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The Importance of Clean Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Just like how your home air filter keeps particles out of the air you breathe, so too do the air filters in your vehicle. The passenger cabin air filters are in place to ensure particles in the air do not get inside the vehicle and affect the air you are breathing. The filters take treated air and strip away all contaminants so you have cleaner and safer air. Depending on the vehicle, there may be a number of these filters inside the cabin.

Engine air filters need to be inspected and replaced often because they ensure no particles are getting…

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Be Cautious About Self-Diagnosing Ignition Issues

Your car has trouble starting. The battery isn't charging. A light is on the dash. It is easy to leap to conclusions about the ignition. Even if a Los Angeles, CA parts store employee can detect the engine's code, you are only part way to diagnosis. There are many wrong roads to go down, if you go alone.

To properly assess ignition problems, you'll want to have your car inspected by a highly qualified mechanic at a reputable car parts and repair facility. Preferably this mechanic is your partner in maintaining your car. 

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Perform a Car Battery Test

You can determine whether your car battery should be replaced by testing it with a voltmeter. It doesn’t matter if you use an analog or digital voltmeter. Remember to wear rubber gloves and goggles to protect your hands and eyes from the battery acid.

First, make sure the ignition key and the vehicle’s lights are turned off. Next, connect the voltmeter test lead to the battery terminals, matching the red (positive) voltmeter to the red (positive) battery terminal. 

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Mufflers and Exhausts: Should You Schedule Service?

Your vehicle’s exhaust is an integral part of the operating system. It stretches beyond just muffling sound before the fumes exit the car. In fact, it begins at the point where the manifold and engine cylinders connect. The fuel and air mixture are gathered into a single pipe to begin their journey out into the atmosphere.

The first stop is the oxygen sensor, where the air and fuel mixture is evaluated for proper emission levels before they’re sent on their way to the catalytic converter. 

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Are Your Tires Due for a Replacement?

Strong and reliable tires are essential for success and safety behind the wheel. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you want to feel confident any time you drive, you need to be able to identify tires that are due for replacement.

Focus on your warning light. If this light comes on, you may have pressure problems. It's also critical to concentrate on tire tread. Tire tread that's excessively low is not a good thing. It can even be intelligent to look at the overall appearance of your tires. 

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What is the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Motor Oil?

You might want to investigate the difference between conventional and synthetic motor oil before your car’s next oil change. The characteristics of each are suitable for different situations. The top two reasons to consider one rather than the other is your specific vehicle and driving circumstances.

Additives are blended with crude oil to create the viscosity of the conventional oil. Two situations in which conventional oil is appropriate are for an older vehicle and driving short distances. Synthetic oil, by contrast, is created in a lab. This man-made substance is comprised...

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What Is Brake Fluid and Why Is It Important?

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid. Your car uses it in order to slow down or stop when you push down on the brake pedal. The pedal pushes a piston, which pushes a caliper. This increases pressure, pushing the fluid against the brake rotors. The rotors bring the pads against the wheel, slowing your car.

Without brake fluid, your car could not stop. It is possible for a slow leak of the fluid to decrease the pressure, resulting in a loss of responsiveness. The fluid degrades over time, necessitating replacement about every two years.

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How to Abide by Move Over Laws with Precision

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Switching lanes while driving a car on the road is a technique that is second nature for most motorists. But did you know that it is mandatory in certain situations? Saving lives on the highway should concern us all and many government officials vigorously stress the importance of boosting our knowledge of safe driving practices by finding out what we can personally improve on.

Move Over laws mandate that you perform the following actions when emergency personnel are in the shoulder lane:

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Get the Most From Your Vehicle Service Appointment

How do you get the most out of your vehicle service appointment? Our service team takes great pride in helping you understand what your vehicle needs. We love establishing a regular maintenance program with every customer. A good part of that maintenance program is just showing up at regular intervals. You don't have to call. You can just use our online service scheduler.

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