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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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Bring Your Food on Your Holiday Travels Safely

One thing that makes holidays very special is getting to share your specialty dishes and baked goods with others. You've spent a lot of time making them, so you need to make sure that they get to where you're taking them safe and sound. To do that, you need to stow the food securely in your vehicle.

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Consider It All When Buying a Car

What do taxes, insurance, gasoline, and maintenance have in common? They all need to be factored into the cost of owning a vehicle. At Jenkins Nissan, we want to ensure that you make the most informed buying decision, so we want to give you a couple of tips for navigating this tricky equation.

Are you considering a newer vehicle? Great! First, though, be reminded that it is likely that insurance and taxes will be higher on a newer vehicle. Not all vehicles are the same, though, so check with your insurance agent to see how much different vehicles you are…

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