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The Different Types of Hard to Clean Dirt Your Vehicle Gets

Your vehicle is going to have a lot of different types of dirt, especially from the inside. One example of the type of dirt you can expect inside your vehicle is pet hair. One of the reasons that this is a special type of dirt is that pet hair is a bit harder to clean than other forms of dirt.

The good news is that there are some really neat tricks that can pick up the pet hair from the vehicle. One particular tip is to use a balloon with static electricity in order to attract the hair.

 

 

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Road Hazard Coverage Provides Peace of Mind and Much More

A roadside emergency can occur at any moment and it can put more than a damper on just your day - but, also your wallet. The good news is, with BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage, you're protected!

The many benefits of BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage begin with peace of mind. A replacement tire can be very costly. Your tires are covered in the event of a puncture due to a nail, glass, or even a blow-out, within the first year of vehicle ownership. Often times, a flat tire occurs while you're in a new area or while traveling…
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What are Vehicle Recalls & How to Deal With Them

So, you’ve received a notice that your vehicle has been recalled due to some issue with the car. Your first instinct might be to panic because you think your car is unsafe to drive. We at Alderson European Motors don’t want you to panic until you know the reasons behind the recall, so allow our qualified staff to help you.

A recall notice will tell you that something is wrong with the vehicle and that it does not currently meet federal safety requirements. It will also tell you what is wrong with the vehicle and how it should…
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Learn the Damage Caused to Your Battery with Extreme Temperatures


At Alderson European Motors, we have seen a number of batteries be negatively impacted by extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. When you know how a battery can be damaged in Lubbock, it can make it easier for you to focus on caring for your car. It will allow your battery to last longer.

With hot temperatures, the chemicals inside the battery heat up. It causes chemical reactions to happen faster and more frequently. This causes the battery life to drop considerably. With extreme temperatures, internal corrosion is highly likely, too.

 

 

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Demystifying Motor Oil

Motor oil can be mystifying. There are several myths and outdated beliefs about it that can confuse you. We here at Alderson European Motors want to clear up a couple of the most common motor oil myths so you can understand how important oil actually is to your engine.

The old rule of thumb says that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles. But modern engines using modern oils can go up to 7,000 miles before needing an oil change. Most cars today have oil life indicators that let you know when your oil is nearing the…

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Cargo: How to Safely Load Your SUV

At Alderson European Motors, we are always happy to help customers learn about safety on the road with their SUV. Loading cargo for a trip or even to move items from one place to the next can have an effect on how your vehicle performs and safety on the road.

The maximum weight for an SUV varies, but it does include passengers, gas in the gas tank and cargo. If your load capacity is 1000 lbs and you have an SUV full of people, it is best to take notice of the cargo weight.

Tires can be a concern when…

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How to Clean Your Headlights

Visibility on the road is impaired when your headlights are dirty. It's normal for headlights to yellow and become cloudy over time when they aren't cleaned. You must clean the headlights every once in a while to ensure you can see the road well. This is especially important to do before driving in non-urban areas where lighting is scarce.

An easy way to clean your headlights is with toothpaste, warm water, and a rag. Wet a rag with warm water and apply toothpaste to the rag. Then, scrub your headlights until they're clean. This method is safe…

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Tire Changing Strategies for Automobiles

The process of changing a tire is simple if proper tools are used. During a general tire replacement routine, you can implement all maintenance procedures by using a traditional jack and a lug wrench. If you want to tackle lifting routines quicker, you should invest in an advanced jack that's designed with convenient hydraulic hardware.

Whenever you need to replace a flat tire on the side of the road, always examine the surroundings in the environment. The layout on the ground is very important because the car will roll if you try to use a jack on uneven terrain…

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Myths About Motor Oil


There are some things that we believe are true about motor oil that simply are not. For one, did you know that just because oil turns dark over time doesn't mean that it needs to be changed? It could actually mean the opposite. However, oil should be changed once it becomes low. You can check your car's owner manual to see the intervals of when to change.

In addition, you don't have to change your oil every 3,000 miles. This is just an estimate. Most oils can now go about 7,000 or more miles.

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How to Determine if Your Tires Need Replacing

Every vehicle owner should regularly perform routine maintenance on their vehicle. Tires that are in good shape are necessary for safety and for optimum performance on the road. Tires should be checked for the correct inflation pressure and for signs of wear.

The penny method can be used to determine if the tread is the correct depth. Place a penny upside down in the tread groove and if Lincoln's head is completely showing, then it is time to replace the tire. Besides checking the tread, examine the tires for unusual wear....

 

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