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Preventing Salt Corrosion This Winter

One of the most important things you can do for your vehicle during the winter months is keep it clean. Letting road salt accumulate on the underside and body panels of your vehicle will quickly lead to rust. If you have a brand-new automobile, you can protect your investment with a quick car wash. Some other tips include:

Have the underside of your vehicle sprayed with a protectant each fall. Don't wait until the winter has already arrived. This is a very simple process that you can even do yourself. Also, give your vehicle a good wash and wax…

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Winter Safety Begins with Having an Emergency Kit

Winter can even affect the most responsible driver. A vehicle breakdown typically occurs much easier during winter due to the extremely harsh elements, Choice Auto wants you and your family to always be safe.

A practical way to stay prepared in Saint Cloud is to create a winter emergency kit. A winter emergency kit should include essential items such as jumper cables, windshield washer fluid, antifreeze, emergency flares, a warm blanket, water, a flashlight, extra batteries and even non-perishable snacks. Of course, these are just a few of the examples that you should add to your kit.

 

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Smart Brake Use Can Help You Out of Skids

Driving safely often means driving intelligently, especially during winter months. Winter often brings along with it weather patterns and conditions that deposit large volumes of snow and ice on the roadways. As such, drivers operating under such conditions are at greater risk of losing traction, control, and headway.

Of course, actions such as installing winter tires can help to increase control. That said, hidden ice can still cause unexpected skids so it is important for drivers to follow some tried and tested recovery steps. 

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Explaining the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

Oversteer and understeer are both terms related to a vehicle's driving dynamics; they primarily refer to the vehicle's level of sensitivity to its steering system. If you're wondering about the differences between oversteer and understeer, it's important to know the actions to which these terms refer.

Understeer and Oversteer: What Are They?

In the simplest terms, understeer happens when a vehicle turns less than the Saint Cloud driver requires. Oversteer is exactly the opposite; it happens when the vehicle exceeds the driver's turning requirement. Both actions depend on 

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Flat Tires: The Problems We Face On The Road

One of the issues that we face when it comes to dealing with our vehicles while on the road are breakdowns. The most noticeable of those breakdowns are flat tires. You never know when it’s going to happen. Nails will get you every time you look up because of the construction that goes on. As long as you have the equipment to fix it, you will be fine.

It really doesn’t take that long to fix a flat tire unless the lugs are hard to take off. 

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Making a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Winding up stranded when your vehicle breaks down is unpleasant at any time of year, but when the temperatures hover around zero, it can even be dangerous. Stock your car with survival essentials to help you fix the problem or pass the time while help arrives.

Useful items like duct tape, jumper cables, a tow rope, a flashlight, emergency flares and a first aid kit are excellent to keep on hand all the time. Add foaming tire sealant, an electric tire pump, a box of tools and a tire pressure gauge to help if you get a puncture. For winter…

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Ford Fiesta Technology Features Bring the Fun Back into Driving

Are you looking for a pre-owned car that’s big on performance and style while also offering the technology features to make driving exciting and fun? You might want to check out the Ford Fiesta, a popular subcompact car. What this car lacks in size, it more than makes up for with features and amenities. Come to Choice Auto and check out everything the Ford Fiesta has to offer.

With SYNC® 3 and the Navigation System complete with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®, you can connect with family and friends, listen to...

 

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Ford Mustang Handling Features and Performance Options

Most drivers love the Ford Mustang. With its drive modes and handling features, it’s a dream to take on the road. You’ll feel the captain in this luxury sports car that comes standard with a manual transmission and V6 engine. It’s the rear-wheel drive that truly gives this sports car its acceleration in an instant. The best part about this sports car is that you’ll feel the smooth, instant shifts like its muscle memory and glide down highways with ease.

The handling in the Mustang has always been based on rear-wheel drive...

 

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Tips to Make Buying a Used Car Easier

When it’s time to buy a car, whether new or used, it can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be stressful. Buying a used car is easier than you think when you’ve done your homework and are prepared. Our entire team at Choice Auto is here to offer some great tips.
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• Your budget – Knowing how much you can afford for a car, including down payment and monthly payments will save time.
• Choosing a car – Know the type and size car you want based on your needs.
• Reputation – Check reviews, reliability ratings and vehicle history report on…
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When to Wash Your Car

While most drivers in Saint Cloud will wash their car whenever it starts to look a bit dull, there are a couple of messes that require attention sooner rather than later. We here at Choice Auto want you to be an informed vehicle owner so that you can protect your purchase. Here are some tell-tale signs that your car needs a good wash.

One of the biggest issues that drivers can face when it comes to the exterior finish of their car is bugs. Your front bumper and windshield can get covered in splattered bugs pretty quickly, especially during the…
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