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Does a Transfer Case Require Maintenance?

Vehicle owners aren't always familiar with every part of a car. Few likely could name the many individual components found inside a drivetrain. Learning a basic overview of the parts could help with keeping alert to any potential problems. The transfer case provides a vital function, so staying on top of any issues seems wise.

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Troubleshooting Your Vehicle’s Exhaust System

If you’re wondering whether the problems that you’ve been experiencing with your automobile are related to its exhaust system, we here at West Herr Jeep Orchard Park in Orchard Park, NY may be able to help. Our skilled mechanics are experts at handling a full range of automotive repairs, and we’re glad to offer the following tips on exhaust issues for your information.

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A Vehicle Protection Plan Can Help Your Wallet Out

Taking care of your car can definitely be a real drag, but it's easy to stay on top of your vehicular expenses if you look into a Mopar vehicle protection plan. One of these plans can make it easy for you to save money by taking the weight of responsibility off of your shoulders. If that sounds appealing, then at West Herr Jeep Orchard Park we recommend looking no further than Mopar.

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Winter Car Care Makes Sense

Here comes the winter and don't always expect it to turn into a wonderland. Your car might go through some serious troubles once the temperature drops. Of course, a responsible owner can minimize winter's hazards by following a few cold-season care steps.

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Monitor Fluid Levels in Your Car for Continued Performance

Not everybody is fully aware of the different kinds of fluids in their vehicles, their wide-ranging functions, and how to check them. Let's browse over the basics of three such fluids: transmission fluid, motor oil, and coolant.

Coolant is intended to prevent your engine from overheating. It is added to the radiator, where a fan blows cool air over the inside of your vehicle to keep it running as appropriate. The radiator should have a cap on its top somewhere. 

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Reading Your Tire Sizes

You should always know the size of your tires. Believe it or not, the answer has been on your tires the entire time. On the sidewall of your tires are letters and numbers with slashes to tell you everything you need to know. Following the "P" for passenger vehicles is a three-digit number that identifies the width of the tire, measured out in millimeters. After the slash is two numbers telling you the aspect ratio. Then there is an "R" for radial construction and the next two numbers is the diameter of the wheel, measured out in inches.

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Transmission Service Explained

The gears in a vehicle's transmission transfer power from the engine to the drive wheels. Fluid in the transmission lubricates, cleans and cools the gears to keep them running smoothly. Over time, transmission fluid breaks down. At certain intervals during the life of a vehicle, transmission fluid must be replaced to encourage optimal performance. If the transmission is not properly cared for, problems arise.

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