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Charging a Car Battery

When charging a car battery, you must be prepared to follow the right steps to avoid some blunders. If proper instructions are not followed, then you must prepare yourselves for other damages like damaged lights. If you have to remove the battery to charge it, make sure you have the right tools.

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Examine Your Leaking Fluids

A puddle of fluid underneath your car of any size is likely a cause for concern. Sometimes, the fluid that you see is normal, especially if you just turned your car off and had been using the air conditioner as the fluid could be water that drains from the system.

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Mopar® Vehicle Protection for Tires and Wheels

Out of all the drivetrain equipment, tires and wheels can be considered the most important. Without these, it doesn't matter how well the transmission or axles operate. A totally flat tire or a dent in the wheel stops it from going anywhere. On top of that, several hundred dollars is required for repairs.

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What to Expect from a Tire Pressure Monitoring System

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)? It is a system that monitors the vehicle tire pressure by sensors located in the tires or by indirect sensing methods, such as wheel speed and other vehicle sensors.

This information is sent to a processor that sends an alert when the tire pressure is too low. Most vehicles use a direct system, in which a tire pressure sensor is in each tire. While sometimes the sensors are triggered by slight changes in tire pressure due to environmental temperature fluctuations, you should still check the tire pressure if the sensor light comes…

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Primary Reasons Why Your Engine Overheats

There are a number of primary reasons why your car engine overheats. You must identify the reason underlying the overheating in order to properly address the issue. You must seek assistance when your car overheats from a reliable source, like here at Bolton Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM.

One of the primary reasons why a car overheats is defective or failing water pump. Another reason why a car engine overheats is a leak in the cooling system itself.

Your car engine may be overhearing because the coolant is not properly concentrated, or you may not have enough coolant in the system…

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Maintain a Proper Oil Change Interval in Council Grove, KS

Not every driver can afford a car every few years, so they perform routine maintenance. The quick lube service techs are quick to tell you to return every three months with that little sticker in the window. The service technician never assessed your typical driving conditions, so they give a blanket recommendation to every vehicle. Drivers who do a little due diligence understand what is required based on driving conditions.

Automakers in detail advocate for oil change intervals based on how drivers use their vehicle. Drivers who tow a boat every weekend on a dusty road up a hill...

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Planning an Exciting Road Trip? A Few Pointers That You Should Consider

The excitement has probably started kicking in, and you feel ready to wake up and go on your fantastic road trip. However, there are a few necessary things that could make you oh so perfectly planned road trip less perfect if you failed to double check. The last thing you want is to get halfway through your trip, and then your car breaks downs. Do not ignore the quick mechanical check over for your car before the road trip.

You may want to take preventative measures to ensure smooth riding like checking your oil levels and changing the oil if…

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Seasonal Car Maintenance is Key to Safe and Comfortable Fall and Winter Driving


There are some things that are synonymous with the changing of the seasons. The coloring of the leaves, the crispness of the air, the adjustment to daylight savings time are all part of the annual progression to fall and winter. One thing that you may not think of as the seasons change, however, is perhaps one of the most important things you need to do as a driver, seasonal vehicle maintenance. Seasonal Car Maintenance is a general...
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What The Check Engine Light Is Warning You About


You are driving along and you notice the Check Engine light is on. What happened? What went wrong? How much is this going to cost you?

The single, most common cause for the Check Engine warning light coming on is also the easiest -- the gas cap, with its gasket seal, keeps the tank pressurized. When that gas tank pressure is lost, the Check Engine light comes on. Usually, this means you reattached the gas cap crooked or did not tighten it down. Occasionally, it means you lost the gas cap altogether.

The problem may be something more complex: the oxygen…

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