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Tips for Reducing Glare

Driving a car requires an extensive range of skills to meet any unexpected conditions. If you've ever gone from easily seeing the road ahead to near-blindness due to bright sunshine, you'll know that acting quickly is the only way to stay in control of the situation.

Turn on your headlights so you're visible to other drivers and clear your dashboard of any papers or objects that might be making the situation worse by casting a reflection. If you have run out of window washing fluid, use road markings to direct you if you can't see properly…

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When Does the Law Require You to Leave an Open Lane?

Did you know that traffic laws require you to leave one lane of empty space in certain situations? At Bowman Auto Center, we publish articles like this one to help you drive better around our city and anywhere you go. Today, we explore these Move Over Laws.

Driving on highways sometimes includes passing accidents, breakdowns and traffic stops. Move Over Laws apply to these situations. They place an impetus on you to merge into another lane before passing. 

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Why Android Auto Should Be in Your Next Vehicle

You should always have the latest in-vehicle technology. At Bowman Auto Center, we’ll show you have Android Auto is a game changer. You can be hands-free to get directions, make calls, play music, and more.

One of the things you will have is Google Assistant. This is the chance to say, “Okay Google” followed by a voice command. It can play your favorite music, cue up an ebook, or help you chat with your friends via messenger apps as you drive. It offers a significant amount of convenience. 

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How to Use Baking Soda to Neutralize Bad Car Odors

On a long car trip, a bad smell in your car is the worst. Whether it's spilled milk or wet dog smell, you want to get it out of your car before you go on a long trip or even just your daily commute. We want you to be able to enjoy your trips in your vehicle, so we've come up with a couple of ways that you can mitigate some of the noxious odors that sometimes invade cars.

If you spill something, one of the first things that you should do is wipe it up immediately.  

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Start at the Top to Get Clean Tires

The tires on your vehicle might seem like they would be difficult to clean because of their shape, but there are some tips that you can put to use to clean them a bit easier. Begin washing your tires at the top. This will allow for the dirt and debris to slide down the area that hasn't been cleaned yet.

Use a different bucket and sponge when you clean your tires as these are areas that usually get dirtier than other areas of your car. A long brush with stiff bristles works best when cleaning your tires to remove…

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Choose Your Winter Tire According to Your Preference

There are quite a few different types of tires. Among the different types of tires that are available are the summer tires, all-season tires, and winter tires. However, as you look into the winter tires, you are going to find a lot of different types of tires within the options.

Among the choices you are going to be looking at when it comes to winter tires are studded and studless tires. The tires you should choose depend on your preference. Each of them have their sets of advantages that you should keep in mind when choosing the tire. 

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When You Have a Chip in Your Windshield, Have it Repaired With Resin

You spend a lot of time and money keeping your vehicle in top-notch shape. That's why it's such a pain when you're behind a truck that doesn't have any mud flaps. The wheels fling up a small rock, and then you're stuck with a chip in your windshield. While it's not the best situation, you can have the windshield repaired to make it stronger.

When a windshield repair company fixes a chip in the windshield, the technician injects resin into the chip so that the point of damage is stronger. It's not exactly…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

When snowstorms hit, you have to be careful of icy roads. There are a few things that can happen with icy roads. For one, your wheels can lock up and cause you to slide across lanes of traffic. Even with the toughest brakes and snow tires, you may still fishtail during snowy conditions. The best way to correct this is to your wheels into the slide. This will cause your wheels to correct the path and turn straight, but you have to do this in a gentle, calm way.

When people panic, they tend to over-correct or even accelerate when…

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Build a Winter Survival Kit: Be Prepared!

Preparing for the worst in winter driving is essential for safety, especially when you are driving in icy conditions. We at Bowman Auto Center want our community to prepare for all types of weather, so we've compiled a few tips on how to build a survival kit.

If you know the weather is going to be especially harsh, it is a good idea to keep your survival kit close to you inside the car, instead of in your trunk. Standard items that will keep you warm and healthy include gloves, extra clothes, blankets, hats, food, and water. 

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Understanding the Differences Between Truck Bed Liners

When you need a bed liner for your truck that will protect the metal surfaces, there are several options you can choose from. Drop-in liners are the most popular since they are affordable and make it easy to slide heavy items, like furniture, in and out of the back of your truck.

Drop-in liners are less expensive than spray-in liners, but they are also less durable. Spray-in liners are great for trucks that operate in wet environments or need to move wet equipment between job sites.  

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