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Do Hotrods Require Specialized Brake Pads?

Each part of your vehicle braking system has an important job to do, but few components are as critical to safety as the brake pads. Brake pads are small squares of material that are located in your wheel wells. When acted upon by brake fluids, the pads apply pressure to the rotors, which are disks of metal that are attached to the wheels. When the pads apply friction to the rotors, this action slows the vehicle down.

Brake pads and rotors generate large amounts of heat during this process. The amounts of heat created depend on several factors that include…

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Car Engine Guide: Timing Belt


The timing belt is a crucial element to ensuring your engine runs correctly. Replacing the timing belt is also more important than the air filter your mechanic suggests every oil change. If you do not replace it in time, you cause serious damage to your engine.

Timing belts are located within the engine and help the camshaft work with the valves to ensure that your engine keeps turning over. While older timing belts were made of chain, lightweight rubber timing belts were introduced in the late 1970s and allowed cars to get higher gas mileage.

 
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Should you invest in a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle?


People that are in the market for a new or used vehicle may be looking at all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles. They want to be able to have the experience of driving a car that feels safer because it can handle better in adverse weather conditions or road conditions. While this is true for both vehicle platforms, there is one difference that should be considered. If that customer is wanting a passenger car, then the chances that they will be able to find one in a four-wheel drive model are slim...
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Fuel Levels Are Important in Winter


Fuse Auto has some recommendations for you now that winter has arrived and the snow is starting to fall regularly. When the local weather forecaster predicts some nasty weather, make sure you are properly prepared for at least a few days of snow. You want to make sure that you have enough food on hand so you don't have to leave the house if you don't have to. Also, make sure your snow blower is out of the shed, filled with gas and tuned up so it can be your workhorse.

Also, if you are heading out to…
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Trouble With Not Getting Car Tire Tread Checked Often

The damage that you are doing to the car tires is nothing compared to what could be happening to your vehicle when you are not getting the tires inspected. Here are a few things to consider about getting to the dealership and having the car tire tread inspected as soon as possible.

 If the tires are beginning to wear unevenly, what could happen is that it affects the alignment of the car, and this will result in the car pulling to the sides as you reach higher speeds. The longer between tire rotations, the more work is going to be…

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Winter Wiper Blades Will Make You Safer


Are your current windshield wiper blades ready to take on Medford's upcoming winter weather? Many drivers notice that their wiper blades begin to leave streaks on their windshields in the wintertime. This is problematic because it impairs your visibility and increases your risk of having an accident.

Would you like to know how you can avoid falling victim to such a dangerous and frustrating issue? You'll be relieved to know that the solution is very easy and inexpensive. Replacing your current wiper blades with winter wiper blades is all that needs to be done. Winter wiper blades...
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Be Prepared When You Travel


When you are traveling this winter, you should always bring an emergency kit with you and a first aid kit. You never know when you might need it. Be sure to also bring sand, litter, or salt in the event that you get stuck.

We want to remind you from all of us here at Fuse Auto to travel safely this winter and to be prepared for any emergency situation.

Sand is a great tool to use for traction under your tires if you hit an icy patch. Cat litter also works well but be sure to stick to the…
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Important Seasonal Maintenance Tasks to Take Care of

Taking care of your car can mean different things at different times of year. With winter approaching, it's a good time to consider what winter-related seasonal maintenance items you need to have done to your car. These can range from the simple and mundane to the complex.

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Should I Really Get the Tires on My Vehicle Rotated?

The importance of getting the tires on your car rotated at least every 7,000 miles will result in numerous benefits to your bank account and your ride. Here are a few things to consider about the importance of tire rotation.

  • Getting the tires rotated can help extend the life to the full manufactures specs. That means you are less likely to be forking over top dollar for a set of four new tires too often.
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