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Why is Your Exhaust Leaking?

Your exhaust plays a bigger role in your car than you think. When your engine is running, it is creating tons of gasses that are harmful to humans. The role of your car's exhaust is to remove those gasses from your engine and divert them away from the cabin of the car. Without it, there are serious health risks that could be possible. That is why our team at Piazza Mitsubishi want to ensure that you know some basic signs that it may be leaking.

First, if you should ever hear a hissing or popping sound in your exhaust…

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Are You Towing Cargo Safely?

Towing something behind your vehicle is a pretty simple concept. The simplicity of towing doesn't mean you ignore basic steps for safety. In fact, safety must be your top concern when hoping to transport a trailer and its contents. It doesn't matter if the journey is across town or across the country. Safety comes first if you want to avoid a premature visit to a trusted car repair and maintenance facility.

Make sure the right trailer hitch has been attached to your vehicle. The right trailer must be hooked to the hitch. The load and weight capacity can…

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What is the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty?

When you purchase a new vehicle the moving parts, and the electronics are under a factory warranty for a specified amount of time. Some items, such as your audio may be under a separate warranty by the manufacturer of the system for a set amount of time as well. The Powertrain warranty and the Bumper-to-bumper warranties are a separate purchase by the car owner to take over coverage after the factory warranties have expired.

Powertrain warranties cover only moving propulsion parts such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and axles. Most of these warranties cover...

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How Do My Tires Lose Air Pressure?

Tires are manufactured with the idea of replacement in mind. Tire manufacturers realize that no tire will last forever. Tires are created from a blend of natural and synthetic materials to absorb small impacts that occur naturally on the road. They are placed on a metal rim, sealed as well as possible and sent down the road.

No one has yet created a shock-absorbing material that does not breathe. The nature of the rubber/synthetic tire allows the passage of one-two pounds of air-pressure through the material every month. The leak process accelerates when harsh hits occur...

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When Should Your Oil Be Changed?

Changing your car's oil is one of the most basic automotive services it will need throughout its life. However, if you've been adhering to the commonly given advice of having an oil change every 3,000 miles, then you may actually be costing yourself by changing your oil too often.

Looking through your vehicle's owners' manual is the fastest way to find a good estimate of how frequently your engine's oil will need to be changed. If you are not a fan of estimates, then getting under the hood of your vehicle and manually checking the…

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Avoid Winter Vehicle Damage by Keeping the Gas Tank Full

Wintertime can come with its own set of surprises. The cold temperatures can very well take a quick toll on your vehicle. For drivers wishing to avoid damage to their fuel line, keeping your tank full can assist you.

Whether the temperature reaches a freezing point or stays above it, small drops of condensation quickly develop. When your take is not full, the condensation has time to sit or freeze. So what exactly does this mean? The frozen drops of condensation can easily become lodged in your fuel line. This will prevent the oil from properly reaching your engine.

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Remember to Heed Move Over Laws

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Although it is the law, many drivers do not follow proper protocol when they see a law enforcement officer, first responder, or tow service in their travel lane. Generally speaking, most drivers will slow down, but it's usually out of curiosity. In addition to slowing down, however, motorists should also (if possible) switch lanes.

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Winter Wiper Blades are a Smart Solution

You have noticed how winter can affect various parts of your car and the way that the car works for you. You have found that winter can stop your car from working as you want it to. It is important for you to invest in winter wiper blades and all that they can give you when it comes to winter driving.

Winter wiper blades keep on working no matter how cold the weather gets. They are strong enough to keep working even when the temps are freezing. Winter wiper blades are made of good material, a material that holds strong…

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Should You Put Salt, Sand, or Kitty Litter in Your Winter Emergency Kit?

If you live in a city where it snows a lot during the winter, you probably have heard of using salt to get your car unstuck from snow and ice. To stay safe, you want to have something in your car like this too, but are there other things besides salt?

Sand can be used as well. Sand does not dissolve like salt, so it will provide a lot of grittiness and dryness to help your tire get some traction. Kitty litter dries up the area around the tire, which greatly increases traction. If you are trying to save money…

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