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Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

No matter how powerful your truck's engine, there are always ways to increase its efficiency and keep it from strain that would cause it to wear prematurely. Knowing your truck's towing capacity is just the first step in equipping it for towing things for short or long distances.

For large campers, a towing hitch that ties in to the vehicle's frame is preferable to one that is mounted on the bumper. Towing a fifth-wheel trailer will require mounting it directing onto the truck's bed. You'll also want to ensure the wiring between your truck and…
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Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

No matter how powerful your truck's engine, there are always ways to increase its efficiency and keep it from strain that would cause it to wear prematurely. Knowing your truck's towing capacity is just the first step in equipping it for towing things for short or long distances.

For large campers, a towing hitch that ties in to the vehicle's frame is preferable to one that is mounted on the bumper. Towing a fifth-wheel trailer will require mounting it directing onto the truck's bed. You'll also want to ensure the wiring between your truck and…
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Understanding Styles of Truck Cabs Doesn't Have to be Complicated

If there were one industry standard to describe the different types of truck cabs, it would probably eliminate consumer confusion. Dealers like to inform truck owners about the difference in terminology and clarify any confusing aspects their customers might have. An informed consumer makes life easier for dealers too.

Trucks with just two doors are referred to as having a regular or standard cab. Four-door trucks with two fully-functioning doors are referred to as super or quad cabs, and trucks with four full-sized doors are called either crew or double cab.

 

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Understanding Styles of Truck Cabs Doesn't Have to be Complicated

If there were one industry standard to describe the different types of truck cabs, it would probably eliminate consumer confusion. Dealers like to inform truck owners about the difference in terminology and clarify any confusing aspects their customers might have. An informed consumer makes life easier for dealers too.

Trucks with just two doors are referred to as having a regular or standard cab. Four-door trucks with two fully-functioning doors are referred to as super or quad cabs, and trucks with four full-sized doors are called either crew or double cab.

 

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Optimize Your Ridesharing Business With One of These Vehicles

The word is out: driving for ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, is a legitimate way to make some extra cash or even a full-time income. But if you're already driving for one of these companies, you might be wondering which vehicles provide the most comfort for your guests and the lowest gas mileage to optimize the amount of money that you make on each ride.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of the top-rated vehicles for its fuel efficiency and quiet cabin. It also has a large truck for a hybrid vehicle. One downside is that it…
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Optimize Your Ridesharing Business With One of These Vehicles

The word is out: driving for ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, is a legitimate way to make some extra cash or even a full-time income. But if you're already driving for one of these companies, you might be wondering which vehicles provide the most comfort for your guests and the lowest gas mileage to optimize the amount of money that you make on each ride.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of the top-rated vehicles for its fuel efficiency and quiet cabin. It also has a large truck for a hybrid vehicle. One downside is that it…
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Once You Set Off In The Ford Focus You Will Never Look Back

It's time for a new vehicle, so there are a number of things to consider. You can stick with a larger vehicle as usual, or dare to embrace something sportier to get you around St. Petersburg. If your choice is that latter, then you may want to give the Ford Focus a closer look.

There are a number of things that make the Focus a great car to drive. The Focus SEL, for example, includes a number of exiting features. These start with a 2.0L Ti-VCT engine that delivers the right amount of power just when you need…
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Once You Set Off In The Ford Focus You Will Never Look Back

It's time for a new vehicle, so there are a number of things to consider. You can stick with a larger vehicle as usual, or dare to embrace something sportier to get you around St. Petersburg. If your choice is that latter, then you may want to give the Ford Focus a closer look.

There are a number of things that make the Focus a great car to drive. The Focus SEL, for example, includes a number of exiting features. These start with a 2.0L Ti-VCT engine that delivers the right amount of power just when you need…
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Protect Your Ride—How to Deter Car Thieves

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 750,000 vehicles were stolen in the United States during 2016. More than half of car thefts are attributable to driver error. To raise public awareness of this serious problem, the NHTSA use a combination of materials to illustrate behavioral and technological strategies to deter car thieves.

Behavioral strategies

Some of these are obvious, like keeping your car locked at all times and never leaving your key in the ignition.
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Protect Your Ride—How to Deter Car Thieves

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 750,000 vehicles were stolen in the United States during 2016. More than half of car thefts are attributable to driver error. To raise public awareness of this serious problem, the NHTSA use a combination of materials to illustrate behavioral and technological strategies to deter car thieves.

Behavioral strategies

Some of these are obvious, like keeping your car locked at all times and never leaving your key in the ignition.
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