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Spring Maintenance Tips For a Worry-Free Summer

Are you interested in making sure that you don't have to worry about it during the coming summer months? If you are, there are some types of maintenance that you should be doing on a regular basis. We at Land Rover Fox Valley have a few tips for you because we want to ensure that you are satisfied with your vehicle and have a pleasant, worry-free driving experience.

Beyond following your owner's manual recommendations, there are a few things that you should do. For instance, spring is a great time to check and see if you need any…

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Driving In The Rain

When the rain drops start to fall you might be one of those people that gets a little nervous about getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. There's nothing wrong with being cautious when it is raining out but don't feel like you have to stay inside because of precipitation. Let's take a look at some tips to keep you safe while on the road in the rain:

  • Turn your headlights on when it is raining out so you can increase your visibility. Also, other drivers will be able to see you better.
  • Keep up on your…
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Avoid a blowout by knowing the signs of a damaged tire


When you're headed to your destination, the last thing you want is to lose traction or have a tire blowout. Knowing the signs of worn and damaged tires can help keep you safe while you drive.

Damaged tires are prone to blowout. A damaged tire might have bulges or cracks on the outer wall. If your tire loses air regularly, it's a sign that it is damaged. You might also notice an object like a nail sticking into the tire.


 
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What's in a Warranty? Powertrain vs. Bumper-to-bumper coverage

So you've decided to buy a new, or a new to you, vehicle. Congratulations! To prevent surprises, it's important to understand the type of warranty that comes with your purchase. Most vehicles are protected under either a powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty. Let's talk about the difference.

A powertrain warranty protects the parts of the vehicle that get it moving. In general the transmission, engine, differential, driveshaft, and velocity joints are included. It typically excludes items such as the battery, fluids, and the clutch.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty safeguards...

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Safely Tow Your Trailer By Reading This Towing Guide


There is an art to towing a trailer, especially one that is loaded. Inexperience with towing is never an excuse for not doing it correctly. Not following a few simple rules can cause more than just an embarrassing situation.

Towing Guide

After making sure that your vehicle and trailer are equipped and functioning properly, there are some things you should know about how to handle it safely on the road. Here is a less-than-complete list to get you started.

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  • Make sure the tires on the trailer are identical in size and construction and match the load.
  • Balance both sides…
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How to Tell If a Battery Is Working Right

There are multiple ways in which you can tell if your car's battery is in good condition. In most cases, if the battery has been in the vehicle for less than four years and creates at least 12.4 amps, it is working properly.

If it has been in your vehicle for more than five years and can't produce at least 12 amps, it may be time for a new battery. Testing a battery involves nothing more than attaching a voltmeter to the battery terminals. Simply attach the red test lead to the positive terminal and the black…

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Why is Brake Fluid Used in Automotive Brakes?

Brake fluid is something many car owners overlook because it seldom requires their attention, but it is a critical fluid that should be monitored. That's because it's the key ingredient to any car's braking power.

Stopping a automobile quickly is a key measure of any vehicle's safety. The amount of force that needs to be applied to a vehicle's wheels for a sudden stop is far more than anybody could provide with their foot by stepping on the brake pedal. Brake fluid fills a pneumatic system that multiplies the force of a driver's foot…

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Handling Long Distance Driving with High Mileage Oils


If you have more than 75,000 miles on your odometer, we highly recommend that you start using high mileage oils. It doesn’t matter whether you accumulated all that distance for 25 years or within 5 years. All that matters is the more your miles go up, the higher the chances of your engine developing issues. As such, it is important to always ensure you are up to date with ay maintenance service schedules.

High mileage oil comes in to help by allowing your engine to handle extreme temperatures better and keep your motor safe...
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Windshield wiper fluid: the how-to's


Windshield wiper fluid can be purchased at all local automotive stores and at almost every grocery store. Seems pretty unusual for this car fluid to be sold in grocery stores, right? This fluid is incredibly easy to refill and also makes a huge impact on the cleanliness of your windshield. That is the reason this is so easy to find. Auto manufacturers want to encourage everyday drivers to make this a normal routine to check and refill.

This fluid is stored in a plastic reservoir located under your hood. Refilling is as simple as pouring the liquid out of the…
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