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Are Your Tires Out of Alignment?

When your car is out of alignment, your tires may wear unevenly and wear out faster. Your fuel economy could go down, and you might notice an annoying shaking of your steering wheel when you brake. Misalignment often happens when you run into a curb or pothole with one front wheel.

There are several signs of misalignment. The first is that your car pulls to one side as you slow down. You might notice that you constantly have to steer on a straight road. If you look at your tires, you may see or measure uneven tread wear on one…

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Your Differential Is More Than Just a Gearbox

When you hit the gas pedal in your car, you expect it to move forward. But how exactly does that happen? Thanks to a little know part of your car called the differential, your car continues to move forward each and every day. Luckily, we here at Budd Baer Auto are here to give you the basics about your differential and how to care for it.

Your differential is a small gearbox that is located near your axle. When the engine produces to power, the transmission moves this power through the differential gearbox that helps spin the axles and turn…

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What Does All That Information Mean on the Side of the Tire?

It seems like there is so much to think about these days if you want to drive a vehicle. Understanding the abbreviations on the side of the tire is one of them. With a bit of explanation, it will be clear to you, though.

There is often a letter that begins the sequence. It might be a “P” for a passenger car. That’s followed by a three-digit number that represents the tire’s width in millimeters – 225 is an example. There are a dash and a two-digit number. It might be 65, that is the aspect ratio. It tells…

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Why Getting a Full Tank of Gas Helps in Winter Driving Conditions

If more drivers knew of all the potential pitfalls of driving without a full tank of gas in the winter, they may reconsider passing the gas station so often. Here are a few reasons to top off with fuel daily if possible during the winter months, courtesy of our Washington, PA showroom.

The full gas tank makes the rear of that vehicle extremely heavy. This is important when you want to allow the tire tread all the chances it can get to grip slippery roads. Less gas in the tank means the car is more likely to slide on black…

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Monitor Your Brakes to Ensure That You Stay Safe on The Road

The braking system of your vehicle is comprised of a number of components. Like most parts of a car, these components will degrade over time. Because of the how important your vehicle's brakes are in keeping you and other drivers on the road safe, it is vital that they are kept in proper working order.

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Be Sure to Be Prepared before Your Next Road Trip

Road trips are a common vacation activity for many people. Before you leave Washington, PA, however, there are a few things you should do. Consult a good map and plan out the route you are going to take. Also look for detours and alternative paths that you can use to get to your destination in case some unexpected occurs.

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Change with The Seasons: Install Some Winter Wiper Blades Today

We are officially heading into winter, and now that the seasons are changing, so are your driving conditions. That makes now the perfect time to trade out your old windshield wiper blades for some new winter wiper blades.

Winter wiper blades are the preferred piece of equipment this time of year because they are made from a more durable heavy-duty rubber that is stronger, allowing you to push that heavy snow off of your windshield. This rubber also holds up better in the cold, so it won't freeze and crack. To add to the durability of winter wiper blades…

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How to be a Good Driver with These Etiquette Tips

As a driver you have to share the road with other drivers, and it's your responsibility to be as safe as possible while driving. Eventually there will come a time when another drivers actions cause you to become frustrated and annoyed. But, if you follow these tips you can remain calm and courteous when on the road.

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Road Rage Prevention Tips

Did you know that road rage is classified as assault with a deadly weapon? Being involved in an incident of road rage is considered a criminal act, and although the severity of each incident varies, road rage can turn fatal. So practice the following road rage prevention tips the next time you run into an aggressive driver.

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IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick+ List Adds Two Subaru Vehicles

Here at Budd Baer Auto, we encourage you to plan a road trip to remember this holiday season behind the wheel of a new Subaru vehicle! Subaru of America recently announced that the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Subaru WRX, both when equipped with the auto brand's optional EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights, have earned a place of distinction among the rest of the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ models as chosen by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)! What does this mean for your seasonal adventures? We’re glad you asked!

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