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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

When you hear viscosity used to refer to types of motor oil, just remember that viscosity means the thickness of a fluid. One critical aspect of keeping your engine running smoothly is motor oil. Oil that’s too thin won’t lubricate the parts well enough. If it’s too thick, it causes the engine to work too hard.

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Alternators are Important Automotive Components

Although a battery is a major automotive accessory that impacts how an engine operates, an alternator is more important because it charges a battery. If you want to use all of the electrical systems in a car effectively, you'll need to keep the alternator in peak condition. By maintaining the alternator, you'll won't have to deal with battery problems and other automotive issues.

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Why You Should Keep Salt, Kitty Litter & Sand Throughout The Winter


There are three simple things that, if you keep with you throughout your winter travels, can help ensure that you can get yourself out of a slippery situation. No matter how safe of a driver we may think we are, the fact is that wintertime driving is riddled with all kinds of issues and even the most cautious of drivers can find themselves in a snowy ditch.

Save yourself the headache and expense of a tow truck service if this happens to you, keep a bag of sand, salt and kitty litter in the trunk of your car or truck…
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Benefits of Proper Tire Tread

 

Tire treads give the tire traction ability on the road. Tire treads significantly affect the performance of your car once worn out. Tread patterns and types differ to fit every kind of intended vehicle delivery. Treads provide ardent benefits which include, enhancing smooth acceleration, corner tighter and brake firmly and quickly. They also aid in maximizing fuel economy which saves money in the long run. Also, it gives the vehicle the power to handle off-road instances irrespective of the terrain efficiently.

 

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What is horsepower?

Ironically, during the 18th century, famous inventor James Watts decided he needed a slogan for his new steam engine. It wasn't long before his love for watching ponies gave him the idea of given his new steam engine powered engines the terminology horsepower. The slogan was successful and his steam engine cars were the highest selling vehicle of its time.

Learn how to get premium horsepower for your muscle cars, trucks, and sports vehicles by getting information from the experts here at Toyota of Vineland

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Are You Looking for All-Wheel Drive or 4-Wheel Drive?

Here at Toyota of Vineland, we get a lot of customers (and some salespeople) who are confused by the terms all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. Yes, most vehicles on the road these days have four wheels so one would deduce that means "all-wheel". Let us explain the difference.

4-Wheel Drive (4WD)

Four-wheel drive is a different system altogether from all-wheel drive systems. 4WD systems were meant to help with traction at low speeds. This system is not an "always on" feature. This is great as when it is off it saves fuel.

Power moves from the engine to the transmission…

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Drive safely this winter with the proper wiper blades

Many Vineland motorists are becoming aware that their vehicles' windshield wiper blades are not doing as well in the wintertime as they did in warmer weather. If you have been finding streaks on your windshield from your current wiper blades, then you shouldn't ignore this problem. Impaired visibility is a sever safety hazard.

If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive solution that will keep you safe on the streets this winter, then you are in l

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Get Pre-Qualified for Your Upcoming Auto Loan

You can get way ahead of the game by getting your next auto loan pre-qualified before you go to the dealership. You will be more able to be objective and less apprehensive when you make your approach to buying your next car. Head on over to our finance center page at Toyota of Vineland and complete the short form found there. It will ask you some basic questions, which will only take you a few minutes to fill in at most.

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