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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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How Can You Get Rid of Pet Hairs?

Is there any functional value to the static electricity created on a birthday balloon? When you rub the balloon around inside your car, you'll see it picks up pet hair. As odd as the process sounds, at least it helps get annoying dog and cat hair out of the vehicle's interior. Of course, you can try other methods if you wish.

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Driving a Properly Aligned Vehicle

When the wheels of a vehicle have been knocked out of alignment, they can cause a vehicle to start to shake and vibrate when traveling at higher speeds. If you suspect that the vehicle that you drive around DuBois, PA is out of alignment, it's best to get the issue examined and addressed in a timely manner. Kurt Johnson Auto Sales believe that having a vehicle properly aligned can prevent a variety of future issues.

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Why Request Tire Rotation Work?

Rotating tires may seem like an unusual routine maintenance step. Why move the front tires to the back and the back to the front? And is there a need for switching tires from side-to-side? If you wish to preserve safety while driving along with the life of the tires, performing tire rotations makes excellent sense.

Tires experience wear. Wear occurs differently in front and back tires. Rotating the tires evens out the wear, which cuts down on the chance of a blowout or another problem. The tires' traction will remain even thanks to a rotation.

 

 

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Monitoring Your Battery To Prevent Replacing It Early

Preventing early replacement is often key regarding your car's battery. You can take your car to Kurt Johnson Auto Sales to have someone routinely check the charge that your battery is giving out so that you know if it needs to be replaced or not. While driving in DuBois, you need to pay attention to any lights on your dash that might come on or dimming lights as this can be an indication that your battery is weak.

Cover the hood of your car in the winter. This can help keep your battery and other components warm so that…

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