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Safe Driving on Halloween Night

If you will be driving on Halloween, you need to take special care to keep kids out and about to trick-or-treat safe. There are a number of driving practices to focus on this Halloween.

First, pay special attention to children crossing streets. On Halloween, the very well may be paying less and not more attention to oncoming cars. Second, slow down in neighborhoods, driving at least five miles below the posted speed limit. Third, even if it's not sunset or later, turn on your car's headlights for more visibility. 

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Safe Driving on Halloween Night

If you will be driving on Halloween, you need to take special care to keep kids out and about to trick-or-treat safe. There are a number of driving practices to focus on this Halloween.

First, pay special attention to children crossing streets. On Halloween, the very well may be paying less and not more attention to oncoming cars. Second, slow down in neighborhoods, driving at least five miles below the posted speed limit. Third, even if it's not sunset or later, turn on your car's headlights for more visibility. 

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Road trips during the fall are all about the seasonal changes in foliage. From red to yellow with a mix of evergreen, the foliage experiences peak changes during certain times of fall. This is the best time to go leaf peeping, and now there’s an app for those who want to make sure that they see the bright autumn colors on their drive. The Leaf Peepr app is new from Yankee magazine and features advice from experts on where to drive to find the ultimate fall foliage. 

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Road trips during the fall are all about the seasonal changes in foliage. From red to yellow with a mix of evergreen, the foliage experiences peak changes during certain times of fall. This is the best time to go leaf peeping, and now there’s an app for those who want to make sure that they see the bright autumn colors on their drive. The Leaf Peepr app is new from Yankee magazine and features advice from experts on where to drive to find the ultimate fall foliage. 

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Why Are Vehicle Alignments So Important?

Here at Ferrari of Austin, we recognize that routine maintenance is important to keep your vehicle running smoothly, so today we're going to talk about vehicle alignments. An alignment is essential for your vehicle to function smoothly and at its very best and to keep your tires from wearing unevenly. Alignments are done by adjusting the wheels to the angle that the manufacturer specifies will keep the vehicle driving straight and save the tires from uneven wear. 

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Why Are Vehicle Alignments So Important?

Here at Ferrari of Austin, we recognize that routine maintenance is important to keep your vehicle running smoothly, so today we're going to talk about vehicle alignments. An alignment is essential for your vehicle to function smoothly and at its very best and to keep your tires from wearing unevenly. Alignments are done by adjusting the wheels to the angle that the manufacturer specifies will keep the vehicle driving straight and save the tires from uneven wear. 

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A Steering System's Timing Influences Safety on the Road

Many roads have steep curves that challenge the most efficient automobiles. If a car can't corner well on these roads, it could run off the road or maneuver into another lane. There are two steering problems that can make an automobile struggle during cornering situations. If you service your car when you discover minor signs, you'll have no problems driving around a curve.

Understeering and oversteering are handling problems that impact steering systems. On crowded highways, understeering isn't easy to manage because it changes how a car enters a curve.  

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A Steering System's Timing Influences Safety on the Road

Many roads have steep curves that challenge the most efficient automobiles. If a car can't corner well on these roads, it could run off the road or maneuver into another lane. There are two steering problems that can make an automobile struggle during cornering situations. If you service your car when you discover minor signs, you'll have no problems driving around a curve.

Understeering and oversteering are handling problems that impact steering systems. On crowded highways, understeering isn't easy to manage because it changes how a car enters a curve.  

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Automotive Fluids Basics: What is Brake Fluid?

What exactly is the force that works to stop the vehicle? The answer is that the brake system is a hydraulic system, that uses hydraulic brake fluid to compress the pistons on each brake caliper. When you apply your foot to the brake pedal, you are actually moving brake fluid through the system and into the brake calipers in order to compress the brake pistons. The brake pistons apply force to the pad or the shoe, depending on if they are disc brakes or drum brakes, and these apply pressure to the moving disc or drum, allowing a full stop…

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Automotive Fluids Basics: What is Brake Fluid?

What exactly is the force that works to stop the vehicle? The answer is that the brake system is a hydraulic system, that uses hydraulic brake fluid to compress the pistons on each brake caliper. When you apply your foot to the brake pedal, you are actually moving brake fluid through the system and into the brake calipers in order to compress the brake pistons. The brake pistons apply force to the pad or the shoe, depending on if they are disc brakes or drum brakes, and these apply pressure to the moving disc or drum, allowing a full stop…

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