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Check Your Tires: Tips & Tricks

Check Your Tires: Tips & Tricks

Tires are such an integral part of any vehicle, yet they often get overlooked by owners when it comes to regular maintenance. Don’t make that oh-so-easily-avoidable mistake! Having roadworthy tires will make your daily drive, or your travels to grandma’s for Thanksgiving, safer and easier for everyone. Two foolproof ways you can check your tires is through examining their pressure and wear levels. Tire Pressure To check your tires’ pressure level is simple. First, purchase a trustworthy tire gauge, available…

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Car

The summer is upon us, and if you haven’t brought your ride into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi for seasonal maintenance already, you’ll want to make time as soon as possible. Keeping your vehicle properly maintained in the summer can mean the difference between taking a successful road trip with the family and being stranded at the side of the road. Check your A/C. Memphis gets awfully hot in the summertime, so it’s extremely important that your vehicle’s air conditioning is…

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Summer Service Tips

Summer Service Tips

The summer season is coming in hot, and it pays to have a vehicle that can handle the increase in temperatures and vacation travels. A vehicle operating at peak performance will make hitting the open road much more enjoyable. These summer service tips will make sure your car can handle the hottest season of the year and get you where you need to go in comfort and style. Cooling System A car’s cooling system is a necessity in preventing the…

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General Vehicle Maintenance Tips

General Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Properly maintaining your vehicle throughout the years could be the difference between racking up 250,000+ miles or calling the tow truck while you’re stuck on the side of the road. You invest in your future when purchasing a car, so taking proper care of it in some senses means taking care of yourself. To help you protect your investment through all the wear and tear, consider these general vehicle maintenance tips. Wheels and Tires: If you want your tires to…

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How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

Yes, it is still February, but warmer weather is not too far away. Now is the time to make plans on how to prepare your car for spring. Give it a wash. Give your car a thorough wash to clean away all the dirt, salt, and grime that gathers over the winter. Don’t forget the undercarriage, as lingering salt residue can cause damage. Clean the inside. Pay close attention to the interior as well. Take out your floor mats and…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

There’s no denying that the interior of your car can get quite dirty before you’re finally fed up with it, but when your vehicle finally reaches that point, it’s hard to know where to begin. Fortunately, we here at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi have a few tips on how to clean your car’s interior. Remove Trash Of all the things that make a vehicle look like a mess, trash sits at the top of the list. Take a garbage bag…

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Pay Attention to Your Vehicle Warning Indicator System!

Pay Attention to Your Vehicle Warning Indicator System!

Your vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Warning Indicator system. This is a technical term for all those little icons that light up in your dash. A few common indicators you should know are: Check Engine This could mean a routine maintenance task is needed. It may also mean that a sudden engine issue has arisen. When you see this light, get your vehicle in for an inspection immediately! Coolant Temp See a thermometer icon light up? You will probably…

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The Basics of Car Waxing: How to Leave Your Car Shining

The Basics of Car Waxing: How to Leave Your Car Shining

Waxing is a great way to make your car standout from the pack, and it can also add a protective layer to the exterior. It’s important to understand the basics of car waxing, from which products to buy to the right techniques. The experts at Popular Mechanics say that cleaning and waxing are the most basic maintenance tasks you can do for your car. It all starts with a thorough washing—be sure to get in cracks, and remove any dirt…

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How to Change Your Oil

How to Change Your Oil

If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person when it comes to your car, here are some tips on how to change your oil. First, consult your owner’s manual for the type and weight of oil specific to your vehicle. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s suggestions, because using the wrong type of oil could damage your engine. Second, spread a plastic sheet on the ground, and then drive your car over it. This will keep you from having to do…

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Spring Car Maintenance Tips You Don’t Want to Skip

Spring Car Maintenance Tips You Don’t Want to Skip

Winter is coming to a close and that means your vehicle is probably looking like it’s seen better days. Between the salt stains and sludgy hubcaps, winter does a number on vehicles both big and small. But thankfully the time for spring car maintenance is here, and we’ve got some quick tips for getting your hot rod hot again. Salt isn’t just ugly, it’s damaging. Salt causes rust, and the sooner you get all of it washed of your vehicle,…

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