Safety the Star with the Chevrolet Equinox

Despite its sporty compact size, the Chevrolet Equinox is big on safety. This popular small crossover delivers a host of safety and security features to give you ultimate confidence when you take on the roads of Newark. The team of Chevrolet experts at Porter Chevrolet invite you to visit our showroom so that you can try out these features.

The Equinox boasts a five-star award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Part of this distinction is because of the slew of standard features that the Equinox offers. Included in this long list is the standard automated 

 

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An Intro to Recalls

Recalls go smooth and by the numbers when you know how to deal with them. As your local Porter Chevrolet, our team is committed to supporting and advising you during the recall process. In the meantime, find out how easy the recall process can be.

How to Locate Recalls

To locate recalls, visit the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and enter your Vehicle Identification Number into the Safety Issues & Recalls lookup tool. You can perform the same search via VIN on the Safercar website or in the iOS or Android Safercar mobile app.

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What About Winter Car Care?

Driving on snow and ice-covered roads could prove treacherous. With snow tires on the car, better traction may be possible. Have you thought of changing from all-season to winter tires? Other winter care steps could get a vehicle ready for the cold season.

Several other winter maintenance steps might benefit both drivers and their cars. Changing engine oil remains a consistent job required throughout the year. When winter comes, requesting motor oil that delivers an appropriate for the cold weather might prove beneficial. While the technician changes the oil, 

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The Way Brake Pads Work

Brake pads create friction and pressure, two vital members of the laws of physics. What makes them so vital? For drivers, the brake pads' friction and pressure help slow and stop a vehicle. Unfortunately, friction also causes wear, necessitating new brake pads at some point. Hopefully, grinding, squealing, and other noises may alert a driver about the wearing down.

Brake pads connect to rotors, discs connected to the wheels. Brake pads apply friction and pressure onto the rotors, slowing the rotors and, subsequently, the wheels. All parts need to be in good shape to do their job, though.

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Winter Tires Increase Your Safety

We want to help you understand the value winter tires provide at Porter Chevrolet. They make every vehicle safer in slick conditions.

When the average air temperature is above 45 degrees in Newark, DE, you should use all-season tires. As days shorten and the thermometer's reading drops, switch to winter tires. 

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Brake Inspections Is Important For Safety

Maintaining a vehicles brakes should be a top responsibility for car owners. Brakes do suffer from wear-and-tear, so a brake system benefits from routine inspection. A visual inspection might not be enough. Removing the tires and checking all the parts becomes necessary. This way, a technician can uncover any problems if they exist.

Rotos, calipers, pads, and lines represent several parts that comprise the brake system. A brake inspection will examine many components to determine if there are wear and tear issues. 

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Adjusting Vehicle Alignment

Vehicle alignment directly affects how your vehicle handles and steers. When the alignment is not set properly, you could notice that your vehicle has a tendency to veer off in one direction rather than stay straight as you drive. It could be so out of balance that you have to steer the wheel to the left or right just to get it to drive forward.

The best time to have the alignment checked is about every 6,000 miles or whenever is recommended by your manual. At the first sign of an issue with your alignment, you should also make…

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