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Avoiding Engine Coolant System Problems

Your car has an extensive part system that helps to keep it cool and running properly. This cooling system consists of the radiator, fan, hoses and the water pump. If part of this system malfunctions, your car may overheat and be damaged.

In order to prevent your engine getting too hot, you need to maintain your vehicle's cooling system properly. Whenever you are in for regularly scheduled maintenance, make sure that the mechanics check the belts and hoses for wear and damage. You should also have your cooling system flushed according to your car manufacturer's guidelines.

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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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Why Purchasing GAP Insurance May be Necessary

Purchasing GAP insurance is a very smart move, especially if you are leasing your current vehicle. If you buy or lease your vehicle, you are responsible for covering the cost if your vehicle gets stolen or totaled. GAP insurance will make sure that you are covered if this should happen.


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Save Yourself Time and Money

Vehicle maintenance does not have to take a lot of commitment, but you do need to spend a few extra minutes to keep your car in good working order. Those few minutes will save you hours or more and will also keep your wallet happy. You should make it a habit to check your fluids and tire pressure before you go anywhere, and get your car serviced here at Budd Baer Mazda regularly. You should also get your brakes serviced at least every year or 12,000 miles to ensure proper function.

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Mazda Celebrates Five Decades of Innovative Engineering

50 years ago, Mazda challenged standards with the introduction of the 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S -- the world's first-ever production twin-rotor, rotary-engine automobile and evidence that the company had successfully implemented rotary engine technology it licensed from NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH in 1961.After a debut at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show, the Cosmo Sport alerted the automotive world to the fact that Mazda was now a forerunner in automotive technology.


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