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Tips for Keeping Your Battery Alive

Instead of leaving the lights in inside your car when you stop for a few moments, turn them off so that your battery's power doesn't drain. Make sure all of the lights are off inside your car at the end of your trip as well or if you know that you're not going to get back in the car for a few hours.

Clean any corrosion that has built up on the battery posts. This can prevent a full connection between the cables and the battery itself. Clean the connections that go on top of the posts…

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Tire Rotation Importance and Regularity Explained

While tire rotation may not seem like an important vehicle maintenance task, it can actually pay big dividends down the road. You should periodically rotate your tires so that the tread is evenly spaced over all four tires regardless of their position on the vehicle. Even tread will help your tires to perform better because traction and handling will remain consistent. This improved handling will lead to better braking performance and cornering. This is also a good time to check for any damage.

It is important to check your owner's manual to determine how often to rotate your tires…

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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

While we appreciate our wipers during days of inclement weather, we often forget they exist when we don't use them. Occasionally checking your wiper blades to see how they're holding up is a routine part of caring for your vehicle.

Wiper blades can deteriorate over time due to use and environmental conditions. Heat causes the rubber to lose its suppleness, leaving it prone to cracking and breaking. It's a good idea to replace your blades before a major seasonal change, such as winter, so you know they'll be up to the task of clearing frost and…

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Regular Maintenance Prevents Engine Overheating

No one wants to be stranded on the side of the road in the heat of summer with a steaming car engine. Preventive measures that help your vehicle's cooling system function correctly can help you avoid this scenario.

There are a couple of basic things you need to do to keep your vehicle from overheating. The first is to maintain a proper level of coolant. Check your coolant levels regularly and put in the type recommended for your vehicle. 

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Tackle Car Odors Before They Start

Our dealership wants you to not only be an informed vehicle owner, but also and to understand how to care for your car. Both automotive experts and organized consumers tend to offer the same tips on how to deal with car odors. Those suggestions are effective, but there is one secret. The best way to deal with car odors is to prevent them from happening in the first place.

If it's already too late to prevent odors, take action as soon as possible to minimize any negative effects. 

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The Benefits of Having a Spare Tire for a Blowout

Not everyone has a spare tire. However, there are a lot of benefits to having a spare tire. One of the benefits of a spare tire is that you have something useful while you are experiencing a blowout. You won't be stranded just because one of your tires went out on you.

In the case of a blowout, you will be able to change your tire if you are in a safe place. You just have to take out your reflective cones if they are available. Then you need to locate the spare tire and tools for switching them…

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Reduce the Sun's Glare When You're Driving

Have you ever driven into the sunrise or sunset and found yourself blinded by the sun? It's an all-too-common problem drivers face. It can also be a major driving hazard. We want you to be safe out on the road here at Mossy Alfa Romeo. Let's look at a few tips to help you.

Always assume that glare is a driving hazard. When you are in traffic, give yourself plenty of room to stop. Stay further behind the cars ahead of you. Put down your sun visor to keep the amount of glare to a minimum. Put on…

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Stay in Place After an Accident

Although it might be difficult, the first thing you should do if you're in an accident is to remain calm. You need to take note of your surroundings, contacting emergency officials as soon as you can. If you know that you're not injured, then try to move your vehicle to the side of the road. This will protect you from other drivers who are coming by your accident.

Even in a minor accident when you know that there's only minimal damage to your vehicle, you need to stop to wait on law enforcement to arrive. If you…

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Exercise Caution When Bicycles Are Present

Mossy Alfa Romeo wants you to be safe when you are out driving on the streets of our city. You need to exercise caution and watch out for bicycles on the road. Unfortunately, many people are injured each year because cars hit bicycles on the road. By following a few important steps, you can be safer when bicyclists are present.

Be watchful for bicyclists on the road. Bicycles are usually allowed on all roads except for interstate highways. If you see someone riding a bicycle, slow down. You will be better able to control your vehicle at a reduced rate…

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Should You Consider Android Auto for Your Next Vehicle?

Android Auto is one of the most popular vehicle informational systems on the road today. That is why our team of technology experts at Mossy Alfa Romeo are so excited to tell you all about its many incredible features!

First, drivers will love the integrated Google assistant in the system. This way, you can simply ask the assistant for recommendations for a place to eat if you are travelling in an area that you are unfamiliar with. 

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