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Don't Skip Your Car's Alignment

At Genesis of Amherst, we think most drivers appreciate the need for regular maintenance. Still, we have seen too many sets of tires wear out early, so we urge you to add alignment service to your regular maintenance schedule. Our team expertly provides this service.

We begin with an electronic evaluation using our alignment machine. It assesses your tires' ability to roll straight, both independently and collectively, by measuring three values. Those are caster, camber and toe, and we will happily explain each at your request.

 

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Spring Car Care Tips That Can Help Protect Your Vehicle

Now that the winter weather has finally disappeared, now is the perfect time to invest some time and money in spring vehicle maintenance. The cold temperatures can be brutal on your vehicle when you take into consideration road salt, ice, snow and much more. Genesis of Amherst has compiled a list of some spring car care tips to help you protect your vehicle.

  • Washing your vehicle will prevent rust damage that can occur when road salt accumulates over the course of the winter. Waxing your vehicle can add an extra layer of protection to your body panels.
  • An oil change…
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Winter Car Care Tips

Winter is a dangerous time to be out on the road, but it is even more so for the drivers who don't take the time to properly prepare their vehicle for the conditions that present themselves in the winter. Here are a few tips for how to get it done.

Change Over To Winter Tires- There is a difference between winter tires and the regular tires that you probably have on your vehicle now. Make sure to change over to the winter tires to get the best performance possible.

?Regularly Check Tire Pressure- 

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How to Prevent Your Car From Getting Salt Damage This Winter

Winter weather can make the roads a dangerous place, which is why many areas use road salt to help motorists navigate safely. However, road salt can cause damage to your vehicle, but don't let that happen with these tips from Genesis of Amherst.

During the winter, try to keep your vehicle washed at least once every 10 days. If salt remains on your vehicle, it can cause rust and damage your vehicle's topcoat. Be sure to remove salt as soon as possible to keep your vehicle's coat in good condition.

 

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Applying Touch Up Paint

If your car has a minor scuff or scrape, you may be interested in repairing it yourself. It is possible to do a good job as long as the damage is minor and you follow the instructions carefully. The first step is to get the paint that matches your vehicle. Don’t try to match just by looking at the paint on the shelf. An auto supply business can look up your vehicle’s factory color code for an exact match.

Once you have the correct paint, it is time for prep. Clean the affected area with warm, soapy water…

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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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