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Koons Silver Spring Ford Lincoln

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Use Your Eyes, Ears, and Nose to Test Your Battery

The car battery is the lifeblood of your vehicle, supplying power to get your engine moving and to make sure everything from your lights to your seat warmers is working. If you have a dead battery, you have a big problem. Use your senses to help you spot potential battery problems early on before you're stranded on the side of the road.

Look at your battery to make sure it's not swelling and that you are not low on battery fluid. Listen to your car start in the morning and make sure it's not struggling more than…

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Get Your Oil Changed Half As Much

Drivers who owned vehicles several decades ago were often warned about the dangers of overlooking an oil change. An oil change is still a very essential element of owning any car, truck or SUV. The amount of oil changes you need has changed. Vehicles have improved. Oil has improved in quality. This means the majority of vehicles in the market only need oil changes half as much as they once did.

You might have been told 20 years ago you needed an oil change every 3,000 miles. These days most vehicles can go 7,000 miles or more before…
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Move Over Laws Are On The Books With Safety In Mind

"Move over" laws are a challenge because they are easily overlooked and difficult to enforce, but the truth is that they are in place in all 50 states in one form or another.

It doesn't really matter what is going on up ahead or who is responding to it. Whether it be law enforcement, paramedics, the fire department, or even just a tow truck - the rules state that if there are flashing lights going then you need to try to move over and give them a little more room.

However, you don't ever want to force this. You…
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Winter Wiper Blades for Better Winter Driving Visibility

Do visibility issues make you feel scared, anxious and uneasy any time you drive during the winter months? That's not a good thing. The solution to winter visibility concerns, however, is a piece of cake. It's to look for five-star winter wiper blades. Don't rely on standard wiper blades in the wintertime. This can be a mistake. Standard blades can't compete in the visibility department. If you don't want to have to deal with annoying windshield streaks, winter wiper blades can change your life for the better. They can make you feel at ease. Standard…
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Is Salt The Best For Getting Your Vehicle Unstuck?

Salt has been used on sidewalks and streets for a long time. It lowers the freezing temperature of water so no ice can form on the sidewalks and roads. This makes it a lot less slippery. But when it comes to getting your vehicle unstuck in the snow and ice, salt may not be the best thing to use.

Kitty litter does a very good job of absorbing moisture. After all, that is what its used for. Salt may melt the ice, making the surface under your tires less slippery, but the kitty litter makes the area under the tires…
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Staying Prepared for Trouble Before Holiday Road Trip

Taking time today to plan for your upcoming holiday journey will go a long way in making certain you arrive safely. Keep these holiday travel tips in mind.

Don't forget to make certain the spare tire has air in it. Bring along a few cans of tire fix-a-flat just in case you suffer more than one flat tire and need to get the car safely to a service center.

Try to start your holiday journey closer to midnight because many of the other drivers that have kids in their car will have pulled over already to take a break…
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4 Tips to Transporting Food in the Car

Every year is filled up with events that bring families together. Sometimes it involves carrying food. So how exactly do you transport food to your destination without spillovers? We Koons Silver Spring Ford Lincoln have a small checklist below to ensure safe transportation.
• Ensure that lids are securely placed. If possible, always ensure you have electric tape to tape them down so that they are intact.
• The food's placement in the car matters a lot. Ensure that they in a secure place in the vehicle that has minimal movement.
• Creativity is the main idea. You can have makeshift...
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Get That Oil Change Done Before Winter

Winter is right around the corner, regardless of where you live. Even if it stays warm in the winter months, it never hurts to change the oil in your vehicle. Oil is such an important part of your vehicle. It keeps all of the parts working correctly. Old oil gets dirty and does not work as well as fresh oil. It is for this reason that you should stop by the service center and let the nice folks at Koons Silver Spring Ford Lincoln change your oil before winter sets in.

The last thing you want in Silver Spring is…
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Stay on Top of Your Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance involves a lot of things. Not only should you get your vehicle checked from time to time by Koons Silver Spring Ford Lincoln, but you should also get the oil changed regularly and have your brakes serviced every 12,000 miles or at least once a year.

You can do a lot of things right at home, such as checking your tire pressure and topping up your fluids. For bigger issues, you will want to take it to the professionals at Koons Silver Spring Ford Lincoln to get it checked out. If you have a light indicator on…
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Easy Bumper Sticker Removal with These Six Steps

Putting a bumper sticker on your car might seem like a great idea at the time but, when the time comes to take it off, it's hard not to regret your decision a bit. However, if you follow our simple process below, you'll find that it's actually not so bad getting that sticker off. With just a soapy sponge, a plastic card, a hairdryer, and some detailing spray, you can get your bumper looking clean and new again. Check it out:

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