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Riding In Cars With Dogs

Riding In Cars With Dogs

Certainly that inevitable winter camping trip or weekend drive to the park will include every member of the family, including your beloved Schnauzer, Beagle, or Weimaraner! We have put together a few pointers (no pun intended) for making sure that your pup is safe and happy during the trips you take this holiday season. Here are our recommendations for riding in cars with dogs: No Shotgun for Fido–It is always recommended not to allow your pet to sit in the passenger seat of your vehicle. For your safety, his safety, and the safety of others on the road, make sure your dog has plenty of room to sit behind the driver. For about $20 you can get a pet restraint device that buckles your pet to the seatbelt, but still allows plenty of flexibility. Windows Up!–Your poodle is going to want to stick her head out the window, but it simply isn’t safe. If she needs fresh air, take her on a relaxing walk. Too many times dogs catch ear infection ... read more

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The Honest 1 Auto Care Guide to Safe Towing for Mooresville Drivers

The Honest 1 Auto Care Guide to Safe Towing for Mooresville Drivers

Safe Towing Let's talk about towing safety in MOORESVILLE. Too often MOORESVILLE drivers just slap a trailer on the hitch and take off. But there are safety considerations to protect your tow vehicle, comply with NC laws and limit your liability. Know your tow vehicle. Your options will affect the tow rating, so you need to carefully read the towing section of your manufacturer's owner's manual to know how much your vehicle can tow. Know the weight limits of your trailer hitch. It will have a maximum tongue limit and an overall limit. Know your hitch type: a weight-distributing hitch may be required by your manufacturer for certain trailer weights. Know the towing laws for the areas in which you'll be towing as they may have stricter equipment requirements. Your owner's manual will also give you some help in determining how to calculate how much weight you can tow. It's more ... read more

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