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Why Your Car Tire Pressure Really Matters


If the pressure in the car tires is off, the ride will be more challenging and the tires will certainly wear faster. Here are a few things to consider about driving your car when the tire pressure is not ideal.

If the tire pressure indicators show that the air is the car tires is too low, it will negatively impact your driving and the life of the tires. The lower the air pressure, the more rubber meets the road, then the harder it will be to turn and control the car. This also means the treads are causing more friction…
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Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires: A Buyer's Guide


The biggest problem in a flat tire situation is not having a spare tire. Most people have a spare tire in their trunk that can replace the faulty tire to get them back on the road. However, if you have a spare tire, you may think that you don't need to go to the shop to get another one. What if you are riding on a spare donut tire? These are compact tires that are not meant to handle your car's load but to transport you to a shop.

Full-size tires are a great purchase if you want…
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The Car For You - 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Driving with your family in the car can be stressful, and that is why it is so important to keep everyone safe. With the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, you will not only feel safe, but your family will feel protected as well.

The vehicle comes equipped with a sensitive tire pressure monitoring system to let you know when you need to stop for air, which keeps your wheels nice and healthy while giving you a smooth ride. While you're on the road, the Elantra enables a state-of-the-art traction control system, so you don't skid off the road, and the…

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Hyundai Tucson

At Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro, it has been my experience that a lot of people start out with a basic Hyundai vehicle and then they move upward from there. If you are someone who has driven the Accent or Elantra and are looking to upgrade, the Hyundai Tucson is the next step up that you should consider.

I love that the Hyundai Tucson appeals to so many different demographics. It is a large enough vehicle that you can drive your whole family around in it. It is also small enough though that you won't have any trouble driving it…

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Keep Close Track Of The Condition Of Your Windshield Wipers Before The Heavy Rains Hit


When it comes to safety equipment one thing that often gets overlooked as an important item is your windshield wipers. Keeping these in good shape is essential to being able to drive in the rain safely. And during the warmer summer months, they are even easier to overlook while they slowly dry out and get more and more prone to cracking because of their loss of flexibility.

That is why it is so important to keep a good eye on them and replace them before the heavy rains hit. If you put this off and unexpectedly get caught in a…
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Vehicle Battery Maintenance

As part of a good vehicle maintenance plan, you should periodically check that the vehicle battery is fully charged and powering your vehicle properly, especially if you are going to take a long trip. Extremely cold weather can also affect the battery negatively, so it is a good idea to check the battery during a frigid cold snap.

The battery in your vehicle serves many important functions, such as providing power to the ignition, starter, fuel system and most of the electrical components that turn on when the vehicle is started, as well as storing...

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Discover the Right Sized Tires for Your Vehicle

When it's time to get your tires changed, you want to make sure that you get the tires that are the correct size for your vehicle. You've probably looked at your tires and noticed a line of numbers and letters. These tell you what type and size of tire that you currently have on your vehicle.

Your tire may read P215/60r16. The P stands for passenger. That means it is a passenger car tire. Truck tires will have the letters LT. 

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Motor Oil Viscosity Explained

Engine oils are manufactured in different viscosity levels. Viscosity describes the fluid thickness and the amount of resistance the oil withstands. For example, water has a low viscosity and honey has a greater viscosity. The numbers on an oil container indicate the reading. A 10W-30 oil has a viscosity of 10W when the engine is cold and a viscosity of 30 when the engine is running, as cold oil is generally thicker.

Oils having lower viscosity are preferred at colder temperatures. Thinner or less viscous oils better lubricate engines in cold climates. 

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Don't Forget About Your Differential!

Maybe you heard your father talk about it, or maybe you've heard the term on a commercial, but you still don't know what it is. What term are we talking about? The differential on your vehicle. The differential is a gearbox that is part of the drive train. This gearbox is responsible for transferring the power from your engine to the wheels of your car. Without the differential, your vehicle will have handling problems, or it simply won't move, despite the fact that your engine is running.

Differentials can have problems if they are not properly lubricated…

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