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Celebrate National Car Care Month with Spring Maintenance

Celebrate National Car Care Month with Spring Maintenance

April is National Car Care Month Have you thought about how you’ll maintain your vehicle this spring? If you haven’t, you’ll need to soon. A well-maintained vehicle lasts years longer than one that has been neglected. Your Car Care To Do List You can kick off the month by making car care part of your April To Do list. Here’s a few of the areas of maintenance that you’ll need to pay attention to: Check all fluids. You’ll want to make sure that you have enough oil, transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and antifreeze/coolant for your car to operate optimally. Check hoses to make sure that none have come loose. This car care tip can keep you out of the auto shop and away from a costly repair. Check the brakes. You don’t want to be in an accident because your brakes failed you, right? This car care tip is one of the most important on ... read more

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Keep Your Heat “ON” With Heating System Maintenance

When winter weather hits, you really begin to understand why your car’s heating system is so important. But, having your heating system running at optimum performance is beneficial all year round and can save you from an unexpected repair. The health of your car heating system is vital. Without a properly running heating system, not only will the temperature inside your car suffer but your engine will eventually call it quits. How it Works Your heating system functions by using excess heat from the internal combustion. Because the internal combustion produces so much heat, if not used by your heater, it would kill the engine. The heating system also works as a cooling system. Hoses transfer coolant from the engine to the heater core. The engine and heater core then work in a cycle to keep your car from over-heating. Maintenance Heating system maintenance will keep your car running longer and prevent ov ... read more

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Keep Your Headlights Shining Like New

Over time sunlight, harsh chemicals, road debris, smog, and other hazards can leave plastic headlights looking yellow, dull, cloudy, and hazy. Not only does this look bad, it greatly reduces the effectiveness of your headlights and creates hazardous driving conditions at night…not to mention reducing the value of your car. Sallas Auto Repair can restore your headlights WITHOUT replacing them. A headlight replacement can range in price from $300-$500. A headlight service only costs $89. Call us today to schedule an appointment

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How to improve headlight performance

How to improve headlight performance

There are many methods to add or raise the perception of increased headlight performance that both illegal and legal. Speaking with an automotive professional about which methods will be legally acceptable for your purposes is very important. If you would like more about how to improve the performance of your lights read over the tips below on high performance headlights. How to improve headlight performance You can decrease the voltage drop to the bulbs. Through bypassing the fixed wiring with relays the voltage to the headlight can raise, offering better performance from the bulb. Normally standard wiring is correspondingly thin and a one volt drop is normal to the bulbs. If replaced with efficient capacity cable and relays the voltage drop can be decreased. A ten percent drop in voltage is equivalent to thirty-three percent drop in the light results. Using compliant improvement bulbs is a best method of upgrading the headlight performance. When making a purchase ... read more

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Why Do It Yourself Headlight Restoration Doesn’t Work

Why Do It Yourself Headlight Restoration Doesn’t Work

It is obvious that a car which is being used regularly will be worn out at a faster rate. Many people will tend to concentrate on the exterior condition of the car, for example the fading of the car color or any dents and dings. With this in mind, they forget pertinent issues like headlight restoration. It is good to note that headlight restoration will not only improve the appearance of your car but also increase the degree of your safety when driving the car. Why Do It Yourself Headlight Restoration Doesn’t Work Headlight restoration can prove to be a very tricky phenomenon if not done by an expert. Although many people will think that restoration of headlights is a task they can do by themselves to save money, the truth of the matter is that this issue is a very delicate affair. You should always consult an automotive expert whenever such an issue needs attention. It is true you can restore the headlights yourself but the question is, are you able to do it profess ... read more

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Headlamps