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Try These Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning in Grand Island

Even the most confident and alert driver can feel a bit nervous when driving in the rain. Hydroplaning on wet roads is a real danger, especially if you don't know what to do in such a situation. Follow these tips for what to do if you find yourself hydroplaning.

You should always drive under the speed limit in the rain. Slow down significantly if it's raining particularly hard or it's windy. Also, be sure to turn off your cruise control. These steps will allow you to have more control and better reaction time.

 

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

When deciding on whether and when to start using winter tires, make note of the local winter conditions.

A good time to consider going with the winter versions is when the temperature starts to get consistently lower than 45 degrees. At that point, snow and ice are possible, and it is also the point where the rubber that winter tires use starts to work better than the rubber in all season tires.

Winter tires also have a different design for their treads. Winter treads are deeper 

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Protect Your Car From Salt Corrosion Using These Simple Tips

Salt corrosion is damaging to paint jobs and engines. Use these tips to help keep your car in top cosmetic condition this season:

Paint Correction

Paint correction is part of the detailing process where a polishing compound takes off a fine layer of the paint. 

Protective Coatings

Use a ceramic coating or another type of film to cover your paint job and protect it from scratches, UV rays, salt damage and other exterior damage.

Engine Degreaser

 

 

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The Basic 411 About Recalls

Recalls happen daily. We hear about them nearly as often here at Fuccillo Chevrolet, Inc. We also receive lots of questions about recalls. How do you know if there's a recall that pertains to you? What do you do after receiving a recall? The following is a basic rundown.

Recalls and Driver Safety

Every car seat, tire, vehicle or piece of motor vehicle equipment must meet or exceed standards outlined in the United States Code for Motor Vehicle Safety. When vehicles or related components fail to do so, the manufacturer or the 

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Advice on Windshield Chip Repairs

The tiniest windshield chip can quickly blossom into a full-on windshield crack. When chips are small, they're easier to remedy. How? Follow these tips from our Fuccillo Chevrolet, Inc. service department techs.

After the Windshield Chip

If at all possible, cover the windshield chip as soon as it appears. Use transparent, heavy-duty packing tape. Its see-through quality won't compromise visibility, and its resilience and adhesiveness keep moisture and dirt out of the crack. Keeping the chip clean is essential to preventing it from spreading into something irreversible.

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Winter Car Care

The winter weather can do a lot of damage to your car. However, if you take the time to prepare your car, then it will be less likely to suffer damage. If you live in a place where the temperature drops below 45 degrees, then you need winter tires. Winter tires make it easier for you to turn on pavement because they provide you with more traction.

It is also important for you to keep your gas tank fuel. This will prepare you for the possibility of getting stuck in the snow. You may have to wait several hours to…

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What Your Brake Pads Do and How To Make Them Last Longer

Far too many Grand Island locals are driving around with brakes that squeak and squeal when depressed. This is a sure sign that their brake pads are wearing out. Brake pads apply pressure to the rotors to produce the friction that's necessary for slowing wheels down. When they wear out, stopping distances can increase, and serious brake problems lie just on the horizon. At Fuccillo Chevrolet, Inc., we're offering two tips to help motorists keep these essential components in great shape.

Take Action As Soon As Your Brakes Become Noisy

 

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Car Detailing Tips 101 - Invest in Good Tools

Learning how to properly detail your own vehicle has many advantages. The biggest one is the money you'll save. Fuccillo Chevrolet, Inc. wants drivers in Grand Island, NY to know that car detailing is much easier when you have good tools. Here's a quick car detailing tip.

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Which Tires Do You Need for Winter?

We are fully versed on winter tires and all-season tires at Fuccillo Chevrolet, Inc. If you plan to drive in all the conditions we experience in Grand Island, NY during winter, we recommend using winter tires.

While all-season tires perform many tasks sufficiently, they cannot combat snow and ice.

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