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Maximize Your Tire's Lifespan with Regular Rotations

Your tires serve a very critical function on your vehicle. And due to the nature of this function, they are also going to see some of the most severe wear and tear as compared to other components on your car, truck, or SUV. Tires are by no means cheap to replace, either. So, when you do put a new set on you will naturally want to get as much life out of them as you can.

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Transmissions

Your vehicle’s automatic transmission converts the power of the engine’s RPMs into the torque the driveshaft needs to rotate the wheels. Through a complex series of gears, called planetary gears, in the transmission housing, the rotational speed is adjusted for the wheels.

In order to operate efficiently, the transmission’s gears need to stay lubricated with transmission fluid. The additives in the fluid break down with time and use and becomes less effective.

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The Importance of Scheduled Fuel System Service Inspections

Pay close attention to when your vehicle is warning you that the fuel system is experiencing trouble. Here are some of the warning sings to pay closer attention to:

  • Pay very close attention to the fuel economy of your vehicle. If you see a big drop, it could be the result of a dirty fuel filter and clogged fuel lines.
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What is a Car Suspension?

Car suspensions are not commonly thought about by drivers until they notice that the “suspension” aspect of their vehicle is not working. Sudden jolts or the slow increase of the feel of the road through the car frame are sure signs that your suspension is wearing down.

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Be Prepared for a Road Trip

Your vehicle requires regular maintenance. It also requires regular check-ups. Make it a habit to check your vehicle before you go anywhere. Check your fluids and tires pressure. Check your wiper blades and your mirrors as well. You want your mirrors and seat to be properly adjusted so that you have the maximum amount of visibility when you are driving. You don't want to be adjusting things as you are driving because it can be dangerous. Just do it before you start driving.

Bring your vehicle to us here at Coastal Nissan so we can make sure that your…

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The Value of Tire Tread

Your tires do a lot to help you when you are on the road, and it is important that the tread on them is in good shape. If you feel that your tires might be wearing out, you should get help in checking them out and seeing if they need to be replaced.

Your tires need to have good treads on them if you would like to stop quickly when you brake your car. 

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Things to Keep In Mind About Move Over & Slow Down Laws

Did you know, according to the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition, each year over 200 roadside workers will lose their lives while performing their job duties. Similarly, since 1997 over 150 law enforcement officers have lost their lives by being struck by vehicles during stops, a statistic provided by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

After a revision in 2002, every state has Slow Down & Move Over laws in effect, but a poll done by Mason Dixon Polling & Research shows that 71% of Americans are totally unaware of any of these laws in effect in their states.

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Things to Keep In Mind About Move Over & Slow Down Laws

Did you know, according to the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition, each year over 200 roadside workers will lose their lives while performing their job duties. Similarly, since 1997 over 150 law enforcement officers have lost their lives by being struck by vehicles during stops, a statistic provided by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

After a revision in 2002, every state has Slow Down & Move Over laws in effect, but a poll done by Mason Dixon Polling & Research shows that 71% of Americans are totally unaware of any of these laws in effect in their states.

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Finance a Vehicle from Home

If you want a vehicle to drive, but don’t have enough cash to shell out, you should consider financing a vehicular purchase. The problem? The traditional financing process can be a pain.

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