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What is a Timing Belt?

Although the timing belt is housed in its own compartment, it’s an integral part of working with the engine so that it has the power it needs to operate the camshaft and crankshaft. The timing belt provides a crucial aspect of the rest of the engine’s parts working properly. It’s important to keep up on regular maintenance in this area of your vehicle.

The crankshaft is the part that supplies power to the other parts of the engine. 

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Lincoln MKX's Technology Shines

In the world of crossover vehicles, the popular Lincoln MKX shines among the crowd. Among the Lincoln MKX’s great features are the advancements in technologically that make this one sweet ride.

Drivers can stay connected to their new Lincoln MKX with the Lincoln Way App. This app, with connection to the MKX, allows drivers to unlock and start the vehicle remotely, call for roadside assistance and make parking reservations at important venues in advance.

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Maintain Lights for Roadside Emergency Safety

Keeping a vehicle in good condition reduces the chances of it breaking down, but it still happens. It's important to stay safe during a roadside emergency. One safety tip is regular car light maintenance.

It's a good idea to check lights periodically. Even when lights are working, you need to make sure headlights are aimed correctly. Also, make sure turn signals and break lights on both sides work properly. 

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Towing Safety Tips You Should Know

Towing is usually part of something fun, whether you're towing bikes, ATVs, a boat or vacation equipment. Not following good towing safety can quickly take the fun out of your trip. We at Strieter Motor Co offer a full line of towing supplies and can also offer from helpful tips to get the most out of your towing experience.

When towing, always follow these simple towing tips.

  • Make sure all lights, turn signals and brakes are working properly.
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Compact Spare Tires Not Rated for High Speeds

A compact spare tire, while tiny and humble, can be a real lifesaver when you experience a flat tire on the side of the road. Its compact size allows it to be stored easily in the trunk or under the vehicle, and can also make it easier to lift and install for the average person. 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

The initial charge that starts your vehicle when you turn the key is supplied by the battery. It charges the electrical system and starts the engine. Once everything’s running, the alternator takes over as the on-board generator. It receives power from the engine through a belt drive and keeps the system charged. 

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Why You Should Reconsider the Use of Kitty Litter

Salt is commonly used all over the city during winter to melt ice on our driveways and roads. Unfortunately, salt harms the environment, killing vegetation and corroding your vehicle’s underside. Many people consider kitty litter to be an eco-friendly alternative, which is not exactly true.
 
• Kitty Litter is made of clay and is put under car tires to help you gain traction. While rock salt melts ice, kitty litter absorbs the moisture leaving balls of wet clay and slippery services.
• When left over a long period of time, kitty litter turns your driveway into a muddy stretch. The mud…
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Winter Wiper Blades Make Winter Driving Safer


The cooler weather means that snow and ice will be in the forecast shortly. The best thing you could do to increase your visibility on the roads this winter is to get a pair of winter wiper blades installed on your car.

The winter wiper blades have been crafted by the manufacturer to handle cooler temperatures better than traditional blades. The rubber will not harden in freezing temperatures, being able to flex on the glass and remove snow and ice without any issues.

Another benefit of getting the winter wiper blades is that they are designed to not let ice…
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Buy Parts from Us to Get Exactly What You Need

You are looking for parts for your vehicle, but you do not want to buy parts only to find out that you do not have what you need. We are here to make sure that the parts that you get are exactly what you are looking to buy.

We make sure that we understand what it is that you are looking for and why you need that specific part. Once we know what you are driving and why you need a new part for that vehicle, then we can find the part that you need and set you up with…
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Why Online Vehicle Financing Applications Are Convenient

Are you interested in financing your next vehicle purchase? Are you not interested in the hassles of dull and often complicated paperwork? That's no problem. Our automotive dealership can help you out.

We offer efficient online vehicle financing applications that can simplify matters for our customers considerably. You can complete your financing application at home away from stresses and pressure. You can send it to us anytime you want as well. Our car financing application is available on the internet for anyone to retrieve. It's straightforward and easy to understand...
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