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Tips on How to Jump Start Another Car

Things you need to jump-start any car, jumper cables, gloves, wire brush, safety glasses. Once the vehicles are touching nose-to-nose, turn off the engine and be sure the car lights are off. Open the hoop, put on your glasses and gloves, and use the wire brush if any corrosion is present on the terminals of the battery.

Now you'll need to unroll the jumper cables and begin by putting one red cable to the good battery positive terminal, the other red to positive on the bad battery. Next, black to negative on the good battery, then take the last…

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How Hot Weather Affects Your Car Battery

Car batteries store electricity using a chemical reaction between lead and a liquid acid solution. Because temperature is a factor in how fast chemical reactions happen, extremely hot weather can cause car battery problems.

Hot summer temperatures can cause a battery's life to be shortened drastically because it damages its electrolytes. It's estimated that a car battery that is exposed to temperatures averaging 92 degrees Fahrenheit will have its lifespan cut by one third compared to a battery that is exposed to no more than 77 degrees Fahrenheit most of the year.

 

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Checking Your Tire Tread Can Help Combat Tire Blowouts


One of the single most important safety features of your vehicle is the tire tread. That is why we here at Valley Isle Motors Ltd of Kahului want to be sure that you know how important your tire tread is.

Low tread on a single tire could lead to a blowout that can cause extensive damage to your vehicle if you were to lose control of your vehicle. The best rule of thumb is to make sure that your tires all have at least one-eighth of an inch of tread on them. When checking, be sure to check at a…
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Roadside Emergency: A Few Essential Items


Being prepared for a roadside emergency does not have to difficult. If you carry a few emergency items in your vehicle, it can make a bad experience tolerable.

Have a can of fix-a-flat. Fix-a-flat is an aerosol spray that you can put in a flat or leaking tire. The canister attaches to the valve stem of the tire. This product is not a permanent fix, but it will get you to a mechanic.

Reflective triangles will help keep you safe. If you have to get out of the car, set out reflective triangles and turn on your hazards lights to…
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Know Your Tire Markings for an Accurate Selection

All tires are not the same; however, all tires have specific markings that have important meaning. If you’re looking for new tires, then you should be aware of them.

For car tires, the very first letter “P” indicates passenger tires. However, for trucks you will see a “LT”, which stands for light truck. The markings are part of the tire’s class, which correlates to the type of vehicle that you drive.

 

 

 

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Headlights Are More Than Just A Bulb

Your vehicle's headlights are one the most important parts of your car for vehicle safety. They not only help you see at night, but they help others see you as well. A headlight however is more than the just bulb. Modern headlights have state of the art housings and multiple bulbs and bulb types that serve different purposes. Here at Valley Isle Motors Ltd in Kuhului we can help you determine what part of your headlights may need to be replaced.

 

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Blind Spot Information Warns Of Potential Dangers


The Ford Blind Spot Information System is new technology that will help drivers feel safer on the roadways. Operating a vehicle is a challenging experience. It only takes one accident to cause injury or even death. Blind spot monitoring is supposed to be done manually by everyone. However, this safety technique often gets neglected. Even when the blind spot is checked thoroughly, it is possible to miss potential dangers that can cause a major indecent.

The Ford Blind Spot Information System is in place to help motorists detect objects in their blind spot in order to avoid danger...
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Why The Conventional Wisdom Of Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles No Longer Applies


As vehicles become newer and technology changes, some of the old rules no longer apply. One of those rules is the rule about changing your oil every 3,000 miles. On older models with older engine oil that was necessary, but on newer models, many of them can go as high as 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes.

Why It's Best To Stop Changing Oil Every 3,000 Miles
1. Even though you still get that sticker telling you to come get the oil changed at the next 3,000, all that is is a sales…
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