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Start Planning on a Car Battery Replacement

A good battery can last a number of years, but even the best battery reaches its expiration date. Once a battery can no longer perform its necessary job, you must take it in for a replacement.

A faltering battery, however, might not always need to be replaced. A dirty terminal or damaged cable ends may both undermine the battery's performance. If an examination of the battery reveals problems like these, a necessary fix can be done. A minor fix eliminates the need to perform an unnecessary battery replacement.

A service center can also run a test on the battery…

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Does Your Brake Pedal Need to Be Fixed?

Your brake pedal is an important part of the braking system. It forces hydraulic fluid through the brake lines in order to bring your car to a stop or slow it down. A problem with the brake pedal suggests a problem in the braking system.

One sign that you might notice is that the brake pedal feels soft. A light push on it might depress the pedal all the way to the floor. You might also notice that pushing on the brake pedal does not yield the slowing or stopping response that it usually does.

 

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Reading the Yellow Tire Light

The tire pressure monitor system is a built-in check for tire pressure. It can report under-inflated and over-inflated tires. When the light comes on and stays, then you should check the tire pressure on each wheel. When the light comes on while driving, then it may be due to tires heating while driving or losing inflation. You should stop and check pressure as soon as possible.

Narragansett drivers know that tire pressure is important for handling, steering, and performance. Under-inflated tires cause excessive tire wear and low gas mileage. Over-inflated tires show unusual wear...
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Your Alternator Keeps Your Electrical System Charged Up

Your vehicle has multiple systems in it that require a steady feed of electricity in order to function. Obviously, your battery is at the center of your electrical system, but there is one other component that is critical to the life of your battery. That is your alternator.

Your alternator is essentially a small generator that charges your vehicle's battery as you drive. It also sends much-needed electricity to other systems in your vehicle, such as your lights and radio.

As your engine rotates while it is running, it powers a long serpentine belt that is connected to many…
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The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Respects Mother Nature

With the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, you gain both a luxurious way to get around town as well as a new-found appreciation for the environment. These benefits stem from advanced engine technology.

You’ll get up to an EPA-estimated 41 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway with the 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle Hybrid inline-4, which is partnered up with the electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission for imperceptible gear changes. To make your road maneuvers more comfortable, the Electric Power-Assisted Steering stiffens on the highway and becomes more fluid at slower speeds.

 

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Finance Online Like Never Before

Most people get vehicles by financing them or paying for them over long periods of time. The contract is between yourself, a dealership of vehicles, and a bank or other kind of financial institution. You pay the bank money, they keep a small amount in financing fees, and the rest is submitted to the dealership.

While the process is relatively simple, applying to even finance a car in the first place is the most difficult aspect of the process. You’ll have to dress formally, then visit the dealership in person, hoping that you make a good impression. At our…

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Prepare Yourself For Winter Driving

If you drive in the winter you are likely to get stuck at some point. In light of this it is a smart idea to prepare yourself by always having a bag of sand, salt, or ca litter in your vehicle. If you get stuck all you need to do is scatter your sand, salt, or cat litter around your tires so that you can get some traction in the snow, slush, or on ice.

You should also have your vehicle tuned up so you can avoid car trouble. Come see us at Flood Ford Lincoln so that we can…
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Why You Should Never Use Water for Windshield Wiper Fluid

It should be obvious that maintaining a clean windshield is an important part of safety on the road. Bad visibility can cause accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers attempt to replace their windshield wiper fluid with water. Here's why that is a bad idea:

The biggest problem with using water instead of proper wiper fluid is that water will freeze faster in cold winter weather, rendering it completely useless. Real windshield wiper fluid will not freeze in winter weather, which allows it to still clean your glass.

Real wiper fluid also cleans your...
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The Importance of Winter Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers are one of those things that you never really think about, but are actually very useful. Without windshield wipers, it would be virtually impossible to see during heavy rain. Squished bugs will stay on the windshield until you wipe them off yourself from the outside. These are just two of the things that windshield wipers fix.

Even though windshield wipers are an essential part of your car and work hard to keep your visibility at a good level, they may not be enough during all parts of the year. When the winter months come around, the snow and…
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Seasonal Maintenance Checkups & Why It's Vital

It does not matter what type of vehicle you drive - sedan, hatchback, SUV, or pickup truck - there are so many options to choose from when it comes to tires that it can become a bit staggering. Extreme Performance Summer tires let you have maximum control on exclusively dry roads. High-performance Summer Tires give you a good blend of both wet and dry handling and control but between the two are so many more options.

One of the biggest decisions comes in the autumn season when it comes time to choose what tires you want to utilize for the coming winter…

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