How to Tell When Your Vehicle Lights are Failing

February 13th, 2024 by
Vehicle Headlights

A vehicle’s lights are some of its most important components, as they ensure safety while on the road by providing visibility at night and in extreme weather. Headlights, taillights, and brake lights keep you safe by signaling your presence to other drivers. When your car’s lights fail, you’ll experience reduced visibility and might encounter legal…

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How to Tell if You Need Your Brakes Replaced?

November 16th, 2023 by
Carmel CDJR Brake Service

Is there anything more vital to your road safety than your vehicle’s ability to stop when needed? Few things match the importance of well-functioning brakes when you’re behind the wheel. They’re one of the most critical parts of the vehicle and crucial to a safer ride. The best way to keep your brakes in optimal…

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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

June 1st, 2023 by
Oil Change via Mopar

To keep your vehicle in great shape, you must change the oil regularly. But how long should you wait between changes? You don’t want to wait too long, as this could cause problems with the vehicle, and the cost of changing it too frequently soon adds up. Below, we’ll answer how often you should change…

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How To Tell If You Need New Tires

May 2nd, 2023 by
Tire Treads

As you know, your tires need to be in good condition to enable you to drive safely. Without a complete set of well-conditioned tires, driving may not be possible at all. Therefore, keeping your tires well-maintained is vital so you can get to work, visit family, or go away for a weekend. Signs It’s Time…

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What Are the Signs of a Dirty Air Filter?

February 10th, 2023 by
When to clean dirty air filters

As a car owner, you want to be able to recognize and quickly address any potential issues with your vehicle. One of your vehicle’s most important yet often overlooked components is its air filter, which helps keep dust and dirt out of the engine. Unfortunately, a dirty or clogged air filter can cause major damage…

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How long do spark plugs last?

October 6th, 2022 by

You can find spark plugs in most vehicles on the road today, yet very few people ever think about them as an integral part of their vehicle’s engine. Spark plugs can make a difference between arriving at your destination and breaking down, so it’s essential to understand what they are, how long they last, and…

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What is a standard brake service?

August 4th, 2022 by
Carmel CDJR Brake Service

Your brakes may be the most critical safety system in your entire vehicle. Vehicle braking systems use a complex network of mechanical and hydraulic parts to slow and stop your car. You need to slow down gradually in some situations but will require hard braking in others. Your brakes must function properly to keep you…

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Why are fluid inspections important?

July 7th, 2022 by

Several types of fluid keep your vehicle safe on the road. Fluids ensure the engine is cooled and lubricated. They operate the hydraulic brake and power steering systems, ensuring your transmission shifts flawlessly. Some fluids require periodic topping off, while low levels of other fluids indicate likely problems. Check your owner’s manual for recommended fluid…

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What are tire rotations good for?

June 2nd, 2022 by
Carmel, NY Tire Rotations

With the onset of summer in New York, you can’t wait to travel to all the destinations on your season’s to-do list with your friends and family. You may have achieved your summer body goals, and you can’t wait to flaunt your abs, curves, or fit body, but what about your other travel companion, your vehicle?…

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Is the AC going or does it just need more refrigerant?

February 24th, 2022 by

If you find that your vehicle’s air conditioner isn’t cooling properly or working as it should, it can be because of a wide range of issues, from a low refrigerant charge to a damaged component that needs to be replaced. So, how do you determine whether your AC needs more refrigerant or a major repair?…

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