Automotive Gaskets Explained

At Genesis of Amherst, we believe knowledge about your cars gaskets will benefit you. Understanding them could help you avoid an emergency repair in Amherst.

All conventional vehicles have gaskets. They seal your cars crucial systems, keep out pollutants and boost automotive longevity. Most gaskets are made of durable rubber.

You may have heard of a head gasket. All gas-burning engines have one. If you've seen a deconstructed engine block, you know it features a bottom and a top. 

Read More
Categories:

Automotive Gaskets Explained

At Genesis of Amherst, we believe knowledge about your cars gaskets will benefit you. Understanding them could help you avoid an emergency repair in Amherst.

All conventional vehicles have gaskets. They seal your cars crucial systems, keep out pollutants and boost automotive longevity. Most gaskets are made of durable rubber.

You may have heard of a head gasket. All gas-burning engines have one. If you've seen a deconstructed engine block, you know it features a bottom and a top. 

Read More
Categories:

Get These Four Things Before You Replace a Flat Tire

Driving around Amherst with a flat tire is both unsafe and can cause irreparable damage to your vehicle. We at Genesis of Amherst can help you replace your flat tire, so you can get back to taking long road trips with family and friends. Here are four things you should grab before starting to replace a flat tire.

First, get your spare tire. If you bought your car brand new, it will likely have a spare tire in the trunk. If not, buy one online or at a local auto repair shop.

Second, get a lug wrench. To remove your…

Read More
Categories:

Why Car Covers Are Important

Our team at Genesis of Amherst want you to be informed on how to take care of your car and keep it looking good. Cars are very expensive today, and most owners want their vehicle to look as good as possible for as long as possible. Car covers can play an important role in keeping your car’s body free from damage and looking like new.

Even if you clean and vacuum your car every week, your car’s exterior is not being protected. Washing and waxing your vehicle may make it look clean and new but will not protect…

Read More
Categories:

Infotainment Systems 101

Every late-model vehicle currently on the road has some kind of infotainment system. It's the in-dash computer with touchscreen that lets you access navigation, music or compatible apps. According to the experts on our Genesis of Amherst team, infotainment systems go by different names, but they're all pretty much the same.

Sync vs. UConnect

If you're the type who periodically studies up on auto news, they you know that all of the big auto manufacturers boast their own infotainment systems. In a GM, the system is either MyLink or Intellilink. In a Cadillac, it's CUE, Sync…
Read More
Categories:

Why Does Tire Pressure Matter?

A basic penny test will tell you how low the treads on your tires are. Once the treads become too low, they lose traction and other problems can manifest. Often, the culprit for low treads is low tire pressure. Over time, treads decrease due to use. However, treads will wear out faster when the tires are not properly inflated. Also, beware of problems with overinflation.

Improper air pressure can cause multiple problems. Low air pressure also creates troubles with gas mileage. Drivers end up spending more money on fuel due to their tire pressure.

 

Read More
Categories:

Experience Luxury with the Genesis G80

The Genesis G80 is a luxury midsize sedan that delivers a true driver's experience. This experience is delivered through a top-shelf cocktail of sleek styling, supreme luxury and premium performance. A best in class 331 horsepower V-6 scoffs at speed limits, while athletic styling draws attention and five-star interior provides the ultimate comfort.

When drivers open the doors of the Genesis G80, they are greeted to a boutique styled interior adorned in Nappa leather.

Read More
Categories:

Top Genesis G90 Safety Features Revealed

The Genesis G90 is a new entry in the luxury, full-sized car segment. This vehicle brings a new level of power, comfort and safety to the automotive world. Here is a sample of the advanced safety features now available in this year's Genesis G90.

To ensure that the driver always knows where nearby moving traffic is located, the Genesis G90 comes equipped with Smart Blind Spot Detection. This safety feature alerts the driver of any vehicle in the blind spot area. Smart Blind Spot Detection can also alert the driver of any fast approaching vehicles. 

Read More
Categories:

Blind Spot Monitoring Saves Lives

There is no better feeling than getting into a vehicle and knowing that you are safe. People can feel like this more often when they have blind-spot monitoring as a routine part of their vehicle.

Blind-spot monitoring is literally an army of sensors within the vehicle that are programmed to scan for traffic in another lane and take over the controls if necessary to get a driver out of the way of traffic. Human beings have a tendency to not be able to react quickly enough to avoid an accident in this scenario. That is not necessary when you have…

Read More
Categories:

What You Should Know About Test Drives

Test drives reveal a great deal about a car. Anyone interested in purchasing a new or used model will find a drive around Amherst to be worthwhile. Take steps to plan an effective test drive before heading to the dealership, though. You want to get the most out of the experience to make a decent purchasing decision.

Keep notes on essential features you want in a vehicle. This way, you can test those features out when driving. Don't overlook budget, either. Be sure the cars you drive are ones you can afford.

Avoid showing up unannounced at the dealership…

Read More
Categories:

Subscribe to Our Blog

Popular Tags