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Getting The Most From Your Tires Hinges On Doing Regular Rotations

Your tires are some of the most critical pieces of equipment on your vehicle. They perform such a tough task that you will notice them wearing out faster than much of the other pieces of equipment on your vehicle. And since tires are not cheap to replace, it only makes sense that you would want to get as much use out of them as you possibly can before having to replace them.

The good news is that there are things that you can do to help this cause. One of the easiest and most important things to do in this…

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How to Replace a Flat Tire


​If you have a lug wrench and a spare tire, you have every reason to change that flat and avoid those long wait times from roadside assistance. Learning how to change a flat tire is a rite of passage. Once you know, it can save you a pinch if your tire ever blows out, especially if you are in a location where roadside assistance cannot reach you.

Changing a tire is a pretty simple step-by-step process. All you need is an inflated spare tire, lung wrench, car jack, and possibly your owner's manual if you want to have a…
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How to Prevent Hydroplaning with Szott Ford

Hydroplaning can be a scary event, especially if it happens on a busy road or at a high rate of speed. When water gets between your tires and the road, this is hydroplaning. It could cause you to lose braking, steering and traction.

Driving too fast on a wet road is a leading cause of hydroplaning. Slowing down by 5 to 10 miles per hour under the speed limit lowers your risk. Low tire tread also increases hydroplaning. Replacing worn-out tires with high-quality tires with a deep tread will also reduce hydroplaning.

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Ways of Keeping Your Headlights Like New


As we run our day to day lives, we need to be aware that sometimes we can operate at night. Night driving will require sharp vision in the headlights. Car owners will therefore have a duty to keep the lights checked up often. At Szott Ford, we mend headlights so that they can function as if they are new and in case your lights are old you can get new ones at our dealership.

Here are some tips that can help you maintain the headlights in your car.
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1. Ensure that the lights are cleaned whenever they get dirty. At…
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Seasonal Maintenance Will Help Keep The Life Of Your Car Going


Seasonal maintenance is going to need to be performed on your car to make sure that it will run smoothly through all the seasons. If your car has not been checked out recently, you will want to schedule a service appointment to keep your car running smoothly and on the road.

Winter months are especially hard on vehicles as they provide a lot of wear and tear for a car. The vehicle could need to have.....
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Schedule routine service for your vehicle today

Your car needs a lot of maintenance to ensure that it is performing at its full potential. It only takes a few minutes to check tire pressure and to top fluids, and it is well worth it. Better to spend a few minutes than to have to deal with a flat tire or cause major engine damage because you didn't have enough oil.

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For more thorough maintenance, you can take your vehicle to us here at Szott Ford. We will be able to run diagnostics and find things that you may have missed. It's a good i

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How Do I Know When I Need New Tires?

When you are on the road, you may not think actively about your tires, or the importance of their health. However, without your tires, you would not be able to move your car. It is for this reason, and for numerous safety reasons, that it is imperative to ensure your tires are always up to par.

How can you tell when you need new tires, though? What are some warning signs of failing tires? This video helps explain both of these questions.

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Rotate Your Tires Regularly!

Your tires should be rotated about every three to six thousand miles. Your tires wear unevenly due to their position on the vehicle. Front tires wear in different areas than the back tires. Rotating them on a regular basis can save money and give you a smoother, safer ride as well.

Worn tires can be a danger. There is a cute way to check if your tires are worn. Get a penny and stick it into the tread of your tire. If you can see Lincoln's face, your tires are worn.
The best time to rotate your tires is…
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