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How to Drive Safely in the Rain

As summer is upon us, so is more rain, which means there is an increased risk for auto accidents. At Bluebonnet Motors, we want to make certain that you are fully prepared for wet terrain. Aside from checking your windshield wipers, tire pressure, and lights, you can also follow these tips for driving in the rain.

During rainy weather, slowing down is the best way to prevent hydroplaning. Newer tires can hydroplane at 35 mph. Your tires will have to move a gallon of water per second when there is only 1/12 inch of water on the road. Cruise…

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Battery Maintenance Guide for Harsh Weather

When a battery is used in harsh environments, the conditions can cause minor to severe power problems. Because harsh weather dramatically impacts battery hardware, motorists should implement procedures to protect a battery in locations that get muggy air or arctic air. If a battery is protected properly before extreme temperatures rise or drop in an environment, the process of cranking a car efficiently won't be a hassle.

All batteries that are designed for automobiles have cells. Once very hot or cold air surrounds these cells, the acid in a battery can't effectively produce an...

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What to Pack in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

Packing the right items in your roadside emergency kit could make all the difference in you getting home safely and in a timely manner. Here is what should be inside your vehicle each time you leave the house.

Jumper cables could help get you moving again in case the car battery will not start. Now any driver could come to your rescue with a jump from their car. Always keep a flashlight and new batteries in the roadside emergency kit, you never know if you might break down at night and need light to make repairs or to flag for…

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Here is How to Jump Start Your Car Using Another Car

Follow along with these easy steps to jump your car using the battery from another car. Before you do anything near the battery, move the two vehicles close together so you won't have trouble reaching each battery with the jumper cables. Turn off the car, put them in park, open both of the hoods.

The jumper cables are coded red for positive and black for negative. Look for the plus sign on the dead battery, attach a red cable. Do the same on the good battery. Look for the minus sign on the good battery, attach a black jumper…

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What Happens When Your Vehicle Falls Out of Alignment?

For the most efficient driving performance, your tires must travel straight down the road with even tread/surface contact. When your tires work as they are designed to work, they wear evenly while maintaining a constant grip on the road. If your tires are not centered on the road, they will wear out quickly.

Camber misalignment happens when the tires are set at a tilt to the outside or the inside of the vehicle. They do not contact the road evenly. Camber misalignment will cause the tires to wobble and wear in the center or crown of the tread. Worn…

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Important Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies can be stressful and inconvenient. While we may not always be able to avoid them, there are steps you can take to help get through them a little easier. Stop at Bluebonnet Motors and let us give you some tips on the best way to handle roadside emergencies.

We have a full selection of roadside emergency supplies on hand in New Braunfels, TX. Pay us a visit and let us check out your vehicle to ensure it’s running in tiptop shape. We offer a full line of automotive services.

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Maintain Coolant Level to Prevent Engine Overheating

Many times an engine overheating can be avoided. Since the engine’s coolant system relies solely on coolant fluid intake to reduce the temperature of the engine, a reduced level of the fluid is typically the culprit for an engine overheating.

The coolant should be checked periodically for maintaining a full level. It is vitally important that you never check the coolant level when the engine is hot. A recommended time is prior to operating your vehicle for the day or having it checked during regularly scheduled maintenance.

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What Makes Your Vehicle’s Differential Important?

Every car has a differential. It is a component that compensates for the difference in wheel speed to create the appropriate wheel balance. Cars with their differential on the rear end have a specific housing that hosts the differential only. In this case, the lubricating oil is normally dark in color and weighs more than 80 grams. For cars with their differential at the front end, this component is integrated with the transmission housing. For such cases, both the transmission and differential use the same oil for lubrication...

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Turn Your Commute into a Haven of Calm with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Sometimes, it’s not enough that the 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid pleases the eye with its luxurious features both inside and out. Fortunately, it can also calm your soul through high-tech advancements.

Enjoy less distraction from the raucous sounds that heavy congestion and unruly weather bring. Active Noise Control counters this unpleasantness by blanketing the cabin with an audio wave that opposes unwanted discord. To eliminate jarring movement, Adaptive Suspension constantly monitors road condition with numerous sensors so it can adjust the suspension as needed.

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Common-Sense Safety Tips for Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is a favorite holiday among kids and parents across the nation. The night provides people the chance to dress up and express themselves, and everyone gets to enjoy candy and other fun treats!

When taking your kids trick-or-treating this Halloween, be sure to take your children to neighborhoods you are familiar with, are well lit by streetlamps and have well-cared-for sidewalks. Young kids should never go trick-or-treating alone and should never walk in the roadway. Also, look both ways before crossing the road, even if it's not a heavily-traveled street. Make sure that...
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