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Engine Overheating: What and Why

It's important to know why your vehicle may be overheating so you can bring it to our dealership in Wintersville for service. There are a few different reasons why cars overheat; You could have a bad temperature sensor, thermostat or radiator. It could also be the cause of a bad mixture of coolant and water or you might even have a coolant leak.

What to Do If Your Vehicle Overheats

If you find that the temperature is high or that coolant is leaking out of your vehicle you should pull over to the shoulder of the road immediately and…

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What's the Better Option: Winter Tires or All-Season Tires?

Are you in need of new tires for your vehicle but don't know what to select? This is a tough decision to make. A lot of people become overwhelmed by the amount of money that they need to spend on new tires. In order to make a good investment, you should know all about the options that you have available to you.

Winter tires are a popular option in cold climates where snow and ice are a real issue, like our community of Wintersville, OH. The downfall to winter tires focuses on the fact that you must remove them…

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Correct Tire Pressure Always Matters

Have you ever wondered why setting your tire pressure to the correct PSI is important? At State Park Motors, we are here to give you answers! So whether you have too much air pressure or not enough, tire pressure is important and here's why.

Too Much Pressure

Having too much tire pressure will cause uneven wear in the center of your tire tread, and can cause driving to be excessively bumpy. It can also dangerously overload your suspension causing you to lose control. 

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Brake Fluid Supports Reliable Braking

The brakes in a car require all the many parts to work together harmoniously. The parts, however, do require assistance from a special hydraulic fluid. Much like motor oil’s relationship to an engine, brake fluid allows the parts in the braking system to perform reliably.

The various components comprising the braking system include the calipers, brake pads, rotors, wheels, and brake lines. The brake lines house a special hydraulic fluid. When the driver presses down on the brake pedal, the fluid creates pressure that supports how the braking system works. 

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Keep Your Windshield Wipers Working Properly

Given the storms that we can sometimes experience during our daily commutes, it's important to always have your windshield wipers maintained. These relatively affordable parts are simple to replace. If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, you could visit us at State Park Motors Inc.

Windshield wipers are sturdy, but their rubber components may break down over time. When these parts are damaged, the wiper blades have trouble cleaning. The result is streaks left on your windshield after a swipe with your wipers. 

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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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