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Apple CarPlay: Must-Have Feature for All Drivers

Apple CarPlay will revolutionize the way that you go about your commute or road trips. It is technology feature available in many newer model cars that allows you to sync up your car's dashboard with your iPhone. Once your phone is connected, your dashboard essentially becomes an enlarged iPhone screen so that you can quickly access all of your favorite apps.

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Learn How to Safely Tow a Load

There are times when you need to load up a trailer and get that from one location to another. Benson FIAT Studio wants you to be safe in those times. There are certain things that you should do to safely tow a load.

When you are getting a trailer ready to be towed and you are loading it with your possessions, make sure that you keep things as even as possible. 

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Signs that Your Car Tires Need to be Replaced

The correct tire pressure in your vehicle will help to improve handling on the road, preserve fuel economy, and reduce the likelihood of a tire blowout. Here are just a couple warning signs your car tires might need to be replaced in the near future.

  • When you are driving on tires that appear to be overinflated, it is harder to maintain control because most of the car is riding on the center of the tire. 
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Gasket Importance and Servicing 101

Vehicle gaskets perform many critical functions in the effective performance and safety of your car. A gasket is a mechanical seal that forms a bond between two or more surfaces in order to prevent leakage of gases and fluids.

A blown gasket can cause serious and costly damage to the engine and other imperative parts of the vehicle. 

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Motor Oil Myth: You Don't Need to Change the Oil Filter

Some automotive maintenance myths are enduring even when they can cause damage to your car over time. One of these myths is that you don't need to change your oil filter every time you change your car's motor oil.

The truth is that changing your oil filter is more important than changing the motor oil itself. 

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Be Aware of Timing Belt Issues

When you are driving down the highway, you don't want to have an issue with your timing belt. This belt is essential for your car's engine to work properly. It allows the crankshaft and the camshaft to work in synchrony. If a timing belt breaks, the engine will seize up.

Since a good timing belt is so important, you need to make sure that it is properly maintained. 

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Three Warning Signs Your Exhaust System Might Not Be Safe

You probably want your car to be as safe as possible, but you might think of air bags when you think of what will keep you safe in your vehicle. There are, however, other types of potential dangers other than collision that your vehicle can present. Did you know that when your vehicle has an exhaust leak, harmful fumes can enter the cabin.

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Get the Most Out of Your Tires with Proper Rotation

To make sure you get the optimum amount of miles out of your next set of tires, make sure you have them rotated at frequent intervals.

The front tires of vehicles tend to wear out faster than the rear tires. Rotating your tires frequently will ensure that they wear more evenly. Equal wear is important to maintain good traction on the road. Also, your tires will last longer because rotation extends their life.

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Servicing Your Headlights

Your headlights are a very important part of your vehicle but they are also very easy to manage and service on your own to ensure that they are working properly and effectively. If you know a thing or two about cars, then you will be able to clean and replace your headlights with ease.

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Keep Your Vehicle Moving Forward with Regular Transmission Services

Your transmission is what gets power from your engine to your wheels. That is what makes it such a critical system on your vehicle. With that in mind, it is no wonder that doing the proper maintenance is of such importance if you want to keep it running as it is supposed to. With the cost of a transmission repair being so high, doing this periodic maintenance is much less of a hit on your pocketbook long term than ignoring it and having to do a repair. 

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