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Should I Consider Summer Tires?

Many tire companies promote all-season tires, but are they really the best for your driving needs? The answer could be no. Summer tires are better in several different situations. Here are some points to consider.

Summer tires are also called performance tires and there's a good reason for that. They do better on wet roads than their all-season counterparts. 

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The Benefits of Using a Car Cover

There are different things that you might do to look out for the finish of your vehicle. Carbone Automotive Group wants you to know the options that you have available to you when it comes to caring for your car, including car covers and all that they can do for you.

Car covers can help to protect your car's color when it is parked in a sunny location. 

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Understanding the Backup Camera

A backup camera is an important car safety feature that is becoming more and more common. It is important for you to understand its origins and how it works. In this post we will briefly discuss backup cameras.

The backup camera is just what the name indicates: a camera that points backwards on your vehicle so that you can see what is immediately behind you when you back up. 

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Towing Guide Safety Tips You Should Carefully Consider

The team working here at Carbone Automotive Group wanted to share these towing safety tips so you are less likely to experience trouble on the roads.

  • Check the tire pressure in the trailer tires before and after a load is in place.
  • If the side mirrors aren't giving you enough view of either side of the trailer, apply a few blind spot mirrors to increase visibility.
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Prepare for Your First Off-Roading Adventure

We at Carbone Automotive Group are anxious to help you learn everything you can about your vehicle and preparing it for your off-roading experience. Once your vehicle is ready, set off on the trails with a group of friends and enjoy putting your vehicle to the test and feel confident in its safety.

The best way to be prepared for off-roading is to make a list of things you need, such as a full-sized spare tire, a tow strap and a high-lift jack. 

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Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

The start of spring means lots of rain--more in some places than other. It's important to know how to drive when it's raining. Rainfall contributes to over 1 million crashes annually, and we at Carbone Automotive Group want you to be safe. Here's some tips to help you drive safely out in the rain.

Driving in the rain safe starts with preventative measures. Make sure your windshield wipers don't streak. 

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Spring Care Tips for Any Car

Spring is a lovely time of year. It's also a time when you need to have your car checked. Did you know that regular maintenance checks are an essential part of car ownership? Whether you have a truck, van, or sedan, it's vital that you have your vehicle checked each spring. Here's what you need to know.

In addition to regular oil changes at normal intervals, you also need to have other maintenance performed on your car. 

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The Main Reasons for an Illuminated Tire Pressure Light

Monitoring the tire pressure in your vehicle is now much more accurate with models equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Your vehicle will use either an indirect system or a direct system of sensors to monitor the pressure in your tires.

The Difference Between Direct and Indirect TPMS

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Rear-Wheel Drive vs Front-Wheel Drive: What’s the Difference?

If you understand the difference between rear-wheel and front-wheel drive, it can give you a better understanding of your vehicle’s handling and performance. All vehicles come with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive, but are the two really that different? To better understand your vehicle’s drivetrain, here are some differences between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

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What is a Car’s Differential?

If you’re driving a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, for example, the differential is situated between the two rear wheels. It’s the part that allows the two back tires to move at different speeds and is an important aspect of a vehicle’s ability to turn a corner.

If you’re turning left, for instance, the wheels closest to the turn are referred to as the inside wheels. Their travel distance around a corner is much smaller and at a much slower speed than the wheels on the outside. 

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