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Safety First: Check Weight Before Towing

It is a beautiful weekend and you are ready to take your shiny new boat out on the lake and have some fun fishing and relaxing, but you have never towed a boat before. Relax and follow some of the simple tips on how to tow safely below and let your weekend fun begin:

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  • Do- Make sure you check your vehicle owner’s manual for the towing capacity of your vehicle. 
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When Do You Need a Gap Insurance Coverage?

It is surprising to know how the value of the new car depreciates soon after you buy it. For instance, when you sign the papers with the All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Odessa, the vehicle is then considered as a used car and cannot be sold at the same price.

The car loose approximately 50% of its purchase price within the first two years. When you drive the car to the road, and anything happens to it such as a collision or theft, you will need an insurance cover.

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The Difference Between Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive

The most obvious difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive is what wheels are responsible for powering the vehicle down the road. Front-wheel drive vehicles are powered and pulled along the road by the front wheels while rear-wheel drive are pushed by the back wheels.

Vehicles manufactured using front-wheel drive are cheaper to make, and therefore cheaper for the buyer. 

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Car Alternators: How Do They Work?

Every car today has an electrical system that generates and stores electricity. Electricity starts the engine, keeps it running, and powers all of your car's electronics and lights.

If your car didn't generate electricity, the battery would run down and go dead, just like the batteries in a flashlight. How does your car generate electricity?

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Take a Look at Your Tire Treads

Tire tread maintenance is not a complicated issue. Drivers simply need to pay close attention to the wear and tear. Each wheel will begin to look worn in spots. Cracks and bulges are definitely a sign that your vehicle is in need of care. If foreign objects are embedded anywhere in the tire, then it should be replaced immediately, even if the car is still operational.

The old penny test is still trusted as well. Place a penny in the tread head first. If the President's head starts to show, then it is time for new tires. 

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Horsepower: Learn the Origin and Definition

It's impossible to talk about cars these days without the word 'horsepower' being brought up. It always comes up, but not too many people know exactly what it means and fewer know where it came from. Surprisingly, both the meaning and the origin are entwined together.

In the 18th century when steam engines were beginning to take off, inventor James Watt decided to take a new approach to trying to sell steam engines. Watt observed ponies working in a coal mine and through his observations, deduced that on average a pony produced 22,000 foot-pounds of power per minute…

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Saving Time and Money While Finding Your New Vehicle

When shopping for a new car, truck or SUV, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. What will the vehicle cost? What will my monthly payment be? How safe is the vehicle? The list of questions and concerns can seem overwhelming. All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Odessa recognizes that there isn't a "one size fits all" solution to getting a new vehicle.

One process that has made life easier is online pre-approvals. You can now go to our website and complete a financing application. The expert financing team will find a solution and get you…

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Explore the Advantages Offered by All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Both all-wheel drive vehicles and four-wheel drive vehicles have much better traction than front-wheel drive vehicles during snowy and icy conditions. They are better able to accelerate and maintain traction in snow and ice thanks to a drivetrain that provides power to all the wheels and not just the front wheels. A major difference between four-wheel drive vehicles and all-wheel drive vehicles is that you need to manually shift the four-wheel drive vehicle into four-wheel drive mode. You can shift into four-wheel drive mode when it is snowy or when you are driving on rough terrain.

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