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Keeping Your Pet Safe As You Travel

Pets are a member of our family and we have a tendency to take them everywhere with us. It is important to remember that traveling in automobiles can be very dangerous for pets. For this reason, it is necessary to keep a couple of safety tips in mind.

You should never allow your pet to sit on your lap or remain in the front seat while you are driving. A loose pet inside of a vehicle can become a deadly distraction and this is especially true if your pet is not properly restrained. You may even want to purchase a…

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With the Hyundai Santa Fe, Technology is on Your Side

When you're in your vehicle, you want technology on your side. Everything from safety to convenience has improved due to technological advances in cars, and the Hyundai Santa Fe, a popular crossover SUV, has some technology features that you're sure to enjoy. Best of all, most of them come standard on the vehicle, so you can have life-saving features no matter which type you buy. 

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Hyundai Kona Safety Features Drivers Need

The Hyundai Kona is a popular small SUV that offers you the comfortable ride of a car with the utility of an SUV. In addition to the many technology and design features this SUV offers, the Hyundai Kona also has many safety features to keep you safe on the highway. Shoppers can see a few different models of the Kona at Capitol Hyundai Montgomery.

Hyundai understands the need for safety and offers many safety features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.  

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Fresh Brake Pads Help to Prevent Auto Accidents

Brake fluids help lubricate the system that helps keep the brakes working properly, but they do not lubricate the pads. This may seem odd since maintaining brake fluids helps keep the brake system working properly, but putting fluid on the wrong side of the pad would make the brakes less effective.

Brake pads are the part of the brake used to stop the car. The pad applies friction to the wheel, and friction supplies the force that slows the car down. Cars cannot stop on a dime, but they can slow down. 

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How to Keep Your Car Running Well This Winter

Here at Capitol Hyundai Montgomery, we believe that it is important to keep our customers informed and educated when it comes to maintaining their cars. As area residents will be acutely aware, regular maintenance and care are particularly important during the harsh winter months. As such, we have decided to put together some helpful winter car care tips to help get you through.

Since it gets dark pretty early during the winter, it is important to ensure that the lights on your vehicle are all in good running order. 

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Why do Car Batteries Die in the Summer?

High temperatures are the most damaging environmental impact that your battery experiences. The lead/acid battery is geared to work best in normal temperatures. During regular temperature exposure, the lead plates interact with the acidic electrolyte solution in which they are immersed to produce a constant flow of electrons that gather on the positive pole of the battery.

During elevated temperatures, the interaction between the lead plates and the electrolyte solution speeds up overproducing electrons.  

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Improving Your Credit Score to Unlock the Best Vehicle Financing Deals

At Capitol Hyundai Montgomery, we strive to provide our customers with the best deals possible. Of course, a customer's credit score plays a big role in the kinds of financing deals that we are able to find. The higher the score, the better your options.

In order to improve your credit score, there are some easy tips that you can follow. First, try to pay off as much of your debt as possible. The less debt you have, the higher your score will be.  

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Keeping Air in the Tires

When you're driving, you shouldn't feel any kind of vibration from your vehicle or experience any kind of pulling to one side of the road. If you experience any of these issues, then your tire pressure might not at the proper level.

Your tire pressure can change because of the temperature outside your vehicle or if there is any damage to your tires. If the pressure is too high, then there won't be as much of the tire touching the roadway, which could impact stopping and handling curves. 

 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

When the alternator fails in your vehicle, you will definitely know it. Most people mistake the car battery for the driving force of all the devices in your vehicle.

When you have your vehicle inspected at the service center, the team will do a thorough check of the charging system. This will make sure that the belt is spinning and charging the alternator, and that it is providing all the accessories in your car with the right amount of power. 

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