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Checking the Weight

When you're towing a camper, you can't simply connect it to your vehicle and drive along on the road. There are a few things that you need to do to prepare your vehicle so that it can safely haul the camper and to protect the camper as well.

In order to drive your vehicle, in a safe manner, you need to securely hitch the camper. 

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Get Your Brakes Looked at Today

Have you noticed some type of squealing when you press down on your brakes? It could be that your brake pads have worn down, or there might be another issue. You won’t know for sure until you get it checked out. However, if you are driving around with no brake pads or worn rotors, you’re just causing more damage to your vehicle. Eventually, your car won’t be able to stop without good brakes. In these situations, you’re putting your life in danger.

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Vehicles Worth Considering for Uber

If you have decided on being an Uber driver, then you have to take a few steps in order to make sure that you are ready to enjoy the benefits of being an Uber driver. One of the steps that are very important to being an Uber driver is making sure that you have the right type of vehicle.

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The Best Windshield Wipers for Winter Driving

Are your windshield wipers worn out? Do they stick to your windshield on cold mornings or make noise when you use them? Tri-Star wants drivers to stay safe this winter, so today we're going to talk about winter windshield wipers.

There are two types of windshield wipers. One is the traditional wiper blade. Traditional wiper blades have a steel frame with a series of claws to hold the blade in place. 

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Use These Off-Roading Tips for Beginners

Are you interested in taking your SUV off-roading? If you are a beginner, then it is important that you are properly prepared before you hit the trails, and we can help at Tri-Star. If you are a beginner at off-roading, try these tips for a safe and fun experience.

Before you start off-roading, you can learn skills and meet people who enjoy off-roading through local forums.

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Tips for a Great Winter Survival Kit!

Sometimes traveling in bad weather is unavoidable. We at Tri-Star recommend making a winter survival kit, so you are ready for an emergency. Customize your emergency kit with items for children, supplies for pets, prescriptions, and travel to remote destinations.

Keep a spare tire, jack, tools, jumper cables and fluids in your vehicle. 

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The Science Behind Auto-Dimming Mirrors

At first glance, auto-dimming mirrors seem like magic. Auto-dimming models automatically turn dark when light projects onto them. What makes them work is not rocket science, but it is an interesting type of technology.

Have you ever been nearly blinded when driving at night due to the headlight glare from another vehicle? This wouldn't happen with auto-dimming mirrors.

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Getting Rid of Vehicle Badges

Whether you want to customize the look of your vehicle or simply don't like the appearance of manufacturer badges, we're here to help. We want you to get the look you're after without damaging the finish of your ride, so here's an easy way to get rid of badges once and for all.

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The Differences Between Truck Bed Liners

Trucks are capable of carrying a lot of cargo. This is true whether you have a liner or not, but it's important to remember that liners can protect your truck from scratches, rust, and some other types of damage.

The first main type of liner is a drop-in. Drop-in liners are bolted to the truck bed and can protect both the bottom and sides of the bed. 

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How Important is Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement?

Worn wiper blades can make it impossible for you to see clearly when streaks and blurry spots block your field of vision.

The rubber components of the wiper blades will eventually break down to oxidation or damage from the sun. Add into the mix that each time the blades cross the windshield they are wearing too, and you see why it is so important to have them changed often.

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