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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Two Tips to Keep Your Vehicle's Brakes in Excellent Condition

Every Jasper driver needs reliable and consistently responsive brakes. At Ruxer Truck Center, we want to show locals how to keep their brakes in excellent condition. With the tips that follow, you can prevent unnecessary wear and give your auto's braking system the timely care it deserves.

Have Your Brakes Regularly Inspected

Don't wait until you hear the tell-tale signs of worn brake pads or worn brake shoes to schedule professional brake maintenance. 

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Keep Your Wheels in Good Alignment

The wheel alignment on your vehicle helps to keep your vehicle running smoothly. If your tires are out of balance, you might notice problems with how your vehicle handles on the road. Alignments should occur about every other oil change, or at 6,000 miles to keep your wheels in good shape.

When you invest in alignments, your tires are going to wear out more evenly. It will be easier to handle your car, and it shouldn't pull to one side once it's properly aligned. You can have a two-wheel alignment, or a four-wheel alignment, depending on the…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

An excess amount of water on the road can cause your vehicle to hydroplane. Your vehicle will glide over the water instead of the road. Good vehicle maintenance is one of the things that you can do in order to prevent hydroplaning. Your tires have to be in good condition. Make sure that they have enough tread and do not have any holes in them. You should also be careful when you drive. You are most likely to hydroplane during the first 10 minutes it starts raining.

It is a good idea for you to drive more slowly. 

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Applying Touch Up Paint

Touch up paint is a lifesaver for fixing small scratches and chips on your car's finish. It can be tricky to apply if you've never done it before, but with this guide, you'll be able to do it like a pro!

So, let's get started! The first thing you'll need to do is gather the supplies you'll need for the job. Touch up paint, of course, is the most important item on the list. You'll also need a few other things:

-A small brush (a toothbrush or cotton swab will work in a…

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What Is Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid helps activate the brake pads. It helps reduce the amount of force that has to be applied in order to stop the car. There are different types of brake fluid that can be used in a vehicle. Each type of vehicle will need a different type of brake fluid. You can find this out by checking with the manufacturer or dealer. It is important for you to be able to recognize the signs that indicate you need to get new brake fluid.

You will notice that your brake pads do not work the way that they should.

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What is a transfer case?

If you're like most people, you may have never even heard of a transfer case before. But trust us - it's an important part of your vehicle! In this blog post, we will discuss everything you ever wanted to know about transfer cases. We'll explain what they are, what they do, and how they work.

So, what exactly is a transfer case? A transfer case is a device that transfers power from the engine to the drive shafts. It is typically located in the center of the vehicle, between the front and rear axles. The transfer case also…

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Engine Overheating: Common Causes

Engines overheat for many reasons. Sometimes it's as simple as overuse during stop-and-go traffic in warm-to-hot weather. Our Ruxer Truck Center service techs briefly explain other common causes of engine overheating.

Cooling System Breakdown

Aptly named, a car's cooling system keeps the car's components cool, namely the engine. The system entails a water pump that continuously circulates liquid coolant throughout the engine, entering and cooling the engine proper in special hollows called engine jackets.

Contaminated Coolant

 

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Towing Guide

Before you tow anything, there are several important terms that you should familiarize yourself with. You need to know the towing capacity. This is the most weight that your vehicle can tow. Gross vehicle rating is another term that is important to know the definition of. This is the weight that your vehicle can hold while the vehicle is sitting still. Gross trailer weight is also an important term. It is the amount of your cargo and your trailer. You do not want the gross trailer weight to be greater than the vehicle towing capacity. If that occurs, then you…

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