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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

If you have been driving for a while and noticed that your brake pedal is getting stiffer, it may be time to get your brakes checked. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a car because they help stop the vehicle when necessary. If you feel like you need to press down harder than usual on the brake pedal in order to make the car stop, this can cause problems with other parts of your braking system. The following are some signs that your brakes may need repair:

If when you apply the brakes your car shakes, then…

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Preparing Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

When you set out on the open road for family vacation or to experience the solitude of the forest nothing can ruin your enthusiasm, except for a breakdown when towing your camper. Adequate preparation for your vehicle to tow your camper is key to avoiding break downs and ensure proper maintenance of your vehicle during this challenge. Towing a large load can put some strain on your vehicle, but this can be lessened with adequate preparation to tow a camper.

Getting Ready to Tow a Camper

Brakes, tires and the transmission are the most basic parts that should be inspected…
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Schedule Spring Service at Cole-Krum Chevrolet, LLC



 

With spring finally here, you want to ensure that your vehicle is ready for another season. By scheduling spring service, you can prepare for warmer weather and keep your vehicle running smoothly. We provide expert spring service so that you can avoid preventable issues and get the most out of your time behind the wheel.

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Fend Off Salt Damage During the Winter

Wintertime can be a really pretty time if you're viewing it from the window of your house, but when you have to get out and drive during a snowstorm, there's more than just ice that threatens the well-being of your vehicle. Salt from road crews can quickly accumulate underneath your vehicle and then spread all around the exterior, causing massive corrosion and damage. Many people don't know this, but salt can even get in your brake lines and begin to wear down important components.

How do you fend off this salt damage in Schoolcraft? Well, the first…

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Winter Tires Vs. All Season Tires

It is important to make sure that you have the right tires for your vehicle. All season tires have attributes of both summer and winter tires. They also work well in rainy conditions. Winter tires are intended for cold weather use. They are great for driving through snow, ice and slush. You can use all season tires all year long. However, winter tires are the best choice for the winter months if you live in an area where it frequently snows. These tires also tend to perform better in the winter.

Keep in mind that winter tires are not meant…

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How Do Brake Pads Perform

When a driver presses down on the brake pedal, the vehicle often reacts as intended and does so smoothly. Thank the brake pads and other parts for the result. If the brake system, all of its parts, functions properly, stepping on the brake pedal should slow and stop the vehicle. Pressure and friction caused by the brake pads help this cause.

Brake pads connect to the rotors, which are discs attached to the wheels. When the brake pad presses against the rotor, the rotor slows and stops the spinning wheel. Pads rely on the calipers and fluid from the cylinder…

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Winter Car Care Has Its Benefits

Drivers benefit when they take steps to deal with the annoying troubles winter brings. Small steps, such as putting a blanket along with food and water in the trunk, could prove valuable if a vehicle stalls. Why would it stall? Not having enough fuel in the tank or dealing with a dead battery may be the causes. Winter prep work could involve replacing a battery and making sure there's at least 1/2 a tank of fuel available.

Winter tires and wiper blades may also help drivers struggling with winter conditions. 

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Why You Want Winter Wiper Blades

The winter months tend to feature colder temperatures, which means that precipitation will likely fall as ice or snow. While traditional windshield wiper blades are adequate for removing rain or light snow off of your vehicle, they may not be ideal for removing heavy ice or snow.

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