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3 Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

In an effort to help you to stay safe on the road, today we have compiled a list of warning signs that will help you identify if the tires on your vehicle need to be replaced.

  1. Take a closer look to see if your vehicle has low tire tread. This could increase the risk of a tire failure as well as reduce the traction on wet and slick road surfaces. 
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What is the Difference Between Compact and Full-size Spare Tires?

All cars come with items used to repair a flat tire by default. Cars used to come with full-size spare tires in the past, but many modern cars come with compact temporary models. One only need to look at the tires to see the major difference. Compact temporary spares are smaller than their full-size counterparts.

Compact spare tires have other differences from their full-size counterparts. These smaller tires are only supposed to be driven forty miles. The car owner should only use them to get to a point where they can replace the full-size tire.  

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How to Paint Your Car's Scratches

If you only have minor scratches on your car's exterior, it is possible to fix the imperfections yourself with some patience and the proper paint color. Keeping your car's metal fully covered is important so that it does not rust in the weather where the paint has been removed.

Make sure that you have matched the paint color to your car's exterior as closely as possible. This is done by letting a small amount of paint dry on a similar metal surface to see how it will look. Start with a primer if there are any rust…

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Keep Tailgating Essentials Organized

The long, hot summer days of summer are quickly coming to an end and a slight chill is in the air. This means that tailgating season is just around the corner. It is time to get ready, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of your tailgating fun.

The first thing that you need to do is assemble everything that you will need. A toolbox is a great way to organize your tailgating essentials such as:

  • Spatulas
  • Bottle Openers
  • Tongs
  • Condiments 
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The Benefits of Waxing your Car

A coat of wax can protect a paint job from the elements and keep your car looking shiny and clean between washes. Whether you choose a natural or synthetic wax, applying the hydrophobic layer to the clear coat of your car will make water glide off it more efficiently and reduce the buildup of dirt and grime.

Applying wax after a wash three times a year can fill in small imperfections and keep your car looking like new. 

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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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