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Do You Know Why Your Tire Pressure Light is on?

It is difficult trying to tell if the pressure in your tires is correct just by looking at them. The good news is that most late model cars come equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system is designed to constantly monitor the air pressure in all four tires and warns the driver by way of an illuminated light when it goes below the acceptable minimum level.

Our auto parts and repair team wants you to know that it is dangerous driving on underinflated tires because it can stress the tires so much that they fail. 

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Engine Overheating? Here's What You Should do

If you have ever been driving through Mount Carmel, IL and you suddenly notice that your car is starting to overheat, there are a couple of reasons it could be happening. The most obvious reason is that there is something going wrong with the car's coolant system. There can be a leak or there can be something much worse going on.

Other times, the coolant system might be working ok, but you are driving through temperatures the car simply didn't think it would find itself. 

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Your Vehicle Relies on a Working Differential

When we think of important parts of our vehicle, the first things that come to mind is the transmission, engine and wheels. However, if the differential is not working right, these parts will fail to operate correctly. Our auto service and repair technicians at J. Wilderman Autoplex are trained to know what the differential needs and when it needs it.

Ever wonder what makes the engine run or makes the wheels turn? It’s the differential. 

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Keep Clean Air Circulating Inside of Your Car

Your car has an air filter that helps it filter out dust and particulates so that it runs smoothly. Most newer cars are now equipped with cabin air filters that keep dirt and pollen from the interior of the car. Both of these features require filter replacement at scheduled intervals.

Most car manufacturers recommend that you change the air filter in your car at least every 15,000 miles. You may need to do it more often if you frequently drive in dusty areas. You should plan on replacing your cabin air filters every 15 to 25,000 miles. 

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You Can Wait Longer Than 3,000 Miles for an Oil Change

You may be under the impression that your automobile needs an oil change at 3,000 miles. This is a widely disseminated myth. Cars, trucks and SUVs these days can go almost twice that amount before needing an oil change.

One of the reasons you can go longer without an oil change is your engines. Newer engines are more advanced and efficient, and they use less oil when operating. This means your oil will last longer. 

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