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Shiny Wheels Complement a Shiny Vehicle Body

What goes best with the clean, shiny body of your vehicle? Well, a clean, shiny set of tires, of course. In fact, not only do your tires look better when you keep them clean, but they are also more protected from brake dust, a corrosive dust that is created when your brakes are applied.

To keep your tires beautiful and free of brake dust, there are a couple of things that you should do. First of all, when you are cleaning your vehicle, start with the wheels so that you are not spraying dust from your tires onto the clean…

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The Differential: Function and Service

Your car will have one or two differentials. It will have two if it is a four-wheel drive vehicle. The function of the differential is to transfer the power coming from the engine to the axles so that the wheels will turn. The differential is also what makes it possible for your vehicle to turn corners effectively.

The differential in your vehicle has gears that are lubricated with a fluid. The fluid in the differential needs to be changed on a regular basis. You should follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations on how often to change the differential fluid

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The Value of Replacing Your Car's Filters

Take a look around the inside of your vehicle. You will discover a number of air filters that help to keep air going to the motor and cabin cleaner, similar to the air filters inside your house working to improve overall air quality. The cabin air filters work to remove any allergens from the air that could degrade the interior air quality inside your vehicle. Clogged filters are not working properly to remove things like mold spores, so they negatively impact the ride of driver and passengers.

 

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning This Season

If you live in an area where rainy or wet conditions are usually present, it is important that you have quality tires. Driving on bald tires could increase your vehicle's stopping time when there is significant moisture on the road. In addition to having the right tires, your driving habits can reduce the odds of hydroplaning.

As soon as you see water on a street or highway, reduce your speed immediately. Ideally, you will go about 5-10 mph under the speed limit. If you do slow down, do so gradually to ensure that your tires have sufficient traction to…

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Enjoy the Rich Interior of the Jeep Compass

If you're currently in the market for a compact SUV, but want the interior to look great? Look no further than the Jeep Compass. Below are two interior features available for some Compass SUV models that make this SUV one of the best in its class:

  • Standout Stitching - The Jeep Compass range offers distinctive custom interior features, including colored thread to contrast the contoured seats, creating a unique and eye-catching trim. Located throughout is the Signature Jeep logo that stands out and makes the interior stylish. 
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How to Jump Start a Car as Safely as Possible

This guide to jump start a vehicle requires you have a good pair of jumper cables, some gloves, and a pair of safety goggles. Once the two cars are nose-to-nose, open the hoods and turn off the engine and vehicle lights. The jumper cables have two red and two black clamps. Put one red clamp on the positive of the good car battery, then the positive of the dead car battery.

Place the black clamp on the negative of the good battery, then an exposed metal surface of the car with the bad battery. Crank the car over, leave running…

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Your Transfer Case Gives You a 4WD Experience

If you have a true four wheel drive (4WD) model, then you will have a transfer case as an essential part of your transmission system. This is different than what is normally used on an all wheel drive (AWD) vehicle. AWD vehicles are in all wheel drive mode all of the time and have a front, center, and rear differential. 4WD models can be switched from the standard two wheel drive to four wheel drive by the driver and have a front and rear differential and a transfer case.

When the driver switches to 4WD, the transfer case is engaged…

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Belts and Hoses are Critical to Performance

Doing your required auto maintenance is very important to the longevity of your vehicle. But when going through your maintenance routine, it is critical that you don't overlook all of the other little things that help make your engine run. Your belts and hoses are a perfect example of this. If one of those fail on you, all of a sudden you have a big problem caused by a small part.

Belts and hoses don't really require too much maintenance. In actuality, all you really need to to is periodically give them a visual check and make sure…

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Enjoy Smooth Rides With a Maintained Suspension

Every passenger vehicle on the road is equipped with some type of suspension system. The purpose of this mechanical installation is to provide stability on and off the road. There are several types of suspension systems that are commonly installed in compact cars, sedans and SUVs. Pickup trucks tend to have some of the most robust and durable support systems on the automotive market.

MacPherson struts are typically installed in the front of a vehicle. These struts have been engineered to work smoothly with a classic front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration. 

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Should You Check Your Exhaust System?

If you notice that something is going on with your vehicle, it is important to take your vehicle in to our auto service department to have it looked at. What you might think is just normal wear of your vehicle is likely a much bigger problem that could turn into something much more costly and serious if left untreated. Your muffler is a very important part of your vehicle and if you notice there is something going wrong, we want to hear from you. You may notice:

 

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