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Big Wheels Keep on Turn'n

These days, a set of four tires will cost a few hundred dollars on the low end, and well over a thousand dollars on the high end. It’s never been more important to make sure your tires last as long as possible.

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What to Do When Your Vehicle Breaks Down

How you fare when your vehicle fails is often a matter of how you respond. The decisions you make are important and can have positive or negative consequences. Fortunately, most problems are preventable.

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Understanding Your Auto Repair Bill

When you look at an auto repair bill, you expect to see two major components: parts and labor. But there are always a few miscellaneous items that can cause confusion.  



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Will Your Car Battery Survive Winter?

DID YOU KNOW… …a car battery loses a third of its power in freezing weather? Why? Because as the air outside cools, the oil in your car thickens. Parts move slower and your battery has to use more power to turn over and start the engine.

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Don't Crack Up: Take Care of your windshield and it'll take care of you

Windshields do more than keep out rain and bugs. They protect against ultraviolet rays, reduce road noise, keep a vehicle’s interior cooler, and add structural strength that helps protect passengers in a collision or rollover.

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Protect Your Car From Salt

Driving is a challenge on slick snowy roads. Fortunately, de-icing and anti-icing chemicals applied to the roadway help improve traction and speed snow removal. What's more, studies show that treating roads with these materials helps reduce crashes and saves lives.

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Wheel Alignment

How many times have you asked yourself, “Is this vehicle maintenance absolutely necessary?” Determining when to have vehicle maintenance and repairs performed can be a juggling act involving time, money and safety. Your vehicle’s wheel alignment may not be the first maintenance item on your mind, but perhaps it should be.

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Careful- That Leaves a Mark

I’m sure you think that as long as you don’t accidentally drive into a tree, they aren’t a concern for your car, right?

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Warning Signs Beyond the Check Engine Light

Obviously, if your Check Engine light—or any dashboard warning light—comes on in your car, you should take your car in for service. But beyond a bright blinking light, do you know the other warning signs?

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Cleaning Cloudy Headlights

The next time you go outside in the daylight to drive your car, before you get behind the wheel, crouch down and inspect your headlights. If you see a cloudy film on the surface of your headlights, that means they have become oxidized. While this isn’t an eyesore, it can cause potentially hazardous driving conditions at night.

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How to Talk with a Shop About Auto Repair

If your car has a problem, you may hold the key to unlocking the solution. After all, you know your car better than anyone, and will be first to notice if its performance changes. The more information you can share with the repair shop and technician about what you are experiencing, the better prepared they will be to identify the problem in a timely and cost effective manner.

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