Avoid Engine Failure: Change Your Timing Belt Before It's Too Late

Have you ever heard of a timing belt? If you've owned a car for several years, then you've probably heard that it is an important element of your car that needs to be replaced periodically. But do you know what a timing belt is?

Timing belts is a circular piece of equipment that causes the camshaft and crankshaft to open and close the valves and pistons on an engine at the right intervals. If the timing belt is not functioning properly, or has even worn thin and snapped, your engine could suffer extensive damage. This is why you…

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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades


Windshield wiper blades that are in excellent shape are a must for all vehicles. If you're worried about your windshield wiper blades for any reason, then you most likely need to invest in a replacement.

That's due to the simple fact that problematic windshield wipers can greatly hurt your visibility on the road. Not being able to properly see your surroundings while you drive is never a good thing. It can jeopardize your safety in a big way. If your windshield wiper blades need prompt replacement, you may notice rubber issues, odd chirping noises, windshield sludge and frames…
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Correct Tire Pressure Makes a Difference

Tires are created to function at the best level possible when properly inflated. Different brands and types of tires have varied inflation requirements. Under-inflation causes excessive wear on the outer edges of tires. Overinflation stresses the middle region of the tires. Both scenarios cause uneven wear that may result in damage or a possible blowout while traveling down the road. Vehicle safety is also decreased as improperly inflated tires do not make adequate traction on the road.

The tire's sidewalls clearly display the recommended inflation level in pounds per square inch...

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Car Guide: Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper to Bumper Warranty


Every car should come with a warranty. How do you know the difference between powertrain and bumper-to-bumper? In this scenario, you are looking at the amount of coverage. For powertrain warranties, components of your vehicle's propulsion system are protected. This includes the transmission, engine, and other important pieces to moving your vehicle, such as the differential.

A powertrain warranty covers just about everything that is important to keeping your car moving on the road. Under a bumper-to-bumper warranty, you get comprehensive coverage that includes everything in a...
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Alternators Work Hand in Hand with Car Batteries

A battery that's fully charged and a healthy alternator make a great marriage for good driving performance. The alternator, which serves as a generator, is the piece of equipment under your hood that recycles the power used by the car battery. Without a properly functioning alternator, the battery goes dead. And if your alternator isn't in good condition, you'll notice all sorts of issues with the electrical components in your vehicle, including instrument panel warning lights, dim headlights and interior lights, the unpleasant aroma of burning rubber, and strange...

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A Spare Tire Gets You Back On the Road Quickly


Having a spare tire can get you back on the road quicker after a flat tire. But have you ever wondered about the difference in a compact temporary spare tire and a full-size spare tire?

Although both spare tires can get you back on the road after a flat tire, only one of them can remain on your vehicle for a longer duration. That’s because a compact spare tire is only designed for an emergency and it has not been built to achieve the same capabilities as a full-size tire. They are considered as “limited use” tires. The capability…
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Keep Your Gas Topped Up


It may seem strange, but by just keeping your gas tank full you can avoid car trouble. It's true though. If you keep your gas tank full, you will reduce the amount of air that will be in it, and air contains condensation. So ultimately you will be reduce-in the amount of air that is in your gas tank.

When condensation gets into your fuel lines and freezes, there is no way for your gas to get to the engine and your car will not be able to start. That is bad news.

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Make a Checklist Before Your Holiday Travels


The classic holiday road trip requires certain things to make it successful, and none more important than a properly operating vehicle. Because most holiday road trips exceed 50 miles, this type of trip may reveal deficiencies in the vehicle’s operation that are not more apparent in everyday driving. At 46 Mitsubishi, we understand this fact of life and that is why we advise all that would be taking this annual...
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