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What Do the Sounds My Brakes Make Mean?

Unusual brake noise-you know the kind of screeching, grinding, and chewing sounds you hear when you slam on the brakes in a traffic jam-can be alarming. Brakes are an essential operating system for your vehicle. Without them, you'd be unable to stop your car in motion. But, are all sounds that brakes make bad? What do they mean? Let's review. Brake Noises: What Do They Mean? When you press on the brake, you're creating friction between your brake pad and the tire. Over time, your brakes can take a beating-and sometimes when you slow down they may make noise or occasionally behave abnormally, even though nothing is wrong. Here are 4 common "unusual" or alarming brake noises and what they mean for your vehicle. Rattle Hearing a rattle come from your brakes when you slow to a halt? Brake rattle is a common concern for drivers and should not be feared. Typically, rattling sounds mean your brake pads have expanded. If they were not installed with anti ... read more

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Giveaway: 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED TV

* Giveaway Extended until End of May!! * We want to spread some fun and positivity during these uncertain times. 🙌 🙌 🙌 🙌 For every $100 on a single invoice in APRIL / MAY, you will receive one raffle ticket for a 55′ Class 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED TV! 📺 🎉 Up to a max of 5 tickets. This is pre-sales tax. Includes online coupons. We can't wait to give this tv away to one of our amazing + loyal customers! 🙌 YES, WE ARE OPEN! We are an Essential Service, and will continue to serve our community. A majority of our customers are nurses, doctors, first responders, grocery store workers, and more! These heroes 😇 need their vehicles to get to and from work, SAFELY. Of course safety is our #1 Priority for both our Employees and Customers. Stay safe and take care of one another, Candy + Suburb Service Gang

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What Your Driving Style Says About Your Personality

Why are some drivers aggressive while others can remain totally calm behind the wheel? Why are some drivers uber cautious while others love a road race? Driving styles can totally vary based on the personality of the driver. Some people like to live their lives on edge; others prefer to stay cool as a cucumber no matter the situation. Wondering what your driving style says about your personality? See what we've observed below. 4 Driving Styles and What They Say About Your PersonalityThe Chill Charlie The Chill Charlie doesn't let anything ruffle his feathers. He's cool as a cucumber in traffic. Not even aggressive drivers can get a reaction out of him. Typically, the chillest of drivers are a bit slower to pick up speed; psychologists have noted that this indifference towards road rage and surrounding traffic could be a sign of depression. The Road-Rage Roger The Road-Rage Roger is the aggressive driver that's easily annoyed on the ... read more

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6 Things to Do with Your Car While You’re Stuck at Home

Stay-at-home notices and shelter-in-place orders have taken effect across the United States starting last week. As social distancing becomes the new normal, you likely have begun looking for the next project to keep you occupied. While some have turned to gardening or fixing up the house, others have finally started to knock out the unread books on their shelves. Today, we're going to talk about all of the things you can do with your car while you're stuck at home, too. 6 Things to Do with Your Car During a Stay-at-Home Order1. Start your car regularly. Ask yourself: when was the last time I cranked my car? If you can't remember, go do it now. As car owners sit at home waiting out the pandemic, cars, trucks and SUVs are sitting idle. For some drivers, this can result in a dead battery, which is the last thing you need when it's time to go out to pick up dinner or groceries. 2. Wash and wax the exterior. With spring, pollen tags ... read more

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We've heard about how to keep ourselves safe from the coronavirus pandemic from local and national governments, media outlets, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-but what about our furry friends at home? Here's how you can keep your pets safe and happy during COVID-19. 3 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Coronavirus PandemicShow them love and affection. Think quarantine has been difficult to navigate? Your pets are struggling through self-isolation too. If you live in an apartment in the city, your pet may be going on limited walks and bathroom breaks. This could lead to them acting out or becoming destructive as they work through their own emotions. During this trying time, your furry friends need all the love and affection you can muster-and they're probably looking for double the attention now that you are at home 24/7. Find a designated playtime that works for you each day and stick to a schedule. Your p ... read more

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