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How often should I rotate my tires?

Wait don't the tires rotate EVERY TIME I drive? Well of course your tires rotate as you drive, additionally the position of the tire on the vehicle should be rotated every 5,000-6,000 miles. Rotating your tires will dramatically increase tire wear and longevity. At this time you should also set the tire pressure and check the balance.#tirerotation #tire #michelin

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Where am I leaking coolant from?

Where am I leaking coolant from?

Where is the coolant leaking from on my car? Many different items on your car can leak anti-freeze. If there is a cooling system leak a technician will pressure test the system to locate the leak. During this pressure test the technician will inspect the radiator, water pump, hoses and various gaskets. The picture below shows a cracked plastic intake manifold gasket that was leaking coolant.#coolant #antifreeze #radiator

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Why doesn’t my air conditioning work?

After the official start of summer and the first batch of warm/humid days many people are realizing that it is too hot in their car! There are many items that can cause your AC system to malfunction. Before worrying first make sure that you have the "MAX AC" or "RECIRC" button selected to maximize the cooling capability of your car. This feature will close the outside fresh air vent and recirculate the inside air. If you still feel too warm don't despair the repair may be as simple as a minor leak in the system.#memorialday2016 #airconditioning #acrepair

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How much do brakes cost? II

We frequently receive calls inquiring how much it costs to repair brakes. There is much more to a brake repair than just replacing the brake pads. The fact is that to give you a accurate estimate of the repair cost we need to inspect the braking system to determine what is needed. There are many components involved in the system that can affect the cost of the repair varying the cost from $150 to hundreds of dollars! During the inspection we will measure the "brake pad", measure the "brake rotor", inspect the brake calipers/hoses, and inspect the caliper slides; just to name a few of the many items.#brakes #brakerepair #rotor

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How long will my car last?

Maintenance is the key to keeping your car running strong for many miles. A million miles even! Toyota plans to conduct a study on a customer owned 2007 "Toyota Tundra" that has one million miles. This Tundra has the original engine and transmission. The truck was discovered in perfect working condition in Houma, Louisiana. The owner Victor Sheppard has brought his Tundra in for service 117 times over a period of nine years for ‘timing belt replacements, oil changes, and regularly scheduled check-ups.' This routine maintenance has kept the tundra going. For achieving such a feat, Sheppard's truck has its own Facebook page. Sheppard has been giving a 2016 Tundra from Toyota to replace his trusty 2007, million-mile unit.#Toyota #maintenance #millionmiletoyota

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