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Vehicles Require Good Timing Belts

The various parts of any vehicle are pretty essential to the overall operation of the thing, but there are few that are as important as the timing belt on your vehicle. It controls the amount of air that passes through to the engine at any given time. It is important to get this amount just right to avoid having any potential issues with the engine by and large. 

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Washing Your Car Has its Perks

Don’t think of washing your car as a chore. Instead, think of it as a way to boost your car’s beauty and function. At State Park Motors, we know that clean cars are the best kinds of cars to have on the road.

Dirt and bugs need to be removed from the vehicle’s exterior from time to time. Otherwise, it’s going to damage the clear coat and eat through the paint, leaving scratches and more behind. This can cause the value to drop considerably on your vehicle, too. 

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Tips for Fixing a Flat Tire

When you get a flat tire, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. At State Park Motors Inc, we have a few tips to help you get a spare on when you’re on the side of the road. Be sure to have a few basic supplies in your trunk, too, including a jack and a flashlight.

One of the most important things is to avoid pushing your car off of the jack as it can affect the suspension. Be sure to use your lugwrench to loosen the nuts before you use the car jack. Then, when…

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Cleaning Up Pet Hair In Your Vehicle

State Park Motors knows how much people love their dogs. They like to take them on car rides. However, dogs shed a lot, and this can get pet hair everywhere. There are ways to get pet hair out of your car and minimize it in the future.

One of the best ways to remove pet hair is to vacuum with a rubber attachment with bristles. These bristles will loosen the hair, and powerful suction can then pull the hair away. A sticky lint roller is another means by which you can get pet hair out of your vehicle. 

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Switch Your Winter Tires Out for Summer Tires on the Off Season

If you have two different sets of tires that you change between for the cold weather and the summer months, it's best to keep it that way. Winter tires work exceptionally well when the roads are covered with snow and ice. However, you could very well compromise the tread's integrity on your vehicle if you leave them on all year long. The problem with this is, tires are an expensive investment. It doesn't make sense to invest in a brand new set of winter tires, only to wear them out in the warm weather months. 

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Is it Time to Make the Switch to Winter Wiper Blades?

You may not realize you're putting yourself in danger if you are driving year-round with summer wiper blades on your vehicle. At our service department, we recommend that our customers switch over to winter wiper blades when they come in to have us switch over to their set of winter tires.

Because summer wiper blades are designed with lattice arms with moving parts, a lightweight frame and a thinner layer of natural rubber that makes contact with the windshield, they are not designed to handle very low temperatures and the extremes caused by ice, blizzards and snow.  

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Know Your Winter Tires

Winter is here! We can deny it all we want or we can get some good winter tires. Our staff at State Park Motors wants you to be an informed driver when purchasing new winter tires. It’s important to know the difference and now what you need. With so many brands and types available, it can be hard to decide, so we’ve broken it down for you a little.

Stud-less ice/snow tires will provide you the best traction on ice and snow while studded tires are great for ice traction but will need studs if you’re…

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The Basics of Truck Bed Liners

While there are many different types of after-market bed liners you can put into your truck, it might make more sense to get something from the dealership. That way, your truck will be ready to get work done right when you drive off the lot.

There are two main types of bed liners. Drop-in liners, as the name suggests, are physically dropped into place. They're bolted down so they won't shift positions, and they're usually made out of a hard, durable plastic.  

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Maintain Your Timing Belt

Modern vehicles usually have a timing belt instead of a timing chain. If the belt breaks or stops turning, then you're left with a vehicle that doesn't run at all. Car manufacturers started replacing chains with belts because they are lighter in weight and don't get jammed as easily on parts that surround the device. 

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Back-to-School Auto Checkup

Caring for your car is always important, but back to school time emphasizes the need to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the demands of the seasons ahead. Whether you are a parent with children at home or sending one or more off to school, checking the condition of your vehicles is an essential task.

Drivers know the importance of regular maintenance. Back to school time is an ideal period to check on the oil, fluids, battery, and tires. You should check the dash for warning lights and resolve issues like tire pressure and engine service. 

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