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Towing vs. Payload Explained

The maximum amount of weight a vehicle capably tows varies for different SUVs and trucks. Tow rating depends on what you to in addition to the individual engine, suspension, transmission and rear wheel packages. The vehicle must be properly equipped in order to meet the requirements for the specified maximum towing capacity.

Payload refers to the cargo inside of the vehicle or truck bed. A vehicle's payload rating is commonly lower than its tow rating. As unlike towing, payloads are supported by the weight of the vehicle and not the trailer. The gross vehicle weight rating often describes 

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What is an Infotainment System?

In-car entertainment systems have always been new age. Since 2015, more vehicles have adopted bigger touch-screens, more sensors, cameras, and app connectivity. In most vehicles, you can connect directly to your phone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some models even come with its own WiFi signal, making it easy to stay connected wherever you go. It's also perfect video calls and tapping into podcasts on your way to work without using your phone's data.

There are also new camera systems that tap into your blind spots like side views and rear views, where you may need parking…
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A Few Extra Steps Go a Long Way for a Used Car Purchase

When you decide to purchase a used car, there are many advantages. Of course, a used car purchase also takes a few extra steps in order to make an informed decision!

A good way to search for a used car in Albuquerque is to check the inventory on a dealership's website or check the classified ads online. This research can give you a general idea of what to expect for availability, as well as do "comparison shopping." Often times, you can find a deal that you weren't even expecting or a car that you didn't consider. Additionally…
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Money-Savings Tips for Taking a Roadtrip on a Budget

Not every trip has to be expensive this year! The following tips are going to allow you to keep cash in your pocket and still have a terrific time this summer.

Plan your trip in advance so you aren't getting lost along the way. Every mile you waste lost on the roads, you're paying for fuel. Lock in the shortest way to your destination and keep plenty of maps handy so you get to your destination in less time. 

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Making Sure Your Cargo is Secured on the Roof Rack

Roof racks tend to make traveling with large amounts of cargo much easier than normal. However, there are still a few tips and tricks that will help you make sure your cargo remains secured on top of the vehicle.

One tip is to make sure that your cargo bag or box is completely filled in order to prevent the bag or box from flapping and potentially making items less secure. 

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The Effects of Cold and Hot Weather on Car Batteries

Your car battery is an integral part of your vehicle. While you may not give your car battery much thought, without it to run your electrical system your car is almost useless. Especially considering how much computer technology is enclosed in your vehicle these days. That is why it is such a pain when your battery acts up in extreme weather.

The reason your vehicle will not work correctly during extreme heat or cold is pretty simple. A car battery is simply a metal and a liquid that have been put into a casing. These two elements react together to…

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Driving Safely When the Roads are Wet and Slick from Rain

Driving on wet roads takes practice, and even the best drivers make mistakes. Here are a few tips for helping stay safer on wet roads.

Make sure that you are leaving even more distance than usual with the car in front of you. The tires need more distance to come to a full stop, so adding a car length or two on wet roads is advised.

There will come a time when you start to lose control on a wet road and slide. The key is avoiding the urge to slam on the brakes and instead turn the wheel in…

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Three Tips to Safely Load Cargo into Your SUV

Before you pack up the SUV for that vacation trip or another reason, make sure you know what you're doing. It can make driving with a heavy load safer.

Tip number one is to make sure the vehicle is ready. Check the tires for proper air pressure and signs of damage. The second tip is to put heavy items on the bottom and closer to the front, so your vehicle has a low center of gravity. 

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After-Market Floor Mats Offer Interior Protection

The highest traffic area in your car is the floor. It is constantly exposed to any dirt and debris found on your or your passenger's shoes and is also subject to all sorts of shuffling and rubbing as people get in and out of the car. You can provide a much greater level of protection to your vehicle's floor interior by installing after-market floor mats.

Both all-weather and carpet floor mats are available depending on your needs. All-weather mats are generally made of rubber and extremely durable, as well as easy to clean. 

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Are you a Rear-Wheel-Drive or a Front-Wheel-Drive Driver?

An important consideration when purchasing a new vehicle is what type of drive should you get. This depends on the type of driver you are and what the typical road conditions will be for you.

If you have to drive over roads with potholes and other rough surfaces frequently, then a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) could be a good choice because it can take abuse fairly well. 

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