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The Importance of Winter Tires

We want all of our customers to be safe this winter. One of the best ways to make your vehicle safer during the winter time is to have a set of winter tires installed on your vehicle.

Winter tires come in several different forms like studded and studless. Studded winter tires have small metal studs protruding from the tire to enhance grip on icy surfaces. The downside of this is that studded tires damage the pavement if there is no ice covering it. They also make your car quite noisy as well. 

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What You Should Know About a Differential

It can be difficult to understand all of the components of your vehicle, but we can help. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained, it will extend its life and help it perform at its best. A vehicle's differential is an important component that helps your wheels turn.

A differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels of your automobile. It works with the transmission to move power from the engine to the axle that turns your wheels. Without a differential, your vehicle wouldn't be able to turn.  

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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

The thing to remember about the windshield wiper blades on your car is that they wear in a number of ways, not just usage. Because the windshield wiper blades on your vehicle are made of mostly rubber elements, they don't wear just from rubbing back and forth over the glass every day. The rubber wears from oxidation and even from being in the direct sunlight.

Once the blades start to wear, they become brittle and stiff, and will no longer contact the glass fully. Each time they swipe across the glass, they now leave streaks and blurry spots, negatively…

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The Importance of Proper Air Pressure

It is important that your car's tires are inflated according to the manufacturer's instructions. Failure to do so could result in a tire popping or otherwise being damaged without warning. In newer cars, a sensor in the tire will alert you if the pressure is too low. If you see the low pressure light come on, inflate it right away.

Having too much pressure in the tire could impact its ability to make contact with the road. It could also lead to a drop in gas mileage or a ride that is not as comfortable as it usually…

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How to Prevent Major Car Damage

If you are driving back to school, it is important that you have your car serviced prior to leaving. Ideally, you will get the tires rotated, the oil changed and the engine inspected. It is also a good idea to bring a vehicle in for service when a dash light comes on.

Having the vehicle checked out will reduce the chances of significant damage. You should check your owners manual to determine if you need to have fluids flushed or other maintenance done at 30,000, 60,000 or 100,000 miles. 

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How to Prevent Major Car Damage

If you are driving back to school, it is important that you have your car serviced prior to leaving. Ideally, you will get the tires rotated, the oil changed and the engine inspected. It is also a good idea to bring a vehicle in for service when a dash light comes on.

Having the vehicle checked out will reduce the chances of significant damage. You should check your owners manual to determine if you need to have fluids flushed or other maintenance done at 30,000, 60,000 or 100,000 miles. 

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How to Clean Your Car Quickly

Have you looked at your car lately? You may have been avoiding it because there's such a mess in there. It's time to take 10 minutes and clean that puppy today! There are a few tips to cleaning your car quickly that may help in this situation.

Cleaning the exterior and interior of your car manually is the most difficult part, but you can make it go faster with the right tools, such as a large sponge, vehicle cleaner, leather cleaner, and microfiber cloths. 

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Why Should You Consider Waxing Your Vehicle?

While driving around town, you might notice a few cars that appear shinier than others. They probably have car wax on them. Car wax is often applied after washing your vehicle. Most products are made with beeswax as well as natural oils.

The wax does more than just create a shine on the exterior of your vehicle. It also aids in protecting the paint from chipping and from fading. It is a barrier between the debris that can harm your vehicle's exterior and the paint. 

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How Does Brake Fluid Work?

A car's brakes seem to work like magic. A small press on a pedal slows down more than a ton of moving metal. Of course, brakes don't work by way of magic. Various parts and components contribute to their function. Understanding the role brake fluid plays in that function is important. You want to be sure brake fluid levels remains at the proper amount.

Brake fluid runs through the all-important brake lines. The fluid survives high temperatures in order to support the overall braking system. Pressing on the brake pedal sends brake fluid through the lines to create…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Cleaning your tires may sound like an easy job, and it is. But only if you have the right products on hand and you know what you are doing. Before you get started, head to the store and get a cleaning product designed for your specific tire brand. You will also need a stiff bristled brush, but nothing made of metal or anything too harsh that could scratch the tire. You will also need towels or microfiber cloths that will be dedicated to drying your tires only. Using these towels on your vehicle could result in the paint getting scratched…

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