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Reasons to Use a Car Cover

Not everyone has the luxury of putting their vehicle in a garage or under a carport every night, so how do you keep it looking good and safe from the elements? The answer is investing in a car cover, yet how and when do you use it?

For some people, car covers are a luxury item, but they really do have a useful purpose. In the summer, your vehicle can be exposed to intense, harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. If you must park your vehicle in full sunlight, you can protect the paint as well as the interior from…

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What to Do When Running Into Recall Related Issues

Getting a letter of recall can cause a lot of problems with the driver. Therefore, you are going to have to take some precautions according to what the letter of recall says when taking it to get repaired. With the recall being the result of a defect that can cause a hazard, it is important to get that issue fixed.

When taking the vehicle to the dealer to get it fixed, the work should be free. Therefore, you should not get charged for getting the vehicle fixed. The problem has occurred and been discovered by the manufacturer and the company…

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What are Gear-Driven Transfer Cases?

Many 2-wheel drive cars, trucks, and SUVs have the ability to engage 4-wheel drive traction on-demand. These vehicles are usually able to do so because their designs include special parts that are known as transfer cases.

Transfer cases are special side-transmissions that are responsible for routing power from the main transmission to each tire. These devices engage with main transmissions in several ways that include gear-drives. >Gear-driven transfer cases use a complex system of gears to access and route energy from regular transmissions. 

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Bald is Not Beautiful When it Comes to Tires

Bald tires can be dangerous and even illegal in some states. Your tires grip on the road due in large part to the tread. This is especially important on wet or icy roads. The tread wears down over time, which can lead to hydroplaning and sliding. Bald tires can lead to significantly longer stopping times, possibly causing an accident.

Tread is measured in 32nd's of an inch. 2/32nd's is considered bald. Do you know how to measure yours? A tire gauge can be used if you have one. A quarter can be used instead of a tire…

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Understand Your Car: What is the Function of Your Alternator?

A car's alternator generates electricity and is the essential component to how your vehicle charges up your car's entire energy system. As your engine runs, the alternator charges the battery and supplies additional electric power to other parts of the car. You can find the alternator attached to the engine being driven by the drive belt.

While alternators generally do not require any maintenance, you typically have to replace an alternator after 12 years. 

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What Do a Car's Brake Pads Do?

Your car's brakes work in a similar way to bicycle brakes. Like bicycle brakes, the pads that are used to stop your car wear down over time. Let the San Leandro Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM service experts help repair or replace your brake pads.

When you step on the brake pedal, a pneumatic cylinder actuates to clamp the brake pads down onto rotors attached to your car's wheels. The friction this causes slows your car down to a stop. The more force is used, the harder the stop. 

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What is MOPAR?

MOPAR is the organization that handles parts, maintenance, and performance for all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles. Initially started as simply a performance-oriented organization, MOPAR now handles a wide range of responsibilities. From producing parts to training technicians, MOPAR handles it all.

 

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Confide in our Reliable Mechanics for an Exceptional Service Experience

If you have your sights set on a local service destination in the greater San Leandro or San Francisco areas, our expertly trained crew of mechanics are well-prepared to handle any issues you can send our way. Our conveniently located Service Center isn't only focused on providing you with swift and exceptional oil changes, part replacements, accident repairs, or routine maintenance, but rather with your entire experience - from the moment you want in until you head back home.

We're able to offer this to each of our customers, thanks to the list of amenities at our disposal:

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Keep Your Truck in Great Shape With Maintenance in San Leandro

If you want to keep your truck in great shape, it's important to bring it to a trusted service center for maintenance. Because most trucks do a lot of hard work including towing, hauling, driving on rough roads and terrain and more, they need attention and care to ensure they can keep running at their best. At San Leandro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we would be happy to help with that. We have a top-notch service center where we will gladly take care of all your truck maintenance needs.

 

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