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Common Signs of an Exhaust Leak

An exhaust system is a set of piping that guides exhaust gases from a controlled combustion in a vehicle’s engine. An exhaust system must be undamaged for a vehicle to properly function. You may not notice a small exhaust leak, but as the leak becomes worse, it could lead to significant damages to the engine and pose a fatal threat to you and your passengers.

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Towing Guide

If moving day involves towing your belongings, it’s recommended that you first inspect your vehicle and the trailer before embarking on the journey. The first step is to verify the manufacturer’s specifications for your vehicle’s towing weight allowance. They’ll give you the tow and tongue weight limitations. If your auto, the hitch, and the trailer are compatible, look at other safety aspects.

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

An explanation of viscosity might be a good place to start. It just means the thickness of a liquid. It’s recommended to follow the manufacturer’s specifications for the most suitable motor oil for your vehicle.

The numbers on a multi-grade bottle of motor oil indicate its viscosity at cold or hot temperatures. For instance, if it’s a 10W40 weight, the first number represents the highest viscosity, or thickness, the oil will reach in cold weather or when the engine is cold. 

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Don’t Lose Your Gear: Check Your Transmission

Owning a car is a big responsibility and with that responsibility comes routine maintenance to ensure the longevity of your car. One area that needs routine maintenance is the cars transmission, but what exactly does the transmission do? Below is an explanation of what a transmission is and when it needs to be serviced:

  • Transmission- The transmission is responsible for shifting gears to make sure that your car has the right amount of power for a given speed.
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Is It Time to Replace Your Tires?

Tire tread gives your car traction on the road. Keeping your tires properly inflated helps reduce the wear on your tires. Perform these routine checks on your tires to make sure your tires are in good shape.

Check your tread by inserting an upside-down penny into the tread. If you can see all of Abraham Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace your tire. 

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What are Timing Belts?

The timing belt holds the camshaft and crankshaft together, which is what makes your engine work properly. The timing belt helps rotate the engine's camshaft and crankshaft in sync. You find the timing belt located under the timing cover in the front of the engine. If you hear a whining or chattering from the front of your engine, it is likely a timing belt issue.

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Why do We Use Horsepower as a Measurement?

A car's horsepower rating is one of the many common things that come across a potential car buyer's mind alongside what type of engine it runs, et al. But what is horsepower and why do we use it? At Auto Park Ford of Bremen, we will explain why we use horsepower as a method to measure power today and how it all began.

Way back during the end of the 18th century, James Watt - the inventor of the steam engine, had modified his model to create a more efficient and powerful engine. 

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Is Kitty Litter an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Road Salt?

Everyone should do what is necessary to be safe while driving on the roads during the winter time. Extreme weather at this time of year in Bremen, IN can cause many different types of dangerous conditions. It is smart to keep an emergency kit in vehicles that will assist drivers should an incident arise. Basic accessories should include jumper cables, blankets, warm clothes and snacks.

Vehicle traction support is also necessary should the automobile get stuck in a certain area. Salt is the common tool for this occasion. However, kitty litter has emerged as a sensible option. 

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Move Over for Safety’s Sake

So most drivers know that when they see an emergency vehicle with their lights on, they are supposed to move over and get out of the way of the vehicle. However, what are you supposed to do when you see a tow truck with a vehicle on the shoulder?

Well, in reality, it is not much different. In all states, drivers are supposed to move over to the other lane unless it is not safe to do so. Now you may be wondering why, since a tow truck is not an emergency vehicle. The truth is drivers should do it…

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Finance Your Next Car on the Internet

Technology has a habit of making life in the modern world easier. If you're interested in making car shopping easier, you should focus on our online vehicle financing applications. People who want to finance new cars used to have to take care of application needs at dealerships. That's no longer the case.

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