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Different Truck Bed Designs Have Unique Pros and Cons

Canvas bed covers and roll-up covers are the main accessory options for trucks. Each of these designs have different advantages and disadvantages.

If you put a canvas bed cover on your truck, the process of removing it won't be a hassle. The process of getting rid of the cover is simple because the frame has a practical design that attaches and detaches effortlessly. The only disadvantage is that this type of cover isn't designed with a lock.

A roll-up cover is a practical option for a truck bed that isn't used regularly during hauling routines. This cover…

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Step by Step Voltmeter Usage for Battery Testing

If you want to be the best neighbor on the block, you should own a voltmeter. It's the simplest means of telling if a vehicle battery is weak.

Steps to using a voltmeter:
  • Attach the red (positive) to the voltmeter and to the vehicle terminal
  • Attach the black (negative) to the voltmeter and to the battery terminal
  • Take a reading.
  • Remove the black battery terminal FIRST.
  • Gauge the reading
The reading should show your battery is 12.3 or higher. Anything at 12.2 (50%) or lower means your battery is failing. It's time to have a new…
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Reading Tire Sizes

While the jumble of letters and numbers on the side of your tires might look random, it actually has a lot of information to tell, from safety rating to ideal inflation levels. Understanding this code can help you to become a more informed car owner.

The first letter you'll probably see on the sidewall markings is a P for passenger vehicle. The width of your tire in millimeters will be the three-digit number. Wheel diameter will be listed, along with the tire's speed rating, which will have an upper number around 168 mph or so. Inflation pressure and…

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Useful Information About Your Vehicle's Brake Fluid

Brake fluid can also be known as hydraulic fluid and is a vital substance to helping your braking system function properly. If your vehicle doesn't have brake fluid, you wouldn't be able to stop the vehicle when your foot engages the brake pedal. At Hanna Imports in Raleigh, we want your vehicle in optimal condition, which is why we invite you to read further to learn more about brake fluid.

If your vehicle comes equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), it will probably need a glycol-based brake fluid. Vehicles without ABS will usually need a brake fluid…

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Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone Entertained

Hanna Imports wants the trip that you take with your family to be a truly enjoyable one. We are here to offer you game ideas to keep everyone in your vehicle entertained on the road.

Create a Bingo board for each of your family members before you set off on your road trip. Include items on that board that you expect to see on the road. This will keep everyone's gaze on the scenery that you are passing and their attention on something fun. Make a game out of spotting license plates from different states. See how many different…
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What is a Car Alignment?

Do you know what kind of alignment to ask for your car? This depends on the type of drive train that you have. Most cars have a front wheel drive configuration, which means you only need a FWD alignment. However, if you have a rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive, then your alignment will look a bit different. All alignments do the same thing, however. It simply means to set your axles and wheels in the same direction. The process typically involves a clamp that goes on your axles and uses a computer to make precise measurements.

 

 

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Why You Should Regularly Replace Your Brake Pad

A brake pad is a piece of equipment in the braking system that needs to be periodically replaced. Even the best and most durable brake pads on the market will have to be replaced due to wear and tear over time.

The pad plays a vital role in the braking system. It serves as a friction reducer between the brake rotor and the caliper pistons. When you activate the brake pedal, you enable the caliper pistons to grab the rotor to stop it from spinning. This is what causes your car to brake and come to a halt.

The contact…
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Engine Radiator Systems


Engine cooling and radiator systems serve a valuable role in your vehicle. That is why we here at Hanna Imports in Raleigh want to ensure that all car owners know just what that is.

The main function of your car's engine cooling and radiator system is to keep the engine from overheating. Many experts agree that in order to get the most out of your car, your radiator should be flushed once every 30,000 miles or once every five years, whichever of these two marks would arrive first. This ensures that your engine is being properly cooled at…
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Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires: Tire Buyer's Guide


Have you purchased a spare tire before and wondered if it was good to keep for long drives? If you are purchasing a full-size, you may be able to drive it with no issues. However, compact, temporary tires are not made to be driven on for longer than 50 miles. These are emergency tires that have enough tread and pressure to get you to a shop to replace a tire. However, driving on a donut tire for long periods of time can damage your vehicle and lead to another flat tire.

Drivers who want to protect against a flat tire…
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