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Caring for Your Car Transmission: 15 Best Tips

The transmission system is one of the most crucial components of your car. As its name implies, it transmits power from your vehicle’s engine to the wheels. Without a transmission, your car wouldn’t move. Because it’s such an important and complex system, replacing a busted transmission can cost thousands of dollars. That’s not a bill you want to get. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do during everyday driving to extend the lifespan of your transmission. Read on to learn the best tips and tricks on how to care for your car transmission. 15 Tips on How to…

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How Often Do You Need to Change Your Oil?

Every car needs oil in its engine. A regular oil change ensures you always have clean oil to keep your vehicle running. But how often do you need to change your oil?The short answer to that question is that it depends. To learn the long answer, read on and find out how often you should change your car’s engine oil. We’ll also answer many other common questions about car oil changes. How Long Can a Car Go Without an Oil Change? In many people’s minds, “How often should I change the oil in my car?” and “How long a car…

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Shift into the Seasons: Fall Part 1

Like our customers, our cars have seasonal repairs that we have to deal with throughout the year. We want to be a resource for our Advanced Automotive family. That is why we are starting a seasonal maintenance repair series so when something in your car changes with the season, you will know why. Did you know that when Fall starts your vehicle is more likely to have issues with its air suspension? If you got your car in the last decade, you likely have an air suspension system in it. But what is an air suspension system? Have you ever…

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Do I need to get my AC system fixed?

If you can’t stand the hot summer days, you’ll want to hear our tips on maintaining your car’s air conditioning system and what to do when it starts to malfunction. AC System repairs are one of the many services we offer at Advanced Automotive. We want to share with everyone some of the science behind A C systems and how we can help you here at Advanced Automotive. When the AC system in your vehicle is blowing cold air on one side and warm air on the other or the air smells a bit off, do you: 1) ignore it and…

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How To Prepare your Car for a Long Trip?

A week or so before you leave, have regular maintenance done, like oil and filter change. Specifically, ask the auto repair shop to check the air filter and change it if necessary. Changing the air filter is an inexpensive way to enhance fuel economy and performance. Also have them check the tires again. If the pressure has gone down since the last check, you may have a leak that can be fixed on the spot. HAVE YOUR REPAIR SHOP CHECK THE TIRE PRESSURE AND ADJUST IT If the pressure is too low, it can cause a blowout at high speed….

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Should I repair my car or buy a new one ?

Something goes wrong with your car and you’re faced with a high repair bill. It would be nice to get a new car, but is that the smartest decision? Would you be better off fixing your current ride, or is it really time to buy a new one? The answers to these questions will vary, so let me give you some information that might help you make a more informed decision. REASON TO FIX YOUR CURRENT VEHICLE. If you aren’t sure if fixing it is the right thing to do, here are a few reasons why it is a good…

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How often should I change my oil ?

For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do. A new engine with little or no wear can probably get by on 7,500 mile oil changes. But as an engine accumulates miles, it dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn’t changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and…

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Best Automotive Tips and Tricks!

Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY Excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then damages the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, which will eventually destroy a battery. To…

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Do I Need Transmission Repair?

Your car’s transmission is the powerhouse behind what makes your car move. Thinking of it as an automatic gear shifter, this component of the car is responsible for making sure the right power goes into your wheels at any given time. Whether you have a manual or an automatic car, you will need to invest in transmission repair at some point in time. But how will you know that your transmission is on its last legs? Here are some warning signs. Shifting gears is a hassleIn simple terms, your transmission is where everything is connected. If you are having problems…

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Simple and Straight Forward Auto Repair Tips for Every Car

Have a new car and aren’t sure on where to start when it comes to car maintenance and car repair? No worries — we’ve got you covered! Here are some easy, straight-forward facts about auto repairs that will keep your car in tip-top shape. The air filter Even though your air filter mostly goes unnoticed, it serves a very important part in the efficiency of the engine. Here are some warning signs that you may need to replace yours. Has your gas mileage gone down? Because the engine needs to run with as clean air as possible, if there is…

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