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Jump Starting Your Car

A dead battery is not something we think about until it happens to us. With careful preparations, ahead of time, even this inconvenience is easier to manage. Here is what you should know about jumpstarting your vehicle when the need arises.

  1. Make sure you are parked out of the way of traffic.
  2. Pull a vehicle with a charged battery nose to nose with the one with the dead battery.
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Oil Changes: Fact Versus Fiction

Here at Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the facts they need to make an informed decision. It's common knowledge that engine oil needs to be changed, but there are several misconceptions about the process.

You may have heard that engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. The truth is, every make and model is different. 

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Don’t Get Caught Dead: Check Your Car Battery

As a car owner you know how important your car battery is and you have heard that extreme temperatures can shorten the lifespan of the battery, but why is this? Below are some reasons extreme weather can cause your car battery to fail:

  • Hot Weather- When the temperature starts getting hotter it can shorten the life of your car battery by causing battery fluid to evaporate, extreme heat can cause parts of the battery to corrode, and extreme heat can cause parts of the charging system to malfunction allowing them to overcharge the battery and therefore shorten the life of…
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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

Deciding on what you are looking for in a vehicle is a practical way to determine whether a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle is the right choice for you. Each option offers benefits, and they each have their limitations.

FWD is an economical choice. That’s an important factor to consider if you are planning on putting a large number of miles on it, or you simply want to save money. 

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Timing the Replacement of the Timing Belt

Owning a car can be a fun enterprise but one that requires you, the owner, to keep up with certain responsibilities such as checking fluid levels, maintaining and replacing parts, changing the oil and replacing the tires when needed. Replacing a part like a belt can prevent further problems down the road.

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Keep Safe This Winter with a Full Tank of Gas

You have enough issues to worry about during the winter to keep your car in top running condition, right? Most people won't believe it's as simple as keeping your gas tank full. During the extreme cold your fuel line will freeze and your gas takes longer to circulate through the fuel line.

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Get the Right Information on Move Over Laws

If you notice that a car needs to get to the shoulder of the road, or see that an ambulance or police car is trying to get to a car that has been involved in an accident, you should exercise move over laws to make sure the situation is safe.

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What You Can Do At The End Of Your Lease here at Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Leases are a popular way for people to lock down a vehicle for their personal use at affordable rates. People often lease because they do not want to spend exorbitant sums on purchasing the same vehicle. Through leasing, fortunately for lessees, drivers are typically able to spend several years with their favorite new model, then are able to repeat the cycle if they please!

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