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How to Avoid a Potential Tire Blowout

There are a lot of different factors that can contribute to having a tire blowout while you are driving along. Primarily, you want to make sure that your tires are in good shape. The treads shouldn't be too low and you shouldn't be driving around on a spare. If your tires are fine, there are some other things you can do to prevent a blowout from happening, such as:

  • Don't hit the accelerator too hard. Slamming your foot down on the pedal can cause too much pressure in the lines.
  • Don't slam on the brakes too…
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Does Your Car Battery Have a Low Charge?

Your car's battery needs to have a charge of at least 12.6 volts in order for it to start a cold engine. If the battery's charge is too low, the engine won't turn over. Being able to test the battery yourself allows you to take action and get a battery replacement before the current one stops working.

You will need a multimeter or volt meter to test the battery. Turn on the meter and set it to a low voltage. 

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Tools to Replace a Flat Tire

To change a flat tire, you need a few tools. Be sure to review your owner’s manual on how to fix a flat. The items you should keep in your car are a jack, lug wrench, spare tire, spray lubricate, flashlight with batteries, and tire chocks.

Lug nuts are on tight. Sometimes the lug wrench will not loosen them. Spraying a lubricant on them will help free the lug nuts. Before you jack up the car, you will want to chock it. Place the chocks in front of and behind the wheels. 

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When Your Transmission Needs Service

Transmission flushing does not have to happen every year, but you should have your transmission fluid checked at least once every twelve months. Check with your owner's manual to determine when you should have your transmission completely flushed. The range can be from 30,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the make and model of your vehicle.

Your transmission fluid should be topped off and the filter changed at least once a year. This can be done during a routine oil change. 

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How Does Your Overflow Tank Save the Day?

As your vehicle's cooling system keeps temperatures where they should be, the coolant itself gets very hot. As it heats up, it can expand and actually vaporize, in the process producing high pressures. If these pressures get out of hand, other cooling system components face eventual damage and failure.

To prevent this eventuality, designers created the radiator system pressure release circuit. This network includes the radiator cap, various transportation hoses, and overflow tanks. 

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Total Cost Of Ownership Tips


If you have ever owned a vehicle and tallied its costs, you likely realize that several costs and expenditures factor into how much that vehicle actually costs you. You should never bury yourself in a financial situation in which you aren’t aware of how much the total cost of any vehicle you’re interested in amounts to.

Total cost of ownership, as people in the automotive industry call such an accumulation, can cost you thousands of dollars over just a one-year period. Make sure to know this value, or else you risk yourself losing way too much money

 
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Total Cost Of Ownership Tips


If you have ever owned a vehicle and tallied its costs, you likely realize that several costs and expenditures factor into how much that vehicle actually costs you. You should never bury yourself in a financial situation in which you aren’t aware of how much the total cost of any vehicle you’re interested in amounts to.

Total cost of ownership, as people in the automotive industry call such an accumulation, can cost you thousands of dollars over just a one-year period. Make sure to know this value, or else you risk yourself losing way too much money

 
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Neglecting Fluids Is a Costly Mistake


Neglecting your fluids is a costly mistake. Our professionally trained technicians are aware of this. We know each fluid has an important job to do for your vehicle. Our technicians can monitor levels of each fluid. They can check each fluid to make sure it's helping the parts work correctly. It's an important part of any maintenance program.

Our service department can help you design your own customized maintenance program. You can visit us regularly, so these fluid services aren't neglected. Damage can occur if your fluids hit low levels. Your oil is one example. Lower levels…
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What Does Horsepower Mean?

What exactly is the meaning of horsepower?

It is a common inscription on a number of large SUV cars that we find around. The inscription is also found on boilers and power generators. So what is exactly is the meaning of horsepower?

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