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Car Battery Service & Replacement

Ideally, your car should last three to five years. However, your driving habits and how well you take care of your car will determine when you will need to get it replaced. It is time for you to get a new car battery if your engine starts slow. This is a sign that the battery cannot keep up with the demands that are being put on it.

You should also pay attention to your headlights. If they are not as bright as they should be, then you will need to check your battery

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Driving on Winter Tires Year-Round

Winter tires are designed for temperatures that are below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They have an aggressive tread that is designed to help you grip the ice and snow. All of those features will provide you with the traction that you need to drive during the winter months. That is why it will be a lot easier for you to drive when there is a lot of snow and ice on the road.

Winter tires are great for the winter, but they are not meant for the summer months. Winter tires do not do well when the weather outside is hot…

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Tips for Increasing the Efficiency of Your Automobile

Even if your vehicle has excellent fuel efficiency ratings, there are things that you can do in order to boost these numbers. You'll be saving yourself time and money by not having to head to the gas station quite as much. Here are some tips from Brunswick Mazda.

Don't drive like you're on a racetrack. Go easy on that accelerator pedal so you don't guzzle gas. 

Purchase the fuel that is recommended for your specific vehicle by the manufacturer. You may have to step up to a premium fuel, but you can save money in the…

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Charging a Car Battery

When recharging a car battery, a jump start is not the only way to recharge your battery. The following are a step by step procedure on how to charge a battery.

Trickle charger
This device delivers electricity to your battery at a slower rate. This is much better because it is useful when charging a battery than charging it fast.

Clean the battery terminals
One should clean the terminals by rubbing them with sandpaper, and one should make sure not to touch the airports because it can burn your skin.

Attach the charger cables
The car should be turned off…

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Gaskets

It's important to us as a dealership to make sure that vehicle owners like you know as much as possible about your vehicle, so today we'll be taking a look at gaskets; what are they and what do they do that is so important?

What is a Gasket?

A gasket is what creates a water-tight seal that cannot be penetrated to ensure that necessary fluids don't leak all underneath the hood or combine with other fluids while trying to get from point A to point B. A good example is the Head Gasket, which was made to…

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How to Change a Flat Tire

A flat tire can come at any moment for drivers in Brunswick. That's why it's important to be prepared with the right information and equipment. We here at Brunswick Mazda want to help you keep your vehicle on the road and out of harm's way.

No matter where your car breaks down, you need just a few basic tools and skills to get it back on the road. The key to quickly replacing a flat tire is getting your car onto a flat, level surface and out of the way of oncoming traffic. Then you can lift…

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What is Car Wax?

Car wax is an integral part of vehicle maintenance when you want to keep your vehicle looking pristine. Many vehicle owners have heard of car wax and may have even used it themselves, but what exactly is this stuff?

Car wax is just that, wax to use on your car. It adds a protective barrier to the exterior of your vehicle that shields it from many elements of nature. Car wax has the ability to keep your vehicle looking clean and prevents the color and paint from fading over time. It also protects the vehicle from dirt and air pollution…

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What Made My Battery Die in Summer and Winter?

The key turns in the ignition and nothing happens. Welcome to the hassles of a dead battery. Old batteries do slowly die, but new ones should not have any troubles. What can cause a newer battery to die out? The temperature, both hot and cold extremes, may cause severe troubles.

During the winter, cold weather hampers the power capacity of a battery. So, when the weakened battery has to power the starter and various accessories, it can't. There's not enough electricity and the battery dies.

In the summer, extreme heat alone can harm a battery.

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Never Skip On A Tire Rotation

The temptation to skip out on a tire rotation is big. Most people get offered a tire rotation when they go to get an oil change. It seems likely that one would think that the tire rotation is just an extra charge that they don't need to include in their life at the moment. However, they should alter their thinking to understand that truthfully a tire rotation is an investment in tires.

A tire rotation ought to come in around 5,000 miles driven on them. Thus, when an oil change happens, it is time to consider doing the…

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Protect Your Vehicle with Ignition Service

Your vehicle's ignition is a prime element of the engine. You must make certain that the ignition always in prime condition. The consequences of a faltering ignition can be significant. There is an array of signs that alert you to the need for ignition service.

If you smell smoke, a variety of things could be wrong with your vehicle. This includes an issue with the electrical components associated with your ignition. If you hear a grinding noise when you turn the key, your starter drive gear likely is in need of replacement. If you hear a whining sound when…

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