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Make Sure Your Vehicle is not Working too Hard This Spring

There are a lot of factors that can have an effect on how much fuel you are using. Proper springtime maintenance is very important for making sure that your vehicle is working at its best. Anything that is off in the vehicle can be costly over time. This is one of the reasons that regular maintenance is recommended.

One of the factors to take care of is the tires on your vehicle. You want to check every tire and make sure they are at the recommended tire pressure. Even if the tires feel full to you, it doesn't mean…

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Know How to Change a Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is very important because it can save you time, money and the frustration of being at the mercy of a garage or service technician. At The Car Store, we want to help you be safe on the road and are here to offer some tips and help. Don’t know how to change a tire? Stop in and let us offer our assistance.

Once you realize you have a flat tire, pull over to the side of the road and put on the emergency brake. Remove the jack, spare tire and tire-changing tools…

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Saving Money While Changing Tires

One of the issues that people often have when it comes to changing the tires is that they are going to have to pay a bit of money for the services. This can be one of the reasons that people consider trying to drive on winter tires during warmer seasons.

One thing that you will realize when driving on winter tires after the winter has ended, then you are going to have to change them really quickly. This will also cost you even more money. Fortunately, there are ways that you can potentially tons of money on tire changes. 

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Don't Let Salt Corrosion Damage Your Car

Road salt can do a lot of damage to the body of your car. As important as it is to have salt on the roads to make them safe, it’s equally as important to make sure the salt doesn’t get or stay on your car. Stop at The Car Store and speak to our trained staff on how you can prevent salt corrosion from damaging your vehicle.

Snow and rain contain damaging salt, so try to avoid driving through rain puddles or snow because it can eventually damage your car’s body and undercarriage.  

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Making a Winter Survival Kit

While emergency personnel do their best to reach stranded motorists as quickly as possible, inclement weather or other factors may delay them from arriving in a timely fashion. Being prepared by keeping a winter survival kit in your trunk can give you peace of mind and will prove invaluable if you're ever in an accident or break down in the winter.

Fill a waterproof tote with useful items like a cell phone charger, jumper cables, a first aid kit, water, a flashlight, tools and snacks. A thick blanket, winter clothing like hats, gloves and boots and sand for traction…

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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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