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How To Jump a Car

Have you ever had the horrible feeling of turning the key in your car only to hear the click of a dead battery? It happens. If there is another car close by, you can try to jump start your vehicle. Here is a summary of how to jump start, but be sure to read your owner’s manual before you attempt it.

Do not allow the metal clamps to come into contact with any other part of the car. Attach the positive cable to the dead positive terminal then attach to the other positive clamp to the good battery. Clamp…

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Tire Pressure Light

You are driving along and all of a sudden, your tire pressure light comes on. You know you have enough air in your tires, and you didn't run over any sharp debris in the road so you are a bit confused as to what the problem could be. Let's run down a few potential problems that could be occurring with your tires:

  • Tire damage can occur from regular wear and tear on your tires and the tread wearing down low. Also, the damage can occur from running over something that embeds itself into the tire.
  • If the weather…
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Take Some Simple Steps to Maintain Your Vehicle's Tires

Your tires are the one piece of equipment on your vehicle that is actually designed to make contact with the road while you drive. As a result of this, it is only natural then that they would suffer from some of the most severe wear and tear. That is why it is particularly important to pay close attention to them when it comes to maintenance.

One area that your focus needs to be on is your tire tread. Your tire tread is what gives you traction on the road, so it is important to monitor it closely. If you notice…

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What Exactly is a Transfer Case?

When you own a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle, you have many benefits. You have the flexibility to drive in inclement weather while many are grounded, take a more challenging course than a two-wheel drive can, and help your friends out of tough situations. That’s all due to the transfer case, or rather to the gears housed inside.

Situated behind the transmission, the transfer case gears transfer wheels out of two-wheel and into 4WD. That works through the driveshafts of the front and rear axles slowing down the speed so that each wheel rotates at the same time.

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When's a Good Time for an Oil Change?

Years ago, most vehicles needed to have an oil change about every 3,000 miles. This is no longer the case today, but a number of drivers still use this principle as a way to care for their cars.

Typically, modern cars can go about 7,500 miles before an oil change is necessary. There are even some cars that can go every 10,000 miles without having to get an oil change. These days, it's best to change the oil less often, since the chemistry of oil has changed and most cars run better on synthetic oil. The…

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What Does Horsepower Really Mean?

Everyone has heard the term horsepower before, usually in reference to a car's performance, but what does it really mean? The term Horsepower is quite old, stretching all the way back to the late 18th century, and its inventor, James Watt. Like with most machinery, a rating system is excellent for comparing the performance of one system to another and leaving a strong impression on the customer.

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Choose OEM Parts for Better Quality

When your car breaks down, it could be caused by a variety of problems. Sometimes its easy to fix, and other times it is a little more difficult. You may find yourself in need of a replacement part for your vehicle. So what do you do now?

Bring your car to our dealership in Los Angeles, CA. Here at our Parts Center, we only use OEM replacements. This stands for original equipment manufacturer parts. The parts we put into your car are made by the same people who made your car. This means the replacement part will work very well…

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Plan that Road Trip Carefully with These Travel Tips

Before you leave the house and begin that long road trip, consider a few things that could help to make certain you arrive at your destination on schedule. These tips are designed to make small emergencies have less of an impact on your journey from the Los Angeles area.

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