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How to Know When Your Tires are Bald

Our service centers and employees at Bob Ridings Taylorville are happy to help customers like you to determine if it is time to replace the tires on your vehicle. Knowing a little about tire tread can help you know when to come and see us. Signs of wearing tires include cracks, wear marks, and bulging. When a tire hits this point they will need to be replaced.

To determine if a tire is worn out and ready for a change, try the penny test. 

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Move Over Laws Keep us Safe

Move over laws are in effect in every U.S. state, but you may not be aware of the particulars when it comes to these regulations. Observing the move over laws can help to keep you safe while driving on the streets of Taylorville, IL and beyond, and also protect drivers who have been in accidents or need emergency assistance. Following these rules can also keep you from striking ambulance workers or law enforcement officers who are providing assistance to those who have been in an accident. 

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Transport Your Holiday Food – Without a Spill!

Transporting holiday food can be difficult with a car full of people and time constraints. If you are attending a potluck, family dinner or holiday event, you may need to transport food and getting it there safely is a main priority. Let the Bob Ridings Taylorville team help!

  • Your food should be snug. A box and blankets or newspapers around the containers will help keep spills from happening.
  • Consider your containers. Airtight is best, but if you don't want to worry about taking them back home, reuse containers from previous purchases, such as glass or plastic and wrap them…
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What Makes Winter Wiper Blades Important for Taylorville Drivers?

Winter wiper blades are designed to make driving in freezing weather easier on your eyes. These wipers have the ability to keep your field of vision clear while driving in inclement winter weather. Unlike when your normal wiper blades leave a glare from oncoming headlights, the winter blades eliminate those streaks and give you crystal clear line of vision. What else makes these special seasonal wiper blades an asset to Taylorville, IL commuters?

The winter wiper blades are encased in a rubber shell that protects the moving parts from freezing conditions. 

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The Ford Fiesta & How It Is Right For You

Here at Bob Ridings Taylorville, we have the perfect vehicle for handling your everyday needs. The Ford Fiesta is the vehicle, and it is back with a vengeance. This is one of our smallest passenger cars to date. If you're in need of a car that has charm, the latest features, and style, then the Fiesta should be a strong contender in your purchasing process.

 
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The 2018 Ford Fusion: A Smart Way To Drive

 

The 2018 Ford Fusion takes assistive technology to the next level with advanced on-board systems that make driving easier and safer.

  • Adaptive cruise control will automatically keep your car at a set distance by slowing down when the car in front does it, and return to normal speed when traffic ahead is clear.
  • Pre-collision assist will detect and alert you when a collision is imminent by putting the brakes in a highly responsive position and apply them if you do not.
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Get Your Car Checked Out When the Check Engine Light Comes On


You wish that you could drive your car around without ever needing help in maintaining it. You wish that your car would last forever without issues. When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle, that can be frustrating. It is important that you get the car checked out right away, though, to look out for it and stay safe.

We are here to check your vehicle over when the check engine light comes on. There are some reasons why the light might be on, and some of them are more serious than others. You should have any problems…
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Are you Stuck Between Buying or Leasing a New Car?

Many of us have found asking ourselves whether to buy or lease a new car. There is no right or wrong answer. Everything narrows down to your financial capabilities and need of the car. Thinking you’re stuck between choosing to buy or lease your new car, you need to understand the following pros and cons to enable you to make the right choice.

Buying a new car

Pros
• You own the car, and you can do whatever you want with it
• No driving limits such as mileage
• Car modification is possible

Cons
• Higher down payment
• You incur repair costs…
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The 2017 Ford Edge is a Premium Fit For All Kinds of Drivers

Whether your needs for a midsize crossover include road trips, shuttling the kids around, or a confident vehicle for any manner of weather, you have a lot to choose from. For a utility that balances excellent interior volume and safety with premium and sporting touches, however, the 2017 Ford Edge is hard to ignore.

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Give Your 2018 Ford Mustang GT Sharper Teeth With These Pulse-Pounding Options

If you opt for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, you’re already getting one of the most advanced pony cars on the market. Changes to the acclaimed Coyote V8 have bolstered output to 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, and there’s a Drag Strip mode that keeps all that power at its peak as you accelerate. But with some added goodies, your GT can get even sharper teeth.

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