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Bring Your Vehicle for an Inspection if You Notice Fluid Leaks

Engine fluid leaks are a tell-tale sign that your vehicle may need a service inspection. Here at Ross Motor Company, we believe that informed owners can get the most out of their vehicles. Spotting fluid leaks and knowing how to handle them can help you avoid expensive repairs down the road.

One type of leak you'll want to watch for is a coolant leak. When a vehicle's coolant system springs a major leak, it can cause the engine to overheat or even be damaged beyond repair. Engine coolants have distinctive green or orange colors.  

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Preparation and Safety Checks Vital Before Towing

Before towing anything, look up your vehicle’s towing capacity in its owner’s manual. You’ll also need to get a trailer hitch rated for the weight that you’re towing. Exceeding these limits increases your risk for breakdowns and accidents.

Before hitting the road, make sure that your brake lights and turn signals are connected to the tow vehicle's lights and responding correctly. Tire safety checks include securing the lug nuts and setting the tire pressure appropriately. To improve visibility when pulling large trailers, attach towing mirrors to your vehicle. It’s also a...

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When Your Car Loses Control in the Rain


Driving on wet roads creates a problem for many drivers. While visibility may be an issue, a bigger problem is hydroplaning. This happens when water gets between your tires and the road, causing your car to lose traction. If your car hydroplanes frequently, there are a number of things you can do to help alleviate the problem.

Pay attention to your tires. If they need to be replaced or are not inflated properly, this can cause problems with your vehicle's ability to grip the road. Invest in quality tires if you are driving in poor weather frequently.

 
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