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The Jeep Cherokee: Traction and Towing Capability


The Cherokee has been a mainstay in the Jeep lineup of SUVs for many years. The Cherokee is noted for its reliability, and it is well known for being an efficient vehicle for the family. The Jeep Cherokee is designed with the capability to maintain good road traction, and to provide top towing performance.

The Jeep Cherokee comes with the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. This system prevents slippage on snow packed and icy roads. You can also manually select the traction mode for the terrain that you will be driving in. The Jeep Cherokee is able to tow significant weight…
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Snow, Ice, Rain, and Quick Stops Are No Match For the Dodge Charger

If you've ever had your wheels lock up on you, then you know that it's a scary feeling. But with the Dodge Charger, a popular performance sedan, whether you're driving in snow, ice, or you just need to brake quickly, you won't have to worry about it.

The Ready Alert braking system will activate when it thinks you might need to brake suddenly. You see, when you quickly take your foot off of the accelerator, it anticipates that you might be preparing to stop quickly. Also, if...

 
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Ram 3500 Durability Features You'll Appreciate


If you are in the market for a heavy-duty pick-up truck, why not give the new Ram 3500 a look? These are a few durability features truck enthusiasts will appreciate.

When you are buying a heavy-duty pick-up truck, you need to know that the manufacturer has you covered as far as a quality warranty package. It doesn't matter if you select the gas or diesel engines, you are certain protected. The Ram 3500's gas-powered engine comes with the 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and diesel-engine has the 5-year/100,000-mile warranty package.

It doesn't matter the size…
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Tour Guide to Peoria Zoo

Our tour guide to the Peoria Zoo is your ticket to an all-out safari. Get a first-hand look at your favorite big cats, primates, reptiles and more by visiting their almost endless array of life-preserving conservatories and habitats.
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Best Breweries near Peoria, IL

Whether you’re a Stout savant, an IPA enthusiast, or anything in between, there’s nothing better than stumbling upon a local hotspot that concocts that perfect brewski. Check out our list of the best breweries near Peoria, IL!
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Hydroplaning: Why It Happens And How To Avoid It

If you've ever been in a vehicle that hydroplaned, you know how terrifying it can be. Hydroplaning occurs when water builds up between the street and your tires. Hydroplaning isn't just a scary sensation; it's also dangerous as drivers can lose the ability to steer and stop.

Whenever it rains, motorists should be aware of the possibility of hydroplaning. Reducing speed by as little as five mph can be the difference that saves a life. It's also important to know that accelerating suddenly can cause your vehicle to hydroplane in rainy conditions.

 

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How Does Tire Rotation Work?

Tires don't last forever so you must take steps to reasonably extend their life. Tire rotations help the cause. Tires on the wheel axle that gains all the power from the engine become more prone to wear than the tires on the other wheel axle. The wear must be even or else the tires won't handle on the road as well.

Rotation involves moving the rear tires to the front and the front tires to the rear. The rotation can also be done from left to right/right to left. Mechanics handle this job after hoisting the vehicle…

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Powertrain or Bumper-To-Bumper?


As a car owner, you understand how important routine maintenance is to the safety and durability of your car. One way to lower the cost of routine maintenance and repairs is to purchase a warranty, but what is the difference between a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty? Listed below are some of the differences between these two warranties:
  • Powertrain Warranty- A powertrain warranty typically covers the car’s engine and transmission. A powertrain warranty is a common type of warranty and is usually available on new and used cars 
  • Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty- A Bumper-To...
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What Drivetrain is Best: Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive?


What drivetrain do you want for your car? There are actually three options, but the most common drivetrain is front-wheel drive (FWD) or rear-wheel drive (RWD). In some high-end cars, you may also find all-wheel drive (AWD). So, what's the difference and why does it matter?

FWD drivetrains typically have more traction in slippery conditions. If you have a lot of weather issues where you live, you likely have a FWD vehicle. However, RWD cars can also work well with winter tires, but they are not particularly made for winter weather. Trucks and performance cars are often RWD.

 
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Informed Consumer: All-Wheel Drive & Four-Wheel Drive


You love your car, and you love learning about it, but sometimes some of the information that goes into your car can be overwhelming. Explanations about vehicles are met with words that aren't common knowledge and can leave you feeling less informed than more so.

Learning the difference between all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive is simple, because the two intend to do the same thing. They just go about it in different ways. Both have a goal of helping you accelerate in rough spots of the road (or off), and aim to aid the driver in handling the vehicle…
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