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Braddock Motors Wants You to Know How to Change Out Your Flat Tire

Getting a flat tire while driving is easy to do, and when it happens you want to be prepared. Here are a few tips that will help you quickly and efficiently replace your flat tire with the spare:

Chock the Wheels First Thing

The most important part of putting your car up in the air is making sure the emergency brake is engaged and placing a chock under one of the wheels to ensure that it isn't going to roll.

Remove and Replace With Ease

Loosen each lug nut before raising the vehicle completely. 
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Common Ignition Problems

When a vehicle does not start, the owner may automatically assume the problem is the battery. However, the ignition or starter may in fact malfunction. Knowing the symptoms enables owners to take the appropriate action to have the condition remedied.

A common sign of trouble involves a grinding noise when turning the key. The sound is not unlike turning the key with the engine already functioning. If left untreated, the engine's flywheel may suffer severe damage. Freewheeling is evident when hearing a whining noise when turning the key. The symptom more 

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Stop Suffering In Silence From Motion Sickness

Did you know that you can put the clamp down on motion sickness if you choose to do so? A lot of people feel that they are trapped dealing with this ailment because they have always had to deal with it in the past, but that is not the case. There are steps that you can take to make the experience of traveling in a vehicle less irritating and easier on you and your body.

You should always avoid foods and drinks (such as alcohol) that are known to irritate motion sickness symptoms. These include spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, hot…

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Ways to help prevent a tire blowout

One of the biggest fears when driving in Braddock Heights is that you will get a tire blowout. Not only can this be an inconvenience, it also can be very dangerous. Though blowouts are hard to predict, there are some things you can do to avoid one.

Check your tires

One of the best ways to prevent a blowout is to make sure your tires are in proper shape for driving. That's why you should check your tires every month or so. Make sure they are properly inflated, have no leaks and that the tread is not excessively worn…
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Comfort And Convenience From Floor Mats

Whether you drive a small car or a large SUV, there are different types of floor mats that you can have inside your vehicle. When selecting the type of mat, consider your daily activities and the time that you have to keep them clean.

All-weather floor mats are often made with rubber or a similar material. They are a bit easier to keep clean because they can be washed off with a water hose instead of cleaned with a vacuum. They usually have grooves in them that collect dirt and debris from your shoes when you get in your vehicle…

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Getting Farther: Tips to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Buying gas is one of the necessary evils of owning a vehicle. At Braddock Motors, we want to help you minimize your gas bill as much as possible. While we can't control the price of the fuel you buy, we can offer these simple tips to help you improve your fuel economy.

The first tip is to ensure your tires are properly inflated at all times. Tires with the correct air pressure will cut down on the friction that is created between your tires and the road, thus improving fuel economy. Another tip is to remove unnecessary weight from…

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Hyundai Veloster: Three-Door Car With Premium Interior

Having three doors, the Hyundai Veloster is a hatchback with a unique exterior profile. You can check out this imported five-seat car at Braddock Motors. Trim levels include the Turbo, Turbo Ultimate and other trims with great interior amenities.

The Veloster boasts a signature audio system that's manufactured by the Infinity company. An external amplifier and a subwoofer are paired with eight speakers to deliver excellent acoustics. Additionally, the Active Sound Design improves the audio quality from various channels, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

 

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Time to Test Drive the Nissan Titan

While it may be known for its power and capability, the Nissan Titan also features a bevy of innovative interior styling features to set it apart from the pack. This popular full-size pickup truck boasts a number of interior offerings to make your ride through Braddock Heights as convenient and comfortable as possible.

Your ride starts with the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control. This intuitive system can adjust the airflow to the interior of the Titan to cool it down or warm it up.

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Understanding the Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

Taking the time to prepare for driving in winter weather is necessary, and we can be of assistance at Braddock Motors. Read this summary to determine if you need winter tires or all-season tires for the upcoming winter season.

All-season tires are suitable if you live in an area that has little snowfall, but if you live where there's heavy snow with icy roads, then it's best to have a set of winter tires mounted. Winter tires are unique because they have more biting edges and deeper tread for increased traction.

Be sure that you have a complete…
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Gasket Inspections Are Essential Car Maintenance

Gaskets form seals to keep fluids and gases in the proper place. Almost every system in your vehicle involves one or more gaskets or seals. They are made of a variety of materials, but most of them break down over time. When this happens, it can cause problems such as brake failure, power steering failure, water pump failure or cause the engine to overheat.

Gaskets do many vital roles, but many people do not think about them until one of them fails. That is why it is a good idea to have your car’s gaskets and seals checked as…
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