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Protect Your Engine With Routine Air Filter Changes

Your engine can get dirty if the air filter isn't working properly, and this will wreak havoc on how your vehicle drives. The engine air filter should be changed about every 15,000 miles, and is usually part of an additional service to your vehicle like an oil change. If you try to drive with a dirty air filter, the performance of your vehicle will be diminished.

The interior of your vehicle is protected by the cabin air filters. These air filters also need to be changed periodically, as they remove particles from the air and keep your indoor…

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Best Ways to Avoid a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout will leave you stranded, and you can take a number of precautions to prevent this from occurring. Tires will last in a range of 30,000-45,000 miles, but also need to be replaced regardless of mileage after about five years. The first step to prevent a tire blowout is to ensure tire pressure is optimal whenever possible.

Check your tires for damage, and get your tires replaced if you don't have enough tread on your tires. If you have a bubble forming on the side of your tire, this has the potential to cause a…

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When to Replace Your Car's Brakes

Your car's brakes will wear down over time and need to be replaced. Here are 3 signs it's time to replace your brakes.

1. Squealing Noises

Replace your car's brakes if you hear a squealing noise. Your brake pads clamp down on the rotor to stop your car, which is why you hear squealing. When the pads are low, the tab will hit the rotor more often, causing squealing.

2. Vibrations

When you brake, you may feel vibrations in the steering wheel because the rotors are warped and need to be replaced. Ignoring this could cause even…

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Start the Year Off Right With Back-to-School Service

The start of the school year can be just as tough on your vehicle as it is on you. Whether you're heading out on a long drive to a faraway campus or gearing up for short, in-city jaunts with kids in tow, taking your car in for back-to-school service in Twin Falls is a good idea. At The Car Store, we offer all of the automotive services you need for priming your vehicle for the season.

Get an Oil Change and Fluid Check

Oil change services keep engines running smoothly. When you stop by The Car Store for an…

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Belts and Hoses Play a Vital Role

At The Car Store we encourage drivers in Twin Falls to learn about basic vehicle maintenance. Knowing when to replace the belts and hoses on your vehicle can help to prevent costly repairs.

Various belts and hoses are used by multiple systems on your vehicle, from the alternator to your car's brakes. Some of these are easy to spot when looking under the hood. Others may only be visible upon a detailed inspection. When belts and hoses wear they can fail. This can mean a leak of important fluids or the inability of an alternator to charge the car…

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A Wheel Alignment Can Prevent Damage to Your Car

A problem with your wheel alignment can make it difficult to drive safely. Proper wheel alignment is essential for driving straight and maintaining your vehicle's performance. Wheel misalignment can damage your tires and cause them to lose tread faster than usual. It can also cause your car to pull to one side.

At The Car Store, we provide wheel alignment services at our service center. Aligning the wheels of your car involves adjusting the steering and suspension system. Adjusting the angles of your car's wheels helps to reduce tire wear and guarantees 

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What is a transfer case?

If you're like most people, you have no idea what a transfer case is. And that's okay - it's not exactly a household term. But it is something that every car owner should know about, because if your car ever breaks down, you'll need to know how to fix it.

A transfer case is a type of gearbox that is used to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. It is usually located at the rear of the engine, and it consists of two parts: the transmission and the differential. The transfer case helps to distribute…

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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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