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Taking the Guess Work out of Tire Size Readings

On the sides of the tire, the tire size is shown by a series of numbers. Your standard passenger tire will have three "groups" of numbers next to each other, with the last number following a letter. The first 3 digit number is a measurement of the tire's width, known as section width, and it expresses this size in millimeters.

The second grouping of numbers is a little more complicated and represents the height of the side wall. 

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Does Your Brake Pedal in Rock Hill Need to Be Repaired?

When you push on the brake pedal, you expect to get a swift response. A mushy brake pedal that barely responds is a sure sign of a problem. You might notice that you have to stomp all the way down on the pedal to get your car to slow down.

There are many reasons why your brake pedal might become "soft." There could be air in the brake lines, and fixing that is a quick repair. 

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Move and Mark

Anyone who has owned a car knows that unfortunately at some point your car may encounter an unexpected problem and you may find yourself dealing with a roadside emergency. It is important to stay calm and below are two tips to help you with a roadside emergency:

  • Safe Area- In order to keep from causing an accident to either you or your car, it is important to make sure you move your car to a safe place. 
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How are Fuel Injectors Cleaned?

There are two types of systems that inject fuel into your combustion chamber—the carburetor and the fuel injector. The vast majority of vehicles on the road today use a fuel injector system that squirts fuel vapor into the combustion chamber to mix with air and subjected to spark to create the power you need to travel down the road. A fuel injector sits above each cylinder with its nozzle inside the combustion chamber.

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Clean Radiator Inlet Tanks Can Prevent Overheating

In order to cool the boiling hot coolant coursing through your car engine, your water pump must drive large volumes of liquid through the system each and every second. As the coolant enters the radiator, it needs a place to collect. These spaces are called radiator inlet and outlet tanks, and they can be found on the tops or sides of most mainstream radiator designs.

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Serpentine Belts

Most modern vehicles use a serpentine belt to drive auxiliary parts of the motion of the crankshaft. The serpentine belts is just like it sounds; it is a long belt that snakes among the pulleys that drive parts like the alternator and power-steering.

The reason the serpentine belt is popular among manufacturers is that it is easy to apply. 

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Muffler and Exhaust Service Needs

The muffler on your vehicle is a very important part of your car that is responsible for muffling the loud sounds from your engine block. The exhaust system is then tied into that muffler and the sounds and exhaust fumes will be expelled out the back of your vehicle. If there is something wrong with either of these areas of your vehicle you will notice a problem such as:

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Why is it Important to Maintain a Vehicle's Battery?

The purpose of your vehicle’s battery is to store the required energy to power the starter, ignition, fuel, and a host of other electrical systems. As the battery ages, the voltage required to keep these systems functional may reduce, causing a host of symptoms. Regular battery maintenance is important to ensure that adequate power is being provided for your vehicle.

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The Necessity of Alignments

As you are driving down the road, a perfectly aligned vehicle would be able to steer itself in a straight line without you having to guide the steering wheel left or right. Obviously you don't want to let go of your steering wheel to test this scenario, 

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