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When Should You Have Your Car Battery Inspected?

The battery in your vehicle is working harder today than ever, mostly because of all the luxuries we take for granted that make driving so uneventful. The battery has to be able to power the engine, run the headlights, the horn, power the doors and windows, run the windshield wipers, and the stereo system.

Our service center has identified some warning signs you should be on the lookout for when you are driving your car that could indicate you need a new battery.

A battery should be replaced if:
  • The horn is not as loud as normal.
  • The car cranks…
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Is it time for you to rotate your tires?

Is it time for you to rotate your tires? Many people do not recognize the importance of rotating your vehicles tires. When driving any vehicle tire wear down is happening each time the car is driven. In almost all cases front tires wear down along the sides due to just making a turn. Are you noticing that your vehicle is slightly vibrating? If so, it could be time to rotate those bad boys!

Rotating your tires will save you time and money in the long run. If you do not rotate your tires as certain points in time you are…
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Creates Two State-of-the-Art Training Facilities in Indiana

Recently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US celebrated the official opening of two new facilities that are geared to train 8,200 Powertrain employees in five Indiana locations. Dignitaries gathered at the World Class Manufacturing Academy located inside the Tipton Transmission Plant -- as a live feed linked the Tipton facility to a second training site in Kokomo -- to showcase the hands-on curriculum and state-of-the-art technology that has been devised for the training process.

 

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Pay Attention to the Signals

Nobody wants their check engine light to come on, but it's a good thing it does, or we wouldn't know when something was "up." It's our heads up to when something is off, so we can deal with the problem before we end up stranded or having to deal with a very expensive mechanic's bill. And there's no need to panic when the sensor lights up because it's usually a manageable problem. If it's blinking, however, it does need to be taken a little more seriously and should be taken in immediately to…
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Synthetic or Conventional Oil? Making the Right Choice

To keep a vehicle running properly will require regular maintenance. This means having your oil changed is a necessary part of protecting your vehicle. Forgetting could leave your engine damaged, dirty, and possibly overheated. When the time has come to refresh the oil in your vehicle, you may wonder which type to choose. It isn't uncommon for a manufacturer to strictly require synthetic oil, as it poses many benefits to keep the engine running in tip-top shape. Synthetic oil uses combined ingredients to offer you more lubrication and better protection against engine wear and tear.
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Why Change the Oil So Much?

There is a very old saying that you should change your oil when it becomes black. By the time your oil has turned black, it is nearly useless as far as lubrication goes. The best rule of thumb used to be, every three thousand miles at first, and then every five thousand after that, and so on. As fun as old sayings are to listen to, some are true, some are partially true, and most are simply patently false.
Today, we have the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedules to which we should adhere, simply to keep our warranties valid.
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The Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: 2017 SUV of the Year

We’ve always known Jeeps are the best, but it’s nice to have someone else validate our opinion…again! According to media.fcanorthamerica.com, this past week, the off-road enthusiast publication, FOUR WHEELER, named the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk the 2017 SUV of the Year. This is the latest award out of the plethora that the Grand Cherokee has won since its original debut, maintaining its reign as the most awarded SUV ever

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