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How to Keep from Hydroplaning

There is a feeling of helplessness that ensues when you lose control of your car in the rain. Even though your first reaction might be to panic and tense up, this is the worst thing you can do. Do not slam on your brakes because your anti-lock brake system could cause the car to lock up permanently in the rain.

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Tire Damage Can Be Invisible

Many types of tire damage cannot be seen just by looking at them. Hidden damage can lead to a potentially dangerous blowout. It is recommended that you perform a close inspection of your tires a minimum of once a month

Tires take a lot of beating. As a result, they can develop damage including small punctures, splitting, or cracking that can only be seen upon close inspection. 

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Restore Your Headlights for Brighter Light

You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to get the same kind of light your headlights once provided on dark nights. If so, then we are here to give you information that you may find useful in this. Bear in mind, that if none of these solutions provides the illumination you need, you can always schedule an appointment with Tommie Vaughn Auto Country 

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Flickering Headlights? It Might Not be Your Battery

Have you ever driven your car in a thunderstorm and had your vehicles headlights flicker after switching on your windshield wipers? If so, it could be time for an alternator checkup. Let the Tommie Vaughn Auto Country team assist with your alternator replacement or repairs in Columbus, TX.

Some drivers have a hard time with alternators. When it is under-performing, it is easy to mistake the issue for having a damaged battery. Yet most battery issues have the origins to their malfunction directed to a faulty or worn alternator. 

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Why Do Your Tires Need Rotated and When Should It Be Done?

Tires naturally rotate as they move. But the process of "rotating tires" refers to taking them off and moving them from either one wheel to another, from front to back, or from left to right. So, why is tire rotation important? And when should you get it done?

Tires often wear unevenly if left in the same position. Front tires usually experience more wear along the outside edges, which may affect alignment over time.

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Do Organic Brake Pads Provide Good Heat-Transfer?

Adequate brake pads are extremely important parts of your car's safety system, and without them, your car quite literally could not stop. You can find your brake pads if you look through your front-wheel rims. They are pads inside the clamp-like devices that surround your rotors, which are the smooth discs that attach to your wheel. When the clamp-like parts, also known as brake calipers, receive pressure from the brake fluid, they force the pads onto the rotors, thus stopping the rotors, the wheels, and your vehicle.

Pads are classified according to their construction materials. 

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Do Organic Brake Pads Provide Good Heat-Transfer?

Adequate brake pads are extremely important parts of your car's safety system, and without them, your car quite literally could not stop. You can find your brake pads if you look through your front-wheel rims. They are pads inside the clamp-like devices that surround your rotors, which are the smooth discs that attach to your wheel. When the clamp-like parts, also known as brake calipers, receive pressure from the brake fluid, they force the pads onto the rotors, thus stopping the rotors, the wheels, and your vehicle.

Pads are classified according to their construction materials. 

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2018 Ford Explorer


If you're considering getting a new vehicle this year, check out what the 2018 Ford Explorer has to offer. The SUV has the space you need for long trips, since it seats seven. Features like Bluetooth and heated seats are also available, and the Explorer gets great gas mileage as well: 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. Regular unleaded gasoline is accepted for this vehicle as well, which means you could save significantly when it comes to filling up at the gas pump.

The Ford Explorer is also an all-wheel-drive…
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How the Ford Blind Spot Information System Works with a Trailer


You might have visited Tommie Vaughn Auto Country in Columbus and wondered how the blind spot information system works; well here is an elaborate explanation. When you hitch up a trailer, both the blind spot information system and the cross traffic alert remain hidden.

When hooked up to what you are towing, both systems become fully operational immediately you begin to move either forward or backward. The detection area also stays the same. In case mud or snow or any other type of dirt blocks the car sensors, you will get a warning from the message center informing you of…
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