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Choosing a warranty for your new car


When you buy a new car, choosing the right warranty can help protect your car and make replacing parts a fast and inexpensive process. At Baierl Acura, we want to help you understand your warranty options.

The two most common types of warranties are powertrain and bumper-to-bumper. Powertrain typically covers your engine, transmission, and all the other parts that help your car move, i.e. the powertrain. Bumper-to-bumper offers the same coverage, but it also covers most of the other components of your car. This includes parts like the air conditioning system and radio.

 
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Tire Rotations: What You Should Know

Getting routine tire rotations will help ensure that your automobile's tires wear evenly. Furthermore, keeping your tires rotated as recommended will also increase gas mileage and help your vehicle run smoothly. Failing to have your vehicle's tires rotated could lead to hundreds of dollars in repairs.

In order to keep your vehicle's tires in optimal condition, you should have your tires rotated every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. During tire rotations, mechanics will remove the tires for inspection and place them back where they will wear evenly. The tires can be rotated from front to back…

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Do Your Wiper Blades Need to Be Replaced?

Every time you clean your windshield or drive in rainy or snowy weather, your wiper blades help to clear the windshield. The blades are made from rubber, which tends to crack and crumble when it is exposed to direct sunlight. After some time, your wiper blades need to be replaced.

If your wiper blades are making a lot of noise as they move, this is a sign that the rubber is wearing out. You might notice streaks of moisture left behind. In some cases, the blades might shake. These are all signs that it is time for new wipers.

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Learn the Signs of Exhaust Leaks

Your exhaust system keeps the air clean inside your car and outside the vehicle. A faulty exhaust system could put odorless, colorless gases back into your car, putting you and your passengers at-risk. Exhaust system problems don't get better on their own, either.

If you hear a popping or hissing noise while your engine is running, you could have an exhaust system problem. Vibration or rumbling while your car is parked and running could also signal exhaust problems. Small leaks can also develop over time, particularly where the exhaust manifold meets up with the cylinder head.

If you've…

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Measure Tire Tread to Know When New Tires are Needed

If tires reach below the commonly accepted tire changing tread width of 2/32 of an inch, then you know it is time to replace your tires. By changing the tires at this width or thicker, you can avoid accidents and maybe also avoid getting a ticket.

If you would like to try measuring the tread width of your own tires, consider the penny method. The top of Lincoln's head on a penny is 2/32 of an inch from the edge of the coin. So, if you stick a penny head down in between the treads and can…
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Headlight Safety: Secure Yourself on the Road

Most of us get a bit flustered when these lights come up on our devices, and we cannot fathom what they mean. However, the headlights on your own car might be lifesaving. They truly are the car's manner of suggesting what's wrong on the road. The little luminescent warning is there for your own security.

When you're looking at demonstrating safety on the road, get your headlights upgraded. There are certainly a number of facts you need to think about. The fog lights may be an amazing upgrade for your vehicle. 

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