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Reasons You Might Choose to Lift Your Truck

Your truck is meant to be enjoyed, and there are some things that you can do that will add to your enjoyment of it. Scott Peterson Motors Inc wants you to know about all of your options to change up your truck, including your option to lift the truck and what that could do for your driving experience.

When you choose to lift your truck, you give yourself the opportunity to get set up with a whole new type of tire. 

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Windshield Wiper Maintenance

In order to be able to see clearly out of your windshield in rainy weather, your car's windshield wipers need to be in good condition. If they are in poor condition, they will leave streaks on the the windshield that will make it more difficult for you to see.

Windshield wipers don't last forever, and you need to plan on changing them about every 12,000 miles. 

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It Is Important to Understand the Difference Between a Full Size Spare Tire and A Compact Temporary

Depending on what type of vehicle you have it will typically have either a full size spare tire or a compact temporary tire, also sometimes referred to as a "doughnut" tire. Full size spares are typically found on full size vehicles like 1/2 trucks and SUV's while the compact temporary spare tires are commonly seen in passenger cars and smaller SUV's.

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Telltale Signs of a Waning Battery

No one likes to be stranded on the side of the road with a dead battery. So, how you can you prevent that unfortunate situation? Stop by Scott Peterson Motors Inc in Belle Fourche, SD to have your battery checked out to make sure it's in good working order. Make the appointment sooner if you're experiencing any of these telltale signs.

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The Importance of a Towing Safety Checklist

Taking the time now to check that you have followed the towing safety checklist to the letter will help keep you safer on your trip. Don't assume anything because one mistake could cause serious issues on the highway.

Use these tips when towing:

  • Make sure you know the rating of your trailer hitch and that the current load does not exceed that weight. If in doubt, always better to get a higher rated hitch.
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The History of the Alternator

Did you know that the use of alternators was first tried in World War II? During that time, it was only special-use vehicles that had the alternator. These cars were used to carry power radio equipment. The alternator was first tested in civilian cars during the production of Chrysler’s 1960 Valiant. It was not long after that when General Motors and Ford joined the pack.

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GAP Insurance and Why You Need It

Guaranteed Asset Protection or GAP insurance as it is commonly referred to, is an insurance product sold when you purchase a brand new automotive. A vehicle value usually depreciates after use, even if you’ve bought a comprehensive cover for it.

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Time to Fix Your Car Brakes

Noises coming from your brakes are rarely a good sign. While moisture can build up causing a short squeak, extended noises usually mean that your brake pads have worn down. If you haven't had your brakes inspected in over a year and you hear a noise, it's time to get your brakes checked.

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You Need Good Tire Tread to Stay Safe


If you are going to spend time driving your car at all, you need to have every part of it in good shape before you do that. The tread on your tires has to be in good shape for you to stay safe as you drive. The tire tread is important when it comes to the way that your vehicle will work for you.

When your tire tread is worn down, you will not have the connection between your vehicle and the road like you should. You will spin your tires when you try to take off quickly, and you…
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