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What is a Tonneau Cover?

When your pickup truck came off the assembly line, the bed was an uncovered opening exposed to the elements and to any wandering hands that may seek to grab your personal items. While driving a pickup truck without a bed cover, winds swirl through the bed, blowing any light materials and causing drag that affects your fuel mileage. The answer to these issues is the tonneau cover.

There are many forms of tonneau covers. The most effective create a flat surface over your truck bed that secures any personal items you may keep there.  

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Easy Tips to Pick a Teen Vehicle

Finding a car you teenager will like and one you can afford is tricky, but the most important factor is safety. Here are some things to look for.

High horsepower is a no-no. Don't give them the option to test the car's limits, which they will be tempted to do with a powerful engine. A bigger, heavier car protects better in car crashes, and teens are less likely to wreck a bigger vehicle. Make sure the car has a great safety rating with at least four stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

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Crossover Vehicle Perks You May Want to Consider

The crossover is a very popular vehicle because of several factors. The styling has come a long ways in recent years. The exteriors are now sleek, not boxy, and the interior space is plentiful.

Many crossovers have third-row seating. Third-row seating is versatile. It can be laid flat for cargo or popped up for additional passengers. The seating is easy to configure with only the pull of a tab or push of a button. Crossovers are easier to maneuver than some SUV vehicles because they are constructed off a car platform. SUVs begin with a truck platform. 

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Important Back to School Carpool Tips to Get Familiar With

These carpool safety tips will help keep you and your passengers safer as the school year gets back into full swing. Once you decide which parents are in the carpool this year, designate one day for one parent. Not only will it be easier for the parents to remember which day they are behind the wheel, the kids are going to associate a certain parent with a certain day of the week too. This ensures they get into the right car in a timely manner from school. 

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It is Important to Know the Difference Between Towing and Payload Capacity

When you purchase a new truck, you need to know what it can handle. You have to understand the difference between the towing capacity of the truck and the payload capacity of it. Bowman Auto Center can help you learn the difference between those two numbers.

The towing capacity of a vehicle refers to the maximum weight that the vehicle can haul behind it. You can load up a trailer with that amount of weight and trust your truck to handle it. The payload capacity of a truck is the amount of weight that the truck can hold inside of…

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