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Oversteer And Understeer Differences Matter During Slides

Oversteer and understeer sensitivities are sometimes built into vehicles because of the work they perform. For instance, understeer is common in huge tractor trailers that haul extremely heavy loads. Passenger vehicle manufacturers have neutral steering in mind. When you drive around town, it is always good to know how different models behave.

Oversteer is most common in cars with rear-wheel drive. This means the tendency is for the back of the vehicle to turn quicker than the front. The opposite is true for front-wheel drive vehicles. 

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Finding a Good Mechanic Means Doing Your Homework

Having a good mechanic is like having a good doctor. You hope you never need one, but when you do, it's nice to know you can depend on the person and trust what they have to tell you. So, how do you ensure that you've found a good mechanic?

First, know your vehicle! There is plenty of information on the internet that is available, and with a few searches, you're able to get a lot of detailed facts. When you're speaking with a mechanic, ask questions that you already know the answers to and gauge their…

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Why So Many Drivers are Choosing Crossovers

At Mossy Alfa Romeo, we want your vehicle shopping experience to be a pleasant one and one based on an informed decision, so we’re here to help you every step of the way. We have some great crossovers available. Crossovers are becoming a very popular vehicle for men, women and even young teen drivers.

Crossovers are often chosen because they offer a lot of the same popular features as SUVs but in a smaller, more economical size and with a more appealing price tag. Shoppers can customize their crossover by adding whatever options they want. 

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What do Brake Pads do?

There are many components that make up your vehicle's braking system, such as brake pads. Brake pads apply pressure and friction to the brake rotors, which are the shiny discs that you may be able to see behind your vehicle's wheels. The pressure and friction that that brake pads apply to the rotors are what causes your vehicle to slow down when your foot engages the brake pedal.

Brake pads wear regularly because they are a buffer between the calipers, pistons, and rotors. If you want to know how often that your brake pads should be changed, it…

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Winter is Coming. Is Your Car Ready?

Winter comes, even to the people of Westeros. While the people in the fictional Game of Thrones kingdom do not need to worry about converting their car for the winter, people who live in the real planet of Earth that experience winter do. A few simple steps can help someone prepare for the winter without too many problems.

It helps to schedule a car’s oil change around this time. Ideally, the oil change should occur every few months or every 6,000 miles or so.  

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Improve Driver Awareness of Bicyclists

As the number of bicyclists on our streets and roads increases, there is a greater need for driver awareness of bikes. Drivers must learn to look twice for bikers and pedestrians when making a turn. Careful drivers always stop completely before making a right turn on red.

Drivers know that distracted driving creates risks for everyone on our streets and roads. Drivers should use extra care when operating near bike lanes. When in the area with bikes, drivers should always leave extra room and avoid getting too close. 

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Don't Let Motion Sickness Ruin Your Road Trip

Road trips offer a chance to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a few days. However, for people who are susceptible to motion sickness, a great road trip can become the car ride from hell in an instant.

Though motion sickness is never fun, there are some things that you can do to alleviate the pain. For many, simply focusing on the horizon can help to calm your brain and allow your body to return to normal. 

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Planning Today for a Potential Roadside Emergency

Your friends at Mossy Alfa Romeo wanted to make sure you were prepared in the event that something were to go wrong out on the road. Prepare a roadside emergency kit to be able to get back on the road quickly.

Keep a small bag of tools in the trunk that includes pliers, duct tape, hammer, wrenches, socket set, scissors, and knife. Always have a working flashlight and plenty of batteries in your roadside kit in case you're stuck at night. 

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The Importance of Proper Tire Pressure

Tire pressure is something that should be monitored regularly because proper tire pressure is very important. Whether you have a slow leak or are in need of a tire replacement, we at Mossy Alfa Romeo have everything you need to give you the best possible ride.

Incorrect tire pressure is any time your tires do not have the amount of pressure recommended by the manufacturer. Underinflated tires can cause problems on the road and also premature wear and tear on the tires. Overinflated tires can be just as harmful to the tire.  

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How You Can Repair Minor Paint Scratches Yourself

The reasons why you need to have experts looking at the cooling system of your vehicle as the school year begins is because there are numerous parts all operating together to protect the internal parts of your engine.

The radiator not only helps to cool down the engine fluids, it puts it right in front of the fan so the temperature drops faster. The mechanic will also check the radiator cap is the right pressure and the coolant is flushed and filled with a high-grade replacement.

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