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Ram 3500 Durability Features You'll Appreciate

Are you looking to buy a new heavy-duty pick-up truck? Take a look at why the new Ram 3500 has been getting a ton of focus on the durability features.

When it comes to buying a reliable pick-up truck, you need to know the manufacturer guarantees the workmanship of the vehicle. Rest assured if you get the Ram 3500 gas engine, you'll enjoy a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty package. The diesel engine comes with an impressive 5-year/100,000-mile warranty. In order to trust the truck that you buy can handle heavy loads, you look closer at the…

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Discover Some of the 2018 Chrysler 300 Performance Features

The 2018 Chrysler 300 is a full-size luxury sedan that has much to offer. Not only does the attractive sedan offer a lavish interior, it also comes with numerous performance features that are unmatched. To learn more about the performance features that come with the Chrysler 300, please read further.

The 300 offers the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that comes standard on all models, but there is also an available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine that is the most powerful engine in its class. The standard engine averages an impressive 30 highway mpg. 

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Your Guide to Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires

Got a flat? You should have a spare tire in the trunk. Most car dealerships include a "safety" donut tire or compact tire for temporary use. These tires only run for about 50 miles and should only be used to get you to the shop to fix the original tire. You can get a spare tire if you don't have one for a pretty cheap price. These tires are typically sold just for quick trips. You never want to take a spare compact tire on long drives.

Full-Size tires are more worthwhile if you want to be able to…

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Car Battery Service and Replacement Guide

Waiting until your car doesn't start isn't the best plan for replacing your car battery. However, studies show that this is exactly what people do before buying a new battery. You can get your battery checked annually for free at an auto parts store. This will give you a proper readout on how your battery is doing so you don't wind up stranded with a dead battery.

Before you go shopping for a new battery, you should make sure that you purchase a battery that will fit your car's needs and voltage. 

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Cooling Tube Leaks and Overheating

It is important for you to keep the various components of your vehicle cooling system in good repair. The cooling system helps to keep your engine temperatures within manageable levels, and one of the components that is central to this process is the radiator.

The radiator itself is made up of many different parts. The central part of the radiator, known as the core, may form leaks in central structures called cooling tubes. If radiator core leaks are allowed to go unrepaired, overheating and severe damages to other engine components can be the unfortunate result. 

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Jumpstarting a Car? Pay Attention to the Order of Events

Jumpstarting a car is something that many of you will have to do in your life. It’s not a difficult task; however, you’ll want to make sure you do certain things in the correct order to protect yourself from getting hurt.

You can read directions on jumpstarting your car in your owner’s manual. One of the most important steps is to make sure you hook up your positive, or red, jumper cables to the dead battery first, and then to the live battery. 

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Does Your Engine Oil Match Your Driving Environment?

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle's performance may change depending on whether it is hot or cold outside? There is a sound and logical reason for this to happen. Oil is a key component determining how efficient your engine performs, and knowing what oil viscosity ratings mean will help you maintain efficiency in all weather conditions.

When you see the label on a bottle of oil, it is providing you with a lot of necessary information. Let's take 5W-30 for example. The W refers to winter. 

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Bad Weather Events Call for Good Brakes

When was the last time you were forced to drive your vehicle in bad weather? It can sometimes be unsettling, especially if your brake pads are not operating at their best performance. Let the auto parts specialists here at Holzhauer Motors Ltd. in Cherokee, IA help!

Brake pads allow a motorist to have control over the disc brakes by sending brake fluid through the pistons that loosen or slow their grasp on the wheels. In inclement weather, such as a thunderstorm or winter storm, faulty brake pads can make it hard to control your car. 

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How Does Horsepower Separate Vehicles?


How does horsepower separate vehicles? Horsepower is a unit of strength. It defines the power of your engine. How much can you haul? How much can you tow? These are all usually determined by the amount of your horsepower.

18th century inventor James Watt is credited with inventing the term horsepower. He was trying to sell more steam engines. He found that one horse could produce 22,000 foot-pounds of work in a single minute. He did this by having the horse pull a load of coal. He later increased the horsepower number to 33,000 foot-pounds. That number has…
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Move Over Because It's the Law


The United States has laws specifically designed to protect emergency responders operating alongside the highway. Such laws exist in all fifty states and were created out of necessity because of increasing roadside fatalities. They are called move over laws and require drivers, upon noticing emergency vehicles on the side of the road, to change lanes or slow down to a reasonable speed. This provides safety so emergency personnel
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