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How to Test Your Car’s Battery

If your car’s battery has made it through the long winter, but is beginning to show signs of slowing down, you may want to run some checks on it. There are a couple of ways to determine if it’s charging properly. Check the cells’ fluid levels and top off with distilled water as needed before determining the charge.

On a fully-charged battery, the voltmeter should indicate that it has a minimum of 12.6 volts. When you take a reading while the vehicle’s running, the volts should register between 13.7 and 14.7. You can also…

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Speed Up the Process with Our Online Appointment Setting Tool

Saving time is important to everyone. Here at Auto Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we understand that. We wanted to do something to help our customers save as much time as possible. That is why we put an online service appointment setting tool on our website.

When you need service on your car, truck, or SUV, you don't always necessarily need to speak to someone about it. If you know exactly what you need and have a time frame in mind that you want, you can just get on our website, click, and set it up yourself. It is…

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Understanding the Difference in Oil Change Intervals

The difference in oil changes is drastic from several decades ago. You were probably once told by a relative to change your oil every 3,000 miles. That relative was just trying to give you practical insight. Older cars needed oil changes sooner. The difference these days is newer cars are equipped to last longer without an oil change.

Newer cars are designed to go 7,000 miles or more without an oil change. Some can even go 10,000 miles. The only thing you might be accomplished with 3,000-mile oil changes is wasting money. Engines are being built…

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Don’t Let Your Tire Treads Mess up your Safety

As a driver, you know your car should be in the best condition possible before going to the road. There a few regular checks meant to ensure your car is roadworthy. Having your tires checked regularly is part of an important routine to ensure you are always safe on the road.

Due to varying conditions on the road and the period of driving, tire treads wear out. The reduced depth of the treads makes it easy for the car to have a puncture, tough to control on a wet road because of poor braking ability as well as risky when…

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