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Three Reasons Why It's Better To Tow Your Car When Your Windshield Is Broken

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If your vehicle’s windshield just smashed and/or cracked all the way across, you may be tempted to save some money and drive your vehicle into the shop for your auto safety glass replacement work. Before you do that, you should understand some of the dangers and some of the reasons why it is better to tow your car to a place like Harr’s  Auto Glass when your windshield is broken. It may just save your car and your life. Read More»

Protecting Your Brakes: What To Do

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Your car’s brakes are used every day and if they should ever fail unexpectedly, that could lead to accidents and injuries. Ensuring that the rotors and brake pads are intact and functioning properly is important for all drivers on the road. You should also be doing the following to protect the brakes you’ve got. Stop Riding Brake Pedal As part of the way you drive on a normal day, you may let your foot linger on the brake pedal, particularly on a day when traffic is awful and you anticipating stopping a lot. Read More»

3 Ways To Take Care Of Your Vehicle's AC System

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With spring on the way, it is time to make sure that your vehicle’s air conditioning system is ready to kick into gear. Here are three ways to take care of your vehicle’s air conditioning system. #1 Change Out The Air Filter One of the most important things you can do is change out the air filter in your vehicle before the spring starts. A clean air filter is crucial to keeping your system running smooth. Read More»

4 Signs You Need New Shocks And Struts

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Shocks and struts are small components of your vehicle’s suspension system that make a big difference in how smoothly your car drives. Your struts and shocks work together to keep your car or truck balanced, flat on the road and riding smoothly. Over time, these parts can wear down and eventually will need to be replaced by a qualified auto mechanic. Here are four signs that it’s time to replace your shocks and struts: Read More»

3 Minor Car Repairs You Might Be Able To Do Yourself

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Most cars will last a long time if they are cared for properly; however, there are a lot of different parts on vehicles that can wear out and need replacement. In many cases, you might encounter minor types of issues with your car that you might be able to complete yourself. If you can, you will save money on labor, because you will only need to purchase the parts. Here are three common car repairs that your car might need that you could possibly do yourself. Read More»