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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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Your Check Engine Light Might Be Signaling Trouble

Your check engine light is there for a reason, and it could mean engine or maintenance issues if it eventually does come on. It's best to investigate the issue at least, which is what makes our team of mechanics at Kelley Sales & Service a convenient solution for local Springfield drivers. Unless you're a mechanic, it might be worth taking the time to consult a professional.

The best way to keep up with what the lights on your dashboard mean can come from browsing your owner's manual. A check engine light could be on for something as simple…

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Driving Your Pet Around the Springfield, VT Area

A pet is a loving, loyal, and valued family member, which typically means they can often be your furry passenger. When shopping for a vehicle, it's important keep your pet's size and character in mind. While a large SUV, crossover, or hatchback might be the perfect level of comfort for a dog, it may be too big of an environment for a typical house cat. If you are travelling with any pet, our team at Kelley Sales & Service has plenty of tips to make every trip less stressful.

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The Basic Difference of Leasing Versus Buying a Car

If you are shopping around for a car, you must be wondering what the best option between leasing and buying is. With so many different makes and models here at Kelley Sales & Service, it can be easy to get lost in the inventory and struggle to settle on the right choice for your budget. Fortunately, the pros and cons of each are relatively easy to break down.

Buying Pros:

  • You will own the car thereby having the freedom to use it as you see fit
  • You can sell the car at any point
  • You save money in the long run…
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