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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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How to Eliminate Rodent Damage to Your Vehicle

Every year at Mossy Alfa Romeo, we see vehicles that have been damaged by rodents of some sort. Whether it's mice, rats, squirrels or some other animal, the damage can be costly. Pay us a visit and allow us to offer some products or tips that can help eliminate rodent damage to your vehicle.

The first step you can take to eliminate rodent damage is to eliminate the rodents. If you park in a garage, make sure there is no food, like dog or cat food, near the vehicle. Weather permitting, you can leave the hood open.  

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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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