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Full-Size Spare Tires vs Compact Temporary Spares

Spare tires come in many sizes and styles, and they each serve their own purpose. The two most common spare tires are full-size spare tires and compact temporary spares. Our team at Alderson European Motors Lubbock have expertise in tire service and maintenance and are here to help you before you have a flat tire and have to decide which tire you need.

Full-size spare tires are the same size as the tires on your vehicle and are referred to as the fifth tire. If you have a flat tire, you can replace the flat with a full-size spare tire…

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Driving In A Satisfying And Money-Saving Way

There is no need to use up more fuel than you absolutely have to. People are beginning to re-think the way that they use fuel in their everyday life. It is not easy to change the mindset that we have all been set with all of these years, but a little reflection on how we use fuel can help us all make better choices about fuel efficiency.

Purchasing a vehicle that has great mileage per gallon standards to begin with is a great place to start. On top of that, one should only take trips when they really need to…

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Tackling Pet Hair Problems in Your Vehicle

Lots of pets like to go for rides in the car. However, this can make a big mess if you have a pet that sheds a lot. Alderson European Motors Lubbock wants to make sure that your vehicle doesn't get ruined. Here are some helpful tips that will help you tackle pet hair problems.

  • Vacuuming your vehicle regularly can cut down on pet hair messes. You may want to look for a vacuum that comes equipped with various attachments that will get into the cracks and gaps all through your automobile.
  • A smaller portable vacuum can be used anywhere…
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Keeping Your Transmission in Peak Form

The transmission in your vehicle plays a pivotal role in the engine's operation. In simple terms, the transmission takes energy generated by the engine and focuses it to appropriate levels to run the drive wheels. This allows the vehicle to operate at the speed desired by the driver.

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Optimizing the Life of Your Vehicle: How to Prevent Common Causes of Engine Overheating

As a car owner, a major responsibility is taking all steps necessary to lessen the odds that your engine overheats. With that in mind, you need to understand some of the most common reasons why an engine may overheat.

The most commonplace reason an engine overheats is too little or no coolant in the system. On a related note, if coolant is not properly diluted, the end result may be overheating. Another frequent cause of engine overheating is a damaged or malfunctioning water pump. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

When you thoroughly clean your tires, you protect them from discoloration and dust that can cause brown tires. There are certain cleaners that are not suitable for cleaning rubber and metal rims, such as cleaners with formaldehyde or silicone. This is because silicone increases the blooming rate of brown tire. 

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Knowing How to Test Your Battery is Vital

Being stranded on the road with a dead battery can be stressful and aggravating, and it can also be avoided if you know how to test your battery. Knowing how to test your battery is important so you can have it replaced before it goes completely dead. Our team at Alderson European Motors Lubbock can give you some great tips on testing batteries and battery maintenance.

Before testing the battery, make sure the vehicle’s lights and the vehicle are turned off. Assuming the red is positive and black is negative; attach the red voltmeter to the positive terminals on…

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Simple Fuel Economy Tips For Impressive Savings

The rising price of gas is a very common concern. Fortunately, Lubbock drivers can cut their spending in this area by simply learning tips for getting excellent fuel economy. At Alderson European Motors Lubbock, we're excited to share several strategies for making your gas go further.

Start With A Fuel-Efficient Vehicle

If you're in the process of shopping for a new or used car, make fuel-efficiency a top priority. Modern vehicles are increasingly being designed with fuel economy in mind. Take the time to check out hybrid and all-electric cars, and to
 
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What Are Gaskets and What Do They Do?

We here at Alderson European Motors Lubbock want you to be an informed vehicle owner and to understand just how your vehicle works, so today we're going to be discussing gaskets.

Gaskets form a flawless bond to surfaces to ensure nothing can get in or out. Normally, gaskets are flat and made from multi-layered steel, copper, and rubber. The head gasket is the most common type, then the intake manifold gasket, the exhaust manifold gasket, the main bearing gasket, and finally the cam seal.

 

 

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Necessary Car Battery Service and Replacement


Every vehicle needs some degree of service and maintenance to keep it going all the time. One part of your vehicle that you should pay close attention to is your battery. This is the part of your vehicle that will assist with a number of functions in your vehicle, the main one being how your vehicle starts each day. When this equipment fails, you could be stuck in your driveway, unable to get to work.

It's important that you frequently have your battery tested. You should have it tested for current charge, but also check your battery for its…
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