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An Exhaust Leak is Easily Identifiable

As a vehicle owner, you know your vehicle better than anyone else; therefore, you’re the first person to know if anything seems different. Although it is imperative to have repairs completed by a qualified technician, as a vehicle owner, there are indicators for you to identify an exhaust leak.

Often times, you will notice a "hissing" sound coming from the engine as a first indication. Because your exhaust system was designed to confine gases and fumes, it becomes a safety hazard when there is a leak. 

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How Can You Avoid Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning usually occurs during bad weather when there is an overabundance of water on the road. When the level of water exceeds the ability of tires to scatter the fluid, hydroplaning occurs, and the driver loses control of the vehicle.

You can avoid hydroplaning with a few simple maintenance tasks and alerts. Worn tires have less ability to scatter water. The tread designed to move water from beneath a tire is not as deep, making water channeling a challenge. Replace worn tires before the rainy season. 

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Why Does Tire Pressure Matter?

Each tire and car manufacturer has different inflation requirements for the tires. When the tire pressure is too low, a lot of friction is created. This results in excessive wear and tear. Low tire pressure also decreases your car's fuel economy.

Tire pressure that is too high is also a serious problem. When the tires are over-inflated, the weight of your vehicle is not evenly distributed across them. This could cause the tread to become bald down the middle. 

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Importance of Maintaining Your Engine’s Cooling System

The coolant in your vehicle’s radiator helps keep your engine from overheating. An engine that’s too hot can’t be driven without significant car damage. Avoid expensive engine repair with periodic maintenance.

Radiator antifreeze contains water. The fluid also contains coolant to keep it from boiling or freezing. Since the running temperature of an engine can reach 20,000 degrees, the radiator also takes in outside air to keep the water cool. Radiator hoses carry this fluid to the engine and back to the radiator. 

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Winter Climate Can Affect Your Suspension System

Everyone knows that vehicles in areas with harsh winters can experience more rapid wear and repair. Generally this is caused by rust, which thrives in moist winter weather, especially with the added oxidation catalyst that is road salt. Your vehicle's suspension is especially vulnerable to these conditions, as it is largely steel and located in an area that leaves it largely exposed to the elements. That is why it is important to have your suspension inspected yearly by our trustworthy auto service team at Phillips Chevrolet Hyundai of Bradley in Bourbonnais, IL.


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Choose Winter Wiper Blades for Safe Driving

The colder weather is here again and that means challenging weather conditions on the road. Don't be stuck on the icy and snowy roads with old wiper blades that cannot provide you clear sight as you drive. Consider getting winter wiper blades from Phillips Auto Group of Bradley to keep you safer on the roads.

The winter wiper blades will keep the snow off your vehicle even in a blizzard. Old wiper blades weren't crafted to move heavier objects like snow, so the wiper arms bend and the rubber can't stay on the glass. New winter blades…

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