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A Look at Causes of Engine Overheating

If you're facing an overheating car engine, there can be a number of underlying causes. There is also a prime strategy to employ to reduce significantly the odds of experiencing an overheating engine.

The most frequent cause of an overheating engine is low coolant. In addition, some coolant products requiring blending with H2O. When not properly blended, a coolant becomes ineffective. Another of the common reasons why an engine overheats is a faulty thermostat. An engine thermostat is a valve that controls the flow of vital coolant.

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Overview of the Workings of a Timing Belt

The timing belt is an important component of your engine. The timing belt has been a feature in vehicle engines since the 1970s. The timing belt replaced the timing chain in that time period. The timing belt was preferred because it is lighted and less cumbersome than a timing chain.

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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

Have you ever wondered why cars move the way that they do? What’s the difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive? If you have seen this specification on a car profile, it’s referring to the way that the drivetrain is designed. Front-wheel drive vehicles are designed for fuel efficiency and lower costs. Rear-wheel drive vehicles are designed for horsepower and towing capacity. This is why so many sports cars have “RWD” next to their names. It means they can go extremely fast.

However, FWD vehicles can still get decent horsepower. 

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The Truth About Motor Oil

At Kurt Johnson Auto Sales, we understand that there is a lot of misinformation about the motor oil in your vehicle. Therefore, we want to take some time to set the record straight about how to best keep your engine lubricated. For instance, you may have heard that you can't go back to conventional oil after using a synthetic blend.

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Washing Your Car Preserves Its Value

Some vehicle owners are proud of their rides and keep it shiny and detailed. Others beg someone to write “wash me” in the dirt. If you are in the latter class of owners, you might want to reconsider your vehicle washing habits.

Of course, you know that washing your car makes it look nice, but it can also help protect its working parts and make it last longer.

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Don't Be a Victim of Auto Theft

Our vehicles are often one of our most prized possessions and something we don’t want stolen from us. Every year hundreds of thousands of vehicles are stolen from owners who thought this would never happen to them. They followed all the rules like keeping the doors and windows locked, parking in brightly-lit areas and not leaving valuables where they can be easily seen. At Kurt Johnson Auto Sales, we want to give you some additional tips on devices that can offer extra security.
  •  Vehicle recovery systems use electronic transmission technology to inform law enforcement of the whereabouts of a…
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How To Present Yourself At a Dealer

If you want to get a really good price from a vehicle, one thing you want to do is be mindful of your approach. For one thing, if you approach from a position of weakness, then you are less likely to get the dealer to consider your offer.

One of the ways to show that you are someone who is respectable is by giving the impression that you are ready to walk. You also have to be strong and rooted in your approach. You don't want to be swayed by the sales or the type of vehicle you are…

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The Sturdy Built Robust Winter Wipers

Windshield wipers must be trusted to take care of you. You need to have the right type of wipers for the season you are going to be dealing with. This could mean changing out the wipers for the season depending on the place you are at. 

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When to Choose Winter Tires

For those of you that are not sure whether you should get winter tires or all-season tires, then there are a few signs that you should look out for that will let you know when you should get either. Winter tires and all-season tires will do well in different environments.

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