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How often should my tires be rotated?

When it comes to our vehicle, we all love to save money while being safe on the road. How often should my tires be rotated? There is a lot to keep up with when it comes to maintaining a vehicle. Making sure your tires are well taken care of is important to the safety of your car and others on the road. That's why your tires are rotated periodically to keep you safe and provide better performance for your car.

Your tires should be rotated about every six months or so, or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to extend the life of the treads. During rotation,
each tire is taken off, inspected, and put into a new position. This prevents wear and tear on just one spot or one tire. Many mechanics offer tire rotation services during a routine oil change or a tune-up. 

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What will driving in The Villages® Community look like in 10 years?

Years ago when we looked to the future of the automobile, we always imagined we would be getting around town in flying cars by now. Driverless cars in The Villages, Florida. Sadly that is not the case, but the future looks bright and green when it comes to driving in the future in The Villages® Community.

Ten years is a long way when it comes to technology; just look how far the cell phone has come in the last ten years. Now imagine what is in store in the next ten years. Automobiles are changing for the better at a lesser pace, but it also takes a while for consumers to change over to new ideas.

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What is the Future of Automobiles?

Being on the lookout for a new vehicle can be an exciting time, especially if you're in the market for a newer model. Future of Automobiles. There are so many makes and models out now, but what does the future hold for newer automobiles? Electric cars have become increasingly popular in the car market but does it go further than that? Here we will dive into hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fuel cell automobiles and show you the future of driving.

Hybrids are aptly named since they are a hybrid of electric and gas powered vehicles. These types of cars would be your Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion, and the Honda Insight for some top examples. They've been using a type of technology that's been around for decades but have become more talked about in the late 2000s and into the 2010s. While you're still using fossil fuels to help the hybrid vehicles run, it's minimal amounts compared to that of an unleaded or diesel engine. The future of the hybrid automobiles wouldn't be a massive change unless we were to switch over to electric vehicles completely. They will continue to give impressive mileage as well as very affordable pricing for hybrid vehicles. Some makers are even revamping older car models to become hybrids, like the Toyota Camry for example.

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How Do I Know When It's Time For A New Radiator?

Just like with your own body, a temperature that's too high can be severely damaging.How Do I Know When It's Time For A New Radiator? This is especially true for vehicles. The radiator in your vehicle is like one big temperature regulator, and the gauge on your dash is the thermometer. If that level gets a little too high and is reaching in the red zone, closer to that capital H, that's not good. But does a car running hot mean you need to replace your radiator? How do you know you need a new one before it's too late? Here you'll find some of the top warning signs that you may need to replace your radiator before you're left over-heated and stranded!

Have you noticed new, or more significant, puddles of fluid under your vehicle after being parked for a while? This could be a coolant leak. It's not easy for an untrained eye to spot this specific leak. A colored dye test should be administered by a professional to locate the source of the leak. This way, when the fluid is expelled under the vehicle, you will be able to find the cause.

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How to tell if your car has transmission problems.

It's always important to get your vehicle looked at after that check engine light comes on. How to tell if you have transmission problems in your car. It can be an easy thing to want to ignore, but every time you get in and start it up, it reminds you there's a lurking problem in your car. One of these instances could be something severe, like problems with the transmission. Thankfully there are a few more warning signs than the check engine light to let you know if your transmission is starting to go.

Do you feel a slight slipping when you switch gears? This is one of the first tell-tale signs that your transmission needs fixing. If gone unchecked, it could cause the vehicle to slip into other gears which could end in a lot of damage. If feeling a physical slip isn't as clear, this issue also comes with a loud, irritating noise that's a hard one to ignore.

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