The Importance of Engine Cooling & Radiator Service

Proper engine cooling and radiator service is essential for any car owner who is looking to keep their vehicle running efficiently. Without it, your car can overheat and cause serious damage to the engine.

Why Is Radiator Service Important?

Regular radiator service will help keep your car's cooling system running efficiently so that it can absorb heat from the engine more effectively. A common service included in radiator maintenance is flushing out old, dirty coolant and replacing it with fresh coolant to ensure that your car's cooling system maintains its efficiency.

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The Benefits of Android Auto In Modern Vehicles

Technology is everywhere nowadays, and that can be a very good thing. It keeps us connected to the rest of the world. It also makes life easier. Here at Ruxer Truck Center, we want everyone to know about the benefits of Android Auto for your vehicle's infotainment system.

Android Auto is an app that works with Android-based smartphones and compatible vehicle infotainment systems. This tech makes it easy to connect your smartphone to your vehicle's display. Once connected, all of your favorite Android apps can be displayed on the infotainment-center touchscreen

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What’s Involved in Charging a Car Battery?

Charging a car battery is an important part of vehicle maintenance and can be done in a few simple steps. The first step is to make sure the battery is disconnected from the car. This can be done by loosening the negative and positive terminals on the battery and removing the cables. Once the battery is disconnected, it can be taken to a garage or auto parts store to be tested and charged.

The next step is to check the battery for any visible signs of damage, such as corrosion or cracks. If any of these are present, the battery…

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Periodic Inspections of Belts and Hoses May Prevent Engine Overheating

Your belts and hoses are probably not on your priority list for essential maintenance. But Ruxer Truck Center says they should be. Belts and hoses are a part of your cooling system, which is critical for reducing engine heat. Engine temperature can reach over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and your belts and hoses need periodic inspection and timely replacement.

The most common occurrence with an inefficient hose is suddenly bursting. Hoses typically become soft and enlarged, particularly around the clamp. And the tiniest hole can leak coolant and cause an engine to overheat. Belts commonly 

 

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Come to Ruxer Truck Center When You Need Car Battery Service and Replacement!

If you have an issue with your vehicle's battery, stop by Ruxer Truck Center while in Jasper to have our service team check it out! Our team is always ready to help out a customer in our community with battery maintenance and replacement if needed.

Making sure your battery is working well all year is our top priority! Consider our service center when you need terminals cleaned, cables replaced, or connections tightened. We can also test your battery to determine the issue if you don't know what is wrong with it.

 

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Cabin & Engine Air Filters Protect Your Vehicle

Air filters are a protective component within the interior of your vehicle, and near the engine. Air filters through the engine air filter, ensuring that dirt and debris don't get into your engine and cause damage. When the air filter gets clogged, you might notice performance issues with your vehicle.

A dirty air filter can make it harder for your engine to run, and it will cost you more in gas money when you don't invest in new air filters. Pay attention to changing your air filters on a regular basis, and aim to change your engine air…

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Keeping Your Tires in Good Condition Will Help You Avoid a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout can cause a dangerous situation for you and others. When it happens, you should slow down and pull over to the side of the road if you can. There are many reasons why tires can blow out. Yet, there are also many ways you can prevent this from happening.

At Ruxer Truck Center, we can help you prevent a tire blowout. First, we can check the tire pressure for overinflation. Overinflated tires are vulnerable to cracks, bulges, and other damage. They also reduce the contact area of the tire with the road. As the tread wears down…

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Most Common Misunderstood Auto Finance Terminology

Understanding the finance terminology when financing a car can often be confusing for many of our buyers at Ruxer Truck Center. Do you ever get confused too? A few of the most commonly misunderstood finance terms include the annual percentage rate, assignee and total cost.

The annual percentage rate, commonly referred to as APR, is a broader measure of the costs you pay for borrowing the funds to finance your vehicle. The higher your APR is, the more you pay throughout the contract term. The Federal Truth in Lending Act requires the 

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An Overview of Synthetic Oil

You may have wondered why some people suggest getting synthetic oil in your vehicle. What is it and why is it helpful? Well, synthetic oil takes advantage of artificially made chemical compounds. The base material is typically distilled crude oil, and that oil has been enhanced with other components that scientists have carefully selected.

Synthetic oil first came about in 1929. It's been very useful for the military, having been used in jets and other vehicles. In the 1970s, 

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Now It Is Back-to-School Service Time

When summer ends, kids must prepare to return to school. Adults must do their part, too. Adult responsibilities include ensuring a car is safe for taking young ones to school, sports, and more. Bringing the vehicle for back-to-school service could help the cause. Maybe an oil change is past due. Now might be the time to change the oil and have a multipoint inspection performed.

Back-to-school service allows technicians to check the tires for any problems and rotate them. 

 

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