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The All-New Dodge Durango is Loaded with Interior Features

The 2018 Dodge Durango has been ranked as one of the top midsize SUVs. For one, the new trim includes soft-touch materials, high-grade textures, and comfortable seating throughout. In the upper-level trims like Limited and Citadel, you can expect to get a lot more of the luxury look as well. With three rows of seating, you can travel around in style with your family or friends. It's one of the best cars to take on a road trip!

The flair of the interior is matched by the Uconnect infotainment system. Dodge has really put some thought into the technology…

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What Does Weather Do to Your Car's Battery?

Car batteries last a long time, but they don't always respond well to extremes in the weather. Terrible weather could outright kill a battery. You may have experienced this annoying situation and wondered "Why do batteries go dead in extreme temperatures?"

Extremely cold weather causes a major decrease in battery capacity. In extremely hot weather, the opposite reaction occurs. Battery capacity increases. Increased capacity isn't always beneficial. The life of a battery may decline when an increase occurs.

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How to Break the Lug Nuts Free

Your wheels are secured to the hubs of your vehicle by lug nuts. On a few vehicles, there are only three or four lug nuts. On most vehicles, five or six lug nuts are used to hold the wheel to the hubs. On a select range of cars, there are seven or eight lug nuts per wheel while large trucks may have ten or more lug nuts. The lug nuts are locked in place through a special design to make sure they do not release while driving.

To break the lock that the lug nuts have on each bolt, place…

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Before You Tow, Follow Your Car Manual Checklist

Your vehicle manual is a vital tool for towing in Warrensburg, MO. It should tell the tongue weight and tow ratings advisable for your vehicle. Exceeding these limits could create instability, ruin your vehicle's structural integrity, and/or cause a wreck.

Vehicle tow ratings and factory-installed hitch ratings should be the same. If the hitch was installed later, check its specifications to determine how much the load can weigh. The tongue weight refers to the area where the trailer and hitch are joined. Too much stress at this point could make the tow unwieldy.

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What is the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

One aspect of purchasing a new or certified used vehicle is a warranty. You usually have several options available, but two of the most comprehensive is the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties. Having a good working knowledge of each will free you up to focus more attention on the vehicle.

A powertrain warranty usually covers the parts that work internally to move your vehicle. These oiled parts include the drivetrain, transmission, and engine, to name a few. There are parts that are deemed normal wear, such as the battery and clutch, which are not included.

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How to Schedule Service Quickly

When you’ve got a variety of errands to tackle, how do you schedule your auto service quickly? Our online service scheduling tool allows each individual to create their own custom appointment. They can provide details about the nature of their next appointment. They can also select their specific appointment time from a window of availability of appointment options.

How does this help you? You don't have to wait in the phone line. You don't have to call to make an appointment. You can schedule the appointment in your pajamas. You can schedule the appointment during your lunch…

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Keep Up with the Quality of Your Headlights

Driving through the Warrensburg, MO at night, you might suddenly notice that you can't see things as well as you used to. You might also notice that other cars aren't registering you as they should either. It's possible this is because you've got a burnt-out headlight. Oftentimes this happens without you even realizing your car is down a light. People tend not to think about their headlights...

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Keep Your Gas Full At All Times

Whenever possible, you want to make sure that you top up that fuel tank. You want to keep it nice and fuel so that you don't run out especially when you are making a long trip and may not know where the next gas station is.

 

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The Reasons You Should Check on Your Car's Oil Change Schedule

The widespread belief about oil changes is that your car or truck needs one every 3,000-miles without fail. This is an old rule, but for generations, people were convinced by their parents that the sooner you change the oil, the better the automobile will perform. There are important reasons to get oil changes on a preferred schedule:

  • New synthetic oils and mechanical technologies call for most auto oil changes to be required every 7,500 - 10,000-miles.
  • The preservation of lubrication is important to all of the parts under the hood.
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How Often Should You Change Your Windshield Wipers?

Your windshield wipers have seen it all. Heavy rain, snow, sleet and mud and takes it like a champ. But how do you know when you should replace them with new ones? This is not something covered in your owner's manual, but there are a few little "warning signs" that tell you it's time to change them.

Basically, if the wiper blade does not remove all the debris from the windshield as in "skipping, streaking, or splitting." Meaning that the wiper blade loses contact with the surface of the glass due to worn or missing rubber. Also, if…

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