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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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Go on Your Next Road Trip and Stay On Budget

We at New Way Auto love hearing stories from people about their summer vacations and road trips. A good budget can help you have a great trip and will also let you know how much you need to save for any upcoming plans.

Technology can help you save time and money when you take a road trip. There are apps that can help you calculate gas costs, find the best place to buy gas, find the best place to spend the night, and give you reviews on the best food in town. These apps can be extremely helpful if you…

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Drive Safer in the Rain with These Tips

It’s going to rain from time to time. When it does, you need to be prepared for what happens on the road. At New Way Auto, our goal is to make sure you are properly equipped for wetter weather.

Even before you start driving, there are a few tips. Be sure that you replace the windshield wiper blades as soon as they start to dull. You’ll also want to keep the PSI in your tires at the right level so that they can gain traction on the roads. 

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