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The Top Reasons Why Tire Pressure Matters

For some Clarkston drivers, tire pressure is only a point of concern when their tires become visibly flat. However, absent of standard air pressure in each tire, operating your vehicle simply isn't safe. At Bowman Commercial, we want to share a few reasons why.

Under-Inflated Tires Will Leave You Struggling to Control Your Vehicle

When a tire is under-inflated, more of its surface touches the ground. This can cause your steering wheel to pull sharply to the left or right. It will also make it more difficult to take evasive action in the event that the unexpected ever occurs…

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Salt Preserves Meat but Can Ruin the Metal on Your Truck!

If you live in a state with harsh winter conditions, you are most likely familiar with salt. Salt effectively melts snow but in solving one problem, it potentially creates another. Salt, if left on the vehicle, can cause the exterior to rust. So what are some of the ways to protect your vehicle from salt erosion? Below are five tips!

1) Wash your car thoroughly, both the underbelly and the exterior. Clean it to where all the surface dirt and grime is removed.

2) Spray the underbelly and wheel well with a protectant, such as Liquid Film. It will coat…

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Workable Car Detailing Tips

When cleaning your car, make sure that you leave a statement on the detailing of the car. A perfectly finished car makes all the differences at first glance. The following tips will make or break your cars final look.

Choose the right material to clean your car. Most people use sponges to clean their cars. However, sponges easily leave grit and dirt in their huge pores. A microfiber mitt is a good alternative to a sponge. When you rinse a microfiber mitt, all the grit and dirt fall out.

 

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Having the right tools will make it a lot easier for you to deal with any disaster that you encounter while you are on the road. You need to have a simple tool kit. This includes things such as duct tape, an adjustable wrench and pliers. Those things may be able to get your car moving again until you are able to get the help that you need. Jumper cables are something else that you need for your vehicle. Jumper cables can help you get your car started again if the battery dies.

 

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Winter Wiper Blades

Winter Wiper Blades are made of rubber or silicone and fit over the blades on your car. They help to clear snow, ice, and frost so that you can see the road ahead more clearly during winter weather. The following are tips to everything you need to know about winter wiper blades:

* How to apply winter wipers blades

Winter wiper blades are available at your local car dealership. Some stores offer them for free with the purchase of new wiper blades. However, you can also use old ones if desired.

* Remove the old wipers

 

 

 

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Car Battery Service & Replacement

Most car batteries will last five or six years. However, you should always be on the lookout for signs that indicate you need to get your car battery replaced. One of the signs that you may notice is a slow starting engine. Your battery tends to be less effective over time. That is why it will take your engine longer to start. Your check engine light may be on. This light can be on for a variety of reasons. You should see a mechanic if the check engine light is on.

 

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

If your tire pressure light is illuminated, you need to take action. Driving with under-inflated tires can lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced vehicle handling. There are many reasons why the light may come on, but there is one thing that all of them have in common: the sooner you take care of it, the better. So, here are some of the most common reasons your tire pressure light is illuminated:

- The spare tire has not been removed.

If you don't use it, remove it! Of course, if a flat occurred and you've put the 

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Types of Winter Tires

No matter what type of driving you do, it's important to have the right tires on your car. That includes winter tires! Not all types are created equal, so this blog post will help walk you through the different options and give you some tips for choosing the best ones.

1. How do I know when I need winter tires? When is it necessary to use winter tires instead of all-seasons?

Winter tires are definitely recommended for areas that experience harsh winter weather, but they can also be beneficial in some milder climates. In most places, the best time…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

If you're driving on icy roads, it's important to know how to correct a slide. There are three techniques:

1) counter-steer;

2) drift and steer;

3) power steering. Let's take a look at each one in detail.

1) COUNTER-STEER

Turning a corner on slippery ice can be challenging because you may lose control of the steering wheel when trying to make your vehicle follow the direction the road is taking. To correct this, turn in the opposite direction of where you want to go; for example, if you need to make a left turn, you need to…

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Winter is a time of year that can be challenging and difficult for some people. There are many things to worry about: the cold, snow, ice, and more. A winter survival kit will help you prepare for anything this season throws at you. In this blog post we have gathered some creative ideas on what to include in your survival kit as well as how to make it!

You can never be too prepared! See our ideas below.

What to include in your winter survival kit:

  • Tent/Sleeping bag- You might get stuck out in the wild or you could…
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