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Your Tires Might Need to Be Replaced

It’s always better to identify when your tires need to be replaced before they end up blowing up while driving or leaving you with a flat tire on the side of the road. The tread of your tires can be measured with a tire depth gauge. You can also do the penny test, which involves using a penny coin into the tread. The warning sign is if you can see the top of Abe's head when it's placed upside down into the tread.

The age of your tires will also provide you with an indicator. At five…

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Signs Your Transmission is Failing

The transmission has to be running in a peak state or you will instantly feel it when you are driving your car. Here are a few signs the transmission needs to be serviced as soon as possible. When you are driving your vehicle, you will often take the transmission for granted, until you are not getting the response you are used to getting. If the car is sluggish to respond to the gas pedal, the fluids and filter of the transmission may need to be serviced.

One of the ways to tell there is trouble with the transmission other than…

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Maintain Your Gasket Health

How is your gasket health? If you are like most car owners, you haven’t thought about the condition of your gaskets for quite a while. Usually, people do not think about their gaskets until something goes wrong and they develop a serious leak. By then, the problem has become expensive and may involve costly repairs.

Even if you have multilayered steel or solid copper gaskets, they still eventually wear out. If you have rubber ones, they need to be inspected on a regular basis because the material can become brittle and develop cracks due to heat from your engine…

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Several Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

The tire pressure light on your dashboard will illuminate if the computer system detects trouble with the car tires. Here are some of the reasons the pressure could be off in the tires.

On cold winter mornings, the pressure in the car tire could drop, triggering the pressure indicator. Usually the light will turn off as the weather warms later in the day. If there is something that has punctured the tire, air will slowly begin leaking out of the tire. The specific tire pressure indicator will illuminate, alerting you to trouble with a specific tire. 

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Shedding Light on Headlight Cleaning and Restoration

The importance of clear headlights cannot be overstated. These lights play a critical role in helping the driver gain a clear view of the road ahead. For maximum visibility, there are a few simple do-it-yourself methods to restore your headlights back to new condition.

One of the more unique methods is to spray insect repellent on a rag and then use that rag to wipe down the lights. Toothpaste on a rag mixed with warm water can also work wonders on plastic headlights, although it is not as effective on glass fixtures. 

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Aligning Your Wheels Can Combat Tire Blowouts

Tire blowouts are never convenient. They always seem to happen at the worst possible time. That is why we here at Goshen Hyundai want to discuss one way to help avoid them.

Properly aligning your tires each time it is necessary is the first step to avoiding tire blowouts. So how exactly do you know if your tires have come out of alignment and need to be realigned? 

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Viscosity refers to the thickness of a fluid. Your car’s engine specifications and temperature establish the appropriate motor oil viscosity. Oil that is too thin won’t lubricate all of the moving parts effectively, and oil that’s too thick can cause them to work harder than is necessary.

The numbers located on a bottle of multi-grade motor oil reveal its cold and hot weather viscosity. A 5W30 oil, for instance, tells you that the maximum viscosity of the oil in cold weather is 5. Low viscosity levels during cold weather is better for engine performance. 

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Why Should You Maintain Your Brake Pads?

Brake pads are an important part of the braking system. When you hit the brakes, the pads are there to create friction on the rotors. There are also calipers in place that help to squeeze the pads onto the rotors. If your pads are low, you will hear loud screeching sounds as you apply the brakes.

If you hear sounds when you drive in Goshen, it's a good indication that you need to replace the brake pads. If you don't get them replaced quickly, it can result in damaging the rotors and calipers, too. With new pads intact…

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