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What's the Better Option: Winter Tires or All-Season Tires?

Are you in need of new tires for your vehicle but don't know what to select? This is a tough decision to make. A lot of people become overwhelmed by the amount of money that they need to spend on new tires. In order to make a good investment, you should know all about the options that you have available to you.

Winter tires are a popular option in cold climates where snow and ice are a real issue, like our community of Wintersville, OH. The downfall to winter tires focuses on the fact that you must remove them…

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Closing the Used Car Deal

When it's time to negotiate a good price for your next used vehicle purchase, this is the part when you have to be vigilant. Many people refer to this scenario as "closing the deal." Often times, the customer may feel as if the hardest part of the bargain is over. However, there could still be room for improvement.

It's also a good idea to be aware of the laws of the state in which you choose to purchase a pre-owned vehicle. The dealer should abide by the laws as well. In some states, it is required that you…

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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Kids tend to be out and about in most neighborhoods on Halloween. As a consequence, motorists need to take greater care when driving. There are some Halloween driving safety tips to bear in mind.

When driving on Halloween, you should turn on you car's headlights even if your hitting the road in the afternoon and in daylight. You should also reduce your motoring speed. You should cut your speed downward at least five miles below the posted speed limit.  

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Tips for Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Want to go on the best road trip this fall? Your adventure starts by planning out your "leaf peeping" route. The peak of the season happens during the month of October. During this month, leaves start to change in northern New England around early October, but later in the month through early November, southern New England starts to experience fall foliage in its prime.

Before heading on your road trip, you should pick a beautiful destination, such as the Berkshires or Smugglers' Notch. 

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What You Need to Know About Your Car's Alternator

Your car's alternator lasts approximately seven years or 100,000 to 150,000 miles. Its main job is to keep your car battery fully charged and to power your vehicle's electrical systems, such as the radiator fan, defroster, headlights, windshield wipers and infotainment system. Here's how it works.

Your Car's On-Board Generator

Working much like a generator, an alternator gleans mechanical energy from the movement of your car as it rolls through streets. The alternator turns this mechanical energy into electricity your car's electrical systems can use.  

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What to Know About Installing Car Seats

As inconvenient as it may be to install car seats in our vehicles and allow them to take up so much space, we understand that law requires them. We also understand the importance child car seats have in terms of keeping our kids safe. Stop at State Park Motors and allow our staff to give you some helpful tips on car seat safety and installation.

Installing car seats involves more than just putting them on the seat and strapping in the seat belt. With various types of seat belts, it’s important to read the owner’s manual and follow…

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Correct Tire Pressure Always Matters

Have you ever wondered why setting your tire pressure to the correct PSI is important? At State Park Motors, we are here to give you answers! So whether you have too much air pressure or not enough, tire pressure is important and here's why.

Too Much Pressure

Having too much tire pressure will cause uneven wear in the center of your tire tread, and can cause driving to be excessively bumpy. It can also dangerously overload your suspension causing you to lose control. 

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Brake Fluid Supports Reliable Braking

The brakes in a car require all the many parts to work together harmoniously. The parts, however, do require assistance from a special hydraulic fluid. Much like motor oil’s relationship to an engine, brake fluid allows the parts in the braking system to perform reliably.

The various components comprising the braking system include the calipers, brake pads, rotors, wheels, and brake lines. The brake lines house a special hydraulic fluid. When the driver presses down on the brake pedal, the fluid creates pressure that supports how the braking system works. 

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Keep Your Windshield Wipers Working Properly

Given the storms that we can sometimes experience during our daily commutes, it's important to always have your windshield wipers maintained. These relatively affordable parts are simple to replace. If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, you could visit us at State Park Motors Inc.

Windshield wipers are sturdy, but their rubber components may break down over time. When these parts are damaged, the wiper blades have trouble cleaning. The result is streaks left on your windshield after a swipe with your wipers. 

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Vehicles Require Good Timing Belts

The various parts of any vehicle are pretty essential to the overall operation of the thing, but there are few that are as important as the timing belt on your vehicle. It controls the amount of air that passes through to the engine at any given time. It is important to get this amount just right to avoid having any potential issues with the engine by and large. 

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