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The Components That Make Up The Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirrors

Auto-dimming rear-view mirrors are amazing in the way they work. For those of you that are interested in the workings of this device, it is good to know what the mirrors are made of. There are actually quite a few parts to the auto-dimming rear-view mirrors.

For the auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, you have two sensors, which are either photodetectors or cameras, two layers of glass, and the electrochromic gel which is held in between the two layers of glass. There is also the microprocessor which sends the charge that dims the mirrors.

 

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Is Front-Wheel Drive Better Than Rear-Wheel Drive?


There are four different types of drive systems that you will find on cars. You will find front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive systems are very common. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive each have their advantages and disadvantages.

A rear-wheel drive vehicle is great for those who want a car with great handling. You will often find rear-wheel drive on sports cars. Rear-wheel drive is not the best if you have to drive in less than ideal road conditions. 
 
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Hit the Road This Summer in Your Truck With Key Tailgating Accessories

A pickup truck is a great automobile option for a summer road trip because it has a large bed for cargo. However, because a factory cargo bed is very basic, you may have problems packing and organizing key summertime essentials on your truck. In this guide, you'll discover great products that can update an average truck bed.

On a hot summer day, a truck's engine will work hard. If you drive frequently throughout the summer, your truck may break down or develop performance problems. During these situations, you'll benefit from having a three-tier toolbox on your truck…
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How to Safely Share the Road with Bicyclists

With the warmer temperatures that have arrived this summer, there are many people who enjoy taking out their bicycle instead of their car. When ridden properly, bikes can join vehicles on the road. If you're someone in a car, you'll want to pay close attention so that you keep these bicyclists safe. Here are some tips:
  • Be aware of the road around you. This is something you should already be doing, but it can be hard to spot someone on a bike if you're not paying close enough attention.
  • You have to yield to people on their…
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What You Should Include In Your Vehicle's Emergency Kit

At Route 15 Used Car Center, we want you to be ready for any situation that you encounter on the road. While you can't predict when you'll be stranded just outside of Wharton, you can prepare for when that time comes. Ideally, you will have a cellphone and a radio to help you stay connected to the outside world.

You'll also want jumper cables, a jack and a spare tire. The jumper cables can help if the car's battery stops working while the jack and tire can help in the event of a blowout....

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For Work or Play, The Chevy Tahoe Goes Hard All Day

Looking for a fun family vehicle with some serious muscle? Look no further than a pre-owned Chevy Tahoe. This full-size sport utility vehicle seats up to nine adults comfortably and has power adjustable second and third row seating that allows you to accommodate up to 97.1 cubic feet of cargo. But the Tahoe really delivers when it comes to payload.

You can haul with confidence in the Tahoe, even during Wharton summer storms. The powerful 5.3 Liter V8 engine can easily handle a hitch, and with the optional max trailering package,...

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Pre-Owned RAM ProMaster Is A Good Value

When you purchase a vehicle for your business, it is an important investment and can have an impact on making your business grow. The RAM ProMaster is a good value for businesses because it has a long lifespan, is powerful and capable, and has an interior that can be designed to suit your specific business needs. There are many reasons to check out the ProMaster if you are in the market for a pre-owned business vehicle.

The ProMaster Series offers a number of cab configurations, and cargo space configurations. However, it takes it even further and offers a number of…
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Beating Winter Woes by Learning to Drive Warmer in Cold Weather

Get the most out of your driving dollar on even the coldest - MPG stealing days. We want you to know how to cure the cold, or at least increase your efficiency despite the winter's cool regard for your car and its engine.

Although you cannot turn the cold off, there are solid measures you can take to save gas. Combining trips ensure that your engine will be operating at a more optimal temperature for longer periods of time. Short single trips are bad for fuel efficiency, but also doesn't give the fluids in other areas like the transmission…
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Summer Tires or All-Season Tires?

When is it a good idea to purchase summer tires vs. all-season tires? Is one type better, more durable or more useful than the other? Luckily, both types of tires have their fair share of benefits. Here's a brief rundown on how to choose between them.

Summer or All-Season? What's the Difference?

Both summer and all-season tires are tough enough to get you through multiple seasons. Neither type of tire is best suited for heavy snowfall....

 

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Chevrolet Impala Technology Features

Want to get into a vehicle that will make you feel like you are driving in the future? The Chevrolet Impala feels like that every time you drive it, thanks to the latest features added to the standard 2019 edition. With the newest lineup, Chevrolet wanted to make sure that there were a ton of new options that drivers had been asking for in terms of technology. This means that they would include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, push-button start, and proximity key entry to the standard edition.

There are also a lot of ways to upgrade the…
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