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How to Replace Your Flat Tire

Knowing how to replace a flat tire is great skill to have. It helps you if you ever get stuck on the side of the road, but it also gives you the confidence to help others with flat tires. Most cars come with a flat tire package that has a spare tire, jack, and lug wrench. However, if you don't have these tools, you can easily pick up at any auto parts store or order online. There are also flat tire kits that will allow you to fill up your tire with a Fix-A-Flat substance to get you back…

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Dirty Tires Call for a Full Cleaning

Dirty tires are not only an eyesore, they can hinder your automobile's overall performance and longevity. If they are not cleaned regularly, the road grime will eventually erode them to the point where an early replacement will be necessary to avoid dry rotting. Here are some useful ways to keep your tires looking fresh and performing at their expected level of function.

Although some tire companies have different recommendations for cleaning methods, they may sometimes conflict with what is said by other automobile professionals. 

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Should You Consider Synthetic Motor Oil?

When you bring your vehicle in to our service center location for a routine oil change, there are some different options you can select from. There are multiple brands of oil filters and oil types that you can choose from. Of course, we want to make the process easy for you, so we will give you our recommendation of a product that will work best with your vehicle. You have the choice between synthetic oil and conventional oil. These two products are quite different and they each have pros and cons associated with them.

 

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Signs That Your Exhaust is Leaking

The reason it is important to get any leaks to the exhaust system checked fast is because this system has the responsibility of transporting dangerous gases away from the engine block and out the back of the vehicle by way of tailpipe. One of the ways to detect exhaust system leaks is to feel for them. You may feel a new vibration when you grab the steering wheel, sit in the vehicle's seat, or put your foot on the accelerator. This could be the result of a rusted piece of exhaust pipe, and dangerous gases getting into the cabin…

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How to Prepare for Your Spring Time Hauls

Towing is for the rugged at heart. You do not, however, want to wear out your vehicle because you were careless with your actions. Here are two things recommended by our car repair and maintenance that you'll want to remember when you are hauling extra weight.

1. Familiarize yourself with the recommended load weights

It is not a good idea to load more onto your trailer than your vehicle can handle. Remember that the transmission and engine must work overtime when you have extra things, such as boats or large carriers, attached to the back. 

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Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Icon is Illuminated

Imagine you are driving through Dallas and you suddenly see that your tire pressure warning light has come on. Then imagine if it's a situation where you know for a fact that the tire pressure is actually not the problem. Maybe the light has come on before. Maybe you just had the pressure checked. There are a couple of other reasons why the light might be warning you of a problem that doesn't exist.

It could be that the problem lies with the sensor itself. It's possible that sensor has become damaged, through age or some kind…

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Not all motor oil is created equally, and the last thing you want to do is damage your vehicle by picking the wrong one. Understanding oil viscosity and how it affects your vehicle can help prevent damage. You’ll also see an overall better performance, as most engines are only compatible with a small scope of oils.

The easiest way to describe viscosity is "thickness." While the oils may appear the same, the higher the viscosity, the more the oil will resist flow. It is important to note that temperature can also affect the thickness of oil. 

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Time to Check Your Transfer Case

As the owner of an AWD/4WD vehicle, you know that routine maintenance is vital to your vehicle's longevity. One system unique to this type of car is the transfer case; below is an explanation of what a transfer case is and how to maintain it:

  • Transfer Case - In an AWD/4WD vehicle, the transfer case is responsible for distributing power to the axles, allowing the driver to choose whether they want two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. 
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Why You Should Never Ignore Your Engine's Timing Belt

Your engine's timing belt is probably not the first thing you think of when your car is due for maintenance. However, if you ignore your engine's timing belt and it fails, or you are not familiar with this car part, it could mean disaster for your car.

When your timing belt fails or jumps off its gears, the valves inside your cylinders can hit one or more pistons, which leads to severe damage. Timing belts fail when car owners neglect to regularly change them as part of routine maintenance. Although timing chains and belts have been around since…

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The difference between compact versus full sized spare tire?

A flat tire is one of the most dreaded and common vehicle breakdowns, and it can happen to anyone without warning. Drivers are often confused about which type of spare to have as a backup. We have two main options that include full-sized spare tire versus the compact or donut spare tire. Each choice has many advantages as well as disadvantages aspects.

The full-sized option is the best choice for individuals that drive long distances. The full-sized version can be driven as long as you prefer. They don't cause any issues with the suspension while using the full-sized choice…

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