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How Car Covers Help

When you have a nice car, you want to keep it in the best condition that you possibly can. This entails getting it serviced regularly to keep it up mechanically. You might also want to consider using a car cover to keep your car's exterior and interior in the best shape.

A car cover will help to protect your car's paint from damage. Tree sap, bird droppings and grit can damage your car's finish. 

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About Brake Fluid

Brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is contained in the brake lines of a vehicle. When a driver applies the brake, the pressure within the lines increases that in turn applies pressure to the rotors to slow or stop the vehicle. Brake fluid is either glycol or silicon-based. Glycol formulations are necessary for vehicles having anti-lock braking systems. Older types of brakes use the silicon formula. 

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Tips for Cleaning Tires

When you are done washing and waxing your vehicle, take a few extra minutes and give your tires some attention. This is an area of your vehicle that can look pretty dirty and faded if you don't pay attention. This can not only decrease the overall value of your vehicle but it can also shorten the life span of your tires. Since this is an expensive purchase to make, you may want to take care of your tires now while you still can.

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Spring Maintenance Guide

Spring is here and that usually means more driving. We like to get out and enjoy the weather and go on fun road trips with family and friends. But, before you hit the road make sure you follow these tips to make sure your car is road ready.

  • Now is a great time to rotate your tires. You should check your tires for signs of uneven wear, which could indicate the need for an alignment. 
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Does Your Car Need a Tune-Up?

Has it been a while since your last tune-up? Have you ever even gotten a tune-up on your car? Tune-ups are something many car owners ignore but are important in the upkeep of your car. Delaying your next tune-up could cause damage to your car and lead to expensive repairs. Here are some signs that your car needs a tune-up.

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Learning Why Your Engine Might Overheat

If you notice that your engine is overheating, it is important for you to figure out why it might be doing that and how you can keep that from happening. We are here to help you learn about all of that.

One of the most common causes of an overheating engine is a lack of coolant. Your vehicle may simply need some coolant added to it. 

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What to Know About Brake Pads

Brake pads are an important part of your car. They work by providing a cushion between the caliper and the rotor. Without this padding, these two metal components would rub against each other. In addition to making it harder to stop the car, it would cause damage that could be expensive to repair.

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Bumpy Ride? Handling a Hassle? You May Have Suspension Problems

Your suspension is an important part of your vehicle's day-to-day operation. Suspension improves handling on the road and increases comfort by minimizing the effect of bumps and vibrations. However, over time, your suspension can suffer from wear and tear from normal use, and damage can occur due to things like potholes, curbs, and even just bumpy roads. 

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Take Care of Your Transmission

One way to make sure your vehicle stays in top shape is to take good care of your transmission. The transmission is an important auto part with gears that transfer power from the engine to the wheels, allowing your vehicle to accelerate to different speeds. Transmission fluid keeps these gears running and doing their job smoothly.

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