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For those who "don't know anything about cars"

For those who "don't know anything about cars"

We constantly hear the phrase "I don't know anything about cars" from our clients, customers and friends.  Guess what?  Most people are in the same boat.  A new vehicle rolling off the production line today can have 25 or more modules (computers) that control every function in the car.  With the advent of fuel injection, "drive by wire" and CANbus systems your car works nothing like a car produced 30 years ago.  When you push the gas pedal there is no mechanical link between the pedal and the engine, it's all sensors, wires and computers.  There are no more relays and switches, the turn signal stalk sends a signal to the computer to turn on the turn signal. What this means is that most people have a vague notion at best of the inner workings of their own vehicle.  Unless you are in the automotive profession and have kept up with the changes in vehicles there is no reason for you to know exactly what's going on un ... read more

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is here, and with warm weather comes a new set of operating conditions for your car! Here are a few tips to keep your car running great all summer long: Don't leave your car idling for long periods. Your radiator fan may not keep up with the engine cooling needs on a hot day and you risk overheating your engine Have your belts and hoses checked. Warm weather is hard on rubber components and can cause accelerated wear.  This can lead to broken belts and leaking hoses. Don't leave children or pets in a sealed vehicle. On a warm day the interior of your vehicle can reach 130 degrees in only a few minutes, cause heat stroke and even death in children and animals. Have your fluids checked.  Coolant and oil levels are key to keeping your engine running at the proper temperature and increase the life of your vehicle

Valentines day for your car

Valentines day for your car

What are you doing to show your car some love this Valentines day?  Cars need love too!  Here are a few ideas: Battery terminal cleaning Brake fluid flush Windshield wipers Coolant flush Transmission service Tire rotation and balance Alignment check Power steering fluid service Wheel face cleaning These are just a few ideas.  Now you may ask "why get my car a Valentines Day gift?"  Just think about all the things your car does for you!  It keeps you warm in the cold weather, it takes you where you want to go, it entertains you while you drive, and it rarely complains!  Give Muskegon Brake & Tire a call, and we'll make it easy to keep your car happy

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