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How Can You Correct a Slide on Icy Roads?

Icy roads are an unfortunate part of winter. To reduce the danger to you and your loved ones when driving in these conditions, the team at Dallas Collision Center would like to share a few tips on correcting a slide.

Reducing your speed when the roads are icy is important to prevent sliding in the first place. If you do find yourself starting to slide, take your foot off the gas. Do not slam on the brakes, however, because that can reduce your control of the vehicle even further. By keeping your tires spinning freely, you have a better chance…

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How to Avoid a Tire Blowout

There are few things more terrifying than a tire blowout. Not only are they a shockingly sudden event that leaves you stranded, if you’re traveling at high speeds when it happens, they can even be dangerous. Luckily, there are some maintenance tasks you can do to keep the chances of it happening to a minimum.

Maintaining the correct tire pressure avoids weakening your tires. If there’s too much or too little air, the tire surface wears unevenly, making it susceptible to punctures. Always complete tire maintenance on schedule

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Preventing Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a dangerous situation for drivers navigating wet roads. If the roads are wet, a vehicle's tires could lose connection to the road, and a driver might lose control of the vehicle. Drivers may reduce their risks of hydroplaning by following some safety steps.

Speeding is dangerous under any conditions. Risks increase when a driver travels too fast in inclement weather or when road conditions are poor. Avoiding cruise control seems wise, too. Keeping hands on the wheel and personally controlling the vehicle's operation might prove more than helpful.

 

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A transfer case: What Is it?

A transfer case is a gear box that is connected to both the transmission and the front and rear driveshafts. It allows you to switch between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive high, four-wheel drive low, and neutral. It is an important component for the off-road vehicles that come with both drive active drivetrains.

The transfer case transfers engine power to the axles while allowing you to select different modes of operation. You can use it to increase traction on slippery surfaces when you're off-roading, or you can use it to increase 

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Applying Touch Up Paint

Your car may be in perfect condition when you first buy it. However, it probably will not stay that way. The good news is that small damages can usually be fixed with touch-up paint. However, it is important for you to know how to apply it the right way. It usually only takes a few minutes for you to touch up the paint. You need gloves, painter's tape, drop cloth, sand paper, paint brush, plastic sheeting and a microfiber towel in order to touch up the paint.

You need to make sure that your vehicle can be helped by…

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Towing Guide From Dallas Collision Center

If you're like most people in Dallas, TX, you don't know too much about towing. You might think that all towing services are created equal, or that towing is a simple process that anyone can do. However, nothing could be further from the truth! Towing is a complex process that should only be handled by professionals.

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Why Spring Is Car Care Season

As days get longer and the weather in Dallas, TX gets warmer, it’s time to take stock of any damage to your vehicle’s exterior from salt, grit, and icy weather. Here at some tips from Dallas Collision Center to make sure your car is springtime ready. 

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