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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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Understanding What the Dashboard Warning Signals Mean in Your Land Rover

People often underestimate the importance of their dashboard lights. These lights serve to shed some light on a situation when some kind of issue has been detected in your car, and they should never be ignored when they light up. Our service center here at Land Rover Dallas has created a list of the most common and important warning signs that you should always keep an eye out for. Keeping an eye out for these lights on the dash can increase the lifespan of your car as you drive around the city of Dallas!

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Understanding What the Dashboard Warning Signals Mean in Your Land Rover

People often underestimate the importance of their dashboard lights. These lights serve to shed some light on a situation when some kind of issue has been detected in your car, and they should never be ignored when they light up. Our service center here at Land Rover Dallas has created a list of the most common and important warning signs that you should always keep an eye out for. Keeping an eye out for these lights on the dash can increase the lifespan of your car as you drive around the city of Dallas!

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Don't Neglect Your Vehicle Fluids


You should never neglect vehicle fluids. This could lead to horrible consequences for your vehicle. Each fluid has a part in keeping your vehicle safe. Each fluid does a job. What are the fluids?

Oil is the top fluid people associate with vehicles. Your oil helps the motor run smoothly. Your oil needs to be changed regularly. Most vehicles need an oil change every few months or every several thousand miles. This is often depicted in the owner's manual.

Your transmission fluid is also vital. It helps your vehicle shift from gear to gear without a struggle. Lower levels…
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The Importance of Clean Headlights


There are so many safety features that come included in the purchase of a new vehicle these days and these features work really well when it comes to keeping you safe while on the road. However, there are some simple aspects of your vehicle that can impede your ability to see on the road if you don't properly maintain these areas. One, for instance, is your headlights. Not many people realize that this is a spot on your vehicle that needs to be maintained.

Cleaning your headlights is important just like changing your oil or having your tires rotated…
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