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Why Should You Get Winter Wiper Blades?

Colder temperatures are coming, and Albuquerque drivers are bracing themselves for bad weather. Rock salt, ice scrapers, and antifreeze are all important. But have you ever thought of getting winter wiper blades? These special blades can help you out a lot when bad weather strikes.

Winter wiper blades can help protect you from dangerous conditions such as snow, ice, freezing rain, and hail. These conditions make it harder to drive because they reduce visibility. So if you live in an area that is frequently impacted by bad weather in the winter, you...
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The Little Things Really Do Matter

Your engine is a complex machine, made up of a lot of different parts. In order to work properly, many of those parts need to be moving at the right times. That’s where the timing belt comes into play. It helps ensure that valves and opening and closing properly.

When a belt gets damaged, those valves may not open and close correctly. Your engine can suddenly stop functioning, leading you to have immediate trouble on the road. In order to prevent this from happening, you should get your belt replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles or have…

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Avoid Hydroplaning With Quality Tires and the Right Driving Habits

You might already know that tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. They're the only part of your car that makes contact with the road, but if you hit a deep puddle of water when you're going fast, you can hydroplane. Your tires aren't touching the road then, and you could find yourself in an accident. But there are ways that you can minimize the chance of hydroplaning.

One of the most important things to do is to have a set of quality tires that are made to push water away from them…

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Surprising Issues You Can Avoid With the Right Tire Pressure

A lot of factors with the vehicle and tires depend on the PSI. The wrong PSI means that the tire is either under-inflated or over-inflated. This can lead to a host of problems that go beyond how rough or smooth the vehicle runs.

With a low PSI, the vehicle is going to have a lower MPG because of the extra work that it has to do to move on low tires. Also, the tires are not going to last as long with a low amount of air. Over-inflated tires are going to cause tires to have less traction which leaves…

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Getting Back-to-School Vehicle Service

The Autumn is a time of change, and owner and drivers must take steps to protect their vehicles. Organization is essential; owners need a clear plan for taking care of their autos. They must follow the manufacturer's requirements for basic maintenance including oil changes, fluid levels, tire pressure, and tire rotation.

Albuquerque drivers understand the benefits of basic maintenance. They know that fresh oil and proper engine fluid levels reduce engine wear, improve performance, and avoid severe mechanical problems. Winter preparation should include snow scrapers...

 

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Knowing the Difference Between Summer and All-Season Tires

The tires that you pick out for your vehicle are going to affect the way that it drives. Our staff at Mark Mitsubishi wants you to make an informed choice when you are purchasing tires.

Summer tires are performance tires, and they can help you travel well over wet surfaces. They are great for warm weather, and they can make your vehicle more fun to drive. All-season tires are going to give you a long tire life. They will stay in good shape through all of the driving that you do. They can be a good choice if you are…

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Jumping a Disabled Vehicle

There may come a time when your vehicle won't start. An easy way to overcome this problem is to ask for a jump. Jumping a vehicle involves connecting cables from a running car's battery to the one that doesn't work. To begin the process, you will want to make sure that both vehicles are in park and that both vehicles are turned off.

Then, you connect the red clips to the positive terminal of your vehicle and the positive terminal of the other vehicle. One of the black clips will be applied to the negative terminal of…

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Cold Starts and Motor Oil


Winter weather can be hard on vehicles in areas that have a defined winter cold season. Oil must flow from the very first crank to protect engine parts. For cold weather starts, the numbers in the oil viscosity rating are important.

The first numbers are usually 5W, 10W, 20W, or 30W. The W stands for winter, and these numbers show that the oil's rating for cold weather. The lower numbers go with low temperatures. The best rating for cold weather would be 0W. The following SAE numbers, usually 10, 20, 30, or 40 represent the weight of the oil…
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Are You Having Problems with Your Vehicle Running Hot?

Have you noticed that your car has begun to run hotter than normal while it is running? If your car runs too hot for a period of time, then it can cause damage to various engine components. The key to avoiding this is to periodically check your vehicle for a coolant leak and have routine maintenance performed on your vehicle's cooling system and radiator.

The cooling system of your vehicle is comprised of the radiator, thermostat, water pump, and the radiator cap and hoses. The water pump pushes engine coolant through the cooling system to draw off heat, while…

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Stay Up to Date with Your Mufflers and Exhausts

The exhaust system on your vehicle is more than just keeping things quiet. It’s actually a complex system that’s also responsible for managing the fumes that result from the engine’s fuel and air mixture. The system monitors the toxicity level and adjusts it before emitting it into the atmosphere.

The exhaust system begins work on the engine cylinders. That’s where the exhaust manifold first comes into contact with the fuel and air mixture. From there, it’s sent to the oxygen sensor where the quality is analyzed. If it passes, the mixture continues to the catalytic…

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