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Archive for July 2017

The Importance of Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure

Your tires are a critical component to your vehicle’s safety, but also contribute to fuel economy. To get the most out of your vehicle’s tank, you want tires properly inflated year-round. While checking them now-and-then ensures you have adequate pressure, why not check your tires weekly? Doing so offers numerous benefits that span well beyond…

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The Importance of a Well-Maintained Exhaust System

The exhaust system in your vehicle is a critical component. While it is seen at the opposite end of your engine, the exhaust is what handles the waste from your engine, and can also affect the performance of your car. Maintaining your vehicle’s exhaust system is essential. Not only can you consume more fuel with…

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Is Synthetic Oil the Right Choice for Your Car?

When you take your vehicle in for its routine oil change, you might be asked if you want synthetic or regular motor oil. Newer vehicles typically recommend synthetic oil in the owner’s manual. By doing so, you extend the number of miles you have in between oil changes and service appointments. However, is synthetic oil…

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Idling Vehicles: How Bad is it for Your Car?

Letting your car sit and idle in the parking lot or outside your home might not seem like an issue. In the past, you were told to idle your vehicle to “warm” the engine. In theory, this act helped prime your vehicle and make it safe for driving. While the old engines might have required…

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