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Kitty litter, salt, or sand: which one is best?


Kitty litter, rock salt, and sand are all used to help gain traction in snow and ice, but which is the best? All three options are good under different circumstances.

Kitty litter is wonderful for those times you find your vehicle stuck in snow, unable to gain traction. It absorbs water and gives traction when spread behind the tires, helping your vehicle get out and moving. But once it absorbs too much water it turns into a sticky mess, so probably not the best for the whole driveway.

Sand is great for the driveway. It gives traction to the tires…
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Why Windshield Wiper Fluid is Better in the Winter

The fact most drivers take seeing out the windshield for granted does not mean you should neglect to get the windshield wiper fluid added to your washer tank today. These are a few of the benefits of using the windshield wiper fluid as the winter weather fast approaches.

Driving your car in the winter means you might be dealing with snow or icy conditions. When there is water in the washer tank, it will freeze solid, and then you can't clean the windshield in the event of an emergency. Not to mention that frozen water expands and could damage…

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Follow Your Vehicle Manual for Oil Change Guidelines

Old sayings on how to take care of your vehicle can be helpful, and some are timeless. But not the old saying about changing your oil each 3000-mile period because with all the improvements in the way vehicles have been built, you could easily be changing it too often by doing that. Instead, look at your vehicle manual or call us at Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram - Indianapolis to get the correct oil change information.

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Four-Wheel Drive vs. All-Wheel Drive: Comparison


It could be said that four-wheel drive vehicles can be quite similar to all-wheel drive systems. In both, all four wheels are powered.

One of the main differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive is that AWD is on all of the time or it operates on a consistent basis, while 4WD must be manually engaged by the driver.

Four-wheel drive vehicles are generally made to weather difficult terrain, such as off-roading models. Power is divided between the front of the vehicle and the rear of the vehicle. Most Jeep SUVs and Ram trucks are still made with four-wheel drive…
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Have You Checked Your Tires' Tread Recently?

Worn tires, or tires with a very small treading left, do not work near as well as a set of new tires. While newer tires grip the road and keep you safe, old worn down tires may slip or spin out when making a turn. Tire treading needs to be around 4/32 of an inch or larger to be considered a safe tire. Anything less can be dangerous. What can happen if you let your tire tread get too small?

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Why Regular Fluid Maintenance is Necessary For All Vehicles in Indianapolis

Every vehicle runs on essential fluids that keep it functioning correctly and safely. Without proper maintenance of these fluids, the vehicle very well might experience costly damage on critical parts and components.

Make sure to have the following fluids checked regularly by a skilled mechanic, just like any one of the technicians here at Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram – Indianapolis!

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2017 Jeep Compass Named 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Vehicle

Equip yourself for adventure this fall when you drive home the new Jeep Compass from Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram! Not only can you experience optimal versatility on and off the streets of Indianapolis, but you can also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with driving a 2017 IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick model!

 

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Halloween Should be Both Safe and Fun

Halloween is a wonderful holiday full of fun, costumes, and candy. It can also be one of the more dangerous holidays. With children filling the sidewalks, pedestrian-related accidents are common on Halloween

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