Archive for Cars, Tips and How to

Know When Your Shocks Have Had It

Your vehicle’s shocks are not your typical spring that you would see in the store. Yes, they do perform some of the same functions, but the purpose truly is to compress and then reduce the amount of bounce. This not only provides for a smoother ride in the cabin but also is important for the ability to turn the vehicle properly. Read more


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How To Inspect Your Belts

The rubber belts that run an endless loop in your car are known as known as serpentine belts or drive belts. These are used to drive many important features of your automobile. Alternators, water pumps, power steering pumps, and air conditioning compressor to name just a few parts driven by the serpentine belt. While most vehicles utilize a single belt system, some vehicles can deploy a two-belt system to deliver power. Read more


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How To Tell If You Need A Tune-up

Engines periodically need to be re-tuned to the original factory standards. This is primarily done by replacing some worn parts. For the most part, the adjustments older vehicles would require are no longer necessary as the computer handles the adjustment of the fuel mixture and the idler controller. In fact, there are only a few parts that need to be changed during the process of a tune-up. Read more


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Where To Service Your Vehicle?

When it is time to have your vehicle repaired you have several options to select.  The first is to repair the issue yourself. A second option presents itself to bring it to the local repair shop on any corner in your area.  Lastly and in my opinion, the best overall option is to bring it to the dealership. While I fully admit that it costs more money than the previous two options, the benefits of using the dealership much outweighs the deal you get otherwise. Read more


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Why Its Important to Change Your Oil Regularly

We all have heard that having your oil changed in your vehicle regularly is an important factor in maintaining your vehicle over a long period of time.  What does the oil do for the vehicle that makes this so important? How does the engine that stays in the engine longer than it should affect the vehicle?  These are important questions to fully understand the reasons behind. Read more


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Its Time to Winterize your Vehicle

Now that fall is upon us, it is very important to properly have your vehicle winterized.  This will ensure that when you are driving, your vehicle will be performing at the safest performance that it can.  Several major elements need to be modified from your typical summer configuration to help promote safety. While some may seem minor, none are more important than the others. Read more


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The 2019 Dodge Caravan

Dodge has announced the new edition of one of it’s oldest lines of minivans.  The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan continues to provide great value, features, and reliability coming into the new year.  This year will consist of three models including the SE, SE Plus and the SXT. Six different exterior colors will be available with two interior colors to match to your pleasure.   Read more


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The 2019 Dodge Journey

Dodge has announced the 2019 edition of it’s most affordable third-row crossover.  The seven-passenger seating is standard, but you get a choice of engines and front or all-wheel drive to select.  Also, there is an excellent selection of the Uconnect infotainment systems available in this year’s edition. Read more


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The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

The new edition of the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has been announced to the public and is coming to a dealership near you.  Last year, the Pacifica has won a numerous amount of awards from different magazines and award agencies. This year consists of six models with a standard engine and three models of the hybrid lineup.  With all of these features, nearly everyone should be able to find one with the features they desire. Read more


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The 2019 Chrysler 300

Chrysler has introduced the 2019 Chrysler 300 to the public.  This award-winning vehicle comes with five different models that provide varying feature sets.  The flagship of luxury sedan class for the Chrysler lineup, the 300 adds new features to its previous offerings.  Without further ado, I will present the highlights that are worthy of mention. Read more


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