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Don't Tread Lightly: Learn How to Read Tire Sizes

At some point you have probably noticed the number markings on the sidewall of your car's tires. You are correct in assuming that these numbers represent the size and type of tire. They also indicate how a tire might perform of how much weight it can carry.

Every car owner should learn how to read these markings. The first character is usually a " P" which tells you it is a P-metric sized tire. This is the typical measurement in the U.S. However; if you are dealing with a tire for a light truck, there will be an " LT…

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Why Your Vehicle's Differential Is Important

Many people don't know what your vehicle's differential does, and that is okay. Luckily, we here at Budd Baer Mazda are here to give you the basics so you can become a more informed car owner.

Your car's differential is basically a gearbox that works with the engine and the transmission to take power generated in the engine, and then transmitted by the transmission to the wheel axles and makes the car move forward or backward. While a differential may last much longer, it is recommended to replace your differential fluid roughly every 40,000 miles.

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Drive What You Like in Washington, PA

When it comes to choosing between an all-wheel drive vehicle and a vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive, it can be a hard decision. It is always easier to first decide what you prefer to drive since the certain vehicle will typically have certain features.

For example, if you like to drive a truck or an SUV then you will probably end up with a vehicle that has four-wheel drive. If you like to drive a sedan or a crossover, then you will probably get a vehicle that comes with all-wheel drive.

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Why Did Horsepower Become the Measure of Power That it is Today?

When you walk into your car dealership to buy a car, one of the factors you consider is how much horsepower the vehicle has. This is a measure of how fast and powerful your vehicle is going to be. We take it for granted that it will always be powerful enough to be available at all times.

The story of how the term came to be is very interesting. In the 18th century, the famous inventor, James Watt was searching for a way to promote his powerful steam engines. One day he was studying ponies hauling coal from a coal…

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Pay Attention to the Warnings on Your Dash

There are many warnings that you may get on the dash of your vehicle. Most of them are just reminders that you need to get your oil changed or you need to shut a door since it is ajar. If you get a message that indicates that there is a problem with your engine, battery, or your transmission, you need to bring your vehicle to us here at Budd Baer Mazda right away to get the issue resolved. You never want to ignore your indicator lights, or you could risk damage to your ride.

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Tips for a Happy and Safe Road Trip This Season

Many of us have dreams of heading out on the open road for a road trip. Whether you go with your significant other, or, a bunch of friends, it's sure to be the experience of a lifetime. It's also important to consider safety and travel tips to ensure you make it to your destination, safe and sound. Our staff at Budd Baer Mazda is happy to bring you these tips, and reminds you to schedule your routine maintenance and any necessary repairs well ahead...

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How To Transport Food Home During The Holidays

If you are traveling home for the holidays, then perhaps you might have the opportunity to take food back home with you. As you might have experienced in the past, this can be a very tricky move to master. In order to make it home with all your favorite foods this holiday season, we want to suggest a few tips to keep in mind before hitting the road this year.

 

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Have Your Car Fluids Changed Regularly

The changing of car fluids is so important. Our Mazda service technicians recommend that you replace the fluids in your Mazda SUV or car at regular intervals. Budd Baer Mazda assists customers in changing fluids in their cars daily. When fluids are left too long in vehicles, they stall and operate inefficiently, burning more fuel and riding roughly. Fluid replacement rejuvenates an automobile.

The better a car is cared for, the more reliable the vehicle operates.

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Why are Tire Rotations so Crucial?

You have been reminded time and time again of the importance of regularly rotating your tires. Unfortunately, no one has likely ever told you why rotation is important. Below are four reasons detailing the importance of regular tire rotation:
  • Some tire manufacturers mandate routine tire rotations so that your mileage warranty does not expire.
  • Frequently rotating your tires helps keep your vehicle in shape by minimizing vibrations.
  • Regularly changing your tires allows for even wear and tear on each tire, helping your car to run more smoothly.

 

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