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How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Falconer

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Falconer

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Falconer can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilities that clean off temporary files and clean your memory registry. You can optimize your hard drive and a number of other things.What you're doing is maintaining your computer to make it efficient. It's the same thing with your car or truck. You maintain it to make it more efficient. It works the way it was designed to and that means it uses less fuel while you drive around Falconer. And you save money.To help organize our discussion, let's think of things that rob us of fuel economy in two w ... read more

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Fuel System

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Hello Falconer! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in Falconer.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread wear can lead to blowouts on the road, a dangerous and potentially deadly safety risk for Falconer drivers and their passengers.It may not take an accident or bad driving habits to “knock” your tires out of alignment. Tires can go out of alignment with just everyday New York driving. Falconer road hazards, pot holes, uneven or gravel roads, and even the bumps and bounces of normal Falconer roads and surface streets can gradually put your vehicle tires out of alignment.So it's good auto adv ... read more

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Alignment

Under Pressure in Falconer: TPMS

Under Pressure in Falconer: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Falconer, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely underinflated.Why the new requirement? Because underinflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure. Tire blowouts cause crashes and sometimes fatal accidents. Underinflated tires also need longer stopping distance and can skid, both of which also present dangers on New York roads. Many flat tires can also be prevented by proper tire inflation, and though this may seem an economic consideration, Falconer drivers who have changed a flat on the side of the road recognize that this has serious safety concerns as wel ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

A New Battery in Falconer

A New Battery in Falconer

Hello Falconer drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Falconer, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines.The weather where you live in New York also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the veh ... read more

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Battery