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Dead Battery? A Jump-Start Will Get You Back on the Road

It happens to most of us at least once: we leave our vehicle's lights or other electronics on and the battery is drained. A dead battery will leave you stranded, but keeping a set of jumper cables can be a life-saver if you have another car to jump-start it with.

A jump-start is an time-honored method of getting a car with a dead battery started. Using a set of jumper cables, a good battery is hooked up to the dead battery to provide the electricity the disabled car needs to start. 

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Reasons to Pay Attention to Your Tire Pressure Light

When your tire pressure light comes on, you may think to yourself, "What do I do?" Perhaps you have never dealt with this issue on your own before and any kind of vehicle maintenance can be a bit overwhelming, especially if this is your first vehicle. When it comes to your tire pressure, you want to get a tire pressure gauge and check the levels in all four of your tires. Some tires will have the recommended levels printed on the tires themselves or you can look inside of your owner's manual. If you need air added, you should…

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Understanding Timing Belts and Your Car Engine

Did you know that a failing timing belt can "bend" your engine valves? Timing belts are crucial to your engine running correctly. They rotate your engine simultaneously from the crankshaft and camshaft working in motion, turning at the same time so that you are able to go where you want to go.

If you do not replace a timing belt in time, it can result in bigger damage to your engine, which mainly means your car engine valves. You may notice a timing belt begin to fail from a sound coming from the engine or if your engine starts to…

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Be Sure to Understand What Type of Fluid Your Brake Systems Requires

If you have never worked on your vehicle's brake system before you may not even realize that it is powered by the fluid. Your brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that resides in a reservoir under the hood of your car, truck, or SUV. While similar to oil, it is different. You want to always make sure to replace it with the proper brake fluid and nothing else.

When you press the brake pedal the master cylinder forces brake fluid through to the system to the calipers which are where the brake pads reside. The transfer of force from…

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Which is Best: All-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive?

If you've been looking for a new vehicle, you may want to consider a four or all-wheel drive model. In recent years, these vehicles have not only become much more common but, they're also more affordable. It's reasonable to question, whether this is really a feature that you need or not.

The benefits that these features provide is twofold. Not only do they give you more safety by providing better traction, but, they also give you better performance on rough terrain. Our team at German / Asian Concepts is able to show you on a test drive how…

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The Unique Story Behind the Word Horsepower

Modern car buyers are very well versed in the term horsepower. It is a key component in deciding what vehicle to invest money in. Shoppers are very keen on picking an automobile that will suit their specific needs. A car with a tremendous amount of horsepower may be deemed a higher quality than those with less. However, some people need more fuel efficiency and will prefer a car with less muscle.

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How to Get a Lower Cost for Your Car

Most everyone in the United States is able to operate a motor vehicle. As such, at least at one point throughout your life, you'll be involved in selecting a car, truck, van, or another vehicle for your personal use. Make sure you don't forget about the expenses below - they can really add up over time. Our team at German / Asian Concepts is here to break down the most common expenses that come with car ownership:

Fuel costs a lot of money, even though it's only two-odd dollars per gallon right now in most of the United States…

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Get Your Car Issues Worked Out in Osceola, IN

You have many different messages hidden on your dashboard. You may get one light up from time to time. Normally resolve the issue on your own since it will tell you something such as your brights are on or that you need to get your oil changed.

If you get a message that you don't really know the meaning of you can look it up in your owner's manual or bring your vehicle to us here at German / Asian Concepts so we can help you figure it out. You will also need to bring your vehicle to our…

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