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The Importance of Tire Rotations

It's very important that you have a good set of tires on your car. Tires need to be properly maintained to remain at their best and provide you with the best traction possible. Tire rotations help keep your tires in good condition for a longer period of time.

The tires on your vehicle should be rotated approximately every 6,000 miles or according to the manufacturer's recommendation. If you notice that the front and back tires are wearing down at different rates, that is an indication that you need to have your tires rotated.

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Don’t Settle for Low-Quality Windshield Wipers

Visibility is very important when it comes to driving. If you can't see well, you should think twice about getting behind the wheel. Even if you have great eyesight, you probably know how the weather can have an impact on that. When the snow starts to fall, you might find yourself wishing that you could see better. But is there a way to fix this?

Over here at DARCARS Chrysler Jeep of Waldorf, we have a selection of winter windshield wiper blades that will help you with your visibility. These wiper blades are encased in a tough rubber shell…

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4 Headlight Restoration Tips


Headlight restoration may be what you need if you cannot see as far ahead on a dark road as you once did. Really, it is probably not the bulb that is going dim, it's the headlight lenses. They get scratched and become cloudy and yellow over time. If you can restore them to like-new condition, you will have greater visibility while driving at night.

4 Headlight Restoration Tips
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• Use insect repellent with DEET to polish dim headlights back to producing more glorious light.
• Use sandpaper to remove scratches that cause headlights to produce less light. Start with a coarser…
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Tire Blowout Protection


Blowing out the tires of a vehicle is always an unwelcome situation. That's the reason you should try to keep this concern out of your mind at all times. How can do you that?

There are various smart suggestions accessible to you. Remember, tire blowouts are a big problem for people who drive in times of hot weather. You can reduce your chances of developing tire blowout by never driving in an excessively rapid manner. Speedy driving can often encourage hazardous blowouts. You can protect yourself from tire blowout headaches with the assistance of smart tire inflation practices...
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Modern Headlights Can Be Difficult To Replace

You may pride yourself on your ability to work on cars yourself. Perhaps you change your own oil or drain and filter your coolant or transmission fluid. If you are capable of doing these and other types of basic service, surely you should be able to change something simple like a headlight right? Well, you would be surprised at exactly how difficult it can be in many cases, but luckily here at Waldorf Chrysler Jeep in Waldorf, MD, we have the tools and knowledge to replace any part of the headlight you may need.

 

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An Alternative to Salt in the Winter


Like most highway departments in America, drivers in Waldorf have been known to add salt to their driveways when the weather gets colder, and ice starts to form. Salt is a great way to reduce the amount of ice on driving surfaces, but it can cause serious damage to vehicles. Here at DARCARS Chrysler Jeep of Waldorf, our service team was asked what some of the best alternatives to salt are, and how they benefit drivers.

While most people would try to use kitty litter for added traction, this is not a good idea. Kitty litter is usually made from…
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Should You Move Over When a Car is in the Shoulder?

If you ever drive on the highway, then there is a very good chance that you have seen a car parked in the shoulder lane of the road. This may be because a police officer is pulling someone over or maybe just because a car is having some issues. When you see a car in the shoulder, there are a few things you should do.

 

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How to Choose Between All-Wheel Drive & 4-Wheel Drive


At DARCARS Chrysler Jeep of Waldorf, we know that the type of car you need is going to be dependent on your lifestyle. Most people tend to opt for an all-wheel-drive car, typically a four-door sedan. Some others, however, opt for 4-wheel drive cars -- SUVs, trucks, and so forth. How can you decide what is best for you? It's fairly easy -- it all comes down to what you need the car for.

If you're looking to spend a lot of time driving off-road, going on trails and the like, your best bet is going to be to opt…
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How To Know When You Should Change Your Oil

New drivers are told to keep the tank full, top off the fluids and change the oil every 3,000 miles. This may have been drummed into you as a teenager and many people still abide by these recommendations even now. But did you know that changing the oil every 3,000 miles is not needed anymore?

 

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