for a car big enough to haul the whole family around plus their entire soccer team and all their equipment need to look no further than the 2018 Honda Odyssey. This Odyssey has all you need in safety, tech, and features.
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Brake Fluid 101

Brake fluid, or hydraulic fluid plays an important role in your vehicle's braking system. In fact, if you didn't have it, your car wouldn't stop when you pushed on the brakes. Located within your car's break lines, this fluid creates force when you press on the brake pedal. This force extends to each of the brake rotors on your vehicle.

It's important to maintain your vehicle's brake fluid every couple years by draining it and replacing it with new fluid. This will ensure optimal performance.

There are also a few different types of brake…
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Review: 2018 HR-V

600 × 335Drivers are loving the new small crossovers like the 2018 Honda HR-V. This sleek, versatile, spacious crossover gives drivers everything they look for in an SUV with the gas economy of a sedan.
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