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Don't Overlook Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Tires take a beating each and every day when we drive our vehicles which it is vital to drive on safe tires. Failure to properly maintain your tires can cause a blowout or flat tire. Drivers sometimes are confused as to when to replace their vehicle's tires. Below are some easy to understand tips for tire replacement.

First, drivers want to consult their owners manual in regards to tire replacement recommendations or most tires come with a mileage replacement recommendation. Second, drivers can measure the treat on their tires with a penny around a 1/4 of an inch…

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Understanding Timing Belts

Timing belts are complex rubber bands that are found inside your engine. It helps to keep the cam and crankshaft in sync so that your internal combustion engine works properly. If there's a problem with the belt, the timing will be off. This will cause your engine to misfire and eventually stop working altogether.

There are several warning signs that your timing belt is wearing. You could hear clicks when the car is in drive or your engine might not turn over at all. There may also be an oil leak at the front of the engine.

You don…

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Can a Faulty Water Pump Contribute to Overheating?

The cooling system in your vehicle is responsible for keeping your engine block and related components within operating limits. If and when a motor overheats, it can cause catastrophic damages that can be very expensive to repair. To prevent this eventuality, it is necessary to be alert to signs of damaged equipment, since parts that fail can cause overheating.

One key member of the cooling system team is the water pump. This device pumps coolant through the engine, the hoses, and the radiator. If it stops functioning, coolant can no longer circulate through the radiator, and...

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Follow These Steps To Change A Tire


Even though having a flat tire is a pain, changing it is a pretty simple process. But if you don't know what you are doing then it can be a pretty intimidating prospect. If you haven't done it before, here is a list of steps to follow to get a flat tire changed:
  • Start by parking on a flat level surface if you can
  • Break the lug nuts loose on the flat with your lug wrench
  • Raise the vehicle off of the ground with the jack
  • Completely remove the lug nuts
  • Slide the flat tire off
  • Put the…
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The Ram 1500 Big Horn Offers Drivers Many Features


The Ram 1500 Big Horn is a truck perfectly suited for truck enthusiasts. With classic American styling and rugged capability and dependability, the Ram 1500 can handle anything you throw at it and look good while doing it.

Offered in five different 4x2 configurations and five different 4x4 configurations, there is a Ram model for every type of driver out there. And drivers can buy with confidence thanks to Ram's 5 year/60,000 mile limited gas powertrain warranty and a five year/100,000 mile limited diesel powertrain warranty.

The Ram 1500 Big Horn also enjoys boasting some…
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Drivers Experience All-Wheel Drive for the First Time in a Muscle Car


The Dodge Challenger GT is about to become the most unique American muscle car. While in previous years rear-wheel drive was the only option, drivers now have an all-wheel-drive muscle car to select. There are additional options for select trims including a Bilstein adaptive damping system, Brembo brake package, and competition-grade suspension systems.

Newer models are made for speed. The base Challenger model comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, but you can upgrade up to a 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8 with the Hellcat R/T Scat Package. In addition, US News World & Report stated...
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4WD or AWD: Which one to pick?


People who are looking to buy a new vehicle and want to explore what all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles have to offer may not fully understand the applications that the drivetrains are primarily used for.

Typically, four-wheel drive vehicles have been used for hauling loads and trailers. The driver can turn the four-wheel drive option on and off to suit their needs. This conserves fuel.

An all-wheel drive vehicle can be used for towing but the all-wheel-drive option is typically always on and cannot be turned off. All-wheel drive vehicles are...

 
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Get rid of anxiety over the 3000-mile myth


How many times have you been at a stop light waiting for it to turn green, and you look up at the sticker on the corner of your windshield from your last oil change and note the odometer reading? You quickly look down at your instrument cluster and see that you have gone 3000 miles since your last oil change, and the anxiety starts to build. You tell yourself that you need to go and schedule an oil change immediately so that you don't ruin your vehicle's engine.

If you have done this and you are driving a…
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It's important to take care of your headlights


Just as you wouldn't neglect your eyes, you shouldn't forget about your vehicle's headlights. Taking care of your headlights is an important overall part of taking care of your automobile.

One of the most simple and easiest headlight maintenance tasks is to make sure they are clean and free of obstructions. Every few months you should clean off your headlights. After bouts of inclement weather, such as rain or snow, it's important to make sure your headlights are cleaned off and clear.

Headlight maintenance also includes checking periodically to...
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Dashboard Warning Lights


Easily one of the biggest fears every car owner gets is when their dashboard warning lights come on especially if the car is new. Most freak out and wonder what exactly is the problem, how long it will take to fix, and more importantly how much the fix will cost. One great piece of advice is if the warning light is yellow you can wait and see if it goes away, or look around the car for common problems such as the gas lid not on correctly. If the warning light is red then you should definitely take your car…
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