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How to Keep Your Focus on the Road

Eliminating distractions behind the wheel allows for a safer driving experience. You can be distracted by anything from a talking passenger to a cell phone ringing in your purse. To reduce the odds that you are distracted, be sure to turn your phone off until you reach your destination.

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What's the Difference Between Towing and Payload Capacity

When you are in the market for a new truck, you will often see advertisements that tell you what the truck's towing capacity and payload capacity are. If you don't know a lot about trucks, you might not know the difference between the two. Understanding the difference is not complicated.

A truck's payload capacity is how much the truck can carry in the cab and in the truck bed. Always make sure not to exceed the payload capacity, or you will damage the suspension.

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Operate Your Mobile Phone Safely with Apple CarPlay

Not become distracted while in your vehicle is one of today's biggest safety concerns. Apple CarPlay allows you to operate your iPhone directly from your vehicle's built-in display screen. You can do virtually everything that your iPhone allows you to do, such as make calls, send and receive messages and much more, but in a much safer manner.

Just like your phone, you can ask questions and Siri voice control will answer. 

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Motor Oil - How Often Should it Be Changed?

Changing the oil on your vehicle is a relatively easy task yet one that confuses many owners. Motor oil is not as confusing as how often it should be done. Pay us a visit at Benson Alfa Romeo and speak to our certified technicians, and let them answer any questions you may have.

Every vehicle is different as far as recommended frequencies for oil changes. 

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A Few Quick Tips for Changing a Flat Tire

A flat tire is one of those things that you hope never happens to you. However, it happens sooner or later to everyone in the Greer area.

When you have the unfortunate experience, you should find a safe place to park. A good place is usually a well-lit parking lot. You always want to use a flat surface. Don’t ever attempt to change a flat tire on a hill.

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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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