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Jump Start Another Car Safely Using This Guide

The following guide will help you jump-start your car safely. It is advised you wear safety glasses and work gloves to avoid injury. Get the noses of the vehicles as close as you can. Open the hood to both cars after you turn off the engine and shut off the car lights. Your average set of jumper cables have two red and two black clamps.

One red clamp goes to the positive end of the good battery; the other red clamp connects to the bad battery positive terminal. The black clamp is for negative on the good battery, but the…

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Myth Buster: Black Oil is Not Bad Oil

Motor oil is one aspect of car maintenance that has an abundance of myths, misinformation, and outdated information. You can't keep your car at peak performance if you don't understand its oil needs, so here's the truth about one of the mythical oil theories.

You check the oil in your car and are shocked to discover it's turned black. You want to change it because black oil has to be bad. This is a myth. Motor oil darkens because it's doing its job. As it travels along, lubricating and protecting your engine, the oil picks…

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Tips to Stay Safe When Towing

Even if it’s something you’ve done hundreds or thousands of times before, towing can be extremely dangerous if you’re not careful. No matter whether you’re towing a camper, boat or any other trailer, it is vital that you pay attention. Therefore, here are a few basic towing safety tips to help protect you and your vehicle.

One of the most important aspects of towing safety is to never attempt to tow too heavy of a load. This means never exceeding your vehicle’s towing capacity and always using a trailer hitch that is both designed for…

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Your Investment is Safe with Valuable Warranty Coverage

New car buyers can drive away with peace of mind, knowing they have bumper-to-bumper coverage. When that runs out, the powertrain warranty remains in effect for several years longer. It's easy to understand the difference between these two warranties.

The powertrain warranty includes the engine, manual or automatic transmission, and front-, rear-, four- or all-wheel drivetrain. There are many parts and systems which will be repaired at little or no cost to the owner if these break within the coverage period. Drivers have a responsibility to handle routine scheduled maintenance...

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Try Setting Up Your Next Service Appointment Online

More and more functions are going online these days, and the side effect to that is usually saving time. And since time is money - as they say - we here at Umansky Motor Cars wanted to find a way to do that for you.

That is why we put an online service appointment setting tool on our website. This streamlines and simplifies the process and gets you an appointment faster, freeing you up to do the things that you really want to do. Just find the timeframe that you want, find an opening, and set it. Unless you have a special…

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Prevent Unnecessary Repairs in the Winter

By just keeping your gas tank full you are avoiding a lot of unnecessary issues with your vehicle. The less gas that you have in your tank, the more air that will be in the tank and that's not good. More air means that there is more condensation as well.

Condensation tends always to sink since it is much heavier than gas and it will eventually make its way into your fuel lines. If it's cold outside, all of this water in your lines will freeze, and your fuel lines will be clogged up with ice. If this…

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How Do Genuine OEM Parts Differ From Aftermarket Parts?

The time will always arise when your vehicle needs maintenance or replacement parts, and if you perform your own maintenance, then there is the hard decision of where to buy those parts from. Aftermarket parts tend to be cheaper in cost, but there are problems that some don't consider when buying those aftermarket parts.

 

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Bring Your Vehicle in For a Seasonal Maintenance Appointment Today for Optimized Performance in Winter Weather

The temperature is now below freezing and the snow is upon us, winter is here once again. To ensure that your safety and that your vehicle is operating at its best, it is important to make sure your vehicle is winter ready. Here are some tips to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter season:

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Install a set of winter wiper blades and drive safely this season

Once the warm weather is gone and winter sets in, you will wish you had changed the wiper blades on your car. Here are a few reasons to buy winter wiper blades this season.

The winter wiper blades come with a unique rubber sleeve that protects all the moving parts of the wipers. That eli

Take a drive to Umansky Motor Cars so our crew can replace your old wipers with new winter wiper blades.

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Clearing the Definitions About Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel Drive Technology

The misconceptions about four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive drivetrains evolved from the fact that many people thought that the two definitions were just describing one thing. While it is true that both technologies cause the four wheels of a vehicle to be empowered in order to create more road surface traction, the similarities stop there.

Four-wheel-drive is a familiar term for most people as it has been available to the general public for quite some time. It utilizes a lower gear ration and a split differential to give positive traction to all four wheels of a vehicle.

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