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Towing Guide

Are you planning a big trip to the mountains or lake? You may want to consider a few things before attaching that trailer or boat to the back of your truck. Here are two things to avoid when hauling large objects on the road.

1. Practice makes perfect

You do well to practice in your driveway or an open parking lot if you have never hit the road with a trailer attached to your truck. 

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

There are a number of different components to your vehicle that contributes to the overall safety of your vehicle. You have your brakes, your air bags and there are now cameras on the exterior of a number of cars to help you see what is around you better. Something that provides an extra level of security on your vehicle that not many people think about is the windshield wiper blades.

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What is Oil Viscosity?

Motor oil is absolutely vital to the health of your engine. It provides lubrication between all its many moving parts and keeps your engine running smoothly. You probably already know that there are different types of motor oil available that are distinguished by different numbers and letters on the bottle, such as 10W-30. This indicates the oil's viscosity.

Viscosity is a rating of how quickly a liquid flows. Low viscosity means the liquid flows quickly, like juice or water. 

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The Tire Sizing Code Is Easier to Read Than You Might Think

To the untrained eye, reading the sizing code that is printed on the sidewall of your tires can be a tricky and sometimes intimidating thing if you haven't done it before. But once you are able to break it down properly, you will see that it really isn't all that difficult.

To give an example, if a sizing code on a tire reads P235/75R15 then that translates to:

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Headlight Service

Your business is very important to us but we also care about the safety and wellbeing of all of our customers as well. Which is why we provide you with such great service from our service technicians that are on staff at all times. Whether you are in need of a vehicle inspection or your brakes need some looking at, we can help you. 

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Is it Time to Have Your Tires Replaced?

Are you thinking about replacing your tires? One of the clearest signs that it is time to put new tires on your car is when you notice the tread is wearing thin. This is the most common reason people in Greer, South Carolina bring their vehicles to Benson Alfa Romeo for tire replacement, but there are others as well, like something embedded in a tire or tread separation.

Since your tires are the only part of your car touching the pavement, it is important to keep them as problem-free as possible.  

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Horsepower: A 200 Year Old Measurement

We’ve all heard the term horsepower relating to engines and more specifically to cars and trucks and their power. The term goes back over 200 years to James Watt, an early innovator of steam engines.

To increase engine sales, Watt needed a comparison to the workhorses that the engines were replacing. Reputedly, he observed a horse at a mill grinding corn and determined how much force the horse could pull in an hour. He calculated that a horse could lift almost 33,000 pounds a foot every minute. 

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By Following Move Over Laws, Drivers Keep Our Highways Safe

It is a common site on Greer’s freeways and highways. A disabled vehicle being attended to by emergency personnel, an officer, or a tow truck. Their purpose is to assist the motorist to get back on or off the road safely.

As drivers, we also have an important role to make sure that the disabled motorist and those assisting them to get back on the road safely. In all 50 states, there are "Move Over" laws designed to keep those who are helping stranded motorists safe. If you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the road, these…

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