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Best Practices for Defensive Driving

Defensive driving should be a part of every driver's routine. The strategies used when defensive driving can help you identify potential hazards before they occur and make educated decisions. When you are a defensive driver you are prepared for whatever may come your way. You can't let other drivers decide what happens to you on the road, that's why defensive driving is so important.

Follow these rules to help reduce your risk of danger behind the wheel:

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Top Five Cheap Cars with Blind Spot Detection

Owning a car with blind spot detection doesn't have to break the bank. You can drive off the lot with an inexpensive car that's equipped with the latest safety technology. You used to have to turn and look over your shoulder to check your blind spots, but with a blind spot detection system you get a warning if there's a car in your blind spot when you're trying to switch lanes.

The top five affordable cars with blind spot detection include:

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Is Your Vehicle in Need of an Oil Change?

Do you know when you last had the oil changed in your vehicle? If not, then it might be time. Staying on top of your oil changes will keep your engine working at its peak. When you wait too long to change the oil in your vehicle your risk causing irreparable damage to the engine. Here are some important reasons to get your oil changed:

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Cover Your Bases with a Dash Cam

You probably don't get in your car thinking you're going to get into a car accident, but the truth is that you never know what can happen when you're behind the wheel. Getting into an accident is already a stressful situation, but imagine if someone lies about the circumstances surrounding the accident and ends up costing you thousands of dollars. 

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Car, Truck & SUV Air Conditioner Repair in Lubbock

Everyone's bags are packed. Faces are smiling. The sun is high in the air. But when you roll up all the windows after getting on the highway, something isn't right. The air conditioner is blowing warm air.

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At Matador Motors, we know bad air conditioners can happen to good people —that's because automotive AC systems wear down little by little each year. Whether it's a refrigerant refresh or a faulty, leaking valve, the parts and service pros here at Matador can have your car cooled back up again fast and affordably.

 

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The Importance of Road Trip Preparation

Road trips can be a fun and exciting experience for the whole family. However, they also require careful preparation to ensure that your family will reach your destination in a safe and efficient manner.
The most important thing you need to consider is the condition of your vehicle. There are many crucial components that can be stressed by long-distance travel.
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Four Reasons to Go Get Your Car Washed

Car people typically will spend more time making sure everything about their vehicle is perfect, including the exterior. However, others will spend less time worrying about the "smaller details" such as how clean the car is. Regular car washes should be reconsidered, though, as they can have a lot of benefits.

Here are five reasons why car washes are a good idea:

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Stay on Top of Your Brakes

There is a lot riding on your brakes. That's why you need to take them seriously and get them inspected every 12,000 miles or so. Another factor to consider is if it's has been over a year or if you feel that your car is starting to pull to the side when you apply the brakes. If the brake pedal feels spongy or is hard to depress, this can also be another sign that it’s time for a prompt brake inspection. You may also hear grinding or squealing when you apply the brake. There are all…

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Tire Service Affects Overall Quality of Your Vehicle’s Tires

When driving your car, one of the parts that get the most wear and tear is the tires. Over time, the tires will eventually wear out and need to get replaced. While this may seem like a hassle, there is a way to delay this process. It will be significant for you to rotate the tires on a regular basis. By rotating the tires, you will be able to maintain the best possible traction as well as balance with the tires. It is continually a good idea to get your tires rotated every time you go in for scheduled maintenance…

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