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Factors to Consider When Getting Tires

Just as your feet are a key part of your body, tires are an important part of your automobile. Without good tires, it is difficult to get around to the places you need to visit in the Bronx, NY region. Here are some things to look for when getting tires for your vehicle:

How much do you drive? If you drive your car a lot - say, 18,000 miles a year or more - it's a good idea to get a high-quality tire that is rated for at least 50,000 miles.

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Is Your Car Prepped for a Road Trip?

 

 

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Summer is an excellent time to get out of the city and hit the open road for an exciting adventure, but there are preparations to make before you do anything!

Your car needs to be in great shape to handle such an excursion, so be sure to check in with it to make sure it's ready.

Getting Ready for the Road Ahead

  • Tire Evaluation: Flat tires can easily upend a road trip and bring the fun to a premature stop, so be sure to check…
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Your Windshield Service Team

With so many things to fix and maintain on a vehicle, it can be easy to overlook the simple things a car needs. With other items having clear signs they need to be replaced, such as squealing sounds, smoke or gas inefficiency, as well as dashboard light warnings, it can be easy to miss a problem that’s right in front of you. Ironically, your windshield is usually the most overlooked part of your car and is often taken for granted. Your windshield provides you with protection from the elements, such as wind rain and snow, as well as insects…
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Tire Maintenance Today, Fewer Problems Tomorrow

It's a good idea to keep your tires properly inflated if you don't want bumpy ride or if you don't want a blow out. But there's a lot more to it. Your tread needs to be good and your tires need to be regularly rotated. And when do you need to replace them? A handy test will tell you -- just stick a penny into the tread of your tires (head first) and if you can see Lincoln's head, then it's time for some new tires.

You also need to look for tread wear. If…
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How Often Should My Brakes Be Inspected and Adjusted?

Your brakes need to be adjusted and inspected at least as often as stated in your vehicle owner's maintenance schedule. Not only does this keep your warranty valid, it makes common sense for the sake of safety. Brakes are made of moving parts that rub together, including a hose and many different fluids. It is an entire system that works on its own, deriving its power from the engine. This is a complex system, and needs the attention of a qualified, trained technician. Never allow any person who is not a professional to inspect or adjust your brakes.

 

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The Engine Check Light and Its Possible Triggers

Vehicle manufacturers understand the need for a warning system. Most cars come with the engine check light on the dashboard. As the name suggest, whenever the light goes on, check your engine to ensure all is well. That much is obvious

Some of the possible reasons for the light going on while driving could include the following.

  • The engine’s cooling system has failed or is faulty.
  • A simple problem with the gas cap, being lost, damaged or simply being loosely fit could be the issue.
  • Spark plugs and plug wires may need replacing.
  • The engine oxygen sensor may be…
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Ready for Old Man Winter? Chrysler Shares Tips

Recently, we talked on the blog about ways that Jeep brand vehicles perform well in winter. If you drive something else, however, what are some ways that you can stay safer on the road?

At Eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge we have some ideas for you.

 

  1. First, give yourself lots of time. A trip that normally takes 20 minutes, can take at least 40 if road conditions are poor. Make sure to allow plenty of extra time to get where you need to go.
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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?


It's that time of year again, the clocks are turned back, the days are shorter, and the biting chill is back in the air. Now is the time to start winterizing the house and vehicle for maximum comfort in the winter months. Here in Bronx, NY, we're not impervious to winter weather so the team here at Eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge decided we should share some tips that we've picked up throughout…

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