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10 Tips to Help Your Vehicle Run Smoothly

10 Tips to Help Your Vehicle Run Smoothly

We all know the old saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Well that becomes doubly true when it comes to maintaining your vehicle, and maintenance goes beyond changing your oil. Here are 10 things that you should keep an eye on to ensure that your vehicle keeps running smoothly. Fuel filter This is an item that’s probably as important as it is overlooked. For fuel-injected cars the fuel filter essentially runs continuously, preventing impurities from clogging injectors. So, over time, replacement will be necessary. Locations vary from beneath the hood or undercarriage to inside the fuel tank itself. Since systems are often pressurized and fuel lines need to be safely crimped, you might prefer to let a technician handle it. When to replace: Every 2 years or 24,000 miles. Power-steering fluid Things don’t get much simpler in vehicles than power steering fluid. That doesn’t mean you can ig ... read more

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12 Winter Driving and Vehicle Care Tips

12 Winter Driving and Vehicle Care Tips

One of the joys of living in Nebraska is that weather is so unpredictable. I mean 72 and sunny every day in San Diego has to just be boring. Where’s the excitement? Where’s the risk? But winter is on its way and that means it’s time to prepare your vehicle. Winter driving presents a number of challenges to you and your car. Cold weather can be hard on your car and winter weather can test your abilities as a driver. It pays to be prepared. Here are our tips to get ready for snow and sleet-covered roads, and freezing temperatures. We hope you find them useful. If your car needs regular service, get it done now. Breaking down is never convenient, but it’s worse in the winter than any other time of year. Since bad hoses, belts, water pumps and spark plug wires can leave you stranded, it’s better to take care of them before cold weather really hits. It’s a far better option than spending the same amount of money after you’ve been si ... read more

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10 Things Every Teen Should Know About Auto Care

10 Things Every Teen Should Know About Auto Care

Every year thousands of parents in Lincoln are liberated from schlepping their teens to school and activities. That also means every year we see thousands of shall we say, “novice” drivers. While experience behind the wheel will eventually help, after all we were all once beginners, there are quite a few things that every new driver needs to know about vehicle maintenance and safety. That’s why we’ve put together this handy checklist for teens and parents. Here’s what you need to know when you get behind the wheel: How to change a tire You never know when you (or your teen driver) may end up on the side of the road with a flat tire. Check first to ensure that the vehicle has a spare, a shocking number of newer cars don’t even have a donut. If there is a spare, make sure you have the proper tools and a functional jack. Once you’ve established that you have the needed tools take the time to show them how to change a tire and walk them thro ... read more

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Inspection Checklist Before Your Summer Road Trip

Inspection Checklist Before Your Summer Road Trip

Summer’s here; the kids are out of school; it’s time to start preparing for vacations and road trips. We want your trip to go smoothly, and nothing will derail a trip faster than vehicle troubles. Now if something really goes wrong, take a look at our blog detailing signs of good and bad auto shops. However, you can gain some considerable peace of mind by taking care of some maintenance before you head out on your great American road trip. We want you to have a great, trouble free, summer trip, so here’s a quick checklist of things you should take a look at before you hit the road this summer. Trip Inspection Checklist Tires: While you may not be able to avoid a road hazard, you can make sure that your tires are in good condition. Check for signs of uneven tire wear, proper inflation, and overall tread depth. Brakes: You’ll want to make sure your brakes are in good shape before yo ... read more

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Tips to Find a Reputable Shop

Tips to Find a Reputable Shop

For any number of reasons you might not be able to make it into inMOTION for a car repair or maintenance. Maybe you’re on a road trip; maybe your child’s car is acting funny and they’re at school out of state; whatever the reason we’d like to share a few things we’ve learned over the years. Below is a list of things to look for that are a good sign of a reputable shop, as well as some warning signs to avoid a particular shop. 8 Good Signs To Look For Look for Certifications ASE certification, or seals of certification from ASA, AAA and other auto industry groups should be prominently displayed in a reputable shop. These seals tell you that the shop owner takes his reputation seriously. If you don’t see these kinds of certifications on display, ask why. Check the Shop’s Appearance Once you go to a shop, there’s a lot to judge just on its appearance. So take a quick look; a clean working environment keeps all of the ... read more

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