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How to Pick the Right Car Seat for Your Child

If you have children, it is vital to keep them in a car seat that is appropriate for their age and size. At Palmery Motors in Woodbridge, we can help you determine which car seat is best for your child. Read our summary below to learn more.

Children who are under the age of one should always be secured in a rear-facing car seat. This type of car seat provides the most protection to the spine, head, and neck. Try to use this type of car seat for as long as possible. When children are toddlers, they can transition to…

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What's the Difference Between Towing and Payload Capacity?

Regardless of the type of truck you drive in Woodbridge, understanding the difference between a towing and payload capacity can help you avoid damaging the chassis, suspension, and tires. Both ratings are based off of the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating but are vastly different.

The towing capacity is the feature most advertised in new trucks. It is the weight that the truck can tow behind it in a trailer and tends to be significantly larger than the payload capacity. The payload rating is the weight that the truck can carry in its cabin and bed, and overloading it can cause…

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What's the Difference Between Towing and Payload Capacity?

Regardless of the type of truck you drive in Woodbridge, understanding the difference between a towing and payload capacity can help you avoid damaging the chassis, suspension, and tires. Both ratings are based off of the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating but are vastly different.

The towing capacity is the feature most advertised in new trucks. It is the weight that the truck can tow behind it in a trailer and tends to be significantly larger than the payload capacity. The payload rating is the weight that the truck can carry in its cabin and bed, and overloading it can cause…

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Costly Towing Mistakes You Need to Avoid

The team at Palmery Motors wanted to make sure you didn't make any of the following mistakes when towing something behind your vehicle.

Don't forget to invest in blind-spot mirrors to help improve the visibility on the sides of your vehicle.

Check the tire pressure of the trailer tires before and after the load is in place because it is easier to make the repair now than stranded on the highway when the tire blows out.

Never assume that the tires on the trailer are secure. Take a few minutes before hauling any load and tighten each of…
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Why a Hatchback Might be Right for You

Here at Palmery Motors, we want you to have the best information when choosing your next vehicle. We want you to find a vehicle that not only fits for your busy lifestyle but your personality as well.

Stylish and sporty, most hatchbacks offer a more updated silhouette than wagons. Many popular, unique cars are only offered as hatchbacks. And if the sleek good looks of many hatchbacks aren't enough to win you over, their strong resale value might. Several high-profile hatchbacks retain over 58 percent of their resale value even after three years. When compared to the...

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Tailgating Essentials

Preseason games have officially started for football and that means tailgating will soon be in full swing. Now is the time to get prepared so that you won't have to make any last-minute dashes to the store before you head to the stadium. We here at Palmery Motors have a number of essential items on hand that you should pack up now in preparation for tailgating in the coming weeks.
  • Tins and containers designed for hot food
  • Containers that you can use for leftovers
  • Grilling utensils
  • Fuel for the grill that you brought
  • Fire extinguisher in case of an…
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How to Maintain Your Car During the Hectic Back to School Season

At Palmery Motors, we believe that every car owner should know how to properly take care of their car. After all, it is only through understanding something that you are able to properly use it. For this reason, we will give you a series of tips for keeping your car in top condition during the hectic back to school season.

Keep an eye out for warning lights, they aren't there for decoration. If you've been seeing a light for some time, don't let it sit any longer. Get it looked into before a serious problem comes up…

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Improve Your Vehicle's Mileage During Your Road Trip

Whether you're traveling across the state or to the other side of the country, it's always good to save some money when you can. We want you to have fun with your vehicle this summer, so here are some ways that you can improve your mileage and save on fuel costs.

Prior to departure, you can set your car up for better performance. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Lower air pressure can decrease fuel efficiency. You should also pack light to keep the weight of your vehicle as low as possible. With a lighter load…

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Your brake system relies on a few different parts to react instantly so that you slow down right away. Disc brake systems are the most popular and use a combination of brake pads and rotors to slow down your tires. Rotors attach to your wheels, and when pressure is applied to the brake pads, it presses on the rotors to slow down your wheels, effectively stopping your car. However, when your brake pads wear down enough, you will need to replace them in order to stay away from dangerous driving situations.
 

 

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Choosing Between All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Your friends at Palmery Motors want to help you keep the inside of your vehicle as clean and new in appearance as the exterior. Here are a few reasons to choose the all-weather floor mats or carpeting.

The all-weather floor mats are perfect for the driver who brings home their work inside the car each day by way of dirt, grime, and debris. To clean the mats, a simple once-over with a hose and the interior looks like new again.

If you like to keep the inside of the vehicle spotless, then carpeting is the way to go. Not only…
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