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Why Tire Pressure is Important

Tire pressure may only be a concern of yours when the tire pressure monitoring light comes on or you have a flat on the side of the road. However, tire pressure should be monitored at all times.

You should know what the PSI of your tires are so that you know whether they need more or less air. If the pressure isn’t where it should be, you run the risk of the tires wearing unevenly. It may be harder to stop or you could skid out in the rain. 

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Don’t Procrastinate With Having Your Brakes Serviced

There are a few vehicle maintenance requirements that you can procrastinate with and not cause too many problems. However, when it comes to having your brakes serviced, you want to maintain a regular schedule. Your brakes are crucial to your safety and everyone else on the road in Birmingham, MI.

Because you cannot see the brake lining, it’s impossible to know when it’s time for replacing. But, you can rely on symptoms to gauge the status. If your brakes are grinding or squealing, then it’s time to have them checked by a qualified technician for replacement. 

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How to Prep a Roadside Emergency Kit

Packing your roadside emergency kit all comes down to choosing the most important tools to help you get out from being stranded. Let the Audi Birmingham team help you design a better roadside emergency kit for your Birmingham, MI adventures.

A flashlight actually serves a dual purpose. The flashlight can be used in the event you want to flag down help but can also be used to light the way as you make repairs to the car. Be sure to pack batteries too. Road flares can be used to alert drivers your car is close to the road. 

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Dispel Motor Oil Myths for Improved Performance

Is it true that once you put synthetic oil in your car that you can't go back to standard oil? In a word, the answer is no. Take that as one of the common myths that float around car maintenance discussion boards and other places. Some of those myths can undermine the way you car for your car.

Probably the biggest myth of all would be motor oil must be changed every 3,000 miles, and this is uniform among all cars. Certain vehicles don't require their engine oil changed at 3,000 miles. Others do. To get…

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Understanding Brake Lines and Hoses

If your car is like most vehicles, it probably weighs several thousand pounds. This is the moving weight that your braking system components must stop, and to do so, your master cylinder system can produce pressures of over 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) within your brake lines. With this kind of pressure, brake lines must be made as solidly as possible, and thus are usually formed from durable metals. While technicians can bend brake lines during installations, it also comes pre-bent and dedicated to specific vehicles.

 

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Radiator Maintenance: As Valuable as Routine Oil Changes

When most people think of vehicle maintenance, the first thing that usually comes to mind is changing the oil or rotating the tires. Many car owners probably do not think much about maintaining their radiators, although they should. Radiator maintenance is just as important to the health of an automobile as oil changes. Here are some helpful tips from the Fred Lavery Audi service team for radiator maintenance!

Make sure your radiator has plenty of fluid at all times, especially in warm weather environments. 

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Reasons Headlight Maintenance Is Important


Keeping your vehicle in tiptop condition isn't always easy. You have to keep track of numerous things. Headlights aren't in any way, shape or form an exception. They're critical for strong road visibility. If you want to be the safest and most responsive driver possible, regular headlight maintenance services are indispensable. Headlight maintenance sessions can, in many cases, minimize your automotive insurance premiums. That can decrease your costs substantially. These sessions can give the resale value of your vehicle a boost..
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Seasonal Maintenance Helps Maintain A Working Car All Year Long


Do you know what has to be done to have seasonal maintenance performed on your vehicle? Do you know what things should not be avoided when trying to service your vehicle? If not, here is a list of the things that you could do to make things easier with seasonal maintenance.

If you live in a region where they experience months' worth of snow, you want to make sure that your car is going to be able to run smoothly…
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Can I Mix Glycol & Synthetic Brake Fluids?

"The previous owner of my automobile said he used the silicone-based DOT 5 brake fluid. I noticed it is a bit low; but unfortunately, I only have glycol-based DOT 3 brake fluid. Is it alright if I mix glycol and synthetic brake fluids?"

Easy answer: No.

Just as oil and water don't mix, glycol and synthetic brake fluids don't mix. If you have this problem, simply bring your vehicle into our dealership. If it is so difficult to find DOT 5 brake fluid, then maybe you should make the switch to DOT 3 brake fluid. This might be…
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