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You Must Change Your Oil Filter With Every Oil Change

As a car owner you want to make sure your car is running at its best and want to make sure you are keeping up with routine maintenance to ensure it is running smoothly and safely, but with all the myths about engine oil it can be confusing. Below is a common motor oil myth, followed by the truth:

MYTH:You must change your oil filter every time you change your engine oil.

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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades: Here's What You Need to Know

Have you noticed your windshield wiper blades struggling to clear water from your windshield? Have you heard a strange scraping noise when you turn them on? Don't keep using your blades. These are signs that your windshield wiper blades have worn out and need to be replaced.

Many adults don't realize or know that windshield wiper blades don't last forever. 

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Spend Some Time Deciding Which Warranty Best Meets Your Needs

In planning your next vehicle purchase, have you given any thought to what happens if any component happens to fail? Vehicle repair can be expensive, especially when it's a high dollar component such as the engine. Thankfully, getting a warranty on your vehicle addresses this issue.

There are two primary warranties to choose from when looking to cover your vehicle. They are drivetrain and bumper to bumper. As its name implies, a drivetrain warranty covers components responsible for your vehicles motion. These include the engine, transmission, and other relate parts.

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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

There are many considerations when determining which vehicle is the right choice for you. It needn’t be an overwhelming experience, however, if you take a little time at the outset to determine which factors matter most to you. A front-wheel-drive (FWD) and rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle each has benefits and limitations. Think about what you expect in a vehicle, what type of road conditions you’ll mainly be driving in, and how many miles you plan to travel.

A FWD is the most economical choice of the two. Because of its engine and drivetrain assembly combined in the front of…

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Why You Shouldn't Skip Out on Tire Rotations for Your Car

With all of the demands of work and personal life, car maintenance can be the last thing on your mind. However, if you go too long without something as simple as getting your tires rotated, you could end up paying for it big time down the line.

When your tires are rotated properly and at the right intervals, the tread will wear more evenly, which prevents accidents in bad weather and helps stabilize your driving. If you have front-wheel drive, your front tires could wear more quickly than the rear tires.

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Stay Out of the Ditch with Expert Brake Pad Replacement

Whether you stay in Saint Joseph, MO or travel far away, your brakes are much busier than you may realize. It's more than stopping the vehicle. Individual tire braking is needed for poor traction conditions. Applying the brake to a single wheel may mean the difference between a good day and a sudden slide into the ditch.

To keep a car out of harm's way, the brakes must be in good shape. Brake pads are a remarkable invention. Replacing the pads is much less expensive than replacing brakes and rotors. The pads must be tough to provide a…

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Scheduling Service Without Hesitation

You may hesitate to schedule vehicle service. Why? You don't want to make a phone call. You don't have time to drop by unannounced. You just don't have a ton of excess time. There are lots of reasons why scheduling service can fall by the wayside, but our online service scheduler is changing the game. It allows you to have control of your next appointment time.

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Obey Move Over Laws for the Safety of Yourself and Others

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Every state has laws known as Move Over laws. This law means that you have to get into a lane that is further away for the shoulder when there is someone stranded on the side of the road. This is also true even if the vehicle is pulled off the road and is on the shoulder. Always get over when you can. If that is not possible, you need to at least slow down to 15 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.

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Get the Right Wiper Blades This Winter

If you will be doing any driving in the winter you need winter wiper blades. Your summer ones will just not cut it. Winter wiper blades have been specifically designed for the snow, ice, and colder temperatures of winter and are made to last under these conditions while performing well.

You should switch out your regular wiper blades for winter ones once it gets cold to make your summer wipers last and to get the performance you need to be able to keep your windshield clean. Winter blades are more flexible and can keep snow and ice from building upon…

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All-Wheel vs. 4-Wheel Drive: Which is Right for You?

Are you looking into a vehicle equipped with all-or-4-wheel drive systems, but unsure which one you should purchase for your needs? We carry both all-and-4-wheel drive here at Reed Chevrolet, and below we have a short definition and explanation of both to consider to help you with your decision:

Come see us at our location in St. Joseph, MO, and we'll help you choose the right vehicle for all of your driving needs.

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