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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Front-Wheel Drive And Rear-Wheel Drive?

We here at Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located right in Columbus, OH want you to be the most informed car buyer possible. Because of this, we want to ensure that you know the differences between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive so that you can select the car that best meets your needs.

First, rear-wheel drive vehicles tend to have better handling than front-wheel drive vehicles. They also tend to be less prone to need repairs from things like hitting potholes or a curb. The advantages of front-wheel drive include higher affordability as well as having better traction in poor…
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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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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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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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Are You Driving with the Right Tires for Your Needs?

You give a lot of thought to whether you are wearing the right kind of shoes, right? You have given a lot of thought about the kind of shampoo you use, the kind of chewing gum you buy, and even the music service that you subscribe to. In fact, you put a lot of thought into everything that you buy, eat, wear, and use in your life. Have you ever given any thought as to whether you have the right kind of tires on your car?

Contrary to popular belief, not all tires are created equal. While they all look…
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Check Engine Light

The check engine light can be one of the most frustrating signs that something is amiss with your vehicle, but there is a myriad of problems that the check engine light may indicate, and because of this, it should be addressed immediately. 

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