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Are Car Batteries Affected by Extreme Temperature Changes?

Lead acid car batteries should work within all temperature ranges, but the extreme cold and hot seasons may cause issues for batteries that do not protect against freezing and boiling. If you live in a colder area, car batteries may freeze causing issues when you go to start up your car. You may have to warm up the car before being able to get a charge from your battery.

Extreme heat is also not good for the battery, as it can melt the protectors and cause chemicals to boil, creating acid leaks. Over time, you may notice crud or leftover…

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Making Sense of Motor Oil Myths

Understanding the ins-and-outs of motor oil can often be confusing. Our expertly trained associates are here to help you debunk some of the most common motor oil myths. One of the most misunderstood aspects of motor oil is how often your vehicle needs to be serviced. Many people believe that oil must be changed every 3,000 miles. The truth is that this number is dependent on the vehicle's make and model and the amount of driving that you complete in between changes. Some cars can go up to 7,000 miles, and it is recommended to check your…

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Mufflers Provide Benefits During Racing Situations

Vehicles that are driven on race courses require enhanced engine components. Without proper engine parts, a car won't be able to reach certain speeds quickly. Horsepower is very important throughout long racing situations because it impacts how well a car performs on strategic lanes. If a vehicle has a defective muffler, the engine will struggle when the gas fumes are distributed through a tail pipe. When emissions are properly managed throughout racing routines, an engine can operate efficiency while a transmission shifts gears.

 

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Spotting Worn Tires

Manufacturers put a solid bar on every tire; you can only see the bar when the treads wear down to an unsafe level. Wear bars are a sure sign that your tires have given their full-service life and you must replace them. If you see signs of wear on the inner edges, outer edges, or in the crown of your tires, then you should get an inspection. While some tires require repair or rotation, excessive wear requires replacement.

Macon, GA drivers rely on their tires to manage road conditions and the variety of slick or slippery road surfaces. 

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What is Behind Horsepower Ratings?

If you ask anyone what horsepower means, they'll most likely associate it with the kick behind their engine. It's the performance behind a muscle car, truck, or sports car.

How much horsepower you have is also an option when you're purchasing a new or factory-owned automobile at your local authorized dealership. Most people prefer a vehicle a vehicle with ample horsepower. The more horsepower you have, the more vroom when you accelerate.

Do you know where the term originated from? We've all heard of the term horsepower, but here is where it derives from. 

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Conventional or Synthetic Oil: Is There a Difference?

With both conventional and synthetic oils available for use in your motor, how do you go about choosing which one is best? Are they really that different?

Conventional oil comes from the earth while synthetic oil is made from chemicals in a science lab. The oil that is best for you will be decided by your manufacturer's recommendations and by the kind of driving you do most. Conventional oil is fine for shorter trips and normal weather conditions while synthetic oil offers the best quality performance in extreme heat and cold.

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Use Our Online Scheduling App for Auto Service

Most drivers today have little time to do anything, let alone sit at the car dealership waiting for their vehicle to get on the lift for servicing. The online scheduling app now allows these busy drivers to choose a time best for them so they can simply drive over to our facility when they want.

If you need to get the oil changed in your car, no longer are you going to be waiting for a dozen other cars in front of you to get their servicing. Simply use the online scheduling app, pick your date and time, and you…

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Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean While Transporting Holiday Foods

Food and driving can mix. You don't have to stress about transporting food to your next event. It just takes a few simple steps and preparation, and the Mercedes-Benz of Macon sales team can help.

You'll want to make sure your container is ready for travel. You can test out the lid for leaks. You can place your container in a cardboard box for extra comfort. This allows the container to stay secure. Put towels or newspapers around it, and consider buckling in the entire cardboard box. This helps keep it even more secure. 

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The Value of Windshield Washer Fluid

When it comes to your windshield washer system, using proper windshield washer fluid is important. Some people use water instead because it is cheaper than buying windshield washer fluid. However, the correct windshield fluid is inexpensive and provides a myriad of benefits for your vehicle, without the risk of causing damage to your components.

When you use water in your windshield washer system, you risk parts of your system being damaged or broken. 

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