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The Correct Tire Size for Your Car


The proper tire pressure is an important feature in any car because it determines whether the car will drive smoothly or not. However, to ensure the performance and handling of the car are top notch, it is equally important to consider the correct tire size for your car.

All cars are normally designed with the intention of making all parts work as one system, and the tires are also an important aspect of that system. Instead of assuming that tires are just parts of the car that touch the road, it is important to work with the correct size of…
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Stay Safe On The Road By Keeping Your Suspension In Good Shape


Does your vehicle bounce excessively as you are driving down the road? Do you feel less comfortable with how your vehicle handles? The cause of each of these issues may come from a breakdown in how your vehicle's suspension system is performing.

The suspension system on your vehicle has two primary jobs. The first is to make sure that your vehicle handles well in all types of conditions and situations. The second job is to provide you with a fairly comfortable experience while you are driving. Time will wear down important parts of the suspension system, such as shocks…
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Keeping Your Gas Tank Full in Winter Months Limits Condensation-Related Problems


In winter weather, Don's Auto Clinic wants customers to be prepared to keep their gas tanks full of gas. It is healthy for your car. The lack of gas in your tank can cause unnecessary mechanical problems.

Pulling up to the gas pump buying a few dollars in gas may sound economical, but this habit may land you in the repair shop. The tank builds up water. This water can freeze in winter and prevent gas from properly reaching the fuel system.

Gas prices are rising, causing buyers to cut corners. Nevertheless, it is still better to fill the…
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AWD vs. 4WD: Fuel economy


Many of the four-wheel-drive vehicles have automatic 4-wheel drive. This means that no longer does a driver have to get out of their vehicle in order to lock the hubs for 4-wheel drive to be engaged. Instead, this can be accomplished with the push of a button.

Most all-wheel drive vehicles are automatic four-wheel drive, and that means that they are all-wheel drive full time. Having the added safety and security of full-time all-wheel drive may be alluring to some customers. For those customers who are worried about fuel efficiency, it may not be the option for them....
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Why Kitty Litter Isn't The Cure for Slippery Driveways


Unfortunately, most of us find ourselves in sticky situations when driving. Whether ice is covering our driveways, making it difficult to back out without sliding, or we steer into a ditch, unable to get ourselves out of such recessions because snow is blocking our tires' way to traction.

In the latter situation, you should consider using kitty litter. It's based from clay, a mineral found naturally in nature, and assists tires in gaining traction.

You should never use kitty litter - or any clay-based formulation - in the former situation...
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Switch to Winter Wiper Blades This Winter


The winter is the harshest season for your vehicle. Heavy snow will try to cover your vehicle, while the ice on the road will try to knock your vehicle off its path. One easy way to combat the harsher weather is to replace your windshield wiper blades with winter windshield wiper blades.

What makes winter blades better than regular ones? Winter blades are better suited to shovel off heavy snow. Your windshield may build up a layer of ice and snow. This is a problem for regular wiper blades. Because winter blades are made with an encased rubber shell, they…
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Rolling Steady: Essential Tips for Driving During the Holidays

The holiday season can be the most hectic time of the year, with its seemingly endless hustle and bustle interrupting your finely laid out vacation plans. Our staff at Don's Auto Clinic knows this all too well, and in response has compiled a list of essential travel tips to keep local Cadillac driver's plans rolling as smooth as possible. 

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Fantastic Holiday Food Travel Tips

There is no question that during the upcoming holiday season, some of the best food items are created. It is also no question at all that transporting these food items can be a very difficult undertaking when you want to make sure that you not only don't make a large mess in your vehicle, but also that the dish arrives at the proper temperature and ready to eat.

Disposable foil pans can be a live saver. When you place an inverted pan on top of another and seal with a bit of tape, you can create yourself a nice…

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