Mufflers & Exhausts

The mufflers are used to quiet the loud sounds that your vehicle makes. It is located inside of your exhaust system. You can find in the back of your vehicle towards the bottom of it. The exhaust system also helps reduce the amount of noise that your vehicle makes. It also helps keep the harmful fumes away from the vehicle. Additionally, the exhaust system can help improve engine performance. This will reduce the amount of money that you spend on gas.

There are numerous signs that indicate that something is wrong with your muffler. For example, you may notice that…

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Replacing your tires is the best way to prevent a flat tire and getting stuck on the side of the road, but how do you know when your tires are about to fail? It can be dangerous to drive on failing tires, particularly when you notice excessive vibrating. This common warning sign of a failing tire means that your tires are misaligned or there could be a bulge in your tire.

Bulging tires are dangerous to drive on, particularly at higher speeds. If you notice your steering wheel vibrates or that your car pulls to one side, you’re dangerously…

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When to Get Fuel System Service

When should you get fuel system service? People often ask our Ruxer Truck Center service techs this very question. The answer is simpler than you think.

Every 30,000 Miles or Less

To keep your vehicle running properly, try to get fuel system service every 30,000 miles or less. Depending on how you drive and the number of miles you drive daily, your car my require fuel system service more or less frequently. During fuel system service, trained techs

  • Clean varnish from the engine valves
  • Add fresh fuel additive
  • Clean varnish from the throttle body
  • Change the fuel filter…
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Driving on Winter Tires Year Round

Many people will drive on winter tires all year long. However, it is important to note that winter tires are only for the winter. The winter tires are made out of a special rubber that helps you get maximum grip when you are driving over icy and snowy conditions. This rubber will stay pliable during the winter months, but heat can cause these tires to wear out a lot faster.

Leaving the winter tires on all year long will cause you to spend a lot more money in the long run. Your winter tires will wear out more quickly, so…

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Driving Safely in Winter Weather

The sleet and snow that come with winter weather can make for adverse driving conditions, so it's important to adjust your driving habits during such events.

Driving in sleet and snow all comes down to visibility and traction. Before you even get in your vehicle, make sure all your windows as well as the roof are clear of snow. Use your defroster to ensure good visibility. Once inside, it should go without saying to fasten your seat belt.

Make sure your snow tires are in good condition, and if chains are necessary, do install them. Don't make any…

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Think About Reducing Distracted Driving

Losing concentration while driving, even for a split second, could lead to an accident. Remember, a car doesn't need to travel at high speeds to cause severe injuries after a crash. That's why talking on the phone, texting, or changing channels on the radio come with risks. Why not employ safer driving practices by following tips to reduce distracted driving?

Eating and drinking behind the wheel reflect another common problem. Driving with one hand on a wheel and one on a coffee cup seems unwise. Imagine if the hot coffee spilled.

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Tips to Protect Your Vehicle From Salt

Salt on the road can keep you safe when there's inclement weather in Jasper. Unfortunately, it can also damage your brakes and other parts of your vehicle over time. There are a few ways to reduce the effects of salt on your vehicle.

First, to protect your vehicle, you should wax it before winter really gets underway in Jasper. There are also protective substances you can use instead of waxing, and some of them last much longer. You may be able to do this yourself, but you can also have it done professionally.

 

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Sharing the Road with Bicyclists!

We at Ruxer Truck Center are often asked questions about driving safely with bicyclists on the road. As we all understand that we have to share the road, it is concerning for some on how to proceed the right way. Keeping a good distance from cyclists and staying aware of your surroundings is a great start!

When you notice a bicyclist on the road, it is important to watch for the proper signals that they use. A left turn is signaled with the left hand straight out, while a right turn is a left arm up at a 90-degree angle…

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Tips for Brake Safety

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you want to feel confident that you can operate it safely. Your brakes are critical to that safety, so you need to know the signs that they might not be working optimally.

If you come to a stop in Jasper and you hear a squealing or grinding noise, it may be time to bring your vehicle in to us at Ruxer Truck Center for an inspection. Another sign to watch out for is vibrations in the pedal or steering wheel or the car tugging to one side when you brake.

 

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Correcting a Slide in the Winter in Jasper

Ruxer Truck Center wants to make sure that you're completely safe in your new vehicle once the snow starts to fly in Jasper. The roads can get pretty slippery and visibility can be difficult. If you feel your vehicle start to slide when you hit a patch of icy or snow, here are some of the actions that you should take to remain safe and prevent an accident.

It's common to oversteer your vehicle as a way of trying to correct your vehicle. 

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