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4 Telltale Signs That Your Transmission Is In Trouble

4 Telltale Signs That Your Transmission Is In Trouble

The transmission system is one of your car's many complex systems responsible for transferring power from the engine to your wheels. When it is in trouble, you will notice several signs of performance issues. These are four common issues you'll run into if it is time for you to get a transmission repair or service. Grinding Sounds While Shifting Gears Grinding, whining, or other peculiar sounds that happen as your transmission shifts gears are undoubtedly a sign of transmission trouble. It may be caused by mechanical issues or a shortage of fluid.  Transmission Fluid Leaks If you notice a red-colored puddle near or around your parked car, you have a transmission leak. Your vehicle depends on transmission to fluid, so you should get your vehicle to the auto repair shop right away. Slow or Unresponsiveness If your RPMs jump when you shift gears, it can sometimes mean you are low on fluid. Without adequate transmission fluid levels, the system will be incapable of chang ... read more

Is Rain-X Bad For My Windshield?

Is Rain-X Bad For My Windshield?

All drivers know how vital good visibility is, more so when driving through the rain or snow. Even though windshield wipers do an excellent job at clearing your windshield, your wipers can wear off over time. Rain-X is one of the few helpful windshield treatments that can work together with your wipers to ensure you have the best visibility. What is Rain-X? In simple terms, Rain-X is a silicone polymer solution that repels rain, water, and ice to help drivers attain a better view of the road in harsh weather. This treatment is hydrophobic, meaning it will prevent water from clinging onto the treated surface. This groundbreaking water repellent can last up to 60 days. You will need to remove and reapply the layer once you notice its effectiveness wearing off. Will It Damage My Windshield? No, not at all! It is marketed to be used on all the glass surfaces of your car, including the windshield, windows, rear glass, or car mirrors.  The only con is that it may leave a residue be ... read more

Try the Penny Test to See If You Need New Tires

Try the Penny Test to See If You Need New Tires

As a majority of you may know, driving on overworn tires is a considerable risk to take. It can severely affect your vehicle's overall performance and safety. The more challenging part is trying to figure out when your tires need replacing. We have the solution for you - the penny test. This is an old-school hack that is trusted in checking your tire tread.   According to the Department of Transportation, you need to replace your tires once the tread wears down to 2/32 of an inch. The truth is that measurement is so small that it is not easy to track with a ruler, which is why most people just use the penny test. To measure your tread, all you have to do is the following steps: Take the penny and place it with Lincoln's head upside down on one of the lines of your tire. If part of Lincoln's head is covered, that means your tire is still in good shape. If you can still observe his head, then your tread has been worn to 2/32 inch or less, meaning it's time to ... read more

Springdale Automotive Centers Fall Block Party & Classic Car Show

Springdale Automotive Centers Fall Block Party & Classic Car Show

Mark your Calendars:                                                        Springdale Automotive CentersFall Block Party & Classic Car ShowSaturday October 2nd Noon- 2:00 pmSpringdale Automotive, Middletown location                                                                      &n ... read more

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Why Is It So Important to Read the Owner's Manual?

Why Is It So Important to Read the Owner's Manual?

When you make an expensive investment such as a car, you should be more inclined to take care of it as best as you can. Car manufacturers recognize this need, which is why they created the owner's manual. The owner's manual is essentially an ultimate way to know anything and everything about your car. This book will guarantee that you know how to maintain your beloved ride, what all goes in it, and how to keep it running for years and years to come. The pages also contain a set scheduled maintenance routine that is highly recommended that you stick with to ensure the car's longevity.   HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE THE OWNER'S MANUAL A READ: Proper Vehicle Maintenance This handbook will list how much maintenance is needed to ensure your car delivers optimal performance and safety. The manual also specifies the proper repair techniques to ensure you or your mechanic is doing it right. After reading the manual, you'd also be able to understand the warning li ... read more

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