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Don't Let Pet Hair Ruin Your Interior: Try Our Tips

If you've ever taken your pet for a car ride, then you probably know what a mess they can create. Most pets don't want to stick to a carrier or crate, so we let them ride in the back seat. Unfortunately, this can result in some unwanted pet hair on our seats and floors. Don't let pet hair take over the interior of your vehicle. Here are some quick detailing tips that will help you keep your vehicle looking brand new on the inside: 

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Winter Survival Kits are the Best Care Package

If you're the parent of a new driver, you know that your child might not always be focused on road safety, especially when they're away from you at school. Take a load off your mind and help keep them safe by sending them a winter survival kit.

Make sure to use a durable bag to store your kit, like coated canvas, waxed clothe or durable nylon. Fill the bag with staples like jumper cables, bottled water, a flashlight, blankets, gloves and hats in case they get stranded, sand or kitty litter for wet roads, and a first aid…

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LATCH Evaluations Check for Hardware That Makes Sense

One thing that should be considered when it comes to every aspect of the vehicle including attaching a child seat is hardware that is actually easy to make sense of. It is not a good thing to have hardware that is confusing. This is one of the factors that are tested in the LATCH evaluation.

One of the ways that the hardware can be confusing is if one tether is coupled with another hardware that looks a lot like it. In order to make it less confusing, the hardware has to be made to stand apart with a label that…

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Car Theft Prevention

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016 was a stellar year for car thieves. More than 750,000 vehicles were stolen in the United States. The folks at Mossy Alfa Romeo believe the best way to prevent your car from becoming a statistic is to take preventative actions. Don't make it easy for a thief to take your car. Practice these good-sense steps:

  • Never leave your keys in a parked car.
  • Always roll up the windows and lock the doors when leaving your car.
  • Park in well-lit areas. 
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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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