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What is a Differential and Does it Need to Get Serviced?

The differential in your vehicle is responsible for transferring the power of the transmission and engine to your drive shafts so the wheels move. Something as simple as low fluids in the differential can turn into costly repairs the longer you wait.

The differential housing is full of gear oil, lubricating parts that have to power the vehicle. These fluids are similar to motor oil in that they do break down over time and are not as effective as they used to be. 

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Which Type of Car Warranty Should You Get?

Buying a new or used car comes with a lot of decisions, including which type of warranty to get. Some cars already come with warranties, but it is still important to know what is covered and what isn't. A powertrain warranty includes the transmission, drive train and most of what is under the car's hood. It excludes a few things such as the car's battery.

Bumper-to-bumper warranties include more of the car's systems, but they last for a shorter period of time. 

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What's Inside Your Roadside Emergency Kit?

More importantly, do you even have a roadside emergency kit in your car? Here are a few essentials you'll need to put in your safety kit. A small bag of useful tools can go a long way in making repairs. Things like a hammer, screwdriver, multi-tool, saw, scissors, and socket set, all can make your time stranded more productive.

Bring a couple containers of engine oil and a gallon of coolant in the event these fluids get low in your vehicle. 

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Motor Oil Myths

If you have spent any amount of time in Wintersville, you've likely heard your fair share of myths about oil and changing your oil. One of the biggest myths around is that you have to change your oil every 3,000 miles.

The fact of the matter is that when you need to change your oil depends on a number of different factors. There are times when you need to change it more often and that and times when you can wait. You should, however, err on the side of caution, but you don't want to be shelling…

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Let the Jeep Brand Guide Your Adventures

Are you looking to purchase a compact SUV that serves as a great family vehicle but also delivers the capability to guide you on adventures? Look no further than the Jeep Compass. Below are two interior features that make the Jeep SUV a great compact family SUV:

  • Reversible Cargo Mat - The Jeep Compass offers an available reversible cargo mat that can accommodate anything you want to carry. Transporting the kids from practice but don’t want their dirty equipment to ruin the cargo bed? Simply turn the cargo mat to the vinyl side that can be easily cleaned. 
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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

There are several factors you might consider before deciding on whether a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle is right for you. It’s a good idea to think about what type of driving conditions you will be exposed to, the average mileage you’ll be driving, and what you expect from the vehicle in general.

The economical choice between them is the FWD. It is a simpler, more cost-effective vehicle to produce because of the placement of the engine and drivetrain assembly. It’s also a lighter assembly. That creates savings of both initial cost and fuel as…

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Why Getting Windshield Wiper Blades is Safer This Season

The best thing that you can do this season to ensure you are able to see clearly on the roads is switching to a set of new windshield wiper blades. These are a few of the benefits of making the switch to the new wiper blades.

The new winter blades are made with rubber that will not get stiff as the temperatures drop. That allows the blades to conform to the glass more easily and keep your field of vision clear. 

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Semi-Metallic vs. Ceramic: The Differences in Brake Pads That Matter

Semi-metallic and ceramic are two options for brake pads that provide the stopping power you need to maintain control while you are behind the wheel of a vehicle. These components of the braking system feature a friction pad that is created to bring the rotor to a slower speed or halt. However, the actual makeup of these parts are different.

The semi-metallic brake pads are universal, meaning that they are made to fit on most types of moving vehicles with a disc braking system. 

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How Does Your Alternator Process Electricity?

Planning a road trip with friends or family soon? You may need to change your car’s alternator before you go. Your vehicle’s alternator acts as a self-powered generator that moves in rotation with a belt. In similar fashion to a wind up radio, the rotary’s continuous movement is converted into electricity through magnetization. This immediately moves an electrical current flow to the battery and various lights on the interior and exterior of the automobile.

 

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