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Resin Can Repair Windshield Chips

Sometimes no matter how much you try to keep your vehicle out of harm's way, your windshield may become damaged by a small crack or a chip. In these cases, if you don't want to get the entire windshield replaced, there is an alternative. Windshield chip repair is possible to strengthen the glass while also saving you money.

If the damaged area in your windshield can be repaired, it can be injected with a liquid to make the area stronger. The resin bonds to the glass and while it doesn't completely repair the chip or small crack…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

Have you ever been on an icy road or in snowy conditions when your car began to slide and drift? You don't want to slide on icy roads as it can lead you into more dangerous situations. However, most cars won't hydroplane unless they are going slightly. Most cars are thought to enter dangerous zones at 45 mph, but you don't have to drive fast to start sliding on an icy road.

The icy road conditions can make for a difficult trip, but you can correct them. You can move the car into the slide by turning…

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Staying Safe While Stranded on Winter Roads

When you're making a winter survival kit, think about the things that would make being in your car for an extended period of time in cold weather bearable. Keep a small bag of salt that you would normally put on the steps at your house so that you can put it on the ground around your tires. This can sometimes give you just enough traction to get your car unstuck.

Keep a good set of booster cables and a battery charger in your car. If you plan on using the heat in your car or charging your phone using…

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Tire Care Tips: Tread & Pressure

We here at European Masters want to make sure that you and your family always remain safe while out on the road. That is why we also want to be sure that you know the importance of maintaining the proper tire pressure and keeping enough tread on your tires and how to check them.

First, drivers must maintain proper tire pressure to make sure that the tires wear evenly and gets you the most optimal fuel efficiency. You can check your tire pressure by using a tire pressure tool and making sure it falls in the acceptable range as stated…

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Is a Hatchback the Right Choice for Me?

When shopping for a car, you might be considering a whole range of styles and brands. If you've had a sedan in the past and are wondering if switching to a hatchback may be the right choice, it pays to think about your needs and how you plan to use your car.

Hatchbacks are the same general size as a sedan, but they have a vastly different use of space. While a sedan's trunk may yield 11 cubic feet of space, a similarly sized hatchback with the back seat folded down might yield more than three times that…

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Why Consider a Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement?

Every time that you use the windshield wiper blades on your vehicle, the rubber breaks down a little more. That isn't the only thing working against your wipers. The reasons the windshield wiper blades wear so quickly is because they are made up of mostly rubber elements. This rubber will begin to break down from oxidation, direct sunlight, and even just passing over the glass to clear your field of vision.

Once the rubber becomes hard and brittle, the windshield wiper blades leave streaks and blurry patches on the glass where you need to see.  

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Here's Why You Should Buy a Used Car

One of the things we do here at European Masters is like to inform buyers of all their options. Here are a few things to consider about buying a used vehicle.

Regardless the condition of the used car, you don't need a mechanic to help you discover the history of this vehicle. All you need to do is request copies of the vehicle history reports and you are going to discover how many previous owners there were, if the car was in a flood, and if it was ever in an accident.

Once you find the car of your…
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Back-to-School Vehicle Care

When college students take a car, truck, or SUV back to school, they must make sure that the vehicle gets proper maintenance. For many young drivers, this may be a first-time responsibility. It is essential or young drivers to get familiar with the auto, learn to listen for unusual noises, and organize a program for maintenance.

Great Neck drivers know the importance of consistent basic maintenance. Drivers must frequently check the engine oil, brake fluid, coolant, and washer fluid levels. The autumn is an excellent time to check tires and prepare for the cold months with extra windshield 

 

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Tailgating Essentials

As much time as you may spend preparing for football Sunday each week, there are probably items that you frequently forget. It's just the beginning of football season. Now is the time to make a checklist that you can use to pack up your vehicle each week so you are ready for tailgating. Let us here at European Master help you make a successful list.
  • Don't forget to bring those tickets! So many people focus on preparing for the pre-game festivities that they forget what they need to get into the gates.
  • A phone charger can help you…
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Why buy a hatchback?

A new love for station wagons has caused many consumers to look towards hatchbacks. Not only does this style of car offer an attractive design, but hatchbacks also come with a practicality that drivers love.

It is much easier to fold a seat down and slide larger objects into an oval-shaped trunk rather than try to flatten things out so that you can transport large products in a standard sedan. Even the smallest hatchbacks have cargo space that totals nearly 20 cubic feet. You would have to purchase a rather large sedan to get such space in a standard-shaped model…

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