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Digital Fuel System Checks Can Uncover Hidden Issues

The fuel delivery system that keeps your vehicle engine in operation is a complex network of pumps, lines, tanks, and sensors. Your system components need to perform to tight tolerances, but over time small imbalances can develop that can hurt your fuel-efficiency and motor durability.

While some issues are visually obvious, many subtle issues can cause problems at the software level. 

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Reasons That Your Car Engine May be Overheating

It can be a challenge for some drivers to figure out what caused the engine to overheat in the car. Look for these warning signs to help diagnose the issue.

It might be something as simple as the driver just forgetting to put the radiator cap back on after refilling the radiator, or it was so loose it fell off. 

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What is the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Motor Oil?

You may want to explore the distinction between synthetic and conventional motor oil prior to your next oil change. They each have features that are appropriate for specific applications. One consideration is the vehicle you drive and the other is the number of miles you put on it.

The additives used to blend with crude oil create the viscosity that’s suitable for an older vehicle.

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Belts & Hoses

The timing belt is a belt that is used to ensure that the various components of the engine’s valves and pistons remain in sync. This belt is essential to keeping the auto in working order and could cost the driver hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in repairs if worn to the point of breaking.

Some drivers ignore the signs of a worn timing belt in efforts to allegedly get the most for their money.

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Replace Transmission Fluid Regularly to Keep Your Vehicle Lubricated

Minor transmission issues can become major problems if you don't attend to them. One of the most important things you can do is regularly change your vehicle's transmission fluid. Changing the fluid and filter at recommended intervals in Springfield, or even sooner if your technician indicates it has become dirty, will extend the transmission's life and helps maintain the vehicle warranty.

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What is the Purpose of a Car Battery?

There are few things worse than being met with the last gasping breath of your car’s battery when you hop in expecting to hear the familiar rev of the engine. It helps to know a few things about the battery’s purpose as well as some signs that it might need to be serviced.

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Be Smart This Winter & Keep Your Gas Tank Full

Here at Kelley Sales & Service our customers and their safety is our number one priority. So every winter we let them know one of the easiest and smartest things they can do for their car, and that's to keep the gas tank full. Running your tank to empty can be a surprisingly costly mistake when temperatures drop.

 

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