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Back to School Checklist for Parent and Student Drivers

Back to School Checklist for Parent and Student Drivers

Whether you are gearing up for the school year as a parent, high schooler, or college student, don’t forget about your transportation. Your car should be in the best shape for safe commutes to and from school. The best full-proof way to ensure that is by taking your car to the experts at Eagle Automotive for maintenance and inspection.   Below is a list of items that you should put on your back-to-school checklist: Oil change -  Clean oil is necessary to keep your engine components lubricated and run at peak performance. If it has been a while since your last oil change, it is better to do it now with your schedule open. Battery test - An old and weak battery can leave you stranded at school, so make sure you have it tested for a proper charge. If it is older, it is probably best to replace it. Tire pressure - Your vehicle’s tire pressure should meet the recommended psi range. Not only will they wear more evenly, but you’ll obtain better handling.  ... read more

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Signs You Need to Visit a Timing Belt Service Shop Near You

Signs You Need to Visit a Timing Belt Service Shop Near You

Your timing belt plays a very important role in synchronizing the crankshaft and camshaft of your engine as they rotate, which then allows the valve to close and open in perfect timing. While sturdy, the constant exposure to high heat will cause them to fail over time and will require a visit to a timing belt service shop near you to get it replaced. It is important to know the signs of a failing timing belt as over time, this could cause serious engine problems that may be too expensive to fix. While this can be difficult to tell, especially since the timing belt is located within a sealed container, there are tell-tale signs which should let you know it is time to take your car to your trusted mechanic for some much-needed repairs. Squeaking or squealing sounds When your car makes weird noises— something it never used to do before, then there is a possibility that your timing belt may be in trouble. You will usually hear these sounds when braking, decelerating, and accelerat ... read more

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Auto Repair

What Every Driver Should Know About Oil Change

What Every Driver Should Know About Oil Change

A good oil change is the most critical maintenance procedure you can do for your car. Regular oil changes will keep your engine healthy and prolong its life. But how often should you change the oil? What kind of oil should you use? And more. We've got all the answers below: How often do you have to change your oil? The answer to this question depends on your vehicle. The general rule of thumb is that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles or so. However, several factors can affect how often you need an oil change in your car. These include: The year, make, and model of your vehicle How you drive (i.e., highway vs. city driving) Whether or not you frequently drive in extreme weather conditions (very hot or cold temperatures) What kind of oil do you need? The type of oil you need depends on your vehicle, the manufacturer's recommendations, and how you drive. The owner ... read more

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