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The Importance of Your Exhaust and Muffler

It's important to know how important your exhaust is, when your muffler and exhaust are experiencing issues, and how to address these issues, so that is what we'll be discussing here today on our blog.

The manifolds of the exhaust connect to the cylinder head and collect gases to move through the exhaust system, being examined by oxygen sensors as they go. The catalytic converter refines these gases and then finally, they are muffled by the muffler and emissions are greatly reduced as well as the noise. If you see smoke from your exhaust when the engine is…

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Small Details About Your Oil

When you view some bottles of oil on store shelves, you might notice that there is a "W" with the number. Although it would make sense that this letter stands for the weight of the oil, it actually stands for winter. The number that you see in front of the letter is the lowest temperature for the viscosity of the oil during the winter months.

When you take your car to Donnell Lincoln of Salem to have your oil changed, you might notice that it has a dark color. This might not seem like it should be alright for your…

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Restoring Your Headlights

Headlights can become dull and dirty over time, reducing visibility and increasing your chance of an accident. Headlight restoration not only improves the appearance of your vehicle, but it also increases your level of safety.

There are several ways to restore your headlights to their former condition. One simple remedy is to use insect repellant. Although this simple solution works well, you must be careful not to get the repellant on your car’s paint. Another alternative is to use sandpaper along with an abrasive or polish. While effective, this method is more complicated and

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Cool Tires For Blowout Prevention

Maintaining proper tire pressure is one way to prevent a tire blowout from occurring when you're on the road. You can get a small tool to check your tire pressure at home to ensure that it's not too far off from where it's supposed to be according to the weather conditions and traveling conditions.

Avoid driving your car if your tires are old. You should get your tires rotated by someone at Donnell Lincoln of Salem with each oil change. This can keep any abnormal wear and tear to a minimum. If you notice that your tire…

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What to do if You Slide on an Icy Road

Here at Donnell Lincoln of Salem, we want you to be prepared for harsh winter driving conditions. Understeer and oversteer are two types of slides that can happen on ice, and if you start to slide or fishtail, then you're more than likely driving too fast for the road conditions. Here are some ways that you can correct a slide.

Oversteer causes more accidents than understeer. If you have a vehicle with rear-wheel drive, then you are more likely to experience oversteer. To correct an oversteer slide, don't hit the brakes because it will trigger further sliding, and…

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

As winter arrives, you need to make absolutely certain you fully are prepared to drive in inclement weather. This includes making certain your car properly is winterized. You also need to ensure that you have a suitable winter survival kit in your vehicle. The survival kit needs to include such basic items you need the year around like a reliable flashlight, extra drinking water, and a fully stocked first aid kit.

During the colder months of the year, you also want to make sure your car's survival kit comes complete with extra warm clothing, including gloves and boots.

 

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Taking Care of Your Battery During Winter and Summer

You do have an influence on the condition of your battery. There are a lot of things that you can do in order to make your battery last longer in your vehicle. Taking care of your battery involves knowing what you should do at different times of the year.

For the winter, there are a few things that you can do with your battery. One thing to do in the winter is to make sure that your battery is charged so that it can start your vehicle as needed. If your battery is weak, then it is going to freeze…

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Get Your Wheels Aligned On A Regular Basis

If the wheels on your vehicle are not aligned properly, there are problems that can occur with your vehicle. Donnell Lincoln of Salem wants you to be safe when you drive. It is important to keep your car's wheels properly aligned.

If your car's wheels are out of alignment, you can damage your tires. When the wheels aren't in alignment, your vehicle is not going in a straight path down the road. This can cause excessive wear on the tires. This will shorten the lifespan of the tires, and it can lead to a blowout. 
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