Weekly Tip

Here are my weekly tips to help you get through the week.

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October 9, 2016: TPMS/Tire Pressure
It's starting to get a little chilly overnight so a lot of you are going to wake up to TPMS/Tire Pressure lights. Do not freak out! Easiest thing to do is to grab a digital tire gauge and check the actual pressure. If the tire pressure in one tire is super low, like under 20psi, take it to a garage to have it checked. You may need the tire repaired or replaced. You may also need a new TPMS sensor. Sensors can go bad so keep that in mind. Otherwise, if the pressure is slightly low, take it to your nearest gas station and fill it to the proper level.

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October 16, 2016: Oil Changes
Make sure to do you oil changes on a REGULAR basis. Oil is as important as blood is to your body. If you use standard/conventional oil, every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Synthetic blend, you can go up to 4 months or 4,500 miles. Full synthetic oil, every 5 months or 5,000 miles. That's about 2 oil changes per year. Keep in mind that even if you don't drive the vehicle that much or that far, you still want to change the oil on some type of regular basis. Consider switching to full synthetic if you don't remember to schedule your oil changes on a regular basis. Also, if your vehicle REQUIRES a specific type oil, USE THAT OIL. Not doing so may void your engine's warranty and you would be on the hook for any repairs.

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October 23, 2016: Alignments
Getting your alignment checked at least twice per year or every six months is a great way to keep your ride handling smoothly. Not only does it keep your ride steady but you can catch suspension problems before they get out of hand. Alignment problems can cause your vehicle to drift left or right. It can also cause your tires to wear unevenly which results in them needing to replaced sooner than later. Try and avoid potholes as much as possible because even after getting an alignment, hitting a pothole can knock it right back out of place.

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October 30, 2016: Heating System
Your heating system is very important to the overall function of your vehicle. The main function that you're most familiar with is providing you with heat. Your car's manufacturer has specific intervals that you should have it replaced so keep on schedule. Also make sure that the coolant is at the right level. A few things to remember which are VITAL are NEVER remove a radiator cap or coolant bottle cap when the car is hot. It MUST be cooled down. Make sure NEVER to let your car run hot as it could cause engine damage. Lastly, put in the correct coolant/antifreeze. There is a specific type/color for your vehicle so use that. ONLY use the All Makes and Models type when it's an emergency just to get you to a service center or home.

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November 6, 2016: Brakes
Make sure to do you oil changes on a REGULAR basis. Oil is as important as blood is to your body. If you use standard/conventional oil, every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Synthetic blend, you can go up to 4 months or 4,500 miles. Full synthetic oil, every 5 months or 5,000 miles. That's about 2 oil changes per year. Keep in mind that even if you don't drive the vehicle that much or that far, you still want to change the oil on some type of regular basis. Consider switching to full synthetic if you don't remember to schedule your oil changes on a regular basis. Also, if your vehicle REQUIRES a specific type oil, USE THAT OIL. Not doing so may void your engine's warranty and you would be on the hook for any repairs.

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November 13, 2016: Wiper Blades
Make sure to do you oil changes on a REGULAR basis. Oil is as important as blood is to your body. If you use standard/conventional oil, every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Synthetic blend, you can go up to 4 months or 4,500 miles. Full synthetic oil, every 5 months or 5,000 miles. That's about 2 oil changes per year. Keep in mind that even if you don't drive the vehicle that much or that far, you still want to change the oil on some type of regular basis. Consider switching to full synthetic if you don't remember to schedule your oil changes on a regular basis. Also, if your vehicle REQUIRES a specific type oil, USE THAT OIL. Not doing so may void your engine's warranty and you would be on the hook for any repairs.

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November 20, 2016: Bulbs
Make sure to do you oil changes on a REGULAR basis. Oil is as important as blood is to your body. If you use standard/conventional oil, every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Synthetic blend, you can go up to 4 months or 4,500 miles. Full synthetic oil, every 5 months or 5,000 miles. That's about 2 oil changes per year. Keep in mind that even if you don't drive the vehicle that much or that far, you still want to change the oil on some type of regular basis. Consider switching to full synthetic if you don't remember to schedule your oil changes on a regular basis. Also, if your vehicle REQUIRES a specific type oil, USE THAT OIL. Not doing so may void your engine's warranty and you would be on the hook for any repairs.

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November 27, 2016: Serpentine Belts
Make sure to do you oil changes on a REGULAR basis. Oil is as important as blood is to your body. If you use standard/conventional oil, every 3 months or 3,000 miles. Synthetic blend, you can go up to 4 months or 4,500 miles. Full synthetic oil, every 5 months or 5,000 miles. That's about 2 oil changes per year. Keep in mind that even if you don't drive the vehicle that much or that far, you still want to change the oil on some type of regular basis. Consider switching to full synthetic if you don't remember to schedule your oil changes on a regular basis. Also, if your vehicle REQUIRES a specific type oil, USE THAT OIL. Not doing so may void your engine's warranty and you would be on the hook for any repairs.

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