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Tips To Keep You Safe While You Travel

If you're a seasoned roadtripper, it's probably because you know the importance of safety when you're on the road. This list will ensure your next roadtrip goes off safety without a hitch:

1. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. You never know how long your trip will take or what kind of weather you'll encounter on the way. Make sure you have enough water for everyone in your car and some food that doesn't need refrigeration. And don't forget the sunscreen!

2. Pack an emergency kit with first aid supplies, jumper cables, and…

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What is Brake Fluid?

At one time or another, we’ve all watched a crime drama where the culprit cut the brake lines on someone’s vehicle so the brake fluid leaks out and potentially causes a crash. Brake fluid is really that important to your vehicle. What exactly is brake fluid and what is its job?

Brake fluid is probably one of the most important fluids in your vehicle because it makes your vehicle stop. It’s a hydraulic fluid that travels through the hydraulic brake system. It transfers force into pressure, which in turn applies pressure on the brake, making your vehicle…

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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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Charging a Car Battery

Your battery will drain if it is not charged. Fortunately, your battery can be charged in just a few simple tips. You should make sure that the battery terminals are clean before you charge them. Check the owner's manual in order to see the recommended voltage. The owner's manual will also give you the specific charger instructions. Disconnect the battery terminals and connect the charger cables. There is an ammeter that will tell you whether the battery is charging.

 

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How to Jump Start Another Car

You need to park your vehicle next to the dead one. Ideally, the vehicles should be about 18 inches away from one another. Both vehicles need to be turned off. Attach the jumper cables. Make sure that you follow the instructions in the manual because it will tell you how long you need to charge your battery. The next step is to start your vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. Your vehicle may have to run for one or two minutes.

Have the other driver to start their vehicle. If the other vehicle does not turn on…

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