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Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

No one wants to be involved in an auto accident. Not only are collisions costly, they can be dangerous or even deadly. To minimize the chance of an accident, follow these safe driving guidelines each time you get behind the wheel.

1. Make sure you're ready to go. Check your seat position, mirrors, your child's car seat, etc., before pulling out.

2. Avoid texting or making phone calls. These activities are extremely distracting and aren't worth the risk. Pull off the road in a safe location if you must get in touch with someone.

3. Pay attention…
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Improving Your Roadside Emergency Kit

If you have a small roadside emergency kit in your car, you're on the right track. This is a good thing to have in your vehicle, but you could always improve it a bit with a few extra things. Just having a few extras can help keep you safe on the road.

Fire Extinguishers

The first thing you should have extra of is this simple element, fire extinguishers. Water may not put out a car fire. You need something that is made for oil and possibly gas. A good extinguisher can also prevent explosions and other elements...

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Wheel Alignment and Tire Wear

If you are replacing your tires more often than every 36,000 miles, then it is a great idea to have your car inspected before you drive it much further. Some common issues can make tires wear out fast.

The most common issue is wheel alignment. You may notice your car pulling slightly to one side when you are driving down the highway. When your car gets out of alignment, then your tires rock slightly to the side with each rotation. Our service team calls this tire scrub. The problem is caused by the car’s suspension. It is usually…
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Buying or Leasing – What Are the Experts Saying?

You will only be financing the vehicle’s depreciation that occurs during the term of your lease. Three years is the common duration of a lease. You pay the difference between the car’s worth at the end of the lease and its price. When your lease is over, you simply return the vehicle to the dealership. Then you are ready for your next lease if you so choose.

For some people buying is a better option. They like the idea of ownership and being able to sell or keep the vehicle. The only thing that concerns them beyond ownership…
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Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

Shortly after buying a vehicle, there is a myriad of things to consider concerning the overall health and longevity of your car. One of the most important factors to consider is implementing an itinerary for getting your car serviced. Many of the issues we face as drivers, such as tire failures or transmission breakdown, can be foreseen, if not completely avoided. While there is no way avoid debris on the roads we travel, getting your tires checked and rotated at scheduled times can ensure that your daily commutes are done as safely as possible.
 
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Why All This Controversy About Synthetic Oil?

The controversy appears to be a question based on misunderstanding. Synthetic oil isn't really synthetic. It's natural, regular oil that has been processed on a molecular level to make it far more resistant to change while subjected to temperature extremes.
When regular oil is heated by your car's engine, it breaks down on a molecular level, making it far less efficient in coating the very parts you do not want rubbing together. This causes friction, which causes more heat, and the vicious cycle goes on.
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Why Choose Tonkin Fiat for Your New Fiat Lease or Purchase?

Driving a FIAT automobile isn't just about getting from place to place; the FIAT brand offers drivers exceptional vehicles, great value, and the opportunity to express yourself in our cleverly designed, quintessentially Italian modern cars. Tonkin Fiat has an outstanding selection of new Fiat vehicles, and the dedicated sales staff to make the process of purchasing your new Fiat enjoyable from start to finish. 
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The 2016 Fiat 500X Earns a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS

It's true that good things really do come in small packages, and there's a whole lot packed into the 2016 Fiat 500X. The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X has a range of standard and available safety features that are designed to keep you and your passengers safe while on the road. Fiat managed to squeeze seven standard airbags into the Fiat 500X, so you'll be cushioned on all sides.
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