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Why Is My Tire Pressure Light On?

Maintaining the correct tire pressure is a critical part of keeping your vehicle safe on the road. It decreases wear and tear on tires and increases fuel mileage. Most later model cars have tire pressure lights. What does it mean when yours starts to glow?

It could mean you need to add air to your tires. Or it could simply be a natural variation in tire pressure caused by the outside temperature. 

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Engine Overheating Concerns

When you engine overheats you will notice one or more issues occurring such as an alarm going off on your dashboard, smoke or steam coming out of your engine, a bubbling sound coming from your engine or even an unusual smell coming from your engine. There are a number of reasons these issues could be occurring and you should take your vehicle to a trusted service center like ours here at Klement Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM so your vehicle can be looked at before something serious and permanent occurs.

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When Do Tires Need to Be Replaced?

In order to drive safely, you need your tires to be in good condition. This will allow them to maintain the right amount of contact with the road in a variety of conditions.

Your tires need to have enough tread to be able to grip the road. Check to see if the tires are worn down to the wear bars (which run perpendicular to the treads), or take a few seconds to perform the penny test.

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Quick Tips About Servicing Your Transmission

Taking care of your car's health for the long-term means taking care of your transmission. Unfortunately, many car owners are not aware of the basic maintenance transmissions need. To keep that vital gearbox running smoothly, here are some quick facts about servicing your transmission.

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AWD or 4WD? Choose the One That Is Right for You

When it comes to your next vehicle's drivetrain, you have multiple options. You can always opt for the standard 2WD, and the tried and true 4WD is probably more popular than ever now. But more and more drivers are starting to lean towards all-wheel drive vehicles.

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When Is the Best Time to Get Your Oil Changed?

If you've just purchased a new car, you may have noticed that there are some new "rules" for caring for your vehicle. While it used to be the norm to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles or so, you can wait every 7,500 miles to take your car in for an oil change. 

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Prevent a Major Repair

If you get a tire pressure light comes on in your vehicle, you will want to get it checked out right away. It could just mean that you need to top up the air in one or more of your tires or it could mean that you have a leak somewhere. Don't wait until you get a flat tire, get it taken care of right away. That is the whole point of having warning lights on your vehicle. They will help you to prevent breakdowns and bigger problems by warning you ahead of time.

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