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Learn All You Need to Know About Mufflers

Cars have many systems and parts that need to be checked and maintained to keep your car safe and functioning. One such part is the muffler; below is a description of what the muffler does and when it needs to be replaced:

  • Muffler - Your car muffler is responsible for two functions: reducing exhaust system noise and helping move exhaust gases out of the engine.
  • When to Replace a Muffler - Mufflers typically last from five to seven years, but they may need to be replaced sooner. 
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Make Sure You Can Stop with Brake Pad Maintenance

Every truck, SUV, and car relies on its brakes to stop, and keeping them well-maintained is essential to every Bloomington, IN driver's safety. Luckily modern engineering came up with the brake pad. Pad replacement isn't a big expense compared to a true repair, and it can save big money in the long run.

Regular brake pad replacement occurs every two to three years depending on your driving habits and manufacturer recommendations. The pads provide a cushion between the rotors and drums or rotors and discs. If these metal parts are allowed to scrape together, they deteriorate...

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Vehicle Owners Save Big with Regular Tire Rotations

Ever-changing weather conditions adversely affect the life of your tires. Potholes, drastic temperature changes and improperly aligned tires can all be detrimental to tire treads. Unevenly worn tires can result in a loss of traction, along with a lower tire lifespan.

New tires are expensive. Experts recommend rotating tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to extend their life. To simplify your maintenance schedule, have your tires rotated every time you have oil changed.

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What You Should Know About Move Over Laws

You're traveling through your city or driving to another state, and you notice a car on the side of the road that needs to be repaired. Your also see a tow truck pulled up next to the vehicle and the truck has its flashers on. So, what should you do? This is a valid question, especially if the other cars on the road are speeding past the tow truck, since the truck is on the shoulder of the road.

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Be Alert Whenever You See Dashboard Warning Lights

Keeping your car in good condition should be your number one priority. This is because you wouldn’t like to incur mechanical and parts replacement expenses. Whenever dashboard warning lights show up, it is a clear indication that something is amiss with your car. You should, therefore, immediately take action and identify where the problem is. Below are some warning lights you should look out for in your dashboard:

 

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Service Your Car’s Fluids so Your Ride Will Service You

While most car owners know that engine oil – also called motor oil – is the fuel outside of gas or petroleum that lubricates the moving parts of the engine, not all of them know about the other handful of fluids that are present in vehicles, including yours. Today, we will touch over the basics of brake and power steering fluids.

When you press down on the brake pedal – the one opposite the "skinny" pedal – you should find the calipers clamp down on the wheel, causing it to slow down or completely stop.

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