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Avoid Hydroplaning With These Easy Tips

Hydroplaning is the phenomenon that occurs when your vehicle's tires skid or slide across a wet road in Manassas. It can result in the loss of steering, braking and power control. Hydroplaning often occurs right after a rainstorm begins. Essentially, your vehicle's tires are not able to push away the quickly accumulating water fast enough.

Drivers can do several things to avoid hydroplaning. Perhaps the most crucial is to reduce speed when the road is wet. Secondly, purchasing good quality tires that push water away efficiently is another, while replacing tires before they...

 

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Extend The Life Of Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Tires perform a very critical function on your vehicle. As a result of this, they are also going to see some of the most severe wear and tear. This is due to a combination of the heat that they experience over rough terrain as well as supporting the weight of the car, truck, or SUV. Tires are not cheap to replace, either. So naturally, everyone wants to get the most out of them that they can.

The good news is that if you just take care of them, they will last longer. One of the most important things that you…

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Tire Maintenance and Safety Tips


It is important to monitor the tread on your tires. Thin tread can cause a blowout or accident. To check the tread, grab a penny and take the penny test.

With Lincoln’s head pointing towards the center of the tire, stick the penny in a tire groove. If any of the rubber covers his head, the tire is good. If you can see the top of his head, the tread is too thin. It is time for a new set of tires.

Tires exposed to extreme heat and cold will break down faster. Old tires, six years are older…
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Powertrain vs. bumper-to-bumper warranty - Which is Better?

Many times consumers learn too late that their warranty didn’t cover what they thought it would. Don’t fall into that trap. Visit our knowledgeable staff at Sheehy Nissan of Manassas and learn everything you need to know about powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties and the differences.

Although they don’t cover the bumpers, bumper-to-bumper warranties cover just about everything else from one end of the car to the other. Examples are AC systems, electronics, audio systems and suspension components. Because they cover more items, they typically cover a shorter period of time...

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Keep Air Out of the Gas Tank


It's very important to keep your gas tank full as much as possible or at least mostly full. The more gas that you keep in the tank, the less air that will be in there. The less air that is in your gas tank, the less condensation there will be as well.

Once condensation makes its way to your fuel lines it has the potential to freeze. Once it freezes, there's no way for your gas to get to your engine and your vehicle will not start.

Come visit us at our Manassas location to get your vehicle…
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A Comprehensive Pre-Road Trip Checklist

Are you foregoing plane, train, and bus travel to take a trip in your vehicle? Excellent! Many find road-trips to be extremely rewarding. But if you're going to embark on a road trip across the city, state, or country, it's important to make sure that you and your vehicle get prepared first.

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Don't Use Water In Place of Windshield Wiper Fluid


When it comes to your car, you want to make sure you are treating it right. If your car isn't in good condition, you may not be as safe on the road. This is one of the reasons why you don't want to substitute windshield wiper fluid with water.

Water is a great thing, but it isn't near as good at keeping your windshield clean compared to windshield wiper fluid. Water doesn't have any detergents or any solvents to eat away at the stains on your windshield. This means your windshield won't be as clear…
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