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Choose to Ignore Motor Oil Myths

There are enough things for you to worry about as a vehicle owner without paying attention to myths and the fears that they stir up in you. Know which things that you have heard about motor oil are actually myths and should be ignored.

You might have heard that you have to change your vehicle's oil before any kind of a road trip. 

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Reasons Why Tire Pressure Light May Illuminate

We all know how inconvenient it can be to have a flat tire. Often, this could have been prevented by monitoring the tire pressure light and checking the tires periodically. If you have questions or concerns about your tires or tire pressure, stop at West Herr Chrysler Jeep and speak to our qualified service staff.

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Keep Your Tire Treads in Excellent Condition for Your Safety

As a driver, you know your car should be in the best condition possible before going to the road. There a few regular checks meant to ensure your car is roadworthy. Having your tires checked regularly is part of an important routine to ensure you are always safe on the road.

Due to varying conditions on the road and the period of driving, tire treads wear out. The reduced depth of the treads makes it easy for the car to have a puncture, tough to control on a wet road because of poor braking ability, as well as risky when…

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Monitor Fluid Levels in Your Car for Continued Performance

Not everybody is fully aware of the different kinds of fluids in their vehicles, their wide-ranging functions, and how to check them. Let's browse over the basics of three such fluids: transmission fluid, motor oil, and coolant.

Coolant is intended to prevent your engine from overheating. It is added to the radiator, where a fan blows cool air over the inside of your vehicle to keep it running as appropriate. The radiator should have a cap on its top somewhere. 

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Reading Your Tire Sizes

You should always know the size of your tires. Believe it or not, the answer has been on your tires the entire time. On the sidewall of your tires are letters and numbers with slashes to tell you everything you need to know. Following the "P" for passenger vehicles is a three-digit number that identifies the width of the tire, measured out in millimeters. After the slash is two numbers telling you the aspect ratio. Then there is an "R" for radial construction and the next two numbers is the diameter of the wheel, measured out in inches.

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Transmission Service Explained

The gears in a vehicle's transmission transfer power from the engine to the drive wheels. Fluid in the transmission lubricates, cleans and cools the gears to keep them running smoothly. Over time, transmission fluid breaks down. At certain intervals during the life of a vehicle, transmission fluid must be replaced to encourage optimal performance. If the transmission is not properly cared for, problems arise.

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Reasons Drivers Should Fill Their Gas Tank in the Winter

Every season has its effects on your car, and there is always a way you should treat your car. With the cold season coming up drivers ought to be ready for anything. As every community has a myth, we have all probably come across the one that claims that when your gas tank is less than half full at all times, this leads to better fuel economy. However, this said rumor is not true as it is a fact that when your gas tank is continuously near empty, it may lead to a long-term damage on your vehicle with also…

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Make Sure To Keep Your Gas Tank Full This Winter

If you keep your gas tank full or at least over the halfway mark on your gas gauge, you will be able to avoid many problems that can wreak havoc on your car. By simply keeping your gas tank full you can avoid having too much condensation from building up in your gas tank and eventually freezing up in your fuel lines. If that happens, you will not have a vehicle to drive.

 

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