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What is a Blind Spot Monitor in a Car?

Blind spot monitor is a car sensory device that detects other vehicles on the driver’s wing and behind. A blind spot monitor may send warning alerts in different varying forms, including vibration or audible sound.

How do Blind Spot Monitor Works?

The driver assistance technology senses the car coming from behind or alongside you, and if your signal is turned on, it alerts you not to change the lane.

Blind Spot Detection Vs. Parking Sonar

The two technology aids by protecting your car from the side and rear. However, the two differs in the following ways:

 
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Take Extra Care This Winter on Icy Roads

Here at Truck Town we see many drivers who have suffered accidents on icy roads. As the winter months settle in you should know the proper way to handle icy driving conditions and what to do when you begin to slide.

Handling a skid successfully is more about what you shouldn't do. You should never hit the brakes. This is often a driver's first reaction in times of trouble, but in the case of icy roads it is the wrong move. Instead you should lightly tap the brakes as you steer in the direction of the slide. In…

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Getting the Best Price on Your Next Vehicle

Buying a new or used vehicle can be an exciting process. What can really add to the excitement is knowing you’re getting the best possible price. At Truck Town, we want you to be armed with the most possible insight on how to get the best price on your next vehicle.

It’s important to know the value of the vehicle or vehicles you want. Don’t set your heart on just one vehicle. Pick out a couple. Make an offer that’s lower than the price so you have some negotiating room. Be prepared to walk away if…
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Accident Readiness Tips

Traffic Accidents occur every day in our city. Accidents are unexpected and often happen at the most inconvenient times. Preparation is the best way to lessen the impact of an accident in our lives. Truck Town wants to share a few tips to help you prepare for the unfortunate time you are involved in an accident. Here are some tips that can help save you time and stress if you are in an accident.
  • Have your current proof of insurance and registration readily available in your glove box.
  • If you are sore or injured, be sure to have it documented…
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Understanding the Key Differences Between Oversteer and Understeer

Oversteer and understeer are vehicle dynamics terms that refer to how sensitive the car handles and turns. Oversteering is best defined as when the vehicle veers more than you command it to do. Conversely, understeering refers to when a vehicle does not turn and ends up off of the road.

Rear-wheel-drive vehicles are more likely to experience oversteer while front-wheel-drive vehicles are more likely to experience understeer. Understeer is the result of not enough grip while oversteer occurs when the front part of the vehicle experiences more grip than the backside....

 

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Park and Reverse Safely With Backup Cameras

One of the best types of features for vehicles are the ones that give you a good look at what is going on around you. The manufacturers of vehicles know the importance of this type of feature. This is why vehicles are including cameras that see behind them as part of the design.

One example of a camera that helps you drive is the backup camera. These cameras offer a greater advantage to the driver than rear-view mirrors. They have a wider viewing area that lets you see more of what is happening. This makes it easier for you to…

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Knowing What to Do With Dirty Dishes And Setting Up The Grill

If you are tailgating, you are very likely going to take dishes with you. Therefore, you are going to need a place for your dirty dishes so that you will be able to keep everything neat and keep the clean unused dishes clean. There are a couple of things you can do.

One thing you can use is a plastic tub. You can find them at any grocery store. However, you want to make sure that they are not only big enough to hold all of your dirty dishes but also sturdy enough to carry your dishes without any damages…

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Lower Cost, Reliable Vehicle, Luxury Ride: All Possible When You Buy a Used Vehicle

You're on the market for a car. Do you buy new or used? It's an important decision. Let's look at a few of the advantages you get when you buy used.

A used car is going to have a lower price tag than a new car. New cars depreciate quickly, with many cars losing over 45 percent of their value in the first three years. Buying used means you can upgrade your vehicle selection. A luxury brand used vehicle, like an Audi, would have a similar price to a brand-new Hyundai or Chevy. If you like the…
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Car Detailing: Controlling Pet Hair

Do not let the mess of pet hair throughout your car's interior keep you from spending quality time on the go with your pet. Try out these simple cleaning suggestions for getting rid of dog hair in your vehicle so that your road trips are more enjoyable.

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