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The Importance of Proper Tire Pressure

If your car's tires don't have adequate pressure, you may be at a higher risk of getting into an accident. This is because vehicles that have flat or deflated tires may take more time to stop. Tires that are underinflated may also create more friction, which may cause them to overheat.

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3 Car Care Tips for Spring

Keeping your car in top shape begins with reviewing your owner’s manual to ensure that you keep up with care and service recommendations. You also want to obtain reliable information about your car’s service needs. Our team at Macdonald Motors Bridgton CDJR can provide all the information you need about your vehicle’s service.

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Keeping Up with Your Muffler and Exhausts

Many drivers don't fully understand what an exhaust system does for them and their vehicle. Of course, we all know that a loud car needs a new muffler, but the exhaust system is so much more.

First of all, it is important to understand that a muffler is just one component of the exhaust system. The exhaust system starts at the engine and provides a safe passage for the exhaust gasses all the way to the tailpipe. During this journey, the exhaust system uses sensors to analyze the gasses, providing a healthier vehicle, healthier driver, and healthier planet.

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The Dangers of Too Little Tire Pressure

If a tire doesn't have enough air in it, it runs the risk of going flat. The flatter a tire is, the more surface area that is exposed to the road or any other surface a vehicle travels on. This could create additional friction, which may result in the tire becoming too hot to function properly.

Even if the tire doesn't rip or go completely flat, it may wear faster than it is supposed to. This could result in a driver spending more money on tires than necessary. Poor tires may also cause damage to the vehicle's…

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What is Synthetic Oil?

Have you ever been reading your car's owner’s manual and noticed that your car takes synthetic motor oil and wondered what exactly that was? Luckily, our team is here to explain the basics to you. Synthetic motor oil is made from petroleum based products and includes many other chemical compounds that are designed to improve its performance in your car.

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Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Tire rotation refers to the idea of moving tires from one location on your vehicle to another. This is done in order to help your tires wear out more evenly. The reason is that tire wears unevenly. The tires in the front wear down differently than tires in the back, due to the fact that they lead, and tires in the rear follow.

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