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Is There Value to Synthetic Oil?

Motor oil is motor oil, right? No, there are different forms of motor oil available. Car owners choose the most appropriate motor oil for their vehicle and needs. Synthetic oil meets the standards many drivers require. Others might not even know what synthetic oil is. Essentially, it is a higher-end version of traditional oil.

Synthetic motor oil comes mixed with a host of different chemicals. These additives aren't mere fillers. They contribute to better performance. The viscosity level is lower, and the evaporation level is lower.

 

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The Cause of Brown Tires

One of the common things you are going to notice with vehicles is that some of them develop brown tires. Even on clean vehicles, the tires might still be brown. There are plenty of factors that contribute to the browning of the tires as well as what you can do to restore the color of the tires.

One of the factors to the color of the tires is the type of fluid and formulas that are used to clean the tires. One of the types of fluids that are often used to clean tires is the caustic degreasers.

 

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Are Your Tires In Bad Shape?

You don't want a blowout on the road. A blown tire can lead to a fatal accident. Unfortunately, not everyone knows when it is time to replace a vehicle's tires. Educate yourself about tire wear. Be on the lookout for some visible signs.

Worn treads represent its time to get new tires. Once the treads become too low, the tires cease to be safe to drive. Performing the basic "penny test" could reveal how worn the tires are. If the treads are visibly showing treadwear patterns, the tires' condition is poor. And do the tires mysteriously lose air…

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Creative Games In The Car

Instead of taking a deck of cards with you in the car, make symbols on craft sticks that are the same as those that you would see on cards. You can then use these to play games while you're traveling in Amherst.

Give each person a set of stickers. Describe a few characteristics of each sticker so that everyone can try to guess which one you're talking about. To make the game a bit more interesting, you can use magnets and an aluminum pan so that the stickers can be kept in one place to determine who gets…

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The Benefits of Using Car Wax

Among the many factors that might stop you from using car wax on a regular basis is that you are intimidated by the product. You might think that it does not work all that well. Fortunately, you will find plenty of benefits that come with the use of car wax.

One of the benefits is that it makes your vehicle a lot shinier. It also protects the coating and paintwork so that you can still have a vehicle that looks almost as good as new. It is also hydrophobic...

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DIY Headlight Restoration Steps You Can Do At Home

Headlights are important for visibility. The problem is, over time, headlights can look foggy or get light scratches from debris flying around the streets of Amherst. The following is a simple way to restore your headlights with sandpaper.

How to Use Sandpaper to Restore Headlights

The people at Genesis of Amherst have amassed enough experience to learn about car maintenance. One neat trick is sandpaper restoration, which can be helpful when done right; follow the steps below:
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1. Use painter's tape around your headlights to protect the car's paint.
2. Then, fill a spray bottle with a...
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The Basics of Applying Vehicle Touch-Up Paint


Applying a coat of touch-up paint to your vehicle is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to boost its overall appearance. The vehicle detailing experts at Genesis of Amherst want you to feel as if you have the tools and knowledge to be able to apply touch-up paint. We welcome you to stop by our dealership so that we can assist you and answer any questions that you have.

The most important thing to remember is to be sure to use the right shade of paint. Do not rely on your eyes alone when determining the color to…
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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

Even with their superior designs and modern features, most vehicles are still vulnerable to rodent infestation. Four-legged creatures are curious and adept at finding any opening, and once inside, they can wreak havoc on your engine by nibbling wires or on your interior spaces by building nests.

If you can't avoid parking in an area known for rodents, make your car less of a target by keeping the interior free of any leftover food containers or other materials they might find attractive. Rodent-proofing the exterior includes covering...
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Learn How to Jump Start Your Car

Everyone faces a dead battery now and again. If you have jumper cables and another car with a working battery, you can get yourself back on the road quickly. Here's a primer on what to do.

First, park the cars with the front ends facing one another as close as possible and away from traffic. Start with both cars turned off while you determine the positive and negative terminals on both batteries. Connect the positive jumper cable to the dead battery and then to the live battery, making sure you do not touch anything metal.

 

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Staying on Top of Your Windshield Wipers

If you have ever tried using your windshield wipers and noticed that they are not all that effective at keeping your windshield clear, then that is a sign that you are going to have to change your windshield wipers. Fortunately, there are tons of affordable wipers and fluids that will make sure that you have a clear windshield.

Even after buying your windshield wipers, you are going to have to stay on top of everything so that you can make sure that you are getting the best possible service. Among the things that you are going to have to check…

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