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Does Your Car Need Suspension Maintenance?

If you feel as though your car is dipping or bouncing too much as you are driving around Bentonville, then there's a good chance you are suffering from a failing suspension system. This system serves two very important purposes in your car. The handling of your vehicle and minimizing vibrations and bumps are both directed through this area.

If you feel as though you are seeing more bouncing, or your car feels like it's leaning when you take even a slight corner, it's likely that your suspension is going. These kinds of symptoms are not something that…
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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs Repaired

When you hit the brakes on your vehicle, you want your car to stop. The firm pressure under your foot when you hit the pedal reassures you the vehicle is stopping. But, did you know a soft brake pedal may be a sign that you need a repair? It is! A brake pedal should never feel soft or spongy. If it does, you need to take it to a dealer right away.

Reasons that your brake pedal may feel soft are complicated. But the most common reasons are air in the brake lines, a leak in the brake line, worn…

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Tires Requires Regular Rotations

Tires serve a very important function on your vehicle. And since that function takes quite a toll on them you will probably notice that they wear out kind of fast. Tires are not the cheapest things to have to replace, either. So getting as much of your money's worth out of them as possible is very important to most drivers.

The good news is that you can take steps to insure that you are in fact getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to your tires. The most important thing that you can do is to…
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Vent Caps and Coolant Temperature

The heating furnace that exits within your engine cylinders pumps out plenty of calories as it operates. The motor is dependent on the cooling system to control this heat and to keep operating temperatures within preset limits.

The main component that all else depends on is the engine coolant. This tough liquid must withstand both high and low temperatures while retaining the ability to keep the motor cool.

The temperatures of the engine can actually raise coolant temperatures past dangerous levels even with the intervention of the radiator. In order to maintain...

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Keeping a set of jumper cables with your vehicle’s emergency kit is a practical way to round it out. They require little space and are inexpensive. Jump-starting a vehicle requires a basic understanding of the positive and negative currents of electricity. Beyond that, they are straightforward to use.

The two ends of the cable set each contain one negative and one positive cable. The red, or positive, cable is attached first to the positive terminal on the dead battery. It typically has a “plus” sign at the terminal. Once you connect, be careful not to let any other cable…

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The Sizing Code On Your Tires Is Easier To Read Than You Might Think

The sizing code on the sidewalls of your tires provides some critical pieces of information. That is, if you know how to read it. Which many people actually don't. But when it comes time to replace your tires, being able to read this code can be very beneficial.

To give an example of how this code breaks down, a tire size code that reads P215/55R17 translates to:
  • P - Passenger vehicle type of tire.
  • 215 - Tire width. This particular tire would be 215 millimeters wide.
  • 55 - Aspect ratio. The height of this tire would be 55% of its width…
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Simple Tips For Regular Tire Maintenance

Properly maintaining your tires is essential to safe driving and getting the most mileage out of each tire. The good news is it is not complicated to regularly maintain your tires. Here are some simple tips that will keep your tires rolling at maximum efficiency.

Although most tires are built for durability, they will not last long if you do not keep them properly inflated. You should check your tire pressure at a minimum of once per month. Most manufacturers will give you a recommendation as to how much air you should keep in each tire. Make sure that you…

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Oil changing in your automobile

If you want to change your oil, you should be informed that it does not need to be done after 3,000 miles. Automobiles do not need their oil changed as often as they used to because of the new inventions of synthetic oil, and improvements in oil chemistry. Automobile engines have also become better over the years, which has made the process of oil changing less often.

Oil in an automobile should be switched when it is getting old and looks dirty. You will not need to change your oil unnecessarily because this is bad for the environment and…
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Windshield safety

It is easy to forget how important it is to keep a safely maintained windshield. If we just think about how much that one simple item is, it will truly amaze you. Your windshield protects you from the dangerous debris on the road (such as rock, sand, etc.) These things stay on the outside of your vehicle because of this one sheet of tempered glass. It also protects you and your family from weather (such as rain sleet, snow, hail, etc.)

Keeping your windshield clean also helps keep you and any passengers safe. Make sure to refill your windshield wiper…
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Why seasonal maintenance is important

Maintaining your vehicle regularly is a must for every car owner. However, changing seasons require additional maintenance in order to keep your vehicle at optimum performance and safety. I will discuss some of the more important areas of maintenance that should be done depending on the season.

Change tires - This is especially important if you are traveling to an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter and you do not have all-season tires. Putting winter tires on your vehicle during this season helps improve the safety of your vehicle...
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