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Knowing What is Real and What is a Myth When It Comes to Motor Oil

You may have heard some things about motor oil that have left you confused. It is important for you to know what is real and what is a myth when it comes to the oil that you use in your vehicle.

You might have heard that black oil is bad oil. That is not always the case. The oil in your vehicle will darken as it does its job, the job of cleaning your engine.

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Tips for Avoiding a Blowout

If you’ve ever had a tire blowout, you know what an inconvenience it can be. Blowouts can often be avoided with a little diligence. Stop at Bob Poynter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and get some helpful tips on tire care.

Your tires needs to be inflated to the amount listed in the owner’s manual or on the doorsill of your car – not the amount listed on the tire.

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Pay Attention to These Fuel System Warning Signs

If your vehicle's fuel pump encounters any difficulty getting gas from your tank to your engine, your car may sputter or refuse to start. Our Bob Poynter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Columbus, IN service team wants you to be aware of these important warning signs that something in your fuel system needs repair or replacement.

Does your engine suddenly begin sputtering when you are driving at high speeds? 

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How Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Work

Oil viscosity is an important factor when considering the type of motor oil to buy. This is because every car has been manufactured with certain specifications that allow it to run at its optimum level, and the motor oil plays a major role in that.

The viscosity of motor oils is normally designated with numbers and letters, such as 10W-30. In this case, 

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Understanding Catalytic Converters

The catalytic converter is a part of the exhaust system that reduces harmful emissions from the engine and turns them into water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. Some catalytic converters also reduce nitrogen and only emit water and carbon dioxide. This process helps to keep the environment safe.

 

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The Importance of Tire Rotations

As a car drives for thousands or tens of thousands of miles, its tires wear at different rates. Although this may not be readily apparent, after 10 or 20 thousand miles, the differences in wear can start to have a serious impact on how the car handles.

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Winter Maintenance

Keeping up with some routine winter maintenance for your vehicle is very important in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently all winter long. This is a very tough time of year for your vehicle as the nasty weather and treacherous roads make for some pretty harsh conditions.

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There Is a Difference to Understand Between AWD and 4WD Before You Buy

When looking for your next all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD) equipped truck, SUV, or crossover vehicle it is important to know and understand the difference between those two platforms.

An AWD vehicle is going to be in all wheel drive mode all of the time. Using three differentials (front, center, and rear) it will distribute power accordingly to keep maximum traction going for the vehicle at all times. 

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Here's How to Calculate Total Cost of Ownership

Vehicles are an important part of many people's lives. Whether you're a classic car buff that enjoys going to car shows and driving class automobiles, or simply use your car or truck to drive to and from work on the weekdays, these vehicles mean a lot to all of us. 

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Get Your Car Serviced

When you get a message on your dashboard, it can mean one of many things. It may mean that you need to get your oil changed, it could mean that your door is ajar, or that you need to take care of your tires. If you get the tire pressure warning, it means you need to check your tires because you could have a slow leak. 

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