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Do You Have the Right Level of Pressure in Your Tires?

The tires on your vehicle are more important than you may consider in getting the best performance possible. Your tires should be inflated within a certain range. If they miss this range, being either higher or lower than it should be, then the consequence will be a negative impact on safety and performance.

When your tire pressure isn't in the proper range, it is either over-inflated or under-inflated. When they are over-inflated, the result is an uneven distribution of your vehicle's weight, resulting in uneven wear of tire tread and less stability. 

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Is it Important to Know Your Brake Fluid Temperature Range?

Even small vehicles can weigh over a ton, and many larger ones weigh many tons. All of this moving weight creates a lot of heat within your braking system when you hit the brakes, and part of this heat is transmitted to your brake fluid. While most brake fluids are heat-resistant, they all have their limits. Knowing what these limits are can save your system from future damage while enhancing your safety.

In order to find the right fluid for your braking system, look through your owner and users manual about the recommended fluid ratings for your vehicle. 

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Synthetic Motor Oil vs. Conventional Oil

Many vehicle manufacturers are specifying that newer vehicles, not just performance autos, should use synthetic motor oil. Synthetic oil is a lab-created product that improves engine lubrication and provides long-lasting performance in severe driving conditions, including harsh weather and city driving.

Conventional motor oil is refined from crude oil or petroleum to remove impurities and create a smooth-flowing engine lubricant. It offers all-round engine protection, but will break down more quickly than synthetic motor oil. 

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Gain Traction This Winter

When it comes to gaining traction in the snow and ice, kitty litter is commonly suggested to be in your vehicle for emergency situations. It helps to establish traction and absorbs excess water that helps you get moving again. But kitty litter isn't always great for driveways. Sometimes it absorbs too much water and turns into a giant sticky mess that is difficult to clean up. What is your best option?

Sand is one of the best options for the driveway. It creates traction and does not create an impossible mess when the ice melts. It’s also cheap…

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Standard Blades vs. Winter Blades: What’s the Difference?

Winter weather is here again in Racine, Wisconsin. Did you know it may be time to swap out your wiper blades for winter blades? Winter wiper blades perform differently than standard blades. Standard blades are great for the summer and spring months but just are not up to snuff for winter weather.

The primary problem is due to the rubber compound. The rubber on standard blades tends to harden in the colder months and will not wipe as clean. Winter blades, however, use a softer rubber compound, keeping them pliable and allowing them to contour the windshield. 

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Help Us Keep Emergency Personnel Safe by Slowing Down and Moving Over

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Across America, many people depend on towing companies that are contracted to work for the American Automobile Association. When motorists get stuck on the highway, tow truck drivers can be the first line of relief for getting away from speeding traffic. However, towing carries many risks. Collisions with passing vehicles are one of the most common accidents that involve towing officials attempting to move a damaged car.

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Get Help When You Notice a Check Engine Light On in Your Vehicle

You get nervous when you think that something might be wrong with your car, and we are here to help you deal with any issues that might come up. If you have a check engine light on in your vehicle, contact us and let us check it out.

 
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Protect Your Vehicle with a Complete Brake Inspection

Not only can you protect your vehicle when you get the brakes inspected at Porcaro Mitsubishi, you save money and avoid serious injury in the event of a complete brake failure on the highway.

Visit our service center when you notice any of the following warnings signs:

 
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Bad Battery?

Your car's battery is vital to your vehicle's performance. Without it, your car doesn't have the power to start or power your headlights and accessories. Over time, the battery in your car will undoubtedly deteriorate and will need to be replaced. The normal lifespan of a battery is around three years. Some batteries have a longer lifespan, but overuse of car accessories can affect the overall life of the battery.

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