Choosing Between Summer and All-Season Tires

We want to help you understand all that you need to know about picking out tires for your vehicle as the weather warms up. There are some differences to consider when choosing between summer and all-season tires.

If heat and rain are of concern to you, you might want to go with a set of tires that are going to perform excellently in those conditions. 

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Increase Your Cargo Space with a Roof Rack

Whether you're hauling kids to summer camp, taking a cross-country vacation, or moving a college student into the dorms, a roof rack can increase your available cargo space.

When using a luggage rack, you can stash smaller items in an overhead cargo case or place large items directly on the rack. Whichever you choose, be sure to secure your gear to the rack with sturdy straps.  

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Plan Ahead for Your Next Road Trip

Summer can be a great time to take a vacation if planned properly. We want you to enjoy traveling in your vehicle this summer, and want to offer you these tips to help stay on a budget.

Plan out the route. Once you have a destination set, you can see how many days you’ll be traveling and be able to plan out stops such as food, gas, lodging, and even bathroom breaks. That way you can find places with cheaper gas and lodging prices without having to stress out about it on the road. 

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Getting Your Car Detailed on a Weekly Basis

Most drivers will cringe at the idea they have to detail the car weekly because they see it as a chore. The truth is, this chore could actually be saving you money and making your car safer, check out the reasons here.

All that grime and dirt that is clouding the windows and mirrors will instantly be cleaned away so that you can see again perfectly. In addition to increasing the visual appeal of the car, it makes it safer for you to see others on the road.

The dirt on the car mixes with rain as you drive at…

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Why Buying a Truck May Be a Great Idea

If you’re ready for a new family vehicle, you may want to consider getting a pickup truck. Pickup trucks are rapidly becoming very popular not just for drivers who need to haul things but also for family vehicles, and women seem to love driving pickup trucks. Come to German / Asian Concepts and check out the many trucks we have on hand.

Buying a pickup truck may be a great idea, whether you’re a single individual or part of a family. Pickup trucks are more fuel-efficient than ever before. Their extended cabs offer seating for up to five. Their…

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Why Gaskets are Important

Blowing a gasket can be a large cause of breakdowns, and sadly most people don’t really understand what they are or why this happens. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, and we’re going to change this right now.

Gaskets keep air and liquids where they belong by providing an impassible seal. They’re made of flexible metal – often copper and steel, with a nice, rubbery coating. Of the many, the oil pan (keeping oil in where the crankshaft needs it), intake/exhaust manifold (keeping a constant temperature and air where it needs to be) and the cylinder…

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Why Should I Lift My Truck?

If you have just bought a brand new truck from German / Asian Concepts, you may consider lifting it to give you better visibility and an aggressive off-road style for your vehicle. Basically, you have a choice of two different types of lift kits, body lift kits and suspension lift kits.

Body lift kits do not change the quality of how the truck rides. they lift your truck about two or three inches higher. These lift kits will give your truck more clearance when going off the road without changing the suspension. They are time-consuming to install and can hinder performance…

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What Can Synthetic Oil Do for Your Vehicle?

Synthetic oils are available as a synthetic blend or as full synthetic oil. The synthetic blend combines human-made components with conventional oil to provide increased protection and vehicle performance. This type of oil is preferred for use in extreme temperature climates. Additional reasons why vehicles may benefit from full synthetic oil include great driving on non-paved roads or heavy towing. Full synthetic oil consists of human-made components that offer optimal engine protection vehicle performance.

Vehicle owners are commonly familiar with conventional oil...

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Look Out for the Warning of a Malfunctioning Differential

Have you begun to notice any changes in the way that your vehicle handles?

A good place to investigate lies under the hood with your differential, which can typically fall victim to a failing gear or lack of lubricating oil. If it is the latter in particular and your lubrication oil becomes excessively dirty or runs low, then you can expect to hear the gears start howling and whining whenever you hug the corners for a sharp turn.

These sorts of sounds should be seen as a warning sign for your differential needing proper lubrication. You will notice the volume…

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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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