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Summer Battery Care

Extreme temperatures are tough on batteries. Heat causes the water/acid mixture in the battery to evaporate quickly and winter is tough on batteries, for a few reasons: • When the mercury rises, a car battery’s strength goes down. • Extreme heat, like 95 degrees F outside combined with high temperatures under the hood, accelerates corrosion

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Tune-up in the 21st Century

Vehicle owners ask for tune-ups for a variety of reasons, including improving performance (especially when the cost of fuel goes up), maintaining reliability, planning a vacation, preparing for winter/summer or because they’re giving the car to a friend or family member. One of the biggest changes in today’s automotive industry is the perception of a

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Summer Driving Checklist

With the official start of summer next week it is a good time to make sure your vehicle is ready to cope with the summer heat and road-trips. Below is a simple checklist to make sure your summer driving is comfortable and stress free: ☑Air Conditioning The air conditioning system can give many hints that

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Belts And Hoses

Belts and hoses are vital in keeping your vehicle running. If a belt snaps or hose blows it can result in an overheated engine and cause additional damage to the engine or other components. Belts Whether serpentine, V-belt or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the

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A Breath of Fresh Air- Your Cabin Air Filter

If your vehicle is model year 2000 or newer, there’s a good chance it is equipped with a cabin air filter. You may not have known that such a part existed in your vehicle, much less if it ever needed to be changed. But still, a cabin air filter is an essential part of your

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Celebrate Earth Day with some Car Care

With April being National Car Care Month and Earth Day on April 22nd, motorists now have the ideal occasion to make sure their vehicles are environmentally friendly and running efficiently to save money at the gas pumps, according to the Car Care Council. “Poor vehicle maintenance directly impacts the environment, with 10 percent of the

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Air Filters

The purpose of the engine air filter is to clean the air used by the engine. Since it draws this essential air in from outside the engine, small particles of dust, dirt, oil and even small obstructions like gravel have a way to get inside the engine. We often find pet food in air filters

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Belt And Hoses

Belts and hoses are vital in keeping your vehicle running. If a belt snaps or hose blows it can result in an overheated engine and cause additional damage to the engine or other components. Belts Whether serpentine, V-belt or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the

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Care of your Diesel- Filters and Injectors

Diesel is one of the least refined products that is created from a barrel of crude oil and therefore does not have a very long shelf-life. The sludge that forms coats the walls of the fuel tank, plug your fuel filters, adversely impact combustion efficiency, produce dark smoke from the exhaust, and impact performance. Maintaining

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Not All Gas Is Created Equal

Everybody is looking for a way to save money, and looking for the best deals when buying gas is a given, however, with cheaper gas there are trade-offs. There is a large range of choice at the pump these days, from discount brands to the more expensive name brands with additives touting gas, emissions and

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