About Vehicle Safety Ratings

Each vehicle in our Washington, PA Jefferson Auto inventory has undergone testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine if the car, SUV, or truck should receive a one to five-star safety rating. The vehicles are subjected to various crash test simulations that determine the strength of the vehicle and its ability to protect occupants during an impact.

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How to Determine if You Need New Tires

Your tires are an incredibly important component of your car. To avoid an accident, you need to keep up with proper tire maintenance. An easy way to do this is by completing the "penny test."

To assess the quality of your current tires, all you need is a penny. Take the penny and flip it so that Abe Lincoln's head is facing down toward the ground and facing toward you. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln's head, then your tires are too worn down and it's time to replace them.

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It's Hard to Beat the Utility of a Used SUV

Many drivers in the Pittsburgh area are now turning to SUVs for their main mode of transportation, and it's easy to see why. With so many benefits that come with owning a used SUV, it's no wonder that SUVs are more popular now than ever before.

If you need a vehicle with lots of cargo space, you can't go wrong with an SUV. Many SUVs have large cargo areas in the back, and lots of SUV models feature foldable back seats to accommodate even more cargo. With this larger amount of space, you can also expect plenty…

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Ford F-150 Power and Towing

The Ford F-150 is back on the pickup truck market and even stronger than before. The F-150 offers a solid steel frame design and a durable body construction that is designed to handle a variety of tough tasks. There are six bold trims that are available for the latest Ford F-150 lineup.

 

Powertrain Options

Customers have several options between V6 and V8 powertrains when it comes to the used Ford F-150 models. Additionally, among the five different engine layouts that are available for the latest F-150, there is an available diesel engine option. The most powerful gasoline-powered 

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Ford Explorer Design Features

The Ford Explorer has one of the best designs for a three row SUV. The interior is roomy and extremely comfortable, with tri-zone climate control that keeps each row at the right temperature. The seating is excellent, and depending on the trim and options, you can add extra features to some of the seats, like heating and ventilation.

?The infotainment feature set is also excellent, featuring a touch screen that starts at eight inches and can get bigger if you choose the relevant options

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Make Reducing Distracted Driving a Priority

Drivers who comb their hair while on the road may end up regretting the action. Even diverting eyes off the road for a split-second to change a radio channel might contribute to a collision. Distractions come in many forms, and they all bring the potential for a mishap. Why not follow some ideas for reducing the chances for distractions?

Talking on the phone might be the most common avoidable distracting behavior driver perform. If taking or making the call is vital, why not pull over in a safe place to use the phone? Even speaking with passengers in the car…

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Thoughts on Winter Driving

Driving in winter conditions may prove dangerous. Drivers can't always avoid driving in winter weather. Those who do hit the roads may need to follow safe driving tips to avoid troubles.

Driving at a safe speed and accelerating and decelerating slowly might support better safety and control on the road. So might keeping an extra distance from another vehicle. Putting winter tires on the vehicle could further support traction and safer driving. Try to keep the gas tank as close to full as possible, as well.

Not all winter driving tips deal with how a driver operates the vehicle…

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