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What is a Differential and Why Should You Care?

The differential is housed in between the car's drive shafts and transmission, keeping gears lubricated so they can make the transfer of power more easily. Without the differential, the car would not be able to move.

Although the differential is a sealed housing, it contains fluids that need to be in a peak state to ensure all the moving parts are adequately lubricated. If the fluids leak or get contaminated, all the moving parts are at risk of getting damaged.

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Reasons for Tire Pressure Light Illumination

One of the great features that is included in the majority of new vehicles is tire pressure sensors on each of your tires and sometimes on your spare tire as well. These sensors are designed to alert you when the pressure inside of one or more of your tires has fallen below twenty-five percent of the recommended level.

Each type of tire has its own recommended amount so that's something to keep in mind if you have just gotten a new vehicle. 

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Symptoms of Bad Mufflers & Exhaust Problems

Your muffle system has two functions. For one, the muffler should reduce the exhaust noise from the engine. The noise should move through ports to the exhaust pipes. This is so that the exhaust gases can travel out of the engine. There are some issues as mufflers grow older, which can lead to a less effective exhaust system.

This can lead to a noisier exhaust system. There are some other issues that can cause problems with your exhaust system, including being exposed to salt over time. 

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Regular Maintenance Can Prevent Hydroplaning

Wet roads are a factor in more than 1 million traffic accidents every year. Surprisingly, many of those accidents occur during warm weather. Hydroplaning, sometimes referred to as aquaplaning, occurs when a vehicle's tires lose traction because of standing water on the road. This can cause the vehicle's driver to lose the ability to steer, brake and accelerate.

If you've ever experienced hydroplaning, you know it can be terrifying. 

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Motor Oil Myths: We'll Bust Two Commonly-Held Beliefs

Did you know that using synthetic oil will not cause leaks? If you didn't, then you're not alone. There are numerous myths about motor oil that are floating around. And, many times, they are perpetuated by the people who should really know better. To help you understand more about your motor oil, we'll debunk one more of the many myths that are circulating around today.

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Drive in The Fast Lane Often? You Should Check on Your Brake Pads

People that are accustomed to driving in the fast lane on a highway generally are well aware of the etiquette that is expected from the other motorists attempting to pass ahead. What some may not know is the level of danger they could be placing themselves in by having worn-down brake pads while the car is in fast motion.

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3 Telltale Signs That It's Time for New Tires

Having a good eye is crucial for finding damaged parts of your vehicle that need to be serviced. Periodic checks under the hood are commonplace among drivers. But when was the last time you remember having a good look at your car's tires?The following three signs are the best indicators that tire replacement should be done right away:

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Get a Wintertime Battery Check

It is a horrible feeling when it is cold outside and you hear a click-click-click sound when you attempt to start your car. Most of the time, this signifies a dead battery. Hopefully, there's someone who can give you a jump start so you aren't stuck out in the freezing Farmington Hills weather.

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When to Get Your Car Aligned

If you feel like you are playing tug of war with the steering wheel even when you are heading down a straight stretch of highway, then you probably need a car alignment. Do you feel like you just put new tires on your ride, but they already seem to be wearing unevenly? Then, you may need a car alignment.

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Choosing an All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle

All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles are becoming more popular today because there are a growing number of people that like the improved traction that these vehicles can give a driver.

Four-wheel drive vehicles seem to still be the 'go to' vehicle when it comes to towing trailers and boats because their transmissions and gearboxes are made for high load capacities.

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