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Extreme Heat and Cold Temperatures Can Kill Your Battery

Have you noticed your car whining when you try to start it? Are lights flickering? If it seems like your battery might be failing, it could just be that it's having a harder time due to the colder weather. Why does this happen? It's based on the chemicals within your battery.

As your battery charges up the electrons within the metal plates, it generates and holds the electrical energy to pass through the alternator. This can cause issues during cooler weather as your battery may be older and has a difficult time generating a charge.

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Easy Steps How to Jump Start Another Car

These are the steps to get a car jumped from another. Park the two cars so the noses touch. Open the hoods, put on work gloves, then make sure you are wearing safety glasses too. Unravel the jumper cables; the two red cables will go to the positive sides of the batteries, good battery first, then the bad battery.

The one black cable will go to the negative sides of the good battery, then the other to any metal contact on the car being jumped to avoid sparks. Now you can start the one car. Leave it running a few…

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Proper Tire Tread and Pressure

One of the scariest scenarios when driving your car is hydroplaning. You temporarily lose control of the vehicle because the tires have lost their ability to grip the road’s wet surface. Vehicle speed and tire maintenance are two crucial elements in avoiding that unfortunate circumstance.

Tires should be rotated about every seven thousand miles to achieve the most even tread wear. They adjust to their placement, and by rotating, you even out all your tires. The front tires generally have more wear than the rear. When you rotate, each side should be switched as well as the front to…

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Do You Understand Your Vehicle’s Differential?

Your engine generates the power for your car, truck, or SUV to move. But what creates forward motion from that generated power? That process involves a lot of moving parts. One of the most important pieces of that process is your differential.

Your differential is basically a gearbox in the center of your axle. Your engine generates the power and transfers that to your transmission. This is where your gearing takes place. That turns your driveline which runs down the length of your car and meets your differential. Your differential then sends power to your wheels due to being powered…

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Trunk-or-Treat Decoration Ideas Anyone Can Pull Off

So you've been approached by your community's Halloween event organizer and asked to participate in a trunk-or-treat event. Trunk-or-treat is a trick-or-treating alternative in which numerous vehicles are arranged next to each other, stocked with candy, and then visited by children. It's easier, safer, and more efficient than traditional trick-or-treating.

 

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carwow Staffers Smitten by 2017 Ford Mustang

If your new-car search has led you to the sports car class, we here at Vanderhyde Brothers Ford Inc think you might like to have a good, long look at ours, the 2017 Mustang

Wondering why?

Then, pair up with carwow pundit Mat Watson; his critique of the Mustang is available in the clip below:

An entry-level model that doesn't skimp on the good stuff, the Mustang V6 is certainly a sight for sore eyes.

Standard equipment on this trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlamps, LED taillights, a limited-slip rear differential, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering ...

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2017 Ford Flex Garners Respect of Edmunds Reviewers

A full-size crossover that cares not for convention, the 2017 Flex is without question one of the most intriguing rides on the roster here at Vanderhyde Brothers Ford Inc. Blending the best qualities of an SUV with those of a wagon, the Flex truly exists in a class of one.

Yet what, specifically, does this terrific transport bring to the table?

Click "play" on the clip below to find out; here with more on all things Flex are the fine folks at Edmunds

Performance enthusiasts are sure to jump for joy for the Flex's top-tier engine.

Optional exclusively on…

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What Does the Ford Expedition Offer You on the Road?

When you are looking for a car, you likely want to pursue an option that will maximize your efficiency, and safety, on the road. This is especially true if you are looking for a family vehicle.

Here at Vanderhyde Brothers Ford Inc., we pride ourselves on our wide selection of Ford vehicles. If you are in need of a driving option that can enhance your experience on the road, and is equipped with a wide array of tools made for conquering the road, then we recommend you check out the Ford Explorer.

Check out some of the cool features this…

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Road Trips

Before you plan to embark on an exciting road trip during the summer season, make sure that your car is ready. It's important to ensure that mechanical and electrical problems won't occur en route to a remote destination. There are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the risk of flat tires, battery depletion and other common problems that require roadside assistance. Of course, the climate control system of your car should also be ready to operate smoothly even in extremely hot weather. A simple check of the radiator and cooling system can detect potential issues…
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