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Are Repairs Possible for Your Windshield Chip?

Driving around Mifflintown can certainly lead to damaged windshields, but its important to look at the size of your windshields damage. Some blemishes are chips instead of cracks. A chip fills up to a one-inch-diameter area on your windshield. Most chips can be repaired. Those that rest near your windshields border will force you to book a replacement appointment before your vehicle will pass inspection.

Your windshields crack may not require replacement of the windshield. We commonly see cracked glass at

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a dangerous situation that can lead to you being severely injured or even killed. To keep yourself safe, you need to know what to do to avoid hydroplaning while you are driving in wet conditions.

The most obvious step to take to avoid hydroplaning involves simply slowing down.

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Fuel Economy Tips

People are concerned about fuel economy. Improving your fuel economy will help you save money on gas. There are several ways that you can improve your fuel economy. You will need to modify your driving habits. Drive with a lighter throttle. You will also need to combine your errands instead of making several trips.

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Automotive Service: How Do Brake Pads Work?

There is a lot more to braking than just pressing your foot on the brake pedal. You need a brake pad. A brake pad provides the friction that is needed to slow down or stop your vehicle. In order for you to be able to brake, you need to have brake pads that work properly. Your brake pads are not designed to last forever.

If your brake pads need to be replaced, then you may notice that there is a squealing or squeaking. The indicator light may also be on. Additionally, the brake pedal may vibrate. There are a few…

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Belts & Hoses Warning Signs

Just like getting an oil change or replacing the air filter in your car, belts and hoses need to be checked and maintained regularly as well. A cracked, worn belt can produce screeching noises, but the real danger is for your engine and steering. Timing belts sync up your camshaft and crankshaft, so when it goes, your engine may backfire or not even start. Serpentine belts are also important because it could lead to a loss of power steering if not properly maintained.

Coolant hoses are another issue for older cars. These tend to crack or develop soft spots, which…

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The Steps to Prevent a Tire Blowout

You may travel a lot, but managing your road safety is crucial. One step you can take to maintain your safety is checking your tires regularly to prevent a tire blowout. Inspect your tires for signs of wear, aging and damage and check each tire pressure. If any tire pressure is too high or too low from the recommended pressure, a blowout is probable. You can also avoid a blowout by purchasing new tires.

By not checking your tires for the mentioned signs, a tire blowout could occur. In the event that a blowout does occur, signal and pull over…

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Our Best Tips for Correcting a Slide on Ice

Your friends here at BRENNER CAR CREDIT want to remind you to be safe on the roads this winter. When driving in icy conditions, sliding is a major concern. Before you get on the road this winter, make sure you have good tires with plenty of tread left on them. When there is ice on the roadway, drive slower than 45 mph, and leave plenty of space between you and other cars.

If your car starts sliding, follow our slide safety tips to correct it:

  • Do not slam your brakes. This will be your immediate response, but it will only…
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Are Your Tires in Need of Replacement?

Tires are crucial to your car's performance. Not only that, but tires that are improperly inflated or with too much wear or tear can be dangerous to drive. Getting a flat while you're driving can cause you to lose control and end up resulting in a serious accident, injuring yourself or others.

One major sign your tire needs replaced if it's consistently losing air. Is your tire pressure monitor on your dashboard always on? Does one tire always seem lower than others? It may have a leak or even a hole. 

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Why Driving All Year on Winter Tires is Not a Best Practice

Although it may be tempting to drive on your winter tires throughout the year, it is not a recommended practice. There are distinct reasons why it is a good idea to switch out your tires with the weather conditions for optimal road performance and safety. The tire experts at Brenner Car Credit want you to understand how to best put your tires to work for you.

Because winter tires are engineered for colder temperatures, they wear faster when used on warmer pavement. Specially designed all-season and summer tires are designed to take the heat and last longer.
 

 

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Stay Ahead of Brake Problems

When you start to feel your car grinding its gears with a screeching sound every time you brake, you know that you're in for a trip to the service department. There are some common noises that your car makes when it's ready for a brake repair. This includes rubbing, squealing, and screeching whenever you brake. This indicates that the brake pads and shoes need inspection and possible repairs.

If your car vibrates or the steering wheel pulses when you brake, then your brakes and rotors may be warped. 

 

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