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Why Tire Pressure Matters

The last thing you want to worry about is your vehicle’s ability to handle the road. It’s suggested to follow your car’s manual and the tire manufacturer’s recommendation of proper inflation to save you from an unfortunate circumstance. Under or over-inflated tires can create a very hazardous situation, particularly on wet pavement.

If you are driving on under-inflated tires, you’re causing them to work harder than is necessary. That creates excess friction and heat while wearing on the edges and sidewalls of the tires. It will end up costing you more in gas and early…

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The Importance of Adequate Brake Pads

When you are driving a vehicle, you are not simply moving from one place to another; you are hurtling through space on a heavy object with massive force. Control of the vehicle depends on steering and braking power.

The key safety aspect of driving is braking power. Your action to stop the massive moving object carrying you from one place to another depends on the application of hydraulic power to two brake pads that grip the rotor attached to each wheel. 

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What do Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

The word viscosity is frequently used with motor oil description. Viscosity simply refers to the thickness of the fluid. It’s crucial to your engine’s performance to adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding oil and temperature. When an oil is too thin, it cannot lubricate the parts sufficiently. When it’s too thick, oil can bog down the engine and wear it out.

The numbers on a bottle of oil represent the limits of viscosity when the engine is cold or hot. A bottle that says 10W30 tells you that the maximum viscosity when the weather or engine…

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Save a Life and Move Over

Emergency personnel put themselves in danger everyday when responding to calls. With so many vehicles on the roads these days and people distracted by cell phones and radios, it is important to stay alert and pay attention when driving so you are ready if you encounter an emergency vehicle. All 50 states have Move Over laws regarding moving over for emergency vehicles and here are some tips to help you:

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Convenience comes with Online Service Scheduling

Convenience for service customers can be defined several ways. Our service team strives for efficiency. We also strive for excellent customer service. Our online service scheduler is a combination of those two elements. It's a user-friendly method of setting your own appointments.

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Get Winterized and Avoid Fuel Trouble

You should always keep your gas level up in your car. Not only do you want to avoid running out of gas but you also want to prevent car problems. Make it a habit to top up your gas and to not let it fall below the halfway point if you can help it.

By keeping your gas tank full, you are limiting the amount of air that can get into your gas tank and fuel lines. You don't want air in there because air contains condensation. Condensation can freeze, and then your car will not start on your…

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Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Systems Are Not the Same

The terminology that describes four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive is confusing to many people because they just think that both terms refer to the same thing. While both do supply power to all four wheels, they differ in function and by the vehicles to which they are assigned.

Four-wheel-drive power is the most well-known because it has been around longer. It uses a lower gear ratio and a split differential to do its job. Primarily used in larger off-road SUVs and pickup trucks, it is great for off-road and rough terrain applications.

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Are You Looking For Tires?

If you are like most of us, the only time you think about tires is when they need to be replaced. You know there are passenger (P) tires for riding around, and light truck (LT) tires for hauling loads and pulling trailers. You want tires that last, but you also want good handling and tires that will hold up to potholes and bad roads.

Generally, hauling heavy loads, pulling a heavy trailer, and driving down rough roads call for a light truck tire.

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Why You Should Always Maintain Your Car Headlights

If your headlights are poor, it is tough to see the potential threats that are found on the road especially during dusk and morning hours. Although there are many introductions of headlight technology, regular maintenance of your car headlights is vital for your safety. Check the following important of headlight maintenance.

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Keep the Kids Happy on Road Trips in the Chrysler Pacifica

If you have not taken a test drive in the new Chrysler Pacifica, maybe you should stop by Spirit Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Sprinter today and do so. You are sure to be impressed with this minivan, especially if you have kids and enjoy long road trips.

We all know how kids get restless after a few minutes seated in the car, but that will no longer be a problem with Chrysler's Uconnect system to keep them entertained.

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