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Tips for Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

Sadly, there's been an uptick in bicyclist deaths in recent years. Sharing the road with slower, smaller vehicles can sometimes be an annoyance, but there are strategies for driving on the road safely with traffic of the two-wheeled variety.

Your powers of observation are the most valuable tool for keeping you and those around you safe on the road. Always be cautious making turns and come to a complete stop at a red light before making a turn. Never assume a way is clear, as it's easy to pass over bicyclists with a glance.  

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How to Control Odors in Your Vehicle

Want to make sure that your car always smells good? Then you should get your car detailed. You can vacuum your car, add a charcoal air freshener, or even add some baking soda under the seat. One of the problems with odors in your vehicle is that they can get stuck in your fabric. While vacuuming can get rid of that, you may not be able to get out smoke and old food smells. If you do eat in your car, then it’s important to take out the bag and throw it away.

Leaving stuff in your car will…

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Tips to Start Protecting Your Car from Salt Corrosion

The crew at Ruxer Truck Center like to take opportunities to help car buyers to protect their investment with helpful advice. Today, we talk about tips to protecting your vehicle from salt corrosion.

The salt from the road is supposed to be melting snow and ice, but when it comes in contact with your vehicle, it does far more. That salt has the ability to damage the protective finish on your vehicle, promote rust, and even cause mechanical failures near the undercarriage. 

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Have the Right Wiper Blades for the Season

When winter weather hits, it's important to have your vehicle ready for the cold, snow, and ice. But what can you do to be prepared? Our team here at Ruxer Truck Center understand the importance of performing maintenance on your vehicle to help keep you safe in the winter.

The wiper blades on your vehicle may not work as well in the winter. The summer wiper blades on your car are designed with a lightweight frame and a thin layer of rubber to keep your windshields clear of rain. 

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Dealing With the Studded or Studdable Tires

When you hear about studded tires, you think about the vehicles with the metal items sticking out of the treads. However, not all tires that are studdable are studded. While there is a chance that the studdable tires are going to cause problems on the road, the good news is that it does not have to be the case with studded tires.

One thing that you will notice about these tires is that you can run them without studs. As a matter of fact, some states have put limits on the tires. There are also states that prohibit the use…

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Tips on How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Packing the right items in your winter survival kit can make all the difference when it comes to getting help in a timely manner. Our team at Ruxer Truck Center wanted to pass along a few of these essentials that need to be in your vehicle this winter.

Slick roads could instantly disable any vehicle on the road, and the more desolate the location, the more you need to make your car visible to other motorists to get help quickly. Be sure to have road flares and safety triangles in your kit.  

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

Have you ever been on an icy road or in snowy conditions when your car began to slide and drift? You don't want to slide on icy roads as it can lead you into more dangerous situations. However, most cars won't hydroplane unless they are going slightly. Most cars are thought to enter dangerous zones at 45 mph, but you don't have to drive fast to start sliding on an icy road.

The icy road conditions can make for a difficult trip, but you can correct them. You can move the car into the slide by turning…

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What Does a Differential Do?

One of the most important components of your vehicle is the differential. It plays an important role in propelling your car forward. Needless to say, it's imperative that your differential is taken care of. We here at Ruxer Truck Center want you to be an informed vehicle owner, so here are some facts about the differential that you need to know.

The differential is a gearbox that's located between your wheels. Essentially, it works with your transmission system to deliver power from the engine to the axle. If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, you have one differential. 

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Pickup Truck - Why It's a Good Choice

Pickup trucks are extremely popular today. Come to Ruxer Truck Center if you’re considering buying a new truck. We’ll go over all the facts with you, answer all your questions, and make sure you’re making an informed decision if and when you do decide to make the purchase.

If you’ve ever wished you had a pickup truck to bring home a large purchase, you’ll understand why buying a pickup truck can be a good choice. Trucks may not get the gas mileage as some cars but are still more economical than having to tow something…

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Ford Transit Connect – The Versatility Van


Whether you are a handy man, a family man or a business man, the Ford Transit Connect is up for the job. The Ford Transit Connect long wheelbase is built for hauling cargo. If your objective is moving merchandise, supplies, or tools, the long wheelbase offers 149 cubic feet of storage and can handle over 1,600 pounds.

If your main concern is squeezing in and out of traffic, or into tight parking spots, the short wheelbase is ultra-maneuverable. All models have a fold-down passenger seat, which can double as a desk for your paperwork or a platform for your…
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