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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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An Exhaust Leak Provides You With Sound Cues

If you’ve ever had a bad exhaust system, then you already know that your car can sound like a freight train as you’re driving through Kenosha, WI. In order to know if your exhaust is leaking and might be in need of service before this occurs, you have to listen closely to catch it early. In most cases, you will hear a faint "hissing" sound, which can be anywhere within the exhaust system. This sound is an indicator of either a hole in the exhaust pipe or a loose connection in the exhaust system.

 

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Crossflow vs. Downflow Radiators

Radiators come in many basic designs, and two of the more popular ones include crossflow and downflow radiators. Their names refer to the way that they function in terms of coolant flow.

Crossflow radiators have cores with piping that run horizontally through the core. These radiators also have coolant collection tanks on each side of the core. As the hot coolant enters the crossflow radiator, the tanks route the fluid horizontally through the piping. 

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Transmission Maintenance is Crucial for Your Vehicle

Your transmission is one of the most complex and critical systems on your entire vehicle. That is why it is so important to be diligent in maintaining this box of gears. That is proven all the more true if you have ever seen the price tag for a repair or replacement. Paying for the routine maintenance services can potentially save you a ton of money in the long run. A typical transmission service usually involves the following:

  • Draining the old transmission fluid
  • Removing, examining, and cleaning the pan
  • Replacing the filter
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Keep Your Headlights in Optimal Shape

If you haven't given your headlights much thought, it may be time to get them serviced at our Kenosha, Wisconsin location. You need to keep your headlights bright even if you don't do much night driving.

You depend on your headlights to help you to see when your visibility is limited and you also need your headlights to keep you visible to the…

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The Value of Windshield Wiper Fluid

There is nothing worse than driving along in a messy winter storm in Kenosha, WI. Your windshield is covered in slush and salt, and when you go to utilize your windshield fluid, you find that it is empty. Just like maintaining your vehicle's oil levels and other fluids, windshield wiper fluid is important as well, and you should make sure that your reservoir is full throughout the year.

In addition to your windshield wiper fluid cleaning your windshields, it is also beneficial for other reasons. 

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