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Get Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Travel

Posted: 06/01/2013 - Now that Memorial Day is over and the kids are out of school, it’s time to start thinking about a summer road trip. But before you head out, get your vehicle inspected from end to end by your mechanic. Here are a few things you can do on your own to get your rig ready to go.

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Hail Damage Repair Methods Vary

Posted: 05/04/2013 - Thousands of vehicles were damaged in the recent hailstorm and there are a few different techniques available to repair that hail damage. But before we discuss those techniques, let me tell you about a couple of techniques that DON’T work.

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Have Those Overlooked Items Looked Over

Updated: 04/20/2013 - April is National Car Care Month, which is when guys like me remind you to get you vehicle in and get it completely checked over. If you haven’t had it in for a while, you might find that a few things need a little work. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly overlooked items that we see on a daily basis.

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Cleaning Away Winter Grime

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Winter grime is all over your vehicle, inside and out, but there are plenty of products and techniques that you can use to make it look like new again.

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What Lies Beneath

Updated: 03/09/2013 - Springs are used on things like a pogo stick much the same way they are used on your vehicle.

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Repair Older Vehicle Or Put Money Into Another Vehicle?

Updated: 02/22/2013 - If you have a vehicle that’s a little bit older, sometimes you wonder if it’s worth it to put more money into it for repairs. Here are a few things to think about when you get into that situation.

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Engines Present And Future

Updated: 02/09/2013 - You might be hearing some new terminology when you are buying a vehicle, such as turbocharged or Ecoboost engines. To understand what those terms mean, we need to start with a basic look at how engines work.

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Making Brake Pads Last Longer

Posted: 01/26/2013 - Getting your brake pads to last longer can save you some big bucks. Here are a few tips on how you can make that happen.

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Insulating Your Vehicle

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Most people are familiar with insulation product for their homes, but did you know that there are insulating and sound deadening products for your vehicle as well?

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What Does The Color Of A Vehicle Say About You?

Posted: 12/29/2012 - How important is color to you when you purchase something? Obviously, products are chosen because of color all the time and it’s the same with vehicles.

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Don't Be Driving Under Pressure

Updated: 12/01/2012 - Even though you know you should do it, most people don’t check their tire pressure like they should. But newer vehicles have tire pressure monitoring systems on them to help you with that.

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Seeing Safety In Glass

Updated: 11/17/2012 - Glass not only protects you from the outside elements, but it serves other purposes as well.

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You Should Check Under The Hood Before Winter

Updated: 11/03/2012 - Fall is that crazy time of the year when it starts to get cold and then winter is here. Getting things checked out now under your hood will keep your rig running as good as it should.

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Other Parts Need Replacement If Air Bag Deploys

Posted: 10/20/2012 - You probably heard about the recent alert that was sent out by the government, warning about counterfeit air bags possibly being used instead of real ones. But the air bag itself is not the only part that needs to be replaced when an air bag deploys, so it’s important that the shop that repairs your vehicle uses all of the right type of air bag parts to make your vehicle safe again.

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Call-Off the Wetting!

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Finding a water leak can be tricky, and sometimes it takes us a long time to figure out where the heck the water’s coming from. But here are some of the more common leaks that we see, and how to fix them.

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Are You Aligned Properly?

Updated: 09/08/2012 - If you are getting pulled in different directions while you are driving, don’t blame your busy schedule, you might just need an alignment.

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When A Recall Goes Regional

Posted: 08/25/2012 - We've all heard of recalls when a vehicle manufacturer repairs a safety defect at no charge to the owner. That’s obviously a great way to keep vehicles safe on the road, but what if you had a recall on vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa that were not covered? It does happen and it’s called a regional recall.

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Engine Not Only Part To Overheat

Updated: 08/11/2012 - Obviously this summer has been super hot and there are some things on your vehicle that might have been damaged due to overheating. Although the engine is one of the most common things to overheat, there are other parts as well.

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Keeping Your Cool

Posted: 07/28/2012 - The ideal temperature for your engine to run efficiently is right around 200 degrees, but temperatures inside of your engine where the fuel is ignited can exceed 2000 degrees. That’s why your cooling system and your coolant need to be working just right to protect you from overheating.

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The Vehicular Bump Mitigation Device

Posted: 07/15/2012 - Bumpers look pretty flimsy, but the cover that you see is only part of the bumper system. Let’s take a look at the parts, working from the outside in.

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How's the Air in There?

Posted: 07/09/2012 - There are a lot of hidden parts inside of the dash that have to do with your heating and air conditioning systems, and they all have to be working perfectly to keep you comfortable.

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A Lot Riding On Maintaining And Replacing Tires

Updated: 06/16/2012 - The Rubber Manufacturers Association sponsors Tire Safety Week every year in June and it’s intended to remind drivers about the importance of maintaining and replacing tires.

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