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How to Know if Your Vehicle's Fuel System is Having Problems

Once you put gas in your car's gas tank, there has to be a device to get it from the gas tank to the engine. That device is called a fuel pump. Most of the time, your car's fuel pump works silently, allowing you to take on all the roads around Flemington, NJ with ease. Sometimes, though, your fuel pump will begin to have problems that could affect the operation of your vehicle. 

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A Quick Look at Two Spare Tire Options

Most of the time, we don't even think about the spare tire on our vehicles. But it's those rare times that we come back to our car only to find a flat tire that we truly appreciate that we have a spare. But do you know what kind you have and whether or not you'll be happy with it when this incident happens? 

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Understanding Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

When you’ve had your car’s motor oil changed, you’ve probably heard words that have little to no meaning to you, such as motor oil viscosity. While “viscosity” may be unfamiliar to you, it’s an important word in terms of motor oil and the type of motor oil your car needs.

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How Does Synthetic Oil Work?

You know that your vehicle runs on oil, but did you know that you can choose between traditional oil and synthetic oil. Before you can make a choice, you have to know what synthetic oil is and how it differs from regular oil.

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Summer Tires or All-Season Tires: Which is Better?

If you enjoy getting the best performance out of your vehicle at all times, then you know that tires are an important part of this equation. With that in mind, you may wonder, when given a choice between summer tires and all-season tires, which of these is better for your vehicle. The answer is a little more complicated than you may think, which is why we at Ditschman/Flemington Lincoln offer this handy guide.

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Is Your Exhaust Telling You Something?

Many people only think about their exhaust system when they begin to get angry stares from the neighbors when they start their car. The exhaust system is an important part of the car, and keeping it maintained does more than reduce noise in the neighborhood. If your exhaust problems get bad enough, your car might not even start.

Your exhaust system gives other signs that something is wrong other than noise. If you see smoke coming from your exhaust after the vehicle is warmed up, it is time to have your vehicle inspected.

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Restoring Your Headlights

Headlights can become dull and dirty over time, reducing visibility and increasing your chance of an accident. Headlight restoration not only improves the appearance of your vehicle, but it also increases your level of safety.

There are several ways to restore your headlights to their former condition. One simple remedy is to use insect repellent. Although this simple solution works well, you must be careful not to get the repellent on your car’s paint. Another alternative is to use sandpaper along with an abrasive or polish. 

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What You Should Do About Car Washes

Do you realize how important getting a car wash is? It may seem like a small thing, but this can actually make an impact on the amount of life that you are able to get out of your vehicle. It is something that keeps the dirt and other materials away from the vital equipment that keeps your car running year after year. You get all of that for the price of just taking your vehicle to get it washed. It is a truly amazing thing to behold.

Make sure that when you are done getting the car washed that you…

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Getting Ready for the Season with a Winter Survival Kit

Winter can be a dangerous time when driving in Flemington and in other locales. You can enhance your safety if you make a comprehensive winter survival kit for your car, according to the team at Ditschman/Flemington Lincoln.

Your comprehensive winter survival kit for your car needs to include extra clothing, warm blankets, bottled fresh drinking water, and nonperishable food items. The kit needs to have a snow shovel and kitty litter. These items are necessary is your car get stuck in ice and snow.

 

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Different Types of Tire Rotation

Properly taking care of your vehicle can be a big task, but our team at Ditschman/Flemington Lincoln aims to make it as simple as possible. We believe that the best way to have good vehicle maintenance is to properly inform all of our customers on what kind of maintenance they need to have taken care of.

Tire rotations are some of the most common maintenance that you can perform on your vehicle and it is a great way to extend the life of your tires. There are many different ways to can rotate your tires. If your tires are…

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