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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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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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Emissions Testing Near Me – Pass Smoothly with These Four Tips

Emissions Testing Near Me – Pass Smoothly with These Four Tips

An emissions inspection is a required procedure for driving legally on the road. It helps keep track of how much harmful gas your vehicle release and prevents fines and repairs that might be needed in future years if not taken care of now! Our emissions testing specialists at Eagle Automotive share these four easy tips you can do to ensure your vehicle emissions pass the smog test in one go. There's plenty one can do to pass - from maintaining your car well all way up to fine-tuning your vehicle. Check Engine Warning Light Consider going in for an emissions test while your Check Engine light is flashing - that is a recipe for disaster. The check engine light may indicate a problem with the oxygen sensor in the exhaust pipe. When it comes to a smog test, this detector is crucial because it is responsible for sending all of the necessary emissions data to the ECU. As a result, th ... read more

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Tips When Looking for a Tire Shop

Tips When Looking for a Tire Shop

You can buy tires from several shops, including retailers, dedicated tire shops and car dealerships. The right one can make your life much easier overall. So, let’s dive right into some things you will want to consider when finding good a tire shop. Take Time to Research You need to know how to shop tires and what’s available there. Different brands, types, and sizes are some things you need to know about tires. Learn about the codes and understand what it means. The more you know, the more prepared you are to talk with the salespeople at a tire shop. Search for some tire shops in your area. Read the online reviews to see what other people say about those businesses. Ask your friends, colleagues or family where they buy new tires or what to avoid. The goal is to give you have an overall idea of where to shop. Inspect the Tires Always check the tires on display and the tires they put in your car. You will want to ensure ... read more

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Common Indications Your Car Needs Clutch Repair

Common Indications Your Car Needs Clutch Repair

The third pedal on the left remains a mystery for some people, while others genuinely love it. A vehicle with a standard transmission, in some cases, provides you with opportunities such as fuel efficiency and more control over the car. It also enables you to operate nearly any vehicle. The clutch pedal is present in cars with a manual transmission. It allows control of the flywheel and engine for shifting gears successfully. A faulty clutch will prevent you from shifting well, making it hard to drive your automobile. The following are some common signs of clutch failure that require the attention of a skilled mechanic. A Burning Smell A burning smell tells you many things about your car’s functioning and safety. It’s like the odor of burning plastic, smoke, or melting wires. This could indicate your transmission is overheating or the transmission fluid is burning. If you notice a burning smell from your car, call a technician immediately for a quality ... read more

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