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What You Need to Know About Hydroplaning That Can Help Prevent It

Our team at The Car Store would like to share these tips on hydroplaning to keep you safe behind the wheel. The best defense when dealing with risk is understanding what is involved and taking preventative measures.

While sometimes you cannot avoid driving in bad weather, it is best to wait a while because the first 10 minutes after it rains is the worse time to get on the road. This period is more dangerous because the oils on the pavement have mixed with the rain to produce a slippery surface. You should take extra caution if you are required…

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Applying Touch Up Paint

If you've ever had to touch up paint on your car, you know that it can be a daunting task. You want the job to be done right, but you don't want to spend hours trying to get it perfect. In this quick and easy guide, we will teach you how to touch up paint like a pro!

The first thing you need to do is identify the area that needs to be touched up. Once you have done this, you will need to clean the area thoroughly. This can be done with a mild soap and water…

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Mufflers And Exhausts

The muffler acts as a soundproofing device for your vehicle. It is made up of a pipe or chambers with holes. It is a part of the exhaust system. The exhaust system is also made up of sensors, clamps and pipes. Your mufflers and exhausts have to work properly in order for your vehicle to function the way that it should. You may notice that the check engine line is on. Your vehicle may also get fewer miles per gallon. When there is a problem with the exhaust, your vehicle has to work harder. That is why it will consume…

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Tire Damages and Performance Issues: When to Replace Tires

The treads on the tires should not go below 1.6 millimeters. If your tires are worn down below that, they will not offer you the traction you need on any road. Such tires are also at risk of blowing out and need replacement. You can use a gauge to measure the depth of the treads. This will happen after the sixth year in most cases, but tires can last for up to ten years.

You need to keep an eye on the wear indicator bar common in most new tire brands. If you can see wear indicators, then your…

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Spring Car Care Tips

Spring time is the relief your car needs from the icy conditions, cold temperatures, sand, and road salt of the winter season. How do you take care of your car to ensure that it is back on track? Let’s delve into some of the basic spring car care tips below:

Change the Filters and Oil

To keep your engine healthy, it is imperative that you change your filters and oil regularly. As oil gets old, it’s effectiveness for lubricating your engine, cooling off the engine, and picking up any impurities reduces significantly. 

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Protecting the Car from Salt Corrosion

Never take for granted the importance of cleaning your car during the winter months. This is the most critical time when it comes to preventing the car from salt corrosion. Always make sure that the car is clean and does not have any debris or dirt.

If you’ve not been waxing your car regularly, it is time to start doing so. Applying car wax just before winter ensures that your car is protected from the road salt.

Don’t forget to clean the car underneath. This is one part of the car that is normally forgotten when cleaning the…

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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

Despite sounding obvious, your ignition system needs to be working for your car to start. It is the most critical step required to get your vehicle running, and any sign of a failing ignition requires immediate attention to prevent an unwanted situation.

If you notice that your key will not turn, begin by turning your steering right and left to ensure it is not locked. After turning the steering and the ignition is not locked, it means there might be excessive damage in your ignition system, and this requires urgent service. By visiting any service shop in Twin Falls, specialized…

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Motor Oil Myths

Not everyone has the experience or confidence others would have while going over an oil change. Some tend to look back on the myths that pop up and believe that they'd either make sense or contradict with what they know on car maintenance; one myth they tend to think is that if you ever go synthetic, then you can't return to using a non-synthetic oil.

At first, it may seem believable due to its specific chemicals being different from what normal oils have, but it starts to crumble when it turns out that synthetic oil has actually been…

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

If you are planning to go leaf-peeping, you are certainly not alone. Each year, thousands flock to Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire to catch a glimpse of fall's stunning foliage colors. Before you set out on your journey, here are some tips to make the trip enjoyable and relaxing.

When to Visit

The fall season lasts from September through December. However, you'll want to visit New England in September to catch the most stunning leaf displays. If you want to keep seeing changing leaves, you can even head south, as leaves generally change color from north to south…

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Back-to-School Service for Your Vehicle!

At The Car Store, we always want to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the back-to-school season. Not only should this give you peace of mind during your morning and evening commutes, but it is also easier to have your vehicle serviced in the fall than it is in the winter.

Having your battery checked is vital throughout the colder months of the year. You should have your battery checked at the beginning of the school season and then if you have issues with starting your car, bring your battery to our dealership to make sure that it is…

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