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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

If a vehicle has front-wheel drive (FWD), then the transmission is set up to send power to your front end, making the wheels pull your car forward. The best thing about this design is that it’s cheap, easy, and efficient, which is why you mostly see compact cars, small sedans, and crossover SUVs with FWD. While these cars do get better gas mileage, they may not accelerate as fast as you want.

For faster acceleration and more horsepower, rear-wheel drive is the better option. You see RWD with full-size pickup trucks, SUVs, and sports cars. 

 

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Have Trouble Backing Up Your Vehicle? This Device Could Fix That

Backing out of a driveway onto a busy street can be a frustrating experience, especially if you have things on your property to worry about. Reversing anywhere can often be the most difficult part of driving - we here at Autobahn South, Inc understand that. That's also why we've decided to summarize a new piece of technology that you might not be familiar with.

Backup cameras, also known as rearview cameras, are devices used to show you a clearer picture of what's behind you when reversing your vehicle. No more worrying about what's beneath your rear windshield…

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Basic Ways to Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is the simplest way to get more value out of your vehicle and save money as you use it. Frugality is music to the ears of team members at Autobahn South, Inc, so we compiled these tips on how to improve fuel economy to help you save money as you enjoy your ride.

Use Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on most vehicles these days. It enables your vehicle to utilize fuel more efficiently in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Inefficient stop-and-go driving decreases gas mileage by up to 40 percent, so make use of this feature on your…
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Blind-Spot Monitors & Why They're Important

We want you to be an informed driver who is as safe as possible, whether you’re running to the local grocery store on headed down the freeway. Safety features, like blind-spot monitors, can make a big difference and be an important safety feature to have in your vehicle. Stop at Autobahn South, Inc and get the scoop on what blind-spot monitors can do for you and your family.

Blind-spot monitors can help prevent accidents if you happen to veer into another lane. Approximately 25% of fatal crashes are caused by veering into another lane. 

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Tips to Help Prevent Your Vehicle From Being Stolen

Here at Autobahn South, Inc, helping Brentwood drivers keep their vehicles protected is just a one of our goals. There are ways to make your vehicle a less appealing target to professional thieves and carjackers. Follow these tips to help keep your vehicle from being stolen.

Even when you're driving, it's important to keep the vehicle locked at all times, and when you're parked, never leave your keys in the car. You can also hide the title so that a car thief won't be able to produce it if he or she is pulled over.

 

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The Types of Dummies Used in Side Crash Tests

The IIHS has made plenty of adjustments to the tests to make them more realistic. This is especially the case for the side tests. Among the adjustments the IIHS has made is the dummies that are used in this case. This has resulted in a more complete and better test for crashing.

The dummies that are used for crash tests are SID-II dummies. These represented women and children. For one thing, women and children were more likely to suffer serious injuries. Women are more likely to suffer head injuries than men when it came to side crashes.

 

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What Exactly Is A Backup Camera?


So, what exactly is a backup camera? Here at Autobahn South, Inc, we want to keep you informed about the safety features your vehicle has to offer. Let's learn more about what the backup camera does, and how to use it properly.

The backup camera, otherwise known as the rearview camera is a rear-mounted video camera that usually activates when you shift in reverse and gives you a complete view of what is happening behind you. Because the backup camera is such a key part of the modern car, it is a federal requirement that every vehicle must be…
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What Powertrain and Bumper to Bumper Warranties Cover

Powertrain warranties and bumper to bumper warranties are the types of warranties that you are going to hear about very often. While you may hear about them, you probably are not going to know a lot of what they actually are and what they cover. However, it is very important to know the difference.

The powertrain covers the components in the engine that bring power to the vehicle while the bumper to bumper warranty covers everything from the front bumper to the back bumper. This will give you a better idea on the type of warranty to choose.

 

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Roadside Emergency Tips

Vehicle owners often experience roadside problems that may involve a flat tire. The engine might stall. At the first sign of a vehicle problem, have the malfunction assessed by one of our Autobahn South, Inc technicians to prevent further damage and roadside emergencies. However, when finding yourself on the side of the road, there are a few factors to consider.

Drive or push the vehicle as far away from traffic as possible. If the tire blows out, drive on the rim until you are able to safely pull over or visit a repair station. Lives are more important than the…
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