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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Why Checking Your Tire Pressure Is Essential

When it comes to staying safe, maintaining proper tire pressure is absolutely critical. Jasper drivers can enjoy optimum handling and control, shorter stopping distances, and lower tire replacement costs. At Ruxer Truck Center, we offer a comprehensive range of services for keeping tires working like they should. Read on to find out why.

Low Air Pressure Increases Wear and May Cause Blowouts

Not having enough air in your tires increases the risk of blowouts and accelerates normal tire wear. When tires are sagging, more of their surface is touching the ground. 

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Components of the Exhaust System

The exhaust and the muffler are the major and most important parts of the exhaust system. When these two parts are either leaking or malfunctioning, your vehicle will become noisy and produce a very loud noise. This is the noise coming from the combustion chamber where the fuel is burnt and converted into toxic gases.

Exhausts consists of valves and pistons and chamber-to-exhaust manifold that moves exhaust fumes from the combustion chamber. The manifold is the passage from the cylinder to catalytic converters, which breaks down the toxic gases and turn them into gas that can 

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Spring Car Emergency Maintenance Tips

Winter can be brutal for cars. With your car having survived this difficult period, spring is now the time to pamper it with the necessary maintenance services.

Adjust Your Emergency Kit

Since the snow has stopped dropping, it is time to remove all the emergency items that were specifically meant for winter, such as winter jackets, tire chains and winter boots. Make sure all the other emergency essentials are in place and working correctly.

Check whether your spare tire is properly inflated, whether the jumper cables are in perfect condition and have no

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Protecting Your Truck’s Interior from Salt Corrosion

Your truck needs a bit more care during the winter months. This is to ensure that the road salt that is used to melt the snow from the road does not cause harm to the truck. Other than washing the exterior of the truck regularly, ensure that you clean the interior as well.

Vacuum out the cab regularly, more so when you’ve brought in a lot of salt. Vacuuming should be part of the routine cleaning of the interior. Apply professional car detailing products to the car’s upholstery. This creates a protective barrier against dirt, salt, and moisture…

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Preventing a Tire Blowout

Flat tires are something that many drivers have to endure at one time or another. While flat tires aren’t typically that serious, tire blowouts are something entirely different, and they can be very serious. Practicing good tire maintenance is the most important thing you can do to prevent a tire blowout.

Your tires should always be well maintained, but it’s most important during the hot summer months. 

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All-Weather Floor Mats Vs Carpet

Both all-weather floor mats and carpet make a great choice for your vehicle. However, there are distinct differences between the two. All-weather mats are the best option for environments that are extremely dirty. You can easily clean the dirt and mud off of them. If you live in an area that frequently has inclement weather, then all-weather mats are a must-have. All-weather mats are the cheaper option. They may also be more durable. However, the color and style options are limited.

Carpet comes in a variety of colors. You can also get a custom carpet mat. 

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Everyone needs a winter survival kit because you never know what you are going to encounter while you are on the road. Tire chains are something that you need to put in your winter survival kit. The tires can be used to help you get through the ice and snow. It is a good idea for you to practice taking the tires on and off on a warm day. You also need a good first aid kit. In addition to bandaids, gloves, gauze pads and antiseptic, you need to put pain-relieving medication in the kit. You can also put a…

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Charging a Car Battery

You can use a portable charger to charge your battery. You will have to turn off your jump starter and vehicle before you are able to charge the car battery. You will then need to connect the charger the same way that you would connect the jumper cables. Adjust the amperage and voltage on the charger. Set them low for the best results. You can use a higher amp to charge your battery more quickly.

You are now ready to let your battery charge. Your battery may only need a charge. 

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