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Gaskets Help Your Engine Run Smoothly

Your vehicle’s engine has over 250 individual large and small components. Gaskets are one of the small components of the engine that you may have heard about but may not know what they do. They are not complex, but they are a vital component for the proper functioning of your vehicle’s engine. 

Gaskets provide sealing and cushioning between the surface of two other components. There are several gaskets inside the engine to help keep it running smoothly. Other gaskets outside the engine are used to connect it to other supporting components. The primary function of gaskets is to…

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What is Car Wax and Why You Should Use It?

You have probably heard of car wax. However, you may not know much about this valued item when it comes to a vehicle's exterior appearance. Here is what you need to know about car wax and when you should use it.

Car wax can serve two purposes for your vehicle. First, car wax as a sort of protection for your paint. After you wash and dry your vehicle, you will want to apply car wax. The wax creates a sealant that will prevent dirt, grime and dust from accumulating on the paint of your car. This will help preserve…

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About Vehicle Alignment

Drivers may eventually notice that a vehicle pulls to one side or the other when driving down the road. Misalignment also often causes a strange vibrating sensation and sound during travel. When these events occur, the tires or wheels often require realignment.

In order to realign tires and wheels, our Advantage Lincoln technicians first determine if the wheel has an inward or outward angle when looking at the front of the vehicle. A camber misalignment may be caused by worn ball joints, bearings or other suspension parts.

 

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Are Your Tires in Good Shape?

A quick look at your tires before you get out on the open road could save you from a very expensive blowout on those tires at some point in the future. It is not being dramatic to say so. People get into their vehicles every day without a thought about what the quality of their tires is, and that is a huge risk to take.

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The Correct Method of Applying Touch-Up Paint to Your Vehicle

As an automotive dealer, we want you to be a well-informed vehicle owner and to understand how to care for your vehicle properly. So today, we will be talking about how to apply touch-up paint.

When you've researched and found the correct color of paint, follow these instructions for painting over light and deep scratches.

For Light Scratches:

• Clean with soap and water
• Scuff the area with 220+ grit paper
• Clean the surface again
• Mix paint per the instructions and carefully apply

For Deep Scratches:

• Clean the surface
• Remove any visible rust
 

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Windshield Chip Repair: What and Why

Windshield chip repairs are quick and easy; it takes under 30 minutes to fix a chip or crack on your windshield, so you can be sure that the chip or crack doesn't get worse. Here at Advantage Lincoln, we want you to know what to do if your windshield cracks, so here are some common questions we get about windshield repairs in the Fremont area.

Why Do a Chip Repair?

Having a chip repair is a good decision for all small chips or cracks. Because it is a much cheaper repair you will save money for not having to…

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Selecting Between All-Weather Floor Mats and a Carpeted Variety

A lot of vehicle manufacturers will charge you extra for interior floor mats. For the vehicles that come with mats already included, you might not be happy with what you get. You always have the option to purchase a new set that you prefer. Your two main options are all-weather floor mats and carpet.

The all-weather variety of floor mat tends to be very easy to maintain. You can remove it from your vehicle when it gets too messy, and you can hose it off or wipe it down. It will last you through all four seasons without needing to…

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Regular Vehicle Maintenance Can Help You Save Money on Fuel

Our team believes it is important for you to be an informed vehicle owner. One of the things we feel you should know about is how you can save money on gas. The rising cost of gas can make owning a vehicle expensive, but there are ways for you to save money on the cost of fuel.

Driving more efficiently can help you save money on gas. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and rapid braking can decrease your fuel economy by up to 30 percent. Keeping your tires properly inflated can also help you to save money on fuel costs...

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Prepare a Winter Survival Kit to Keep Safe on the Road

Driving is riskier in Fremont and elsewhere in the wintertime. You can enhance your overall safety and that of your family by making a winter survival kit for use in your car. There are a number of key items that you need to include in your kit, according to Advantage Lincoln.

On the list of essential items to include in your winter survival kit is extra clothing, warm blankets, fresh water, nonperishable food, powerful flashlight, and portable tire pump. Make sure you add extra batteries for the flashlight.

 

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Going Into Detail: Pet Hair Control

It is important for us at Advantage Lincoln that you are informed on some great ways to control pet hair in your vehicle. So here are a few tips that we have found useful, and you will too.

Covering up the areas where your pet will sit is a great first step in preventing hair from dwelling inside your vehicle's upholstery. You can also brush your pet before you put them inside the car to avoid excessive hair cleanup. If you want to eliminate the hair situation, why not put the pet inside of a kennel, or another enclosed…
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