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Your Pets Deserve The Best In Travel Safety

Keeping a pet safe while traveling with it in a vehicle. How do you make it happen? The answer is multi-pronged. You need to address the physical safety of the pet while driving around by putting the pet into a safety seat of some kind in the backseat and at the same time you must also consider taking actions like keeping the safety lock on the windows throughout the whole trip as well. Both of those elements help make up a safer trip for the pet, and both of those things are easy to do.

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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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Changing Your Damaged Tire to the Spare Safely

At Choice Auto we want you to know the importance of changing out your flat tire to the spare. Here are a few things that will help you do it safer and more effectively:

Loosen Bolts and Raise the Vehicle Safely

You are going to want to take all the safety precautions for securing the vehicle. Apply the emergency brake, and place a wheel chock underneath one of the stationary wheels so that the vehicle won't roll away. Break the bolts loose before raising the wheel completely off the ground.

 

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Simple Solutions to Improve Fuel Economy

Improving your car's fuel economy saves you money and saves the environment. It sounds harder than it really is, which is why our team at Choice Auto decided to offer these tips. Here are some basic ways to get more bang for the bucks out of your ride.

Don't Drive With Tired Tires

Optimal tire pressure improves your car's fuel economy by up to 3 percent. Your vehicle's optimal tire pressure info is usually in the owner's manual, on a sticker in the glove box or on a sticker in the driver's side door…
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Leaving Your Home is Easier Than Ever With Backup Cameras

Running errands can be a real hassle. However, when you run a busy household, they can get even more exhausting. Backing out of your driveway can be a difficult process when you have kids, animals, and toys to worry about. That's why Choice Auto is here to tell you about backup cameras.

Backup cameras are devices that will be included in all new vehicles manufactured at less than 10,000 pounds. They're designed to show you the blindspots behind your vehicle. In other words, they'll help show you what your mirrors can't, so that you can…

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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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