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Why Does My Engine Overheat?

Overheating happens more frequently in vehicles in the summer; however, hot weather isn't the only factor that can cause your engine to overheat. Most commonly, a faulty cooling system will cause overheating. Here's what every vehicle owner should do to keep it operating properly.

Insufficient or dirty coolant is one of the most common reasons that engines overheat. Make sure that your cooling system is flushed periodically and that it has sufficient coolant levels, especially before you embark on a long summer road trip. 

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When Should You Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades?

Our team at Planet Alfa Romeo thinks that educating customers about the responsibilities of owning a vehicle is just as important as selling a car. The windshield wiper blade is a small but essential component that is frequently used when driving. It too requires replacement now and then.

It is easy to replace a windshield wiper blade. You just remove the old blade and install a new one. This can be done on your own. You can even purchase new windshield wipers at many retail stores that sell automotive parts. 

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GPS Technology in an Infotainment System

An infotainment system reveals the sophistication level of a new automobile. You could visit Planet Alfa Romeo to explore some of the connectivity features that are available in our latest models.

If the infotainment system in your car lacks GPS navigation, you can still get directions from alternative sources. An infotainment console in a vehicle might have several applications that provide guidance for commutes and other types of trips. For example, Waze is already set up in some smartphones for people that plan for frequent travel to unfamiliar areas.  

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Keep Your Car Clean for Style and Longevity

Take the time to clean the exterior of your car every week and you will have a car that lasts longer. You will protect the outside of your vehicle from rusts and scratches when you are able to remove the dirt that builds up every week. A clean car looks good and give you years of joy.

When you pay attention to the interior of your car, you will have a safe environment to drive in. Wipe down the interior and clean your windows when they get smudged or dirty. You'll be able to see better out your windows…

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How to Handle the Situation in a Car Accident

When it comes to getting into a car accident, your personal safety comes first. Once you decide that you aren't seriously injured, it's time to see if anyone else needs help. If possible, call for help to have an official report of the accident and get assistance for anyone that needs medical attention.

Once you call for help, make sure that you are in a safe place. Your car could be knocked into the middle of the road, leaving you susceptible to a secondary accident. If you can't move your car, get out of the car and…

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Have Fun Driving by Cutting Out the Glare

Most of us love to go out for a drive on a sunny day, especially during warmer seasons. The sun illuminates landscapes and other scenic areas, and it makes a trip even more interesting. However, the sun creates a hazard if your vision is compromised by glare.

There are several ways to combat glare in your vehicle. Investing in a pair of polarized sunglasses will help cut out unnecessary brightness and help you see important objects ahead and around you. Another solution is to keep your windows clean.  

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Move Over Laws Exist in Every State

We write this blog at Planet Alfa Romeo to positively influence your driving life. Let's talk today about Move Over Laws. They heighten roadway safety.

Since 1996, every member of the United States has implemented a Move Over Law. Of course, each state's lawmakers uniquely worded its law's statutes. Still, as the classification implies, every Move Over Law makes you responsible for merging away from drivers who have been pulled over by police, drivers awaiting roadside assistance and first responders helping accident victims in the breakdown lane.  

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Where to Change a Flat Tire

Though flat tires do not occur as often today as they did in the past, that act of changing one is just as dangerous as it has always been. Whether you are driving around the city or out on the highway, a flat tire is an unfortunate event that places you outside the vehicle and vulnerable to traffic.

There are three essential items to consider before you start changing a flat tire. First, pull over to a flat area where your jack can find support. If no wide area is immediately available, pull ahead up to one-mile to see if…

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Rodents

Rodents such as rats and mice can do more damage to a vehicle than people realize, so it's important that you keep your car safe from these pests. First of all, you need to get rid of any potential source of food, water and shelter that could be near your vehicle. Puddles of standing water should be cleaned up, and any food crumbs that may have been spilled near your vehicle should be swept away. Bushes that can hide rodents should be trimmed back if they're too close to your garage or vehicle, and your garage itself should…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

There are a lot of ways to wash your car. Most people think that you just need a garden hose to clean your tires, but that’s actually not going to be the best way to clean your tires. The first thing that you want to do is get a bucket and some tire cleaning solution. You’ll get a tire cleaning solution that you can use with a tire brush or foam applicator brush. This washes over your tire and dislodges any debris while providing a thorough clean. 

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