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Look at Spring Car Maintenance Today

What things ought you be looking at related to your spring maintenance checklist for your vehicle? The answer is that you need to do a number of things such as check the lighting, make sure you look to fix the windshield and even check on the fluids to make sure they are at levels that they need to be.

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Keep Your Car Stunning and Protected with Car Wax

Here at Jefferson Auto, we want our customers to be informed about vehicles and what is best for their upkeep, including cleaning. Car wax is one of the most necessary car cleaning products there is because of the way it keeps your car sparkling clean while providing protection for your car’s paint job.

The main purpose of car wax is to protect your car from all the things that can harm it any way such as rainwater, UV rays, and other pollutants. One of the biggest benefits of car wax is that the protection it gives makes it so…

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Two Winter Driving Tips That Are Guaranteed To Come In Handy

Skillful winter driving comes with experience. There are, however, a few tips that all Washington locals can use to avoid disaster. At Jefferson Auto, we want to make sure that motorists know the best strategies for keeping themselves, their passengers, and their automobiles safe.

Use Inertia To Help You Get Up Hills

Pressing down hard on the gas at the bottom of a hill will only make your wheels spin. It is far more effective to build up your speed when approaching a hill so that the resulting inertia carries you up and over. Once you reach the crest, 

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What is That Green Liquid Underneath the Car?

If you recently moved your car and found a few drops of green liquid underneath it, you might be wondering what it is. Green liquid is typically coolant or antifreeze. However, now the manufacturers also make antifreeze other colors, too. If it is coolant, it will smell sweet, but never try to taste it.

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Get Your Money's Worth Out of Every Tank of Gas

Do you want to get the best fuel mileage possible? You can use these tips to get your money's worth out of every tank of gas you buy. They work with every vehicle out there.

Keep your driving to a minimum. If you need to do a bunch of errands, try to do them all in one trip. Multiple small trips use a lot more fuel than one longer one. Plus, you are putting less wear on a cold engine by making only one trip. If you can ride share once or twice a week, it will save you…

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Stay Calm During A Blowout

You'll usually realize that one of your tires has blown out after a loud noise from one side of your car. The noise from the tire could be so startling that you lose control and run off the side of the road, but if you maintain a firm grip on the wheel, then you can navigate your car to a safe location.

Don't panic when a tire blows out because you need to think about what to do in the car. Try to keep your steering wheel as straight as possible, especially if you're traveling in heavy…

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Regain Control Of A Slide On Icy Roads

It is a frightening moment when you realize that your car is skidding out of control on an icy road. Your immediate reaction may be to snatch the wheel or stomp on the breaks, but these can make the situation worse. Our dealership would like you to be prepared for driving during the winter season. So, here are tips to help you regain control of your vehicle if it slides.

Look Ahead

Don’t stare at where you think you are going to hit. Instead, look towards a space in the direction you want to go. Concentrate on that spot…
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What should you include in your winter survival kit?

Winter driving in Washington can be dangerous, especially if your car or truck breaks down and leaves you stranded. That's why it's essential to have a winter survival kit in your vehicle in the event of an emergency. We here at Jefferson Auto are happy to offer these tips on how to assemble one.

Start with items that are going to keep you warm. You want to have a blanket, hat and gloves at a minimum. You might also include boots and hand warmers. You also need gadgets that can help you deal with a prolonged time stuck…

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