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Attention To Cyclists On The Road

When you're on the road in Jefferson, there is a possibility that you might see bicyclists on the road. To keep everyone safe, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that you can share the road with these vehicles and riders.

Take a few seconds to look twice when making turns, especially when you're turning right since cyclists are supposed to ride with the flow of traffic. Pay attention to cyclists who use hand signals as this is how they indicate that they want to turn or that they plan to stop.

 

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Keeping Safe After an Accident

Getting into an accident is never a welcomed event. Having to deal with insurance, repairs, and possibly injuries, it's downright stressful. Staying safe following the crash should be a top consideration to avoid potentially negative outcomes. New Way Auto wishes you a happy and safe driving season and provides you with some tips to play it safe.

Checking for injuries should be the first step. If you're injured, skip checking with the other motorist and call for medical attention immediately.

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Understanding The Backup Camera


We care that you understand the safety features that come with your automobile. Let's talk about the backup or rearview camera.

What Does The Backup Camera Do?

The rearview camera or backup camera is a rear-mounted camera, usually pointed slightly downward that is active the moment you shift into reverse. Federally required in all passenger vehicles as of 2018, the backup camera is an improved part of the automobile that will surely save lives, bicycles, and fender benders for years to come by giving the driver a complete vision of what is going on behind them while driving.

 

 

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Buying A Vehicle Responsibly

Dealers are often trying to get the most money for their vehicles. Customers who are looking for a good deal can find themselves outwitted if they are not prepared. There are a few things that can give you the upper hand when it comes to buying a used vehicle at a good price.

One thing you want to avoid is putting yourself in a weak position. One thing that can hook you is if you are so set on a certain vehicle that you are not ready to walk away. If you understand that there are other dealers that will…

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Know Your Vehicle Safety Ratings

When you're in the market for a used car in Jefferson, IA, you want to focus on safety. At New Way Auto, we have an array of vehicles that have been rated by the NHTSA and IIHS. Knowing how the safety ratings differ will help you to shop the various features.

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Characteristics of a Successful School Carpool

A school carpool offers a great opportunity to get to know other parents, share transportation responsibilities, and keep an eye on your child's friends. With every school carpool in Jefferson, IA, though, comes the need for a few basic points of planning to ensure the carpool is successful. Here are a few suggestions we at New Way Auto think you'll find helpful.

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Front-wheel vs. rear wheel


We here at New Way Auto understand the importance of being informed when you're choosing your next new vehicle. When it comes to finding a vehicle, you have the option of getting a rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. What advantages do each of them have?

Rear-wheel drive makes use of a solid axle design that is built for durability. This design allows for a simple configuration and durability. The RWD system also helps to balance the weight of your vehicle with the engine at the front and axle system towards the back. In situations where there's rain or snow…
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Tips To Better Share The Road

Driving can be dangerous if you don't have the proper knowledge while out on the road. That is why our team at New Way Auto of Jefferson want to be sure that you know all about various tips to share the road. These tips are especially helpful for when you encounter bicyclists while driving.

First, it is important to leave at least three feet between your car and the cyclist when passing. This allows both you to ensure you are clear of the bicycle and gives the cyclist a level of comfort that they are safe. Additionally, although it…
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Quiet Games For The Car

Before leaving for your road trip, print off cards that have cars of different colors on them. When someone sees a car of that color, they will place a mark beside it on the card. Once the card is full, the person wins a prize.

Gather enough LEGOs so that passengers can play a game of Tic Tac Toe in the car while driving in Jefferson. You'll need a flat green piece, long narrow pieces, and small squares that are in two different colors. This is a fun option for playing a game that doesn't involve crayons or…

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Why It Is Important to Know the Difference Between Towing and Payload

In the world of pickup trucks, the terms payload and towing are not interchangeable. Towing and payload do not mean the same thing. Although automobile manufacturers use a pickup's GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) to determine a truck's payload and towing capacity, the two terms perform two completely different jobs.

Payload is what you put inside your truck. Whether it is construction equipment, sheetrock or how many passengers are along for the ride, payload is how much a car or truck can carry...
 

 

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