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What Spring Car Care Do I Need?

With the warm fastly approaching, many drivers are performing some spring car care on their vehicles. We all want our vehicles to run as smoothly as possible, especially with many travels warm weather tends to bring. Stop at Penske Jaguar Cerritos and allow us to jump-start your spring car care.

Cleaning up your vehicle and getting it ready for spring can require a few DIY steps or an appointment with an automotive shop. Maintenance like tune-ups, cooling systems and tire rotations/alignments should be done by ASE-certified technicians.

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Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires: Pick the Best Tire

Is your tire pressure low? Are you getting a flat tire? If you are thinking of replacing with a spare, then you may start with the tire in your trunk.

Typically, these are compact tires that are smaller and not made to handle the load of your vehicle on long trips. These are emergency tires that simply take you to the shop to purchase a new tire. 

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Can Maintaining Proper Cooling System Pressures Help Cooling Efforts?

Your cooling fluid is a frontline soldier in the battle that your motor wages against the effects of overheating. As it picks up thermal energy from the cylinders, it expands and exerts internal pressure on the rest of the system components.

Car makers design some level of radiator coolant pressurization into their vehicles. Coolant that is under pressure is less likely to boil over and lose its cooling ability, and thus maintaining this pressure is key for system health.

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

If you have noticed that your brake pedal doesn’t feel strong enough to cause the brakes to stop the vehicle, then it’s time to have them serviced. There shouldn’t be any play or softness to the pedal. There may be one of several situations creating the issue.

Air in the brake lines is one common circumstance. When that happens, it blocks the movement of the hydraulic, or brake fluid through the lines.

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What Are Visible Signs of the Need for Tire Replacement?

Car problems can often be noticed by simply looking over the automobile itself. Going over different car parts for physical changes can prevent a plethora of issues from becoming expensive complications further down the road. What are observable indicators that your tires should be exchanged?

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Vehicle Muffler Maintenance

The muffler and exhaust system on your vehicle are responsible for muffling the sound in your engine area. Most people don't realize how loud a car's engine actually is until there is something wrong with their muffler or exhaust and they can't hear anything else.

In addition to sound, your muffler also provides backpressure to your engine. 

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Keep the Power Flowing with a New Car Battery

Your car's battery is the power source for many of its crucial components. Regular battery inspection and service can help you save money and time. By asking a technician to check your battery with every oil change, you can possibly avoid becoming stranded on the road.

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Wheel Alignments

You are driving along to work one morning and you say to yourself how it seems like the road is much bumpier than normal. Is there construction being done in that area of the road? There isn't, so it is unclear to your why you feel like you are bumping along. Your tire pressure is fine and you definitely don't have a flat tire so what could the problem be? 

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The Importance of Fluid Service

If you own or lease a vehicle then keeping that vehicle in good running order is a necessity and one of the easiest things you can do to help make that a reality is to have all the fluids checked and changed on a regular basis.

There are five fluids that will seriously affect your car in an adverse way if you neglect regular fluid service. They are the following.

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