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Car alignment problems are more damaging than most drivers know. Not only does it affect the handling of your vehicle, but it adds excessive wear and tear to your tires, suspension, and steering systems. When a car is experiencing misalignment problems, it means that the tires are not pointing in the same direction as the steering wheel. It can shorten the life of your tires by thousands of miles and compromise crucial steering and suspension parts.

Even though alignment problems can develop over time, it’s more likely to be caused by a specific incident, such as hitting curbs, going too fast over speed bumps, hitting potholes too fast, or having an accident, no matter how minor.

There are some noticeable signs that could indicate a misalignment:

Wondering why wheel alignment is important? Schedule a car alignment service that will help save your tires and suspension and steering systems.
05
Oct
2018

Car alignment problems are more damaging than most drivers know. Not only does it affect the handling of your vehicle, but it adds excessive wear and tear to your tires, suspension, and steering systems. When a car is experiencing misalignment problems, it means that the tires are not pointing in the same direction as the steering wheel. It can shorten the life of your tires by thousands of miles and compromise crucial steering and suspension parts.

Even though alignment problems can develop over time, it’s more likely to be caused by a specific incident, such as hitting curbs, going too fast over speed bumps, hitting potholes too fast, or having an accident, no matter how minor.

There are some noticeable signs that could indicate a misalignment:

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Are you an informed vehicle owner that knows what car maintenance needs to be done when and why?  If so, you are a rare breed!  Many vehicle owners don’t understand why preventative vehicle maintenance is so important.  They think that as long as their car gets them from point A to point B, everything is fine.   

Adhering to the preventative vehicle maintenance schedule makes sure your car keeps running properly!  Always refer to the owner's manual or your auto mechanic for the particular service and intervals required for your vehicle. 

The following guidelines are the approximate intervals many car manufacturers suggest vehicle maintenance be performed.

Need to know more about what car maintenance needs to be done? Make sure to follow the vehicle maintenance schedule listed in your owner’s manual.
20
Sep
2018

Are you an informed vehicle owner that knows what car maintenance needs to be done when and why?  If so, you are a rare breed!  Many vehicle owners don’t understand why preventative vehicle maintenance is so important.  They think that as long as their car gets them from point A to point B, everything is fine.   

Adhering to the preventative vehicle maintenance schedule makes sure your car keeps running properly!  Always refer to the owner's manual or your auto mechanic for the particular service and intervals required for your vehicle. 

The following guidelines are the approximate intervals many car manufacturers suggest vehicle maintenance be performed.

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Many new drivers often ask this question.  The standard answer used to be every three months or 3,000 miles.  This advice now feels as outdated as car cassette players and road atlases in your glove compartment.  There is a lot of controversy about the right interval for oil changes.  Many mechanics still recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles for most cars. However, with today’s modern engines, certain types of high-quality synthetic oils can go for many more miles, possibly as many as 10,000.

According to Ford Motor Company, drivers with typical driving habits with vehicles 2008 and newer should change the oil every 7,500 miles or six months, or whichever comes first. Drivers with vehicles 2007 and older should change the oil every 5,000 miles or six months, or whichever comes first.  Drivers with less typical driving habits (i.e.; frequent off-road driving or driving in dusty conditions, towing or carrying heavy loads, excessive idling or driving at low speeds for long distances) with vehicles 2008 and newer should change oil every 5,000 miles or six months, and every 3,000 miles or three months for cars 2007 and older.

Wondering how often do you need an oil change? Ask an oil change expert at Big Lake Automotive and also find out about their oil change coupons.
05
Sep
2018

Many new drivers often ask this question.  The standard answer used to be every three months or 3,000 miles.  This advice now feels as outdated as car cassette players and road atlases in your glove compartment.  There is a lot of controversy about the right interval for oil changes.  Many mechanics still recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles for most cars. However, with today’s modern engines, certain types of high-quality synthetic oils can go for many more miles, possibly as many as 10,000.

According to Ford Motor Company, drivers with typical driving habits with vehicles 2008 and newer should change the oil every 7,500 miles or six months, or whichever comes first. Drivers with vehicles 2007 and older should change the oil every 5,000 miles or six months, or whichever comes first.  Drivers with less typical driving habits (i.e.; frequent off-road driving or driving in dusty conditions, towing or carrying heavy loads, excessive idling or driving at low speeds for long distances) with vehicles 2008 and newer should change oil every 5,000 miles or six months, and every 3,000 miles or three months for cars 2007 and older.

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