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Test Your Car's Battery Before You Wind Up Stuck

Testing a car battery with a voltmeter is easy if you know the right way to do it. In addition to the voltmeter, you are going to need work gloves, a wire brush, and safety glasses.

Open the hood of the car after the engine and lights are off. Look to see if the car battery has visible signs of corrosion on the terminals, if so, clear off with the wire brush. 

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Oil Viscosity Nomenclature Broken Down

We all have to take our vehicle in for an oil change with some regularity. In between those oil changes you may need to add oil to your engine if it starts to get low. In order to do this, you will need to know what oil "weight" you need. That information is printed on the front of the can of oil. But many drivers do not know how to decipher this code of letters and numbers. It really isn't all that difficult once you break it down.

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Do You Suspect A Exhaust Leak?

Your vehicle's exhaust system primary function is to process and move the poisonous, odorless gases that are produced by the operation of the engine out of your car. If there is a breakdown in the system, then these gases can find their way into the cabin causing harm that is possibly fatal.

There are a few signs that you should be on the lookout for as signs that your exhaust system is leaking. 

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Uneven Tire Wear May Mean Alignment Issues

The next time you stop to put air your tires, take a look at the tread to see if you may need to have your car tires aligned. Uneven tread wear is a very common symptom of unaligned tires and will cause your tires to wear down prematurely, potentially even causing a flat if the problem is severe enough. 

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Is Something Wrong with My Transmission?

Careful routine maintenance of your transmission such as flushing and changing the fluid in it can go a long way toward preventing many major transmission problems. Because your transmission gears supply power from the engine to your wheels, it is very important that you take care of this important part. Every vehicle has different needs, so it is important to follow your manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule when caring for your transmission.

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GAP Insurance Comes in Handy

One that that we here at Bergstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM pride ourselves in is being able to offer the best in new and used cars. One thing that is needed before any car can leave the car lot is making sure that insurance has been purchased. One type of insurance that one can purchase is GAP insurance.

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Move Over: It's the Law!

Whether you are driving around Oshkosh or across the country, you are required by law to change lanes to give space for any emergency vehicle on the roadside with its lights flashing.

Even though all 50 states have "Move Over" laws in place to protect emergency workers providing assistance or carrying out their duties on the side of the highway, 

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Moving Forward When Your Lease Ends

You have to figure out how you are going to move forward when your lease ends, and there are many options open to you at this time.

If you would like to, you may have the opportunity to extend the lease on the vehicle that you are driving. 

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