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Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires

Winter changes everything for handling winding roads, sharp turns, and harsh curves, especially on icy roads. With temperatures dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, many drivers will experience deep snow, ice, and slush during colder months.

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Sealing Important Parts

If you were to look at all of the details of your car, you would see that there are several gaskets that hold important components together. Even though they might be lightweight or might feel delicate, they are actually very strong and usually keep fluids from leaking or entering large parts in your car, such as the engine.

When you feel a gasket, they might seem like a cushion. However, when they are installed, they tend to create a hard seal between two components. They also create a cushion so that the two parts don't hit against each other…

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Understanding the Role of a Transfer Case

Alexandria motorists who rely on their four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive cars should understand the role of a transfer cases in their vehicles. When a 4WD or AWD vehicle's engine sends its power to the transfer case, that element is then capable of diverting it appropriately to the cars axles. Its purpose is to redirect the correct amount of power to the front and rear wheels.

Although all transfer cases perform the same task, there are many types of them. This is due to the numerous different configurations that are found in 4WD and AWD vehicles. There is a…

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How to Keep Your Tires in Good Condition

Ideally, you will check each tires tread and pressure before you leave home for the day. If you notice that a tire has been cut or that it is bald, it is a good idea to have it repaired or replaced. It may be necessary to have all of your tires replaced at the same time to ensure that they wear evenly.

You should keep a tires pressure at the level recommended by the manufacturer. Generally speaking, you'll want to have at least 30 pounds per square inch (PSI) of air inside of each one attached to your car…

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Gaskets Are Very Important for Your Vehicle

While there are many important parts to your vehicle, you might not always think of gaskets. While these tiny parts are mostly out of your view, their importance cannot be overstated enough. You will find that they perform critical functions that your car could not live without.

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After Six Months, Get an Oil Change

Drivers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting motor oil. Conventional, synthetic, and hybrid oils represent three choices. And those oils may come with different viscosity levels, allowing drivers to choose a more temperature-appropriate fluid. When should the driver put the new oil in the engine, though?

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Make Sure Tire Air Pressure is Appropriate

Make sure to check the air pressure on your tire without fail. Each month expect a small amount of air to disappear naturally. If there’s a leak anywhere, the loss could be more significant and rapid. Once tire pressure drops too low, then don’t expect problem-free vehicle operations.

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Understanding Transmission Basics

In essential terms, a transmission is an element of an engine that provides what is known as a controlled application of power. More commonly, a transmission is known as a gearbox, a part of an engine that uses gears and gear trains to provide torque and speed conversions from a primary rotating power source.

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How Brake Pads Help You Stop on a Dime

Despite all the incredible advancements in automotive technology, there is still no vehicle feature that is as vital as your car's brakes. The brake pads are a crucial component in your brakes, meaning it's important to understand how they work and how they should be maintained. At Lindsay Volvo Cars of Alexandria, we offer this basic introduction to brake pads to ensure that all your stops are safe.

A brake pad acts as a buffer between the brake rotor and the brake caliper. A buffer is needed due to the large amount of friction and heat that is…

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