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How to Avoid a Blowout

Blowouts, for as inconvenient as they can be, can usually be avoided. Visit us at Bob Allen Nissan for tips on how to avoid untimely flat tires and blowouts.

Although many things can cause a blowout, underinflated tires is probably the main cause. Here are some to remember to avoid this catastrophe.

  • Check the recommended air pressure for your vehicle. 
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Signs of a Failing Fuel System

The fuel pump is the part responsible for transporting fuel to the engine and making our car move. A failing fuel system can cause small problem that lead to big problems. At Bob Allen Nissan, we understand the importance of fuel system maintenance and will help you keep your car running smoothly.

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What You Should Know About Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

There is much that the average driver doesn’t know about their vehicle. Of course, this is only understandable considering that today’s modern cars, trucks and SUVs are far more technologically advanced than ever before. Still, while you may not need to know exactly how a limited-slip differential or gasoline-direct injection work, oil viscosity ratings are something every driver needs to understand.

Viscosity is a way of measuring a substance’s resistance to flow. Essentially, the less viscous an oil is, the thinner it will be and thus the easier it will flow. 

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Auto Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask: What's Brake Fluid?

Your car can't function properly without brake fluid, but could you explain what it is if a friend or family member asked? If you couldn't, don't worry. You'll practically sound like an expert after reading this short explanation.

When you step on the gas pedal, brake fluid goes to each brake and applies pressure to slow your vehicle down. 

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Adjust Your Driving Habits

In every state, there's a law known as the Move Over Law. This law requires that drivers move into another lane (a farther lane) or at least slow down by at least 15 mph when passing a vehicle that has stopped on the highway. By doing this, a safer situation is created, and a fatality is possible avoided.

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Why It's Important to Buy Gap Insurance

A new car is only new and at full value while it’s on the dealership lot. The moment the vehicle is purchased it immediately starts to lose value. If the vehicle is a total loss from an accident or some other comprehensive damage, regular insurance will only pay you for the fair market value of the vehicle at the time not the loan balance.

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Choosing Tires to Meet Your Needs

Your needs when it comes to tires are unique from the needs of those around you, and you have to realize that as you shop for the tires that you would like to purchase. Make sure that you know what your needs are before you consider the benefits of each type of tires.

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Pay Attention to Your Fluid Levels

Your car needs more than just engine oil to run smoothly. Your vehicle also has many other fluids such as coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. It is important to make sure that all of these fluids are topped up.

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Extend the Life of Your Tires with Regular Rotations

Being that your tires are the one piece of equipment that are designed to make contact with the road as you drive, it is only natural that they would suffer from some of the heaviest wear and tear. That is why doing a regular rotation every 3,000-5,000 miles is of utmost importance to maximize the lifespan of your tires.

 

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