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Do Transfer Cases Require Stand-Alone Inspections?

Four-wheel drive vehicles can furnish drivers like you with stability and power in tough weather and road conditions. Some kinds of 4WD trucks and SUVs have the ability to engage 2-wheel drive service at will. Such cars and trucks often include parts known as transfer cases.

Transfer cases are special gearboxes that attach to regular transmissions or their casings. Transfer cases can use energy from the main transmissions to engage 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive service whenever necessary. 

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How to Use Jumper Cables

As a car owner, you may have at one point in time found yourself with a car battery that has lost its charge. Below are the steps on how to charge a car battery using jumper cables:

  • You will need another car to with a charged car battery to park in front of your car.
  • Make sure both cars are turned off and connect the red (positive +) cable to the battery that needs to be charged and the red (positive +) cable to the charged battery.
  • Connect the black (negative -) cable to the charged battery and the black (negative -) cable to…
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Learn the Signs of an Exhaust Problem

Are you interested in breathing only the cleanest air that the area that you live in can afford you? Most people are, but not everyone is aware that the cleanliness of the air in the cabin of your vehicle is dependent on how well their exhaust system is functioning. An exhaust system that has a leak is potentially sending dangerous fumes into the cabin of your vehicle. These fumes are so toxic that they could even be fatal if you breathe too much.

There are a couple of signs that your vehicle is having exhaust system problems. 

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Why is it Important to Know What the Information on a Tire Means?

Knowing the basics of what your vehicle and its parts require can be of great benefit to you. The series of letters and numbers on the side of the tire looks daunting at first. With a little explanation, you will soon be very comfortable with the abbreviations.

The series often begins with a letter, such as "P," which represents passenger car. From there, you’ll see a three-digit number, perhaps 225. That tells you the tire’s width in millimeters. That’s followed by a slash and then a two-digit number. 

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Avoid Clogged Filters With a Full Tank of Gas

Motorists who are not keeping their fuel tank filled with gas this winter are running the risk of their vehicle breaking down. As your fuel level gets lower, there is an increased chance that the fuel system will introduce sediment that has accumulated in the bottom of the tank into the fuel system. This can lead to the fuel filter and fuel injectors becoming clogged.

Restricted fuel filters and injectors could prevent the vehicle from operating correctly or even at all. 

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Your Time is More Valuable Than the 3,000-Mile Oil Rule

Trying to fit getting your vehicle in for an oil change when you have a busy life can be a pain. You may have work, family obligations, school, and other errands that need to be completed here in the Conroe, TX area that take up your time. Well, we here at Gullo Mazda are happy to announce that the old 3,000-mile myth that you may have been following to get your oil changed does not necessarily have to be taken into consideration anymore.

You may not be able to go one, two, even more than five thousand more miles…

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Why is Windshield Wiper Fluid Important?

When you wash dishes at home, you use soap to make sure you get out all the stains and smudges. Without dish soap, your dishes would be left with bits of food and stains. The same concept should be applied to your car. If you use only water instead of windshield wiper fluid, you are not going to have a very clean windshield.

Windshield wiper fluid has ingredients in it that are better at getting rid of stains and smashed bugs. 

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Do You Have What You Need for a Winter Road Trip?

If you are traveling outside of the Conroe, Texas region this winter, you will want to have some unexpected items on hand at all times in the event that your vehicle gets stuck on the road. These items include sand, salt and kitty litter.

Sand works very well at adding traction to iced-over driveways, and fresh kitty litter is also a good option in a pinch. Just be sure to use non-clumping litter or you could have a gooey and slippery mess on your hands! 

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