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Which CX-5 will fit your needs?

When choosing this popular crossover SUV, you have many different trim options to select from. Which version will you choose of the 2018 Mazda CX-5?

Regardless of the trim options that you select from, the 2018 CX-5 features Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology in their 2.5L 4-cylinder engines. Each trim option gets an impressive 25 mpg in the city, along with 31 mpg on the highway while still providing 187 horsepower of power.

You can choose between automatic and manual transmissions and with the available AWD system, you still get an impressive 24/30 gas mileage.

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Car Battery Testing Safety Basics with the Voltmeter

To test your car battery safely at home, you are going to need some gloves, glasses, and a voltmeter.

Put on your protective eye-wear and heavy-duty work gloves whenever working around the battery and make sure the car lights and engine are both off.

The car battery has two terminals, one marked with a plus and the other a minus.

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Know What You Are Capable of With Your Particular Spare Tire

Depending on the type of vehicle that you drive you most likely have either a full size spare tire on board or one of the smaller compact temporary "doughnut" tires. A full-size spare is most common with larger vehicles like trucks and SUV's while the compact temporary spare tires are usually found in the trunks of lighter duty passenger sedans.

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The Differences Between Good and Bad Car Batteries

Knowing when to have your car's battery inspected can be invaluable for the life of your vehicle. Not only will a healthy battery treat you well, but learning to spot the difference between a good battery and a bad one can help prevent failures on the road.

Good batteries will often accept and hold charges readily and easily. 

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Save Time and Money in the Long-Term with Routine Tire Rotations

Ever-changing weather conditions adversely affect the life of your tires. Potholes, drastic temperature changes and improperly aligned tires can all be detrimental to tire treads. Unevenly worn tires can result in a loss of traction, along with a lower tire lifespan.

New tires are expensive. Experts recommend rotating tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to extend their life. To simplify your maintenance schedule, have your tires rotated every time you have oil changed.

Front tires experience more wear because they're involved in steering. Tires on a rear wheel drive vehicle...

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Pressing on the brake pedal sets the brake fluid in action. It’s sent through the lines of the brake system to each wheel. When the fluid reaches the caliper, it forces it to press the pads and rotor together. The friction from the action of these two parts causes your vehicle to stop.

Brake pads must consist of very strong material because they endure so much heat from stopping your vehicle thousands of times. Most pads on cars and trucks consist of a graphite, iron, steel, and copper combination. The result is a material that is cost effective and…

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