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Maintaining Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Austin, TX drivers are not always given all the information that they need about the maintenance of their personal vehicles. One of the topics that often doesn’t get discussed enough are tire rotations. How often should a person be rotating those tires? The answer is approximately 5,000 to 7,500 miles per rotation.

The reason to do this is to keep the wear on the tires distributed more evenly. That helps the tires to last longer, and it helps avoid any need to buy them on such a regular basis. 

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Maintaining Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Austin, TX drivers are not always given all the information that they need about the maintenance of their personal vehicles. One of the topics that often doesn’t get discussed enough are tire rotations. How often should a person be rotating those tires? The answer is approximately 5,000 to 7,500 miles per rotation.

The reason to do this is to keep the wear on the tires distributed more evenly. That helps the tires to last longer, and it helps avoid any need to buy them on such a regular basis. 

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The Importance of Car Battery Maintenance and Replacement

When a vehicle does not start, often times the battery is the problem. However, there might be other factors causing the issue. Check the battery posts for corrosion, which requires cleaning. The cables may need to be replaced. A faulty alternative is another possible problem. Check the fluid levels, which may simply need water. When having vehicle problems, consult with our qualified Ferrari technicians for a solution.

If needing to replace the battery, you will find a variety of options. The lead-acid variety is the classic option.  

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The Importance of Car Battery Maintenance and Replacement

When a vehicle does not start, often times the battery is the problem. However, there might be other factors causing the issue. Check the battery posts for corrosion, which requires cleaning. The cables may need to be replaced. A faulty alternative is another possible problem. Check the fluid levels, which may simply need water. When having vehicle problems, consult with our qualified Ferrari technicians for a solution.

If needing to replace the battery, you will find a variety of options. The lead-acid variety is the classic option.  

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Why Are Vehicle Alignments So Important?

Here at Ferrari of Austin, we recognize that routine maintenance is important to keep your vehicle running smoothly, so today we're going to talk about vehicle alignments. An alignment is essential for your vehicle to function smoothly and at its very best and to keep your tires from wearing unevenly. Alignments are done by adjusting the wheels to the angle that the manufacturer specifies will keep the vehicle driving straight and save the tires from uneven wear. 

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Why Are Vehicle Alignments So Important?

Here at Ferrari of Austin, we recognize that routine maintenance is important to keep your vehicle running smoothly, so today we're going to talk about vehicle alignments. An alignment is essential for your vehicle to function smoothly and at its very best and to keep your tires from wearing unevenly. Alignments are done by adjusting the wheels to the angle that the manufacturer specifies will keep the vehicle driving straight and save the tires from uneven wear. 

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A Steering System's Timing Influences Safety on the Road

Many roads have steep curves that challenge the most efficient automobiles. If a car can't corner well on these roads, it could run off the road or maneuver into another lane. There are two steering problems that can make an automobile struggle during cornering situations. If you service your car when you discover minor signs, you'll have no problems driving around a curve.

Understeering and oversteering are handling problems that impact steering systems. On crowded highways, understeering isn't easy to manage because it changes how a car enters a curve.  

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A Steering System's Timing Influences Safety on the Road

Many roads have steep curves that challenge the most efficient automobiles. If a car can't corner well on these roads, it could run off the road or maneuver into another lane. There are two steering problems that can make an automobile struggle during cornering situations. If you service your car when you discover minor signs, you'll have no problems driving around a curve.

Understeering and oversteering are handling problems that impact steering systems. On crowded highways, understeering isn't easy to manage because it changes how a car enters a curve.  

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Automotive Fluids Basics: What is Brake Fluid?

What exactly is the force that works to stop the vehicle? The answer is that the brake system is a hydraulic system, that uses hydraulic brake fluid to compress the pistons on each brake caliper. When you apply your foot to the brake pedal, you are actually moving brake fluid through the system and into the brake calipers in order to compress the brake pistons. The brake pistons apply force to the pad or the shoe, depending on if they are disc brakes or drum brakes, and these apply pressure to the moving disc or drum, allowing a full stop…

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Automotive Fluids Basics: What is Brake Fluid?

What exactly is the force that works to stop the vehicle? The answer is that the brake system is a hydraulic system, that uses hydraulic brake fluid to compress the pistons on each brake caliper. When you apply your foot to the brake pedal, you are actually moving brake fluid through the system and into the brake calipers in order to compress the brake pistons. The brake pistons apply force to the pad or the shoe, depending on if they are disc brakes or drum brakes, and these apply pressure to the moving disc or drum, allowing a full stop…

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