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How to know if it's time to replace your tires


Worn or damaged tires can affect your traction and make your car unsafe to drive. By knowing the signs that your tires need replacement, you can keep your car driving safely.

Worn treads are a major sign that your tires need replacement. If you notice uneven wear, or your tire doesn't pass the "penny test," it's time to replace them. To do the penny test, stick a penny into the tread with Lincoln's head facing inward. If you can see the top of his head, your tread depth is too shallow and you need new tires.

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What's a Gasket?


Car maintenance is essential to the longevity of your car and to its safe operation. You know that engine gaskets are important to your car, but don’t know why? Below is an explanation of what engine gaskets are and what they do:
  • Engine Gaskets- Engine Gaskets are one of the most important parts of your engine and they hold fluids, prevent dirt and debris from coming in the engine, and also work as a seal to maintain pressure (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-is-the-purpose-of-engine-gaskets).
  • Types- There are many different gaskets in a car engine...
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My Car Won't Start: Is it the Ignition?

Your car won't start, and you assume it's the battery. Before you visit the auto parts store, consider the ignition. Here are a couple of signs to look for to determine if that's the problem.

Do you hear a grinding noise when you crank the car? A worn out starter drive gear typically this type of sound. Ignoring it could make the problem worse by damaging the engine's flywheel. Another sign of ignition problems is trying to crank the engine but it doesn't connect, and you hear a whining noise. This is called freewheeling, and…

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The Dodge Charger and Challenger Now with AWD


The muscle car family is all new with AWD. Dodge is the only car maker that has AWD for American muscle cars. Both Dodge Charger and Challenger has models with all-wheel drive instead of the standard rear-wheel drive. However, some muscle car fanatics still want that rear-wheel drive burnout and power.

You still get rear-wheel drive with most of the Challenger trims. AWD only comes with the Challenger GT trim. However, Charger has multiple models with AWD. The base Charger model packs a huge punch with 292 horsepower, and you can also purchase the SRT Hellcat, which has 707 horsepower…
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Learning About All-Wheel Drives and Four-Wheel Drives


If you can't make a decision about your vehicle setup, there are people who know exactly how you feel. Choosing between all-wheel and four-wheel drives can be incredibly frustrating at times. It can help to note the advantages of these systems. It can also help to note their potential disadvantages. All-wheel drives are often inferior to four-wheel drives in severe off-road situations. They minimize fuel economy, too. Four-wheel drives come with a couple of possible downsides as well. They can introduce extra weight to vehicles, first of all...
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Don't make the mistake of replacing windshield washer fluid with water


It is important for all of the internal components that make up the various different parts of your windshield washer fluid system to remain adequately lubricated so that the system will not fail. If you use water, you are significantly decreasing the life of your windshield washer system and our opening yourselves up to problems. These problems could end up being costly and could also void your warranty. Nobody wants that and that is why we are here at Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located in Columbus to help you not only choose which windshield wiper washer fluid is best…
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Holiday Road Tip Preparation Guide


The best time to be preparing for incidents on the highway are long before you leave for that holiday trip. Here are some things you might overlook as the day to leave to be with family and friends fast approaches.

The last thing you are thinking about right now is checking the spare tire, but better now to make sure it has air than to find out on a deserted road it is flat too…
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Tips for driving with food this holiday season

Food spillage and loss of its thermal temperature are two of the devastating aspects tagged along when you incorporate food into your holiday journey. Food, essential parts of our celebration can never be left out. So how exactly do you make it less devastating? Here’s how:

Cotton insulation

While shopping for your kitchen accessories, consider purchasing cotton insulation for all your food travel needs. Cotton may come in the form of a towel, cotton balls, and any other handy cotton fabric. Wrap your packed food with the cotton and later pack...
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Maintaining Fluid Levels Essential to Vehicle Performance

In order to get the best performance for your vehicle, you need to maintain all fluid levels at the recommended specifications. The most important is your oil level. The oil that goes through your engine lubricates all the internal components, which keeps your vehicle at its peak performance. It is recommended, for most vehicles, that the oil be changed every 3,000 miles. However, during those increments, it’s also important to have your oil level checked to assure the oil is still within the operating level needed.

 

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