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Go Straight With A Wheel Alignment At InMOTION Auto Care

Go Straight With A Wheel Alignment At InMOTION Auto Care

Ever been in your local grocery store and had one of those shopping carts? You know, the one with a messed up wheel that wobbles like crazy. Your cart shakes and pulls to one side; if you're not careful, it's clean up on aisle three. Wheel alignment on your vehicle is a lot like that. One or more of your wheels can get out of alignment; you feel a vibration in your steering wheel, which may also be off-center. Your vehicle might pull to one side and your tires start to wear unevenly; you could chew through a tire in a few months. Sometimes wheels get knocked out of alignment by something big like hitting a curb on a bumpy road or slamming into a pothole. But everyday driving takes a toll and vehicles lose alignment over time. That's why recommend an alignment at regular intervals. At InMOTION Auto Care, we offer a full menu of quality auto repair and maintenance services, including ... read more

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Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Lincoln

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Lincoln

Many Lincoln drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion. Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Lincoln road, your tire wants to bounce up. The bigger the bump, the higher the bounce. Your shocks or struts push down on the tire to maintain the traction you need to start, stop and turn. If you've ever ridden in a vehicle with bad shocks, you know how it wallows on corners. The front end dives when you hit the brakes and the rear end squats when you accelerate. It's not only uncomfortable, it is difficult to handle. You may have heard vehicles described as having “flat cornering." That means that when you take a corner, the body doesn't roll very much. When shocks start to get worn, your vehicle will roll more on cor ... read more

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Is your vehicle suspension holding up?

Is your vehicle suspension holding up?

You’re driving down the road; it’s a gorgeous evening. The temperature is warming up, maybe you have the windows down and the music turned up. Your friends fill up the empty seats, or maybe your family. You’re enjoying the weather and the company so much that you didn’t notice how quickly your turn came up. You quickly slam on the breaks to slow down the turn, but your car isn’t responding how you want it to. What should be a simple turn becomes a struggle between yourself and your car. Your car should be turning right, but instead starts to drift left, into the other lane with oncoming traffic. You don’t have full control over your car. The suspension system is like the backbone of your vehicle. Keeping it in good shape can prevent a scenario like this from happening and can keep you and all of your passengers safe. When the suspension system starts to experience wear and tear, you’ll start to experience some warning signs. Rough/Bumpy Car Rides ... read more

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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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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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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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