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Vehicle Gaskets Perform an Important Job

Gaskets serve a vital in a vehicle. They seal parts at connecting mating surface points. Inside a car, there are several different gaskets installed to handle various sealing jobs. The various gaskets might be made from copper, rubber, steel, and more. Let’s look at two main ones.

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Put the Right Amount of Air in Your Tires

Do you notice your car drags a bit? Is the gas mileage poor? Many issues could cause such problems, and low tire pressure is among them. Air slowly escapes tires every month, and the psi drops. Check the pressure levels to make sure you have the right amount. If not, fill up the tire with air. The local gas station probably has an automatic pump.

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A Quick Look at the Capabilities and Convenience of Android Auto

Android Auto is an increasingly popular in-vehicle technology system. With this feature, Boise, ID drivers can enjoy easy access to real-time weather, step-by-step driving directions, hands-free calling, and their favorite music among other things. At Lyle Pearson Volvo Cars Boise, we're excited to help locals learn more about the impressive level of convenience that Android Auto provides.

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Are You Car's Fluids Leaking?

Various fluids contribute to the effective operation of a car, truck, or another vehicle. When you see spots and slicks underneath a car, don't ignore the problem. Leaking fluids means there will be less fluid inside the vehicle doing its job. Running short on motor oil or transmission fluid would be disastrous. The engine's components and transmission gears would lose lubrication and could end up ruined. 

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Alignment for Better Control

Does your vehicle seem to have a mind of its own when you’re driving down a straight Boise street? Is it constantly trying to drift to the left or right? The car probably needs an alignment. An alignment will set your car’s wheels back to the factory specs.

Camber, caster and toe are the angles at which each pair of wheels is set. Camber tells you if the tops of the wheels slant toward each other or away. To understand caster, think of the way a bicycle’s front tire sets forward on a slanted fork, rather than…
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Is Your Car Ready for Back-To-School Time?

Back-to-school time is here. That means you must catch up with scores of responsibilities. These duties extend to your car. Taking the young ones to school requires driving a reliable vehicle. Making sure your car runs fine should be a priority when the school season rolls around.

One basic step involves checking your owner's manual. Look at all the suggested routine maintenance that is due or overdue. Bring the car to a mechanic and get all the required work done right away. Do you want to deal with snapped belts or avoidable engine troubles?

 

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Winter Tires are not for All Seasons

You have the choice to put on whatever tires you wish on your personal vehicle. You should take that responsibility seriously. The fact is that there are tires designed for various climates, and you should take note of this and adhere to putting on the proper tires if you are serious about safety and value.

It has been studied and shown that switching from winter tires to summer tires as the seasons change saves you more money than if you tried to leave winter tires on your vehicle all year. 

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