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Why is Tongue Weight Included in the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?

There are several factors included in the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVSR). The GVWR is a rating that determines the amount of weight your vehicle can safely carry. The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle with nothing in it, you, your passengers, and how much weight you are carrying in cargo. If you are towing a trailer, then the tongue weight of the trailer is also included in the GVWR.

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Why is Tongue Weight Included in the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?

There are several factors included in the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVSR). The GVWR is a rating that determines the amount of weight your vehicle can safely carry. The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle with nothing in it, you, your passengers, and how much weight you are carrying in cargo. If you are towing a trailer, then the tongue weight of the trailer is also included in the GVWR.

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To Use a Bed Cover or Not

Have you recently purchased a new truck and are trying to decide whether to use a truck bed cover or not? Below are some advantages and disadvantages to having a truck bed cover:

  • Advantages- The advantages to having a truck bed cover are that they help protect your truck bed from the elements and when you are hauling or storing items most bed liners can be locked providing extra protection from theft, also when hauling items they can be secured and you don’t risk losing the items.
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Set Yourself Up with a Roadside Emergency Kit

There are a variety of things that you can do to keep yourself safe in your vehicle, and one of those things is to pack up a roadside emergency kit and keep that with you always.

You should have jumper cables in your vehicle in case your battery dies, and you need to get a boost to get your vehicle running again. You should also make sure that you have a flashlight in your vehicle in case you become stranded in the dark. You should have some kind of a first aid kit in your vehicle so that you will…

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Understanding the Difference Between Front and Rear-Wheel Drive

Shopping for a vehicle can sometimes be confusing. There are so many choices available for the car buyer today. Some people wonder about the difference between front and rear-wheel drive vehicles.

A front-wheel drive vehicle has a transmission and axle assembly that is a single unit in the front of the car. In a rear-wheel drive, the drive train extends underneath the car to the rear axle. A rear-wheel-drive car will not experience as much damage if you hit a curb or pothole. A front-wheel drive may be damaged as so many drivetrain components are up front. Front-wheel drive cars…

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Spare Tires

You may keep in touch with us here at Reed Buick GMC regularly regarding routine maintenance and vehicle inspections and part of these inspections is making sure that your tires are in good shape and the tread is at a safe level. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and you may get a flat tire even if your tires were in good shape. L

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Common Myths About Motor Oil

There are some myths out there concerning motor oil, and you might be believing those myths and letting them affect your life. It is important for you to know the truth.

You might have heard that you have to change your motor oil every 3,000 miles, no matter what. You might have also heard that you need to change your oil before you can head off on a trip of any kind. 

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How Much Air Pressure Do Your Tires Need?

Your car's tires need to be maintained at the right level of air pressure in order to perform safely and effectively. When the tires are under-inflated, they cause extra friction. That extra friction wears through the treads and causes poor fuel economy.

When it comes to tire pressure, there is too much of a good thing. When your car's tires are over-inflated, only a thin strip of the rubber in the center of the tire comes into contact with the road. On a wet road, you tire could lose traction or experience a dangerous tire blowout.

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Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: Which Should I Choose?

Warranties bring peace of mind to the car buying experience. The typical warranties offered are powertrain and bumper-to-bumper. Bumper-to-bumper warranties usually last three years. Powertrain warranties typically last 5 to 10 years. It's important to understand the difference between these warranties when purchasing a car in Kansas City, MO.

Powertrain warranties cover driveshaft, engine, transmission, constant velocity joints, and other components of the propulsion system. These warranties are offered independently or as an extension of existing warranties.

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Why are Slow Down and Move Over Laws Important?

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Many people do not know about Slow Down and Move Over laws. All 50 states have them, but the awareness of these laws is extremely low. But not knowing about them is not going to stop a police officer from giving you a fine.

These laws were put in place to help protect the people working on the side of or on the roads. More than 200 roadside workers die every single year due to people not knowing or ignoring the Slow Down and Move Over laws and over 150 police officers have lost their lives since 1997.

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