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Why Do You Need To Rotate Your Tires?

Your tires may be the most important aspect of your vehicle's ability to drive in a stable and secure fashion. Keeping them in optimal condition requires that you perform regular tire rotations. Here at Reynolds Collision Center, we are going to go over the process of tire rotations and why they are so important.

Regardless of the driving conditions in Orange, VA, all tires have a definitive lifespan. Wear-and-tear is an inevitable part of driving, and the degree of this damage dictates how often you need to replace your tires.

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Road Trip Safety: How to Have a Safe Road Trip

Summer is the time for road trips! Whether you're going across the country or just to the next town over, there are a few things you can do to make sure your trip is safe.

Before you hit the road, there are a few things you should do to prepare. First, check your vehicle to make sure it is in good working condition. This means checking the tires, brakes, and fluids. You should also pack an emergency kit with supplies like food, water, and a first-aid kit. It's also a good idea to map out your route in…

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Why Use A Dash Cam?

A dash cam is also known as a dashboard camera. It is a type of camera that is mounted to your dashboard. You may be wondering if you need a dash cam. There are several reasons that you need to invest in one. These cameras are a lot more useful than you may think. You can save money by investing in a dash cam. For example, you can save money on your car insurance. If you are in an accident, then the footage can be used to determine who caused the accident. This can prevent your insurance from going up…

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

Most people know that they should test their car's battery regularly to make sure it is in good condition. However, many people don't know how to do this properly. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to test your car's battery. By following these instructions, you can rest assured that your car's battery is in good condition and will start up when you need it most!

To test your car's battery, you will need a voltmeter. You can purchase one at most auto parts stores or online. Once you have…

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Tire Replacement: Signs to Observe

Your tires need to be ready for the winter season. You can tell that something is amiss with the tires if the tire warning light comes on and won’t go off even after you inflate the tires. The tire pressure waning light system is for vehicle models after 2008. It shows that your vehicle loses pressure fast if it stays on after inflating the tires.

Your tires also need replacement if the treads are worn down to a point that the remaining treads do not cover the first part of the Lincoln head in a penny. When the tires…

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Exhausts and Mufflers: What You Should Know

The exhaust system of your vehicle is one of the most important and often ignored part of a vehicle. When you are doing your regular vehicle check up, it is important to carry out full exhaust system check. This will consist of checking whether the exhausts and the mufflers are in good working condition.

A faulty muffler will be depicted by noisy vehicle. If you notice the noise coming from your vehicle’s exhausts system has increased, then the muffler has an issue. This is the part of the exhaust system that deals with absorbing the sound produced from the…

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Why Car Transmissions Need to Be Maintained

Are car’s transmission plays an important role and, as such, needs regular maintenance. While some drivers attempt to do the work themselves, many drivers take their vehicles to the dealership to have the work done. The important thing is to have it maintained.

The transmission’s job is to get the power from the engine and transfer it to the driveshaft and wheels. In order for it to do this, it needs to be lubricated with transmission fluid. It’s important to drain the transmission fluid regularly and replace it with fresh fluid every 30,000 to 100,000…

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Tips for Protecting Your Car from Salt Corrosion

To alleviate the risk of salt corrosion, you should wash your car at least once every week. This ensures that all the road salt that may have accumulated throughout the week are removed and the car is not at risk of rust and corrosion.

Other than the exterior parts of your car, wash the interior as well and vacuum accordingly. Wash the undercarriage also to remove all traces of salt. Ensure that you get to all the crevices and cracks that may bring in moisture and cause corrosion.

 

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Types of Winter Tires You Need

Driving in winter poses challenges that any driver should be aware of and prepare for them earlier. The Winter season is known for reduced traction and slippery roads. This calls for installing tires that are well suited for these conditions. There are different types of tires that are ideal for the winter season.

Studded Winter Tires

These tires can be identified by a snowflake symbol on the side and have metal studs on the threads. They are designed for wet and heavy snow.

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The Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

No one wants to slip off the road, but you might not know that there are a couple of mistakes that you can make on the road when going around a corner. Both understeer and oversteer can be dangerous, but there are actually very different physics that are going on when you oversteer versus when you understeer.

Oversteering is when you go around a corner and lose control of the car because you turned the wheel too quickly, causing the back wheels to fishtail so that the back of the car is at the front of the momentum.

 

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