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Tips for Cleaning Tires and Wheels

There are various components of your vehicle that require a little extra care when you are cleaning the vehicle. It is important for you to know how to clean your tires and wheels.

When cleaning your car, the tires should be the first thing that you focus on. They are not only an important part of the vehicle but you are going to get the rest of the vehicle messy when you are cleaning them. Clean the tires before the rest of your vehicle so that you do not mess up its freshly cleaned finish. 

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Controlling the Nuisance of Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

Pet owners understand the frustration that comes with the territory of unwanted animal hair getting in the way of your vehicle's cleanliness. The vehicle detailing experts at Autobahn Motors want you to understand how to best care for your car so that it continues to remain a source of pride.

An inflated balloon is an innovative way to pull away pet hair with the static elasticity generated by the balloon. Another effective way to remove pet hair is to spray your upholstery with water and then use rubber gloves to rub away the hair. 

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How Rodents Can Be Stopped Before They Damage Your Car

We at Autobahn Motors know the kind of damage rodents can do to your car because we see it every day. In many cases, this damage comes with an expensive bill to repair the damage and replace parts. We want to help you so you don’t become a victim of rodent damage to your vehicle. Come see us today!

If you park your vehicle in a warm garage, rodents will love the environment. Consider leaving the hood open, spraying deterrent scents, setting humane mice and rat traps on the tires, and covering openings to the engine with screening or…

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Dealing With a Windshield Chip? We Can Help.

Sometimes the worst chip you could ever have on your shoulders is a chipped windshield. A small chip can make your entire car look bad. It can also make you think you must spend a lot of money to get it fixed, but there is something you can do to fix a chipped windshield on your own.

The best route to take in this situation would be to place a piece of laminated glass over the chip, and this type of glass can be purchased at any known retailer. Once you get the right size piece of laminated glass, you…

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How is Your Car's Battery Affected by Extreme Temperatures?

At Autobahn Motors, we try to keep our customers informed about ways that they can extend the life of their car. To keep your vehicle's battery in optimal shape, it needs to be checked and serviced regularly, which is especially true before extremely cold and hot weather.

There are three reasons that can cause car batteries to die in the winter: increased draw from accessories, more draw from the starter motor, and less capacity. Your battery is also put through additional stress during the winter because windshield wipers and headlights are typically used more often. 

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Addressing Alignment Issues

Misaligned wheels can cause a car to handle poorly, pulling to the side while braking or shimmying at high speeds. Wheels can come out of alignment if you run over a pot hole or into a curb. Regardless of the type of driving you do, getting your alignment checked on a regular basis could let you prevent issues in the future.

Poor alignment can lead to a variety of issues, including uneven tire wear. This could cause tires to wear out more quickly, costing you money or leading to a dangerous driving situation. Since it's easy to get alignment…

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Getting to Know Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil must flow to protect engines; it must cover the moving parts in hot and cold weather. The viscosity ratings describe the flow in high and low temperatures. The three-part rating lists the cold flow rating, the letter W, and then the hot weather flow rating. A popular type like 10 W 30 is a blend of light(10) and heavy(30) oils.

Drivers know that it is essential to use the right type of oil. It is also necessary to change the oil before it breaks down. 

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The Easy Way to Jump-Start a Vehicle with Cables

Before you can safely jump-start a car with another vehicle, you'll need to get the noses of the two vehicles as close to one another as possible. Be sure the lights and engine are off, then open both hoods. The jumper cables have two red clamps and two black clamps. Start by placing one red to the positive side of the good battery, then the other red to the bad battery positive side.

Take one of the black clamps of the jumper cables, place on the negative side of the good battery. 

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Steps to Take to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Having a tire blow out while you are on the road can cause you to be in a crash and it can cause you to be in danger. You must maintain your tires to keep from going through such a situation.

Keep your tires aligned and rotated to keep from going through a tire blowout. Pay attention to the tread on your tires to make sure that they are up for more use. Avoid a tire blowout by paying attention to your tire pressure monitoring system and checking your tires when it warns you that something is off. Always keep…

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The Ignition Is Vital for Starting the Engine

When your vehicle refuses to start, you may believe that the battery is the problem. However, if it turns out the battery is not the issue, the ignition system may be to blame. The ignition system is responsible for starting the vehicle, and if it isn't functioning properly, the engine will not turn over.

A warning sign that it could be the starter in trouble can be a grinding noise when you turn the key in the ignition. This means the starter drive gear is not engaging correctly. 

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