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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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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

Have you seen the latest Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 features? The newest luxury-class sedan comes with a full multimedia package so you can take advantage of premium audio and entertainment features even in the base edition. The CLA 250 now includes the 8-inch COMAND display, intuitive infotainment, voice controls, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming, and Android Auto. With five USB ports, HD radio receiver, and hands-free options, it’s easier than ever to hook into your car’s audio system with your phone. You can control everything with the sound of your voice in the latest CLA 250.

 

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Understanding Your Vehicle's Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

As a valued customer here at Alderson European Motors Lubbock, we want you to know about all aspects of your vehicle before you head out on the streets of Lubbock. This means learning how various components of your vehicle operate just in case they require service. One of these features is auto-dimming rearview mirrors.

Though they might not seem very important, auto-dimming lights increase the safety of driving at night by preventing you from being blinded by bright lights in the rearview mirror. These mirrors use a pair of sensors to work with a microprocessor to detect the presence 

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Tips for Using a Roof Rack

If you’re planning a road trip and need a little extra cargo capacity, a roof rack can take extra items and free up interior space. With a little care, your roof rack can handle overflow items and give you years of service.
  • Make sure your vehicle can handle the extra weight of the items you carry on your roof rack. Items like a canoe can exceed the weight limit quickly.
  • For longer items, tie them down to the front and back of your car. Crosswinds could potentially get underneath the item and pull it right off the car, rack…
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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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Keep You And Bicyclists Safe On The Road

At Alderson European Motors Lubbock, we want you to be safe while driving on the road; we also want to help you keep cyclists safe. Let us give you some tips on making sure you give bicyclists the safety they need.

Always Look Twice

Doing a double glance is always a good idea when traveling on roads where cyclists are common.

Give The Cyclist A Lane

When passing, make sure that you give the cyclist more than enough space, as they are entitled to a full lane on two-way roads.
 

 

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