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The Science of Braking

Brake pads are designed to wear down over time as they slow your vehicle time and time again. A variety of materials are used for pads, and the friction they produce as they are pushed up against the rotor serves to slow the rotation of the wheels and bring your car to a stop.

A variety of brands make pads, and you should make sure that the pads you're using meet the FMSI brake standard. Ceramic pads are designed to work under heavy loads, such as a truck towing a trailer. Semi-metallic pads are a step up from normal…

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You Shouldn't Skimp On Tire Tread


Tire tread is essential to staying on the roadway without crashing, sliding, or slipping. It’s true that tires with just one-fifth of their standard length are at a significantly higher risk than normal of crashing. You should keep up with how long your tires’ tread is, and make sure to change them if such tread isn’t of proper length. But how can you be sure your tires are in sufficient shape?

Mechanics use a tool called a depth gauge to measure tire tread. If you don’t have one of these tools, you can use a United States…
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Prepare for Winter Storms with a Full Tank

With winter quickly approaching, it's time to be prepared for the weather that comes along with it. To make getting through the winter stress-free, there are some things you can do to help ease the pain.

For starters keeping your cars gas tank full for the most part is a great idea. This simple thing seems like nothing major but can help tremendously in the event of bad weather. This can prevent you from having to plan a run by the gas station during an evacuation. You will be ready to pack the car and head out without worrying…
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Considering Options For Traction Safety During the Winter


When in need of trying to get traction during the winter you can use sand, salt, and kitty litter to fix this problem.

Kitty litter and sand will not melt ice, but they will add traction on snow, slush, or ice. Salt can be very expensive during the winter and can be difficult to find because it is in a high demand. You can use alternatives such as kitty litter and sand for the same uses of gaining traction. Kitty little is also less expensive than salt, but larger priced than sand. If you are looking for the cheapest solution…
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All You Need To Know About Tire Rotation

Tire rotation is a service in which the position of your car's tires is interchanged to ensure the tires wear out evenly. It is often seen that one or two tires gets worn out sooner than the other and it calls for replacement. Tire rotation helps with increasing the lifespan of the tires and keeps it in good condition for a longer period.

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4 Warning Signs that Your Car Battery Needs to Be Replaced

Your car battery is what powers everything that makes driving such a breeze today. Not only will it turn over your car engine, it runs the stereo system, phone charging stations, headlights, interior lights, windshield wipers, and car horn. The longer your commute each day, the more strain you place on the battery.
Our service center has come up with a list of potential warning signs that could help you to identify car battery troubles before you breakdown on the side of the road.
The car battery may need replacing when:
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Having your Windshield Repaired or Replaced

Am I able to repair a cracked windshield?

Usually if the crack or chip in your windshield is smaller than approximately a dollar bill, it will able to get repaired instead of replaced. Leaving the chip or crack on your windshield can result in spreading of the original crack. Ignoring a windshield crack can also cause visibility issues while driving which can be dangerous. It is important to have a professional look at the crack or chip and either repair it or replace your windshield with a top quality auto glass...

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When Should I Get My Tires Changed?

Your tires are the driving force of your car. You need to keep them in tip-top shape to help you get from one place to another. It's time to keep them up to date and ready for your trips. You know it's time to change those tires of yours when you notice tears and cuts. The tire pattern has small bridges between the treads. Look at the bars to see if they become flat or crushed. Pay attention as well to the uneven tread wear around the tires, because it means your car has been going on rough…

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Your New BMW: Are You Buying it or Leasing?

So you have made the decision to get a new BMW, what is next? Well, the next step is to decide if you want to purchase or lease the car. There are good sides to both options. The choice that is right for depends on what is important to you.

Buying

If being able to drive your car without any mileage restrictions is important to you then buying a car is the right choice. If you think that you drive a lot or that you will put a lot of miles on the car, it might be better to buy…

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