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Tire Basics

Tires, Wheels, and Brakes Care Tips
1. Keep the caps on
  You step out into driveway ready to start your morning commute only to discover a flat tire. How in the heck did that happen overnight? If the tire valve is missing its cap, the culprit might be a leaky valve. Those little caps keep out dirt and moisture that can cause leaks, so be sure to keep caps on all your tire valves. Another tip: When you replace tires, remind the tire shop that you expect new valves with the tires.

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Car Care Tips Basics: Tires, Wheels, & Brakes

 

Brakes have been known to fail in emergencies and waiting to have them serviced when there is a problem will only make matters worse. Fortunately, regular brake inspections and maintenance can help you avoid dangerous situations and provide peace of mind.  At Automotive City we have built a reputation for honest and dependable brake service. We are fully licensed and insured with our mechanics hand picked for experience to ensure a quality job every time while serving the Grass Valley area along with Cedar Ridge, Penn Valley, Nevada County, Colfax, Nevada City.  Wheels, and Brakes Care Tips....

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Car Care, Inside the car...

Car Interior tips for care include:
1. Park in the shade
:  Of course, a garage is always the ideal place to park your car. But if one isn’t available, minimize interior damage from UV sunlight and heat by always trying to park your car in the shade. If no shade is available or if you find parking under a tree results in bird droppings, use a car shade to minimize the sun’s impact. As a bonus, you’ll have a cooler car to step into on hot sunny days. Car shades come in two basic types: those that you unfold and place on the front windshield and rear window, or pleated types that attach to the windshield posts (with adhesive), window frames (with Velcro), or the windows themselves (with suction cups).

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Car Care Tips Basics: Inside the car...


Car Interior tips for care include:
1. Park in the shade
:  Of course, a garage is always the ideal place to park your car. But if one isn’t available, minimize interior damage from UV sunlight and heat by always trying to park your car in the shade. If no shade is available or if you find parking under a tree results in bird droppings, use a car shade to minimize the sun’s impact. As a bonus, you’ll have a cooler car to step into on hot sunny days. Car shades come in two basic types: those that you unfold and place on the front windshield and rear window, or pleated types that attach to the windshield posts (with adhesive), window frames (with Velcro), or the windows themselves (with suction cups).

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Wrong Octane!

Octane. You see the word every time you visit the gas station but what does it mean?  Octane ratings measure fuel's ability to resist engine knock. Engine knock is caused by fuel being ignited by something other than the spark plug.

If you are using an octane grade that is too low for your vehicle, something other than the spark plug can ignite the fuel in the engine. The engine could even get hot enough where the fuel explodes by itself.

What octane does your vehicle require? Check your vehicle's owner's manual. Don't upgrade to more expensive octane ratings unless your manufacturer recommends it.



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