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Pay Attention to Your Car's Battery in Different Temperatures

Extreme temperatures can be bad for your car’s battery. It doesn’t matter if it’s too hot or too cold. Subjecting your battery to either extreme can end up reducing the life of your battery. Learn why this happens in certain temperatures.

There are a few different reasons why batteries die in winter temperatures. In cold temperatures, the battery is under a heavier load when starting the vehicle. Second, the capacity of a battery gets reduced in colder weather. Also, the increased use of car accessories, such as wipers and headlights, adds an additional strain on batteries.  

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Keep Your Vehicle Moving in the Right Direction

When your wheels are properly aligned, you can optimize your handling and performance on the road. This can help keep you safe and comfortable no matter what type of conditions you're driving in.

Sometimes when you're driving, you hit potholes, large bumps in the road, or other obstacles that can knock a wheel askew. As a result, your car might consistently pull to one side and you might feel a slight vibration in your steering wheel as you're going straight. Also, your tires could wear out unevenly, causing you to have to replace them earlier than you…

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What to Expect from Your Timing Belt

You've probably heard of a timing belt, but do you know what it looks like, what it does, and why it's important. Like many parts of cars, the name fairly accurately describes the part. The timing belt is responsible for ensuring that the camshaft and the crankshaft are turning at synchronous speeds.

The timing belt is made with a piece of toothed rubber. These teeth ensure that the crankshaft is opening and closing the pistons and the camshaft is opening and closing the valves synchronously. If they weren't working together at the correct timing, the engine wouldn…

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What Is the Most Important Part of Your Car?

Each vehicle part is responsible for a certain task that either facilitates movement or function of another piece that is equally as important as the last. As a whole, they all work together to move the car and the motorists that control its movements and features. But what constitutes the most important part of a vehicle?

Some may argue that a vehicle's steering and braking systems are first on the list. While the engine is obviously a key part of every automobile, the brakes give a car the ability to stop. To accomplish this, brake pads must brace the…

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Always Have a Way to Get Unstuck This Winter

Don't leave home without a bag of something. It doesn't matter if it's sand, salt, or litter just be sure to have something in your car at all times because you never know when you'll need it. Be sure to come see us here at Grand Blanc Motorcars, LTD so we can get your vehicle ready for the winter. You want to avoid having car trouble at all costs if you can help it.

If you choose to use sand as your means of traction in the event that you get stuck keep in mind that…

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Invest in Some Good Winter Wipers

If you are going to be driving in the harsh weather conditions of winter you may need to switch out your regular wipers for winter ones. Winter wipers are tougher and better able to handle the ice and snow that gets built up on your windshield.

Come see us today at Grand Blanc Motorcars, LTD so that we can get you prepped for winter and so we can change your wipers for you. You should have two sets of wipers-one for winter and one for all the other seasons. It will also prolong the life of your wipers since you…

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Why Service at a Dealership is Key

Your vehicle is important. You depend on it for many reasons. It allows you to get safely to work, and transports other members of your family. You never want to take service lightly. You deserve an expert opinion from someone trained to maintain your vehicle.

There are many reasons why getting service work done at the dealership is key. We have the latest tools and technology. Our technicians are well versed on your make and model. We have the best OEM parts and accessories for every job, and have access to factory recalls.

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Should I Schedule to Get My Tires Rotated?

Getting the tires rotated on your vehicle has more benefits than you might realize. Here are just a few of the reasons that you should be at the service center getting your tires rotated every other oil change:

  • If the tires are not rotated often, they will begin to wear unevenly which can cause your vehicle to start pulling to one side of the road while you are driving.

 

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Vehicle Maintenance for Dealing with Seasonal Changes

Most drivers and passengers take a vehicle's climate control system for granted until it fails to operate properly. Modern cars typically have automatic heating and air conditioning units that precisely regulate the temperatures of the cabins. Extreme weather forces the climate control system to work extra hard. There are several components under the hood that could break down as a result of exposure to high or low temperatures.

 

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