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5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission

Your car’s transmission is one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that your transmission needs regular maintenance just like your tires. If you haven’t been taking exceptional care of your transmission, there’s a chance that it could fail and cause expensive damage to your car. Take a look at these five hints that your auto transmission needs to be replaced:  Continue reading “5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission” »

What Should You Do if Your Engine Overheats?

Nothing puts a stop to summer fun like car troubles. The last thing you want is to be cruising down the highway only for your engine to overheat. Performance Auto is here to help you prevent your engine from overheating and to help you find the best course of action if it does. Discover what you should do about an overheated engine: Continue reading “What Should You Do if Your Engine Overheats?” »

Better Gas Mileage in the Summer: True or False?

Have you ever heard the rumor that your car gets better gas mileage in the summer than in the winter? You may have noticed that you don’t need to fill up your car as often in June and July as you do in December and January. We’ll explain why this happens, and how you can keep getting good mileage all year! Continue reading “Better Gas Mileage in the Summer: True or False?” »

Gas Station Mis-happenings and Fuel Safety

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Refueling your vehicle is usually a simple task, but mishaps happen. From injuring your engine to starting a fire, the gas station can be a dangerous place without taking precautions.

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Vehicle Maintenance Mistakes Everyone Makes

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Not everyone can be as knowledgeable as a mechanic, but any car owner can make changes to their maintenance routine to take better care of their vehicle. A well-tuned machine needs more than gasoline to work properly. Any vehicle needs regular inspections, parts replaced or lubed, tires rotated and fluids refilled.

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Choosing The Right Child Safety Seat

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With so many options to choose from, new parents may find it daunting to find the right child safety seat. Reduce the risk of injury by making sure you check all the requirements and recommendations for the vehicle, the child safety seat and state law.

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Hand-Me-Down or Upgrade For A Teen’s First Car

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Being a teen is tough. High school homework and college prep, plus any number of extracurricular activities put an immense amount of pressure on still-growing minds. Giving a teen the family car can be tempting when they just need to get from home to school and back again, but there are a few things that need to be considered before making that decision.

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Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car or Truck

Many people put off buying new car tires until the last moment. That’s pretty dangerous since your car or truck tires are the only points of contact that your vehicle has with the road. Accordingly, it’s vital that your tires be in great condition. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car or Truck” »

Little Things You Can Do to Pamper Your Vehicle

It used to be that most car maintenance could be performed in the driveway. With the introduction of computers and other technology, car upkeep has become complicated. Most jobs have to be performed by professionals. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, you can still do some car maintenance. These tasks not only ensure car safety but also they keep your vehicle running great. Continue reading “Little Things You Can Do to Pamper Your Vehicle” »

Why Tire Rotation is Important for Your Safety

How often do you think about your car’s tires? If you’re like most people, the answer is, “Never.” What most people don’t realize is how critical tires are to vehicle safety. Tire wear can negatively impact performance, and if you don’t perform basic maintenance, then you may void your tire warranty. Tire rotation is a crucial step if you want to increase vehicle safety. Continue reading “Why Tire Rotation is Important for Your Safety” »

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