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Summer Car Care Tips

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer means long road trips and spontaneous weekend adventures. As you hit the road this summer, here are some summer car care tips to help you take care of your car. Check alignment and suspension Before you take off on your next road trip, check your car’s alignment and suspension to ensure your vehicle is in top condition for your travels. Our service technicians at Bill Harris Auto Center can help you with any additional maintenance you might need as…

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3 Tips for Washing Your Chevrolet Truck

3 Tips for Washing Your Chevrolet Truck

Even if you love to take your new Silverado or Colorado out for some mudding on the weekend, there’s nothing like seeing your truck with a sparkling sheen. Take advantage of the warm weather and set aside an afternoon to give your truck some TLC. These tips for washing your Chevrolet truck will help you get the most out of your time and effort. Check the weather Imagine taking a day out of your busy schedule to lovingly wash your…

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Important Vehicle Maintenance for When You’re Driving less

Important Vehicle Maintenance for When You’re Driving less

There are tons of reasons you may be driving less than normal — maybe you’re taking an extended trip to see family for the holidays, or maybe you recently moved to a work-from-home setup. Regardless of the reason, leaving your car to sit idle poses some unique threats to your vehicle’s health. Here are a few important maintenance tips to protect your vehicle when it’s idle for long periods. Park carefully If you’re planning to leave your car in the…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition that kicks in when the weather starts to (consistently) warm up. From your closet to your basement storage room to the toolshed out back, no stone is left unturned — but what about your vehicle? If you want your ride to sparkle the way your home does, these spring cleaning tips for your car will help get you on the right track. Start inside out The colder months mean you probably spend less time…

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Spring Break Car Care Tips

Spring Break Car Care Tips

As the winter recedes and spring blooms, many of us will take a spring break trip to enjoy the warmer weather. If you plan on taking a road trip, you should prepare your car so that it can easily tackle spring rains and trips in tip-top shape. Here are two key spring break car care tips to get you and your car ready for your well-earned break. Check Your Tires: You should check your tire pressure in the springtime as…

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Car Care Tips for the New Year

Car Care Tips for the New Year

The New Year is only just getting underway, which means there’s still time for you to make your resolutions and commit to seeing them through to 2019. If you’re setting goals for the year, why not include some resolutions for your car, too? Use these car care resolution ideas, and go through 2018 feeling confident about your vehicle maintenance habits.   Schedule Regular Check-Ups   If you get into the practice of taking your vehicle in for regular check-ups with…

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Green Car Tips

Green Car Tips

You love your car and you love the environment. Thankfully, you don’t have to pick and choose! Here are some green car tips that will let you save the environment and save some gas money.   Gradual Stopping Don’t just slam on the brakes or slam on the gas at stoplights. If you gradually decelerate and accelerate, you will burn less gas. A way to keep your foot off the gas pedal (and to keep from burning gas) is to…

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How to Fix Car Dents

How to Fix Car Dents

Dents in your car are unavoidable. Whether you accidentally bump into something or a person opens their door into your car, you will have to fix a dent at some point. To save yourself some time and money, here’s advice on how to can fix car dents on your own. Use a Sink Plunger If what you have is just a small or medium-sized dent, then all you need to fix it is a normal cup-shaped plunger for sinks. Get…

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Cool Car Hacks You Can Actually Try at Home

Cool Car Hacks You Can Actually Try at Home

Car hacks, like life hacks, are MacGyver-esque ways of fixing or making things with resources you can generally find in your home. Instead of going out and finding expensive products for your car, try these out instead. Toothpaste, amazingly, makes a great headlight cleaner. If your headlights are getting cloudy, smear some toothpaste on a cloth and wipe them down. You can also use hair conditioner to buff your car after a wash. To cool your car off on a…

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Don’t Forget to Rotate Your Tires!

Don’t Forget to Rotate Your Tires!

There are some vehicle maintenance steps that you simply can’t skip, no matter how much you dislike fiddling with your vehicle or taking it into the shop. One of those steps is remembering to rotate your tires. While this might sound silly or pointless (why not just wait until you need new tires?), it’s extremely important – and we’ll tell you why: Rotating your tires prevents them from wearing unevenly, which will help avoid blow-outs on the road. Uneven wear…

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