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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Your vehicle's tires improve traction and gas mileage. That's why they need to be properly inflated. Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) allows you to track tire pressure from the driver's seat and stay safe on the road. Learn more about TPMS and...

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Road Force Balancing

Tire balancing is an important part of vehicle health and safety. Today's tires are much lower profile than they used to be. Minor problems can be amplified and transmitted into the car which means you can feel it more whether that be a shaking, vibrating, or even...

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We’re Open: How To Maintain Your Car During Quarantine

During this time of self quarantine and stay-at-home orders, it's important to pay attention to your vehicle if you aren't using it as much. Most people working from home and homeschooling their kids, it is important to keep your car in good shape as it sits in your...

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Maintaining “Old Faithful” Makes Dollars & “Sense”

Your car, “Old Faithful,” is paid off or almost paid off.  You toy with the idea of buying a new one, but would really like to keep using that monthly money for other things. You like the look and smell of a new vehicle, we all do, but does anyone really...

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The Importance of Using the Correct Motor Oil

Motor oil is often referred to as the lifeblood of our vehicles. It performs many important functions. • It acts as a lubricant for the engine parts. • It helps protect the emission system. • It provides enhanced fuel economy. If you’ve ever taken the time...

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The Real Cost of Ownership

Taking a look at a 2013 study provides some eye-opening data that may make you think twice about the kind of car you own, your driving habits, and whether you should shop around for auto insurance or the lowest gas prices. Different car types equal...

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What You “Auto” Know About Cheap Oil Change

In the world of “you get what you pay for,” the cheapest price for an oil change is not always the best value. I would like to break down a $19.95 oil change advertisement that I recently heard on the radio. It said: “Our premium oil change and complete...

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The Heat is On!

Does this sound like your driving habits? • Frequent stop-and-go • Driving in heavy traffic • Driving in dusty conditions • Driving on steep terrain This kind of driving takes its toll on transmissions. Yep… it’s trying to tell you something in...

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