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Treat Your Transfer Case Right for Optimal Performance

Four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles tend to be among the most popular models for drivers across America. Drivers simply love how they handle in snow, mud and other wet environmental conditions. But unless you maintain that piece of equipment unique to four-wheel drive vehicles known as a transfer case, you won't be able to drive very far.

The transfer case ensures that power is available and split between the front and rear wheel axles. 

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Keep Your Muffler and Exhaust System Running

We commonly see problems with mufflers and exhausts for all makes and models of vehicles here at the Perkins Motor Plex locations. This is no reflection at all of how well you take care of your vehicle, so don't worry if you notice there is a problem with this area of your car. Just normal, everyday use of your vehicle is all it takes for a small hole or crack to begin in your muffler or exhaust pipe. Depending on the size of the issue, we can sometimes patch it up, but there are also times when the damage…

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Get More Out of Your Mileage with New Suspension Parts

Maintaining reasonable gas mileage is a concern of every driver, but many may not be aware of the effects that suspension systems can have on mileage. The suspension not only insulates you and your passengers from vibrations, it also stabilizes the vehicle-body and aligns the tires, among other things. For example, tires that are out of alignment can cause premature tire wear and failure and can also cause component-fatigue.

By the same token, old or damaged springs can compromise the overall stiffness of your suspension. 

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What You Should do When You Encounter a Tow Truck

Sometimes when you are driving along an interstate through the city, you can see a car that has broken down on the side of the highway with a tow truck that has pulled up next to it with its flashers on. Most times, drivers don't know what to do when such situations come up and choose to continue their journey. Most cars will whiz past the truck at a very high speed, not knowing the danger that this action could cause.

However, we recognize that many people driving in the United States are not aware that every state in…

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Give Your Car a Pre-Trip Checkup

It is very important to give your car a pre-check before you take it out for a spin, especially if you are planning on making a long trip.

Some things that you should pay attention to are your tires and your fluids. You want to always make sure that your tires are properly inflated and have good tread. You also want to make sure that all of your fluids such as your oil, coolant, brake fluid, and any other fluids are topped up. Don't forget your windshield washer fluid.

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Get the Amount of Horsepower You Need

Horsepower is the very heart of your engine and provides stabilized traction on long trips. It is also the drive behind your acceleration and is a must-have in sports cars, trucks, and muscle cars. You choose which engine works best for you, but the most common high horsepower engines are the V6 and V8 engines. Your local authorized auto dealer, like Perkins Motor Plex, can help you find just the right horsepower for your dream car.

Most racing cars depend on how much horsepower is packed in their engine to have a good chance of winning their race. 

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Water or Washer Fluid: Which Will It Be?

Imagine what it would be like driving behind a string of traffic during or after a downpour. Without the assistance of your windshield washer system, it would be almost impossible to see where you were going. The result might be a collision or pulling off the road and into the nearest service station to have the washer reservoir refilled.

You may be wondering why simply filling the reservoir with water from the tap is just as good. Well, wonder no longer.

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OEM Parts Are The Real Thing

When you need a part for your car, why not come into Perkins Motor Plex to talk to our service experts about OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturer, parts instead of just any old replacement parts? Our team of parts specialists will be happy in assisting you in finding the correct, original part for your vehicle. Our Service Center can make the process of finding the correct part easy and economical because finding the right part the first time is important.

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How Our Dealership Can Ensure Speedy Fluid Service

If your vehicle is starting to run a little rough, it might need certain fluids checked. There are many different fluids that keep your vehicle running at peak performance, and from time to time they have to be checked and changed. That's what we at Perkins Motor Plex do and do quick. Which fluids have to be checked and changed? There's several basic fluids that should be checked every so often:

  • Brake fluid
  • Power steering
  • Oil
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