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Keep Your Family Safe: Comprehensive Automobile Winter Survival Kit

You need to take extra precautions when driving with your family in the wintertime. This includes making certain that your vehicle is outfitted with a suitable winter survival kit.

You best protect your family when on the road in wintertime with a survival kit that includes a shovel, kitty litter for traction if you become stuck, and a full first aid kit. You also want to add extra fresh water, blankets, and additional warm clothing to your car. Pack nonperishable food or snacks as part of your winter survival kit.

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Keep Your Family Safe: Comprehensive Automobile Winter Survival Kit

You need to take extra precautions when driving with your family in the wintertime. This includes making certain that your vehicle is outfitted with a suitable winter survival kit.

You best protect your family when on the road in wintertime with a survival kit that includes a shovel, kitty litter for traction if you become stuck, and a full first aid kit. You also want to add extra fresh water, blankets, and additional warm clothing to your car. Pack nonperishable food or snacks as part of your winter survival kit.

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Rear-view Mirrors Dimming Features Improve Driving Experience

Rear-view mirrors that are able to dim automatically is such a nice feature to have since when driving at night, cars coming up behind you can blind you and cause some difficulty and potential danger when driving. An auto-dimming mirror is able to darken the mirror when it senses a light from the headlights of a car behind you. This is called electrochromism.

These mirrors will contain two sensors. These sensors can be either photodetectors that are photodiode-based, or else cameras. They are able to sense the upcoming headlights. 

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Rear-view Mirrors Dimming Features Improve Driving Experience

Rear-view mirrors that are able to dim automatically is such a nice feature to have since when driving at night, cars coming up behind you can blind you and cause some difficulty and potential danger when driving. An auto-dimming mirror is able to darken the mirror when it senses a light from the headlights of a car behind you. This is called electrochromism.

These mirrors will contain two sensors. These sensors can be either photodetectors that are photodiode-based, or else cameras. They are able to sense the upcoming headlights. 

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What Winter Wipers Don't Have

One thing that is going to help you tell the difference between the winter windshield wipers is knowing what they are not going to have. This can be done by comparing them to other wipers such as the summer wipers. Once you understand the differences between the wipers, you will have an easier time choosing the right ones.

One thing that you don't want to look for is more than one moving parts. The summer wipers have what is known as a lattice framework. This is something that you are not going to find with the sturdier winter wipers…

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Winter Tires or All-Season Tires - Which Do You Need?

Tires play an important role in keeping your vehicle on the road and having the correct kind of tires can be extremely important not just for a smooth ride and good fuel economy but also to provide the safest ride possible. Do you know the difference between winter tires and all-season tires? Our team members at Bowman Commercial are available to show you our tires and help you decide which tire will be best for your vehicle.

Winter tires are best for driving on snow-covered winter roads because they have deeper tread patterns and designs that provide the best traction…
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Simple Tips on Cleaning Your Car Fast

You might find yourself short on time to give your car a proper detailing. Unfortunately, those quickie car washes do not work very well. In many cases, they make your car look worse. We here at Bowman Commercial want you to be proud of the car you drive at all times, so here are some simple tips to clean your car fast if you have little time.

One of the best ways to clean your car quickly is to wipe it down with a soft cloth. Experts recommend using a microfiber towel to give your car a fast wipe down…
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Some Auto Finance Terms to Know

At Bowman Commercial, we want you to know about the various terms that you may see while negotiating an auto loan. For instance, you will likely see the words term, interest rate and trade allowance. The term of a loan is another way of saying how long it is.

If a loan has a term of 60 months, it will be paid over a period of five years. The interest rate or finance charge is the portion of each payment that goes directly to the lender. Interest payments compensate a lender for the risk that they take in extending credit…

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Bumper-to-Bumper or Powertrain - Which Warranty is Best?


Warranties are great to have when you purchase a used vehicle, and our team at Bowman Commercial want you to know what you’re getting when you purchase a warranty so you can make an informed decision. Come to our store to check out our vehicles and get all the warranty information you need.

The two most popular warranties are bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties. Bumper-to-bumper warranties cover almost everything from bumper to bumper other than the actual bumpers. Powertrain warranties cover the parts responsible for delivering power to the wheel 

 

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Low-Mileage Oil Changes Explained

Taking care of your car requires putting time and effort into maintenance. Keep tabs on your mileage. Once you hit the 5,000-point after your previous oil change, you need a new one. Don't assume this is the only time you must change the oil. There is a clock ticking.

Engine oil slowly degrades. When you drive a car, the oil becomes dirty due to use. If you put 5,000 miles on the oil within 90 days, the oil needs a change. Don't assume that not putting very many miles on the oil pushes back the change…

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