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Does the battery just sit there after you start the car?

Your battery sacrifices some voltage during the car starting process. If you were to measure the voltage remaining in your battery just after you started your engine, you would find a voltage remaining somewhere between 11.7 volts and 11.3 volts on a good battery. If your battery is not so good, then the voltage remaining will be less.

While your car is running, the alternator acts as a recharging agent. The alternator sends voltage back into the battery until it reaches its top voltage storing capacity. In most modern vehicles, the alternator senses when the....

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Fluid Service: Check For All Fluids To Be Looked At


Owning a car is a lot of responsibility. The maintenance on the vehicle is going to allow the car to run for long periods of time and for a length of time that it may not have otherwise made it to if the service schedule had not been followed.

Service schedules are made on the vehicle to ensure that the motor, transmission, brakes, and radiator are at proper levels for operating the car. If any of these levels are down, restoring the correct amount of fluid is imperative to preventing damage to the car.


 
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How to Detect a Leaky Exhaust System


A vehicle's exhaust system protects you and your passengers from the dangerous gasses emitted from the engine while running. If the system is not performing correctly, you or your passengers could be at risk of being exposed to potentially fatal fumes. Take your vehicle to a service center immediately if you become aware of any of the following signs of a leaky exhaust system.
  • Noticing a new vibration when touching the steering wheel or a sudden loss of power.
  • Stopping more often to fill up with gas.
  • New noise such as popping or hissing coming from the tailpipe.
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Plan Ahead And Make Sure That Your 4WD Is Working As It Should


Have you ever been stuck in the mud or woke to a city covered in snow that you had to travel through? In times such as these, it is a benefit to have either an AWD or 4WD vehicle to get you from point A to point B. With that in mind, it is equally important to make sure that your 4WD mode is functioning as it should ahead of time.

The transfer case on a vehicle is the special gearbox that transitions the vehicle from the normal mode to 4WD. In 4WD vehicles, it transfers power between the front…
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What is a Differential?

The next time you turn a corner while driving your vehicle, think about how that’s able to happen. The differential in a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) auto provides the two rear wheels the ability to maneuver around turns without skidding or slipping.

It’s comprised of a set of gears housed in the rear of the vehicle between the two axles. The gears synchronize the speed and direction of each wheel, so your turn is as seamless as possible. The inside wheels, those closest to the turn, only need to make a small arc to get around the corner. The outside…

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Your Car Battery Provides Power That Electrical Sources Rely On

A car battery has many very important functions. The primary function is to store energy in order to provide the appropriate power to the engine’s starter which provides a source of energy to the ignition and fuel system. After that process, your battery is still generating power to the electrical system but only a very limited supply. 

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Alignment Service

When you are driving along down the road you really should pay close attention to how your vehicle is driving so you get to know your vehicle. If something is wrong or just slightly off, you will be able to notice this in time to get some quick maintenance or a repair job done prior to it becoming a large and costly ordeal.

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Wondering How to Pick Tires?

When it comes time to buy new tires, you may be confused because of all the options. You know what size tires you need based on the size of your vehicle, but what other factors come into play when choosing a new set of tires?

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