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A Closer Look at Backup Cameras


Most cars today have some type of rearview mirror to guide you when you back up. Today, the majority of cars now offer rearview cameras to help you back up your car safely. Additionally, any car that weighs less than 10,000 lbs. must now have a rearview camera. At Braddock Motors, we want you to be safe when you are driving your car, so here are a few facts about backup (rearview) cameras.

The biggest benefit of a backup camera is helping prevent accidents when you are backing up your vehicle. A rear-facing camera expands your field of vision…
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Don't Use Your Car Often? You Should Still Change The Oil

Some people may think that just because they don't drive their car very often, an oil change isn't necessary. This is untrue! Not only are there mileage recommendations for performing an oil change, but there are time recommendations as well. If you care about the performance of your car and want it to last a long time, then you should be a fanatic about changing your oil on point with the manufacturer's specifications. It's also important to always use the correct high-quality oil, as well as a factory

 

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What Happens When You Drive Year-Round on Winter Tires

At Braddock Motors, we keep you informed about ways to be an exceptional Braddock Heights driver. One method involves minding your auto's seasonal maintenance. Specifically, we want you to understand the downside of driving on your winter tires the rest of the year.

In short, we do not recommend driving on winter tires beyond winter. These tires are built specifically to improve your car's ability to go and stop in snow, slush and ice. They give you a winter-driving advantage, but they reduce your vehicle's agility in non-winter conditions. 
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Roadside Emergency Kits You Can Make Yourself


We at Braddock Motors know the importance of being prepared for a roadside emergency when you’re traveling. The idea of having an emergency is something that seldom crosses our minds but things like this happen every day. Having a roadside emergency kit can make it a lot easier to get through an emergency. Allow us to help you set up your roadside emergency kit.

Putting together a roadside emergency kit is easy and relatively inexpensive. It’s also a must to have in your vehicle. Roadside emergency kits should include the following items.
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• Flashlight
• Jumper cables
• Batteries
• Roadside 
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Keeping Your Cabin Environment Manageable

When driving your vehicle, you are very likely going to be having your air conditioner on. This not only makes sure that your vehicle is comfortable to sit in but also makes it healthy by keeping out some of the bad elements. However, there is a time when you are going to have to change out the Cabin Air Filter.

When deciding on whether or not to change the air filter, you are going to need to inspect it in order to get a look at the condition it is in. If the air filter is old, then you are…

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Understanding Car Wax

When it comes to keeping your car's exterior clean and protected throughout all kinds of weather and driving conditions, car wax can be your best friend. It is a cost-effective, intuitive way to keep the exterior paint from getting scratched and eroded by daily use.

Car wax is always applied as the last step of the car wash. Additionally, the car wax should not be applied until the exterior is totally dry. Try to apply it in small areas of the car at a time so that you are sure that you are not missing any spots...

 

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Driving Safety in the Rain

When it rains, the driving conditions can be hazardous! At Braddock Motors we want everyone to make sure they know how to handle these conditions around Braddock Heights. If you find yourself in a storm, there some things you can do to make sure you are safe until you are out of traffic.

If your vehicle skids or slides, don't slam on the brakes. Point your steering wheel toward the direction you want your car to go and realign it once the slide is over. Slowing down is important in any storm. You should also make sure that you…
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Check Out the Hyundai Santa Fe and its Innovative Safety Features

Crossover SUVs are popular with consumers for a variety of reasons. At Braddock Motors, many of our consumers in the market for a crossover SUV choose the Hyundai Santa Fe. This model is popular because it comes equipped with numerous safety features that you can check out below.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance is a safety feature that comes with the Santa Fe. This standard feature uses radar sensors from the Blind Spot Detection System to look out for vehicles that are approaching from the side when you are in reverse. 
 

 

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Truck Cabs Come in Many Styles

Here at Braddock Motors, we put effort into helping our customers to get the most utility out of their vehicles. One style of vehicle that is renowned for its great utility is the pickup truck. That said, these vehicles come in many varieties that offer distinct size, power, and accommodation advantages. To this end, it can pay for prospective truck owners to have a solid understanding of the various types of truck cabs.

Most modern truck cabs come in one of several varieties. 

 

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Crash Rating Reports Can Supplement Vehicle History Reports

Here at Braddock Motors, we work to inform our customers and other drivers about ways in which to enhance their safety. One common method that many prospective vehicle owners use to evaluate possible purchases is the vehicle history report. These reports are produced by several large data collection organizations, and they can provide fairly comprehensive information about vehicles that have been involved in catastrophic incidents. While these vehicle history reports have their places, drivers should also make use of what are known as vehicle crash ratings...
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