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Preparing Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

Perhaps you own a truck, or sooner you are budgeting to purchase one. Moderately, it helps haul. Are you preparing your vehicle to tow a camper? There are some key highlights to know the towing capacity of your truck.

Before purchasing a camper, you should know your truck’s pulling capacity. Both vehicles must pair with each other to avoid safety complications.

Stability

For firmness, besides the hitch attached to the camper- you may also attach another to your truck's frame. For more engine efficiency, add cold air ventilation.

Truck’s hauling capacity

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What is ASE Certification & Why is it Important?

The Automotive Service Excellence Certification or ASE Certification is a certification that has been around for decades. It is the most widely recognized automotive service industry certification in North America and it's one of the most respected certifications in the world. This post will discuss what this certification entails, why it's important to have, and how it can help you grow your business.

ASE Certification & Master Certifications

ASE certifications are divided into two types: ASE Certificates and ASE Master Certifications. 

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

The next time your vehicle needs a new set of tires, you will likely be met with more options than you can count. Yet, the rivalry between summer tires and all-season tires is one of the most common that you will likely encounter. Heat management, handling abilities, and temperature range preferences differ between these two types of tires.

Also referred to as "performance tires," summer tires work well in regions that do not experience intense winter elements. They perform well in geographical areas with periods of dry and wet seasons, both of which summer tires excel in. 

 

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Why Does Tire Pressure Matter?

In all the things that can go wrong with your vehicle, a flat tire can be the most demanding. After all, when your tire loses too much pressure you are forced to deal with the situation right then. By monitoring tire pressure, many flat tires and blow outs can be avoided. When the tire pressure sensor on your gauge cluster lights up, it is time to act.

When left unattended, low tire pressure can cause more damage than you might realize. When the tires on your vehicle are not inflated to the manufacturer's standards, constant wear and tear is…

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Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln Wants Drivers to Know the Difference Between a Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire

Almost every Traverse City driver has probably experienced a flat tire. Even if you don't change the tire yourself, you should probably know what types of spare tires there are and how each is used. Check out a brief summary of the two main kinds.

A compact temporary spare tire is what many people know as a donut. This type of spare is ideal for use in small vehicles. It doesn't take up much room, and it's lightweight. Because of its small size and construction, you will need to take special care when using it. You won…

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Avoiding Hydroplaning in Wet Weather

When rain makes the streets of Traverse City more slick, hydroplaning becomes a risk. Hydroplaning is when your car loses traction with the road because of water, and you lose steering and braking. We at Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln want you to know how to avoid this danger so you can drive safely no matter the road conditions.

There a a number of steps that can help you avoid hydroplaning. The first step is to keep your tires in good shape. Make sure they are properly inflated and are rotated and replaced regularly. You should also make sure that you…

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What is a transfer case and how does it work?

If you have a car, truck or sport-utility vehicle that has a four-wheel-drive function, then your vehicle has a transfer case. We here at Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln want you to know what a transfer case is, how it works and why it's important.

All vehicles, even those with four-wheel drive, only use either the front or rear wheels for normal driving. For those with four-wheel drive, some of the energy needs to be transferred from either the front or back wheels to the other two wheels so all four can move at once. That's where the transfer…

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Understanding Your Powertrain and Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Coverage

If you've never owned a vehicle before, then you might not be clear about what kind of warranty coverage you have. Most manufacturers provide powertrain coverage for your engine, transmission, transfer case, driveshaft, etc. This coverage generally lasts for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Bumper-to-bumper coverage is beneficial if you're looking to have service completed on areas of your vehicle that are somewhere between your two bumpers. In essence, you can reap the benefits of coverage for most repairs made to your air conditioning, heat, safety features

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Watch Our for These Symptoms of Exhaust Problems

If you're new to owning a vehicle or just haven't had many problems on the vehicles that you've had, you might not know all of the potential signs of exhaust and muffler problems. Knowing when you might have a problem with your exhaust system can help you give yourself a heads-up to potential problems with your vehicle that might be in the works. It's always better to fix things sooner rather than later, and watching for these signs can help you take your vehicle into the mechanic sooner.

When you notice that you tailpipe or entire…

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Understanding How a Transfer Case Works

A device that is part of your vehicle’s drivetrain design, a transfer case will split power from your engine to be directed over to the front and rear axles of your automobile when you have a four wheel drive model. This transfer case can be found directly behind your transmission, with the front and rear drive shafts connected to it. It’s physical design typically includes a series of gears / a chain drive system.

A transfer case has the potential to change between a two wheel drive function and four wheel drive high range and low range. 

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