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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

Have you ever looked at your car’s drivetrain and wondered whether it could handle towing a small trailer? Your drivetrain handles the shift in power from your transmission to your wheels. With front-wheel drive configurations, the power shifts to your front wheels, which is the easiest and most fuel-efficient setup. However, FWD vehicles work best for commuter vehicles and sedans that do not require additional horsepower, power handling, or towing capacity. For those needs, you would want a rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

Rear-wheel drive vehicles shift power from 

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What Are Backup Cameras, and Why Does My Car Need One?

No matter who you are, safety is probably a top priority when dealing with anything car-related. Everyone wants to feel safe when they're driving, as the activity can bring a lot of danger with it - especially when it comes to what's behind you. That's why in May of 2018, it became federal law that any new vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds had to be outfitted with a backup camera.

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Keeping Your Car in the Best Condition with Fresh Oil

If you use synthetic oil in your car, you might think that it can cause leaks to occur. However, this type of oil has been upgraded and often protects the interior components of your motor a bit better than conventional oils. Preferred Preowned North can assist with changing your oil and explaining the difference between the two types.

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The Science Behind Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

The auto-dimming rearview mirror is small unique mirrors that aid drivers in regulating the rear traffic lights, enhancing their safety while driving. Headlights from behind vehicles can make it difficult for drivers to see the road in front. However, auto-dimming lights are specially designed to help drivers by regulating the amount of light from behind.

A forward dimming mirror senses low ambient lights behind the car and consequently directs the rearview mirror to adjust for glare. The mirror then automatically darkens in proportion to the amount of rear light.

 

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Steps to Making an Effective Winter Survival Kit

Winter driving can prove dangerous, and sometimes highly so. As you prepare for the cold months of the year, you need to prepare a winter survival kit for your car. There are a number of factors to bear in mind when it comes to making a winter survival kit for use in your car.

According to Preferred Preowned North, on the list of items you need to include in your winter survival kit should be a powerful flashlight, extra batteries, and an additional mobile phone charger. You also need to have extra bottled drinking water and nonperishable food items in…

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Finding the Right Tread: Picking the Proper Tires for Your Ride

Those of us at Preferred Preowned North know how important tires are for a given vehicle. There are many options available for consumers, including all-season tires and winter tires. What sort of tires you want on your vehicle depends on what sort of driving conditions you expect to encounter throughout the year among plenty of other driving needs you may have.

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Gaskets: What Are They Used For?

You need to know how your vehicle is supposed to function and the components that make it possible to do so. That is why if you have any questions at all about what’s going on, we are here to help you. If you bring your vehicle in, we can check out your vehicle to see what the problem might be. 

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Making the Right Adjustments to The Car Seat

Depending on the type of seat you are using, you are going to have to make certain adjustments when you are attaching the seat to your vehicle. These adjustments are necessary for your child to be safe while you are driving on the road. There are a few different components you are going to have to adjust in the car seat.

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Vehicle Warranty Basics

When it comes to the typical manufacturer warranties that are available for most vehicles, bumper-to-bumper warranties and the powertrain warranty cover the most critical components of the vehicle. An explanation of the coverage provided by both warranties is below.

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