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The ABCs of Towing Safely

Knowing the weight of your total load, including the trailer, is the first step toward towing safely. Total load weight needs to be slightly less than the vehicle tow rating. If possible, the trailer's load should be distributed evenly.

Hauling more than these limits dictate will cause undue wear and tear on the vehicle. It may even cause an accident. Modern vehicles have trailer sway control for safer travel, a trailer brake controller for safer stops and a tow-haul mode to adapt the transmission. To find out if your vehicle has these advantages, check your manual.

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Choosing Between Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Warranties can play a large role in helping us decide which car to buy. We at Woltz & Wind Ford understand that you want to get the warranty that gives you the best possible deal and works best for you. We’re here to answer all your questions.

Powertrain warranty vs. bumper-to-bumper warranty is often a dilemma for those purchasing vehicles. Powertrain warranties cover the entire powertrain or, in other words, almost anything under the hood that helps send power to the wheels, such as the engine, transmission, axles, differential.

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Why You Need to Regularly Maintain Your Transfer Case

Although your vehicle's transfer case is something you probably do not think about, it is a critical part of driving performance. Most four-wheel drives and all-wheel-drive vehicles have a transfer case. Without it, your truck or SUV would just be a two-wheel drive.

When you regularly maintain your transfer case, you are ensuring that all the components affected by it are running at efficient levels. Whether you use your four-wheel drive all the time or never, you still need to keep up with regular maintenance. If you never use your 4x4, your transfer case still rotates and distributes power…

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How to Tell When It's Time to Get Your Tires Checked

If a vehicle is driven a typical number of miles, tire tread will wear down after 3-4 years. Maintaining optimal tread and pressure, regardless of how often you drive, not only keeps you safer when you're on the road, it also minimizes wear on your vehicle and improves gas mileage. But how can you tell when your tires need attention?

For starters, soft tires are likely underinflated. This creates resistance, makes your vehicle work harder, and reduces the cushioning that protects your car. As for tread, modern tires display a cross-tread pattern when depth reduces to 2/32-inch.

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