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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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Gap Insurance Provides Needed Additional Coverage

Gap insurance can come in handy when buying a new vehicle. The reason being is that vehicles lose value the moment a consumer drives their car off the lot. They become used vehicles at the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, your insurance company won't cover certain costs if you wreck a brand-new vehicle. 

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Servicing Your Vehicle Is Crucial

Service is a crucial element of owning a vehicle. Every single car, truck or SUV needs to be maintained. You need fluids checked. You always need to have tires, brakes and batteries inspected. Your vehicle needs to be prepared for the road.

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What Does Horsepower Even Mean?

True or False: The term horsepower was created after the invention of the car?

Do you know the answer? Well if you don't you're not alone, many Americans have no idea where the term horsepower came from! Fear not, at Benson FIAT in Greer, SC will make sure that you can answer this question if ever asked in the future.

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