LATCH Evaluations: What to Know

Here at Trent Cadillac, we know how important automotive safety is for parents of small children in New Bern, NC. The LATCH system is designed to help create better safety standards for child safety seats. Here are a few things drivers should know.

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Let's Put Cargo into an SUV Safely

Moving a television, athletic gear, clothes, and scores of other belongings become easier when packing things into an SUV. After all, the SUVs at Trent Cadillac do boast of massive cargo space. Can you put things inside your SUV safely, though? Follow safety tips, big and small, could help the process.

No safety steps come off as too small. Checking the air pressure in the SUV's tires helps the cause. So does making sure that the windows don't suffer from obstructions. Effectively packing things in boxes or storage containers may help. Disorganization won't help the cause of…

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How to Create a Winter Emergency Kit

A winter survival kit could make it much easier to survive being stranded alone during the cold and dark winter months.. It can also help to keep your passengers safe and calm until a tow truck can get to your location.

The kit itself should contain a flashlight, a jack and other basic tools that might make it easier to make minor repairs. Having these items on hand may allow you to change a flat tire or replace a dead or dying battery on your own.

It is important to have blankets, sweaters or anything else that can help keep…

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Cadillac XT5: Best Drive Ever

Are you looking for a popular luxury midsize SUV that offers performance features to enhance your driving? If so, the Cadillac XT5 is most definitely the way to go. This vehicle is very unique when it comes to having a comfortable ride. Its real-time damping and Stabilitrak features are the number one reason why this vehicles rides so smooth.

The real-time damping feature is a method that adjusts the suspension to the road to give the driver the best driving experience they've ever had. The Stabilitrak is a system that automatically brakes the vehicle in inclement weather

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The Importance Of Functioning Brakes

Proper Brake Function Is Vital 

Aside from being able to accelerate, braking is important to your safety when driving. Most modern-day disc brakes function using a hydraulic piston that compresses two metallic brake pads into spinning brake rotors on each wheel to stop the vehicle. 

You should inspect your brakes regularly, and if you don't know what to do, then it's a good idea to either have someone inspect your brakes for you every couple of months. That, or have an automotive expert give you a quick tutorial on how to quickly check your brake pads.

 

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