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Mopar is Now an Octogenarian

Mopar recently celebrated a birthday, having been originally founded in 1937. Chrysler used the name before that to some degree, but they decided to formally use it to market antifreeze products in that year. The name was created by contracting Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation into a single word.

Chrysler had originally used separate brands to market Dodge, Plymouth and DeSoto parts. In order to merge these together, they actually used all four names on the original Mopar logo. 

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How to Jump Start Your Dead Car Battery

You get in your car and find that the battery is dead! With some jumper cables and a working car, you can jump start your car’s battery and avoid a costly tow.

Jump starting a car is an easy skill to learn. Attach the red jumper cable to the positive battery terminals in the dead and working cars’ engines. 

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How to Keep from Hydroplaning and Stay Safe When Driving

You have heard of the dangers of hydroplaning and you are scared of what could happen if you lose control of your vehicle. It is important for you to know how to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning and causing you to get into a dangerous situation.

You can keep your car from hydroplaning by slowing down. You do not have to stay at the speed limit or above it. Adjust your speed to fit with the weather and the condition of the road. 

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Learn Towing Basics for Safe Driving

Nothing is more frustrating than getting on the road for a much-deserved weekend of boating or camping, only to have towing problems. Whether you are trying to tow too heavy a load or your trailer is improperly hitched, you don't want to experience anything but a smooth, safe arrival at your destination.

State laws vary, but they all have different rules for safety when you are towing even a small trailer. 

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Buyer's Guide to Spare Tires: Compact or Full-Size?

Vehicles come standard with certain spare tires. Often, a manufacturer will put a smaller spare tire called a donut. This is a cheaper option and saves trunk space while still giving you some type of emergency tire once you have a flat tire. If you are stuck on the side of the road, a small tire is better than nothing. However, it will not equal the performance of your full-size original tires.

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Listen for the Tick of Your Timing Belt

If your timing belt is ticking, you may hear it. This is just one of the signs that the timing belt needs to be replaced. It's essential that Cordele drivers seek repairs before the belt can break.

If timing belts are allowed to fail, the results can be catastrophic. Misfiring cylinders can cause damage to push rods, rocker arms, valves, crank bearings, and/or the oil pump. 

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The Move Over Law-Follow It

When driving on the highway, vehicles are traveling faster than in the city or in town, and this has caused many fatalities year after year. That is why the Move Over Law has been implemented. This law is not very difficult to follow and it is enforced in all 50 states.

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Headlight safety tips from the pros at Southland Chrysler

The headlights of your car are really useful, but only if they are used properly. Headlights are vital to the way in which your vehicle works on the street. We've put together a quick listing of the most effective techniques for updating and maintaining your own headlights.

 

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Online Service Scheduler Fits the Demands of your Day

We have a goal for our online service scheduler. We want to help fit appointments within your schedule. We know you probably have a busy calendar. Most people do. Service should still be a priority. We know you need to work around other things in your life. Our online service scheduler allows you to pick your own time.

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