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Wash Away or Waste Away: Your Vehicle’s Paint

Change your oil, check your fluids, rotate your tires, check your headlights and tail lights, update your tags, check your tire pressure, etc. Your car care checklist includes a lot of vital procedures, many of which you can get done here at Weir Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in New Athens, IL, that ensures, hopefully, a long lasting life of your car. The one most vital simple task for promoting longevity of your vehicle is often overlooked, however; washing your car...

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Car Safety: It Should Come First

Got your door shut, yes. Got your seatbelt on, yes. Okay, now you are ready to roll.

Now that is a classic way to begin any trip when you get into a vehicle, that is if you are the driver watching out for your passenger’s safety. But what if it was a passenger watching out for the safety of the driver and the drive?

Would it consist of a subject matter around helping the driver with technology and other conveniences while the driver is focusing on the road?...

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How to Use Your Roadside Kit to Get Help

It happens to a lot of us. Your car breaks down, and now you need to get help. You need to have more than one way to get help in case of an emergency.

The first, most obvious method, is your cell phone. An effective roadside emergency kit needs to include not only your phone but the charger as well. What about when you have no reception? This is where the redundancy of your roadside kit comes in handy. Flares are a great item to include, as they alert others to your presence. Some people might include two-way radios, but…

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Buying and Leasing, What is the Real Difference?

When you lease a vehicle, you sign a contract to make regular payments for a preset term, usually a number of years. At the end of that term, the vehicle is returned to the dealer, who will usually sell it as a used vehicle. The responsibility for registration and insurance are yours. This is not like renting a car; the owner retains the registration, and a rental is for a daily rate, not a term lease. The benefit of a lease is that when the vehicle is returned, the lessee has the opportunity to purchase the vehicle at a much…
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Take Care of Those Tires!

When it comes to tire maintenance, there are a few things that you should know. First off, there's a lot more to tires than just rubber and air. Sure, it's important to make sure your tires are properly inflated, but you also have to look for other things, as well. Like tread-take a penny and put it into your tread head first-if you can see Lincoln's head, then it's time for some new tires. If the tread is more worn on the inside or the outside of the tire, then you need to get an alignment…
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Can My Dealership Help Me With Vehicle Recalls?

Dealers are in close communication with the car manufacturers. We have their scheduled vehicle maintenance logs and also are notified of vehicle recalls. When your vehicle has been recalled, you should get the parts replaced at your local dealership.

The government or manufacturer of an automobile can issue a recall, if they have found that a part, system or vehicle is dangerous. This might be due to a higher number of accidents or lawsuits. Engineers want the population to be safe, so they issue a product recall.

 

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What Oil Type is the Best for Your Car?

Do you know off hand which oil your vehicle takes? Synthetic, conventional, or a synthetic blend? It will be in your owner's manual, or you can check with your oil change specialist.

You can also figure it out based on your driving style. For example, if you haul heavy loads or are hanging out in the high RPMs a lot, then a synthetic blend will be a good fit for you. If you have a late-model vehicle with low mileage, that you don't drive too often, or at least drive at a relaxed speed in, then conventional oil…

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