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Connecting Cables

Assisting another car that has a dead battery is easy if you have the proper equipment. Make sure the other car is parked close to yours so that you can easily access the battery in each vehicle. Have Royal Chevrolet check your battery beforehand to ensure that it's properly charged before you jump off another car.

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Car Battery Service & Replacement

The battery is a vital component of your car. It provides the electricity that powers everything from the headlights to the radio and air conditioning system. Since it is so important, you should know how to take care of your battery and have it checked regularly.

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What Is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil has been around since 1929. It is made out of artificially created lubricants. It is much better for your engine than conventional oil. Synthetic oil is higher quality. The reason that the oil is considered higher quality is because it is less likely to oxidize than conventional oil. It is also more chemically stable. Additionally, synthetic oil is harder to break down.

The type of oil that you use is one of the factors that will determine how long you will be able to go without getting the oil changed. There are some brands that require you to…

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Get Your Timing Belt Checked Out with Our Service Center

The timing belt is one of the most vital yet most often overlooked pieces of equipment beneath your vehicle's hood. Whether you drive a brawny Chevy truck, a sporty Chevy coupe, or a luxurious Chevy SUV, your model has a timing belt that makes your vehicle tick. The timing belt is a large piece of rubber that wraps around your engine and ensures that all those little moving parts are working in rotation together.

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

The time to switch from all-season tires over to winter tires is when the temperature starts to stay below 45 degrees, or when there is consistently snow and ice on the road. Normally, all-season tires are the toughest and most useful tire, but in those conditions, winter tires get better.

They are made of a particular blend of rubber that works better in cold temperature. They also have a unique design in their treads that pushes out soft slush and other material, but grips harder on snow and ice than other kinds of tire. However, winter tires don't work…

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You Can Help Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

Salt corrosion does not have to be an inevitable thing here in Cortland. There are steps you can take to prevent it, and the team at Royal Chevrolet is here to share them with you. It is important to be proactive because salt damage can do more than just ruin your car's look.

Before the bad weather hits us, get your vehicle waxed. This can protect both the paint and the underbody of the carriage, especially if you have it done professionally. Once salt is being used on the roads, wash your vehicle as often as possible. Some car…

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What Are Recalls?

A recall is issued by either the NTHSA or manufacturer. A recall may be issued if the car or its equipment fails to meet the safety guidelines. If there is a safety recall, then the manufacturer is required to fix the problem for free. You will likely get a notice in the mail if a recall has been issued. The letter will tell you to take the vehicle to the dealer and get the problem fixed.

If the issue is serious, then you may get a phone call. The dealer has 10 years to fix the problem. The only exception…

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