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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Cleaning your tires regularly is not just for appearances. You should clean your tires to prevent brake dust buildup as well as other debris that can get into the carbon fibers, making it more difficult for your tires. When you wash your vehicle, you should always clean your wheels before any other part of the car. This is crucial to saving time and energy, as you’ll only kick up grime from the tires onto your vehicle. This is why you clean them first.

Secondly, you want to use a product like Wolfgang Tire and Wheel Cleaner because it can…

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Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh

Everybody loves that new car smell. Unfortunately, it can quickly dissipate as new, unwanted odors take over. We here at Anastos Motors want you to be an informed vehicle owner and have the knowledge to keep your car in good condition, so here are some odor-fighting tips you need to know.

First, you should always remove trash from the car. Pick up any food wrappers and paper trash. You can keep a small trash bag in your car to ensure that everyday garbage doesn't spread. By eliminating trash, you're reducing the risk of bugs and odors invading your…

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Studded vs. Studless Winter Tires

Winter can be a fun time for sledding, skiing and other winter sports. However, getting to these sports or to places like work and school in icy conditions can be a challenge all on its own. If you haven't taken a close look at your tires lately, you may want to do so in order to prepare for slick driving during this winter season.As you're evaluating your winter tire options, consider both studded vs. non-studded models. The first actually offers metal studs embedded into the rubber of the tire to provide extra traction and grip.  

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Stay Safe This Winter With a Winter Survival Kit

Roads can be treacherous, especially in the winter time. Do your part to keep our streets safe by making sure that your car is fully stocked with a winter survival kit. Read on to find out what you should put in it.

People always remember the basics like jumper cables, gauze and bandages, but this is not a time to cut corners. Be sure you have a complete first aid kit in your pack, many roadside emergencies carry the risk of burns for unwitting drivers trying to fix the problem themselves. Kitty litter, sand or gravel is also a must…

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Can the Temperature Affect Battery Performance?

If the weather has been that much cooler or if it's been sweltering, you've probably noticed some issues with your car battery when starting up or its performance. How much of a problem is this that you might need to prepare for in the future?

All car batteries work based on a chemical reaction that is optimal at 80F. If a battery is exposed to higher temperatures, it is going to wear out that much faster. Capacity that is heat-damaged cannot be restored. 

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Protect Your Vehicle From Salt Corrosion And You Will Be Thankful Later

One of the worst things about owning a vehicle is simply that it goes down in value over time. It is one of those assets that we do not hold because it is an investment, but simply because it gets us from Point A to Point B. Still, we can at least try to protect what value the vehicle does have while we own it.

Road salt protection is one of the best ways to maintain the value of your vehicle. It is so easy to lose thousands of dollars worth of value to salt. Make sure that you avoid…

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Back-to-School Auto Service

The fall season marks a return to school and the end of the summer season. It is an ideal time to review vehicle maintenance. The back-to-school period places more demands on family vehicles, and owners should make sure that they have proper oil, brake fluid, and coolant levels. For owners sending kids off to college, they should prepare for the colder seasons with scrapers, washer fluid, and battery jumper cables.

Drivers should look at the dash and identify any warning lights such as low tire pressure or oil changes. You should resolve those issues immediately. 

 

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How to Get Your Car Clean in Just a Few Minutes

Are you in a rush and cannot do a full cleaning of your car? There is no need to worry. You can do a quick and thorough cleaning that will make your vehicle look much more presentable on the interior and exterior. Here is what to do.

Start out by throwing away empty bottles and cans. Then look for litter lying around and put any loose items away. Take your mats out and shake off any debris off them. 

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Car Guide: Maintaining Your Brake Pads

Do you know how your brakes work or what kind of brake system you have? Most cars have a disc brake system that uses metallic brake pads to avoid melting. When you apply pressure to the brake, the brake pads apply pressure to the rotors which slows down the vehicle. Over time, your brake pads can wear down until they need to be replaced. Car owners should have their brake pads checked regularly to avoid dangerous situations.

You may notice some sounds coming from your brakes when you press down on the brake pedal. A screeching or squealing sound indicates…

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Why Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Our tire crew here at Anastos Motors want to share information about why summer tires are preferred as the warmer weather nears. In addition to improved handling and better grip on the road, summer tires also help your vehicle to stop in a shorter distance.

The unique tread pattern designs of the summer tires actually serves two purposes during the warmer months. First, the design helps with handling as the roads and tires get heated. 

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