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Be Aware of Timing Belt Issues

When you are driving down the highway, you don't want to have an issue with your timing belt. This belt is essential for your car's engine to work properly. It allows the crankshaft and the camshaft to work in synchrony. If a timing belt breaks, the engine will seize up.

Since a good timing belt is so important, you need to make sure that it is properly maintained. 

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Test Your Car's Battery Using the Voltmeter and Safety Gear

To get an accurate reading on the strength of your car battery, grab a volt meter, wire brush, safety goggles, and thick pair of work gloves. Once the car lights and engine are off, put on the glasses and gloves and grab the wire brush.

Clean the battery terminals to create a clean contact point for the voltmeter. To correctly attach the voltmeter to the car battery,

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Viscosity simply refers to the thickness of fluid. Oil that is too thin, or not viscous enough, isn’t able to properly coat the moving parts well. If it’s too thick, or too viscous, it creates more work for the parts to move and wears them out quicker.

When you look at a bottle of multi-grade oil, you’ll notice two numbers with a letter in between, for instance, 10W40. 

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Louder Than Normal Sounds

One part of your vehicle that you might not pay attention to as much as the electric and operational components is the exhaust. If you have a leak in your exhaust, it can often impact your gas mileage as well as how the car sounds while you're driving.

A sure sign that you have an exhaust leak is a noticeable change in how your vehicle sounds. 

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Alignment Services Support a Smooth, Safe Ride

Whether you are driving in and around Yuma for business or pleasure, we at the Bill Alexander Ford L-M Inc can provide vehicle alignment services that ensure you will enjoy a safe and smooth ride. Most drivers don't realize how much time and money that misaligned wheels can ultimately cost them by pulling your vehicle right or left when braking and causing annoying vibrations in the steering wheel.

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Smart Tips for Using Headlights Properly

Your vehicle's headlights are among the most essential safety features for driving in Yuma. You are legally required to use your headlights when driving at night, not only to illuminate what is in the roadway ahead of you, but also to make yourself more visible to other drivers. Headlights should be turned on at dusk as well as on dark rainy days when visibility is compromised.

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EcoBoost and Ti-VCT Technology in the Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a premium crossover SUV that strikes a good balance between powerful performance and reasonable efficiency. A twin-scroll turbocharger keeps the 2.0 L EcoBoost engine running at optimum levels. This signature I-4 engine produces 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. 

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What do Your Dashboard Lights Mean?

Dashboard light can be scary and difficult to understand, but they are extremely important. These indicator lights could be trying to tell you that there is something wrong with your vehicle. Indicators such as:

  • Check engine light - When the check engine lights comes on that could mean that there could be a major problem with the vehicle. 
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The 2018 Ford Explorer Makes SUV Shopping Easy

Are you looking for a new SUV, but are having trouble finding the prefect one? The 2018 Ford Explorer makes the choice easy, as it has just the right combination of luxury and power.

The 2018 Ford Explorer is a mid-sized SUV that still provides all of the comfort you’d expect from a luxury SUV, with three rows that seat seven, a 12-speaker sound system available and optional dual zone climate control. 

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