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Have Your Tires Properly Inflated Always

Proper tire inflation is key to keeping your tire tread as evenly worn as possible. If you aren’t sure what the proper PSI is for your specific vehicle, you can refer to your owners manual or open the front driver's door and the specifications should be somewhere on the inside.

Not only does letting your tire pressure get too low harm your vehicle, but high tire pressure is equally as harmful. Tire pressure that is too low will wear out the outsides of your tire tread. Too high of tire pressure and the center of your tread wears…

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What Does Brake Fluid Do?

We press the brake pedal. The vehicle comes to a stop. Drivers understand this simple concept, but they don't know all the reasons why a car's brakes work. Lack of knowledge can work against you, though. The better you understand how a car operates, you may find yourself in a better position to care for it. Here's what you need to know about brake fluid.

Brake fluid allows the moving parts of the braking system to work. The fluid, also known as hydraulic fluid, travels through the brake lines to create pressure. In a nutshell, the tension…

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Effective ways of Cleaning Pet Hair

While pets are fun to have, they do leave little strands of hair in various places, especially in your car. Therefore, you are probably looking for ways to effectively clean your vehicle. Getting the hair off can be very hard because they tend to stick to the surface of the vehicle such as carpet.

One of the materials you can use to clean your vehicle is a vacuum cleaner. Some of them are great for collecting hair. The vacuums that are optimized for hair collection are the ones that have bristled brush attachments. They use the power of static electricity…

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One Thing Can Keep Your Car From Overheating

Doing this one thing could save your car from overhearing and possibly save you from costly car repairs. Your car's engine works hard, especially in the heat of summer when you are running the air conditioning. It can have temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees. You need to do all you can to keep it running at the right temperature.

The one thing you can do to protect your car engine is to keep your coolant at the right levels. You simply need to look at your coolant tank. Many times it is a white plastic tank and you can…

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When to Buy a Newer Vehicle

While there are plenty of tips and techniques that can help you increase the fuel economy of your vehicle, there is a time when you are just going to have to get a newer vehicle. After all, vehicles age over time and at some point, it will be time to let go.

As time goes on, two things happen: vehicles are developed with better fuel economy, and your vehicle reduces its fuel economy. Therefore, you are going to have to consider getting a newer vehicle so that you can save even more money with a fuel efficient vehicle. 

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Replacing Flat Tires

At some point, while owning a vehicle, a driver may experience the unfortunate experience of having a flat tire. Changing the tire is not difficult. However, precautions must be used. First, find a place to pull off the road. Turn off the engine and apply the parking brake. Turn on the flashing warning lights. Remove the spare tire, jack and lug wrench.

Loosen the lug nuts on the tire before using the jack. Insert the jack beneath the vehicle in a location recommended by the manufacturer. Remove the lug nuts and put them together somewhere safe to prevent any loss…

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What’s That Smell? Find Out How to Control Odors

It’s easy for your vehicle to get a smell that you can’t seem to get rid of. When you’re driving around, you shouldn’t have to deal with odors. At Perkins Motor Plex, we have a few tips for you to follow.

There are a few things you can use to get rid of smoke. This includes leaving freshly cut citrus in your car or placing coffee grounds in a cup to set in your cup holder. You can also wipe down seats with a dryer sheet to help with the deodorization process. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Want to clean your tires so that they shine? Here are a few tips to get you started:

For one, you want to use a couple buckets if you are doing the bucket method. One of these is for the special professional tire cleaner that you’ll use, and the other is for rinsing off the tires. If you’re using a garden hose or water source, then you’ll just need to make sure you spray the tires first to remove any grime.

The first thing you should clean on your car is the wheels because that’s where…

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Choose a Vehicle With the Right Tires for Winter

Different tires are recommended based on the area you live in. If you live in an area that has a lot of snow and covered roads, then you might want to choose from among the winter tires that are available. The whole point of winter and snow tires is so that you can have traction on the road.

If you live in an area that does not have a lot of snow but still gets cold, you are still going to need winter tires. However, you might have to choose some that are more performance based. The performance winter tires…

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Different Situations For a Properly Inflated Tire

There are a ton of things that a properly inflated tire can protect against. For one thing, the road is not always going to be consistent and friendly to the vehicle. There are a lot of obstacles that can get in the way of the vehicle and even cause damages.

One example of an obstacle that drivers may come across is a pothole. If the tire is not properly inflated, then this might impact the wheel in a way that can knock it out of alignment in an easier way. However, a properly inflated tire can protect against that. A…

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