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What You Need to Know For Your Car’s Maintenance Costs

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A car’s maintenance cycle comes around usually every 30,000 miles, but unless a driver has been saving up over the time between the last maintenance cycle and this one, it can make a significant dent in his or her pocket.  Scheduled maintenance and repair costs can cost quite a lot, depending on the type of vehicle and how long since its last maintenance visit. That’s why the people at Desert Oasis are offering financing to deal with those regular maintenance cycles that you need to undergo to keep your car running in the best shape of its life. It’s More than a Tune Up Wear and tear happen on all vehicles, and the engine and body of a car deals with this problem on a daily basis. The vehicles onboard system can remind you it needs TLC. Understanding this makes it easy to see why every so often the entire vehicle …

Do Your Tires Need To Be Rotated?

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Vehicle maintenance is essential for all vehicles regardless of how expensive or new they are. One important detail of maintaining a vehicle is having the tires rotated. Many people underestimate the importance of tire rotation. It is just as essential as an oil change. It is in your best interest to have your tires rotated when you have your oil changed. Rotating Your Tires When your tires are rotated, they are moved from the side they are currently on to the opposing side. The tires will be moved from front to back to ensure that all tires wear out evenly. Tires that are not rotated properly will experience uneven tire wear – which will cause the driver to experience a decrease in gas mileage and poor performance in general. Why Is Tire Rotation Important? Tire rotation is important for many different reasons. One of the most essential reasons you should …

Your Car’s Battery in the Desert Heat

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When you drive in Las Vegas, your luxury vehicle’s car battery is especially sensitive to the heat associated with desert conditions. Here are three tips to keep your car battery working well in the desert. If you follow these tips, you are unlikely to end up on the side of the road or stuck in a parking lot with a dead battery. Clean the battery: Without a doubt desert heat can speed up the internal corrosion process of a battery. In fact, within a few months it can damage the battery beyond repair. To avoid this, remove any corrosion by cleaning up the battery connections with a scouring pad or brush. Wait until the engine cools down to avoid burning yourself and exercise caution while cleaning the battery. Check water level: Believe it or not, the water level of a battery can drop quickly and drastically due to the desert’s …

Why You Should Choose Synthetic Oil

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Every vehicle needs oil, and you have a choice when it comes to what type of oil you put in your vehicle. You can go with your basic standard oil, a synthetic or a full synthetic oil. While the choice is entirely up to you, you should be aware that most automotive professionals strongly recommend some type of synthetic oil for a variety of reasons. Why You Should Choose Synthetic Oil One of the benefits of synthetic oil, to start with, is that it has more lubricating power than traditional oil; you can notice this fact just by looking at or touching synthetic oil. You will notice right away that it’s a lot more slippery than regular oil, and that’s because synthetic oil is packed with moisture and special ingredients that combine to create a protective film of fluid that guards against dangerous metal to metal contact. Regular oil has …

My Check Engine Light Is On… But My Car Is Running Great

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Imagine you’re driving down the road when suddenly, your car’s “check engine” light suddenly comes on. Normally, the appearance of a check engine light indicates a problem somewhere in your vehicle, but nothing seems amiss. Your car is still running at its best and there seems to be absolutely nothing wrong. So what’s happening? The whole purpose of the check engine light is to illuminate whenever there is a problem. These problems can range from faults within the electrical system, the engine, fluid levels or to problems within the car’s emissions system. The problem can even be as simple as forgetting to tighten your gas cap – in fact, this is the most common reason why check engine lights appear in the first place. If you think this is the cause of your check engine light, simply twist the gas cap until you hear a clicking sound. It doesn’t have …