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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Defensive Driving In

There was a man in who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home - so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in , because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment. Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers. Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident. Never drive impaired: Alcohol is a factor in half of ... read more

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Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: The water pump's like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the fluid throughout. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear. The water pump only operates when the engine's running. Water pump failure is pretty routine. Some start failing at around 40,000 miles, but most fail by 100,000 miles. Consult your owners' manual or service technician to see what's recommended. Since a water pump either works or it doesn't, you need to change it when it fails. Water pumps fail in one of two ways: the bearings fail or they begin to leak. It's possible to have a leak from a cracked water pump, but it usually leaks at the gasket where it attaches to the engine. So how can you tell ... read more

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Technician Training at

Your car is important to you and keeping it running is vital to your lifestyle. That's why you should have it serviced regularly at . And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right. It's also very important to your service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our service center spends every year to make sure our technicians are properly trained. offers a variety of car care services to many kinds of vehicles. We need to be up to date on the latest techniques and parts so that they can care for your car properly. Our centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer. And each service has a checklist of standard procedures. technicians follow these procedures so they can safely deliver a consistent level of high-quality ser ... read more

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Maintenance
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