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Brake Pedal Repair Needs

Your brake pedal is a very important part of your vehicle. It is what you utilize when you need to slow your vehicle down. If there is something wrong with your brake pedal, you may notice a number of signs. Let's go over some of the most common ways problems with your brake pedal will manifest.

If you suspect there is a problem with your brake pedal, stop down to Kempthorn Volkswagen today.

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Choosing All-Weather vs. Carpet Floor Mats

Still trying to decide rubber and carpet floor mats for your vehicle? The crew at Kempthorn Volkswagen wanted to share this information with you to make the decision easier.

Rubber car mats can be cleaned quickly and easily with a hose. These are the mats you want if your work involves hauling dirty items in the vehicle. These mats are also perfect for the person who lives in a region where it rains or snows often, who travels with kids or pets all the time, or you constantly spill things in the vehicle.

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An Inexpensive Dash Cam Can Save You Thousands

Most people would agree that always having a camera in your pocket because of smartphones is a great convenience. Whenever the mood strikes you or an interesting situation presents itself you can record a video to remember it by. A dash cam serves largely the same purpose, but it also helps keep you safe on the road and could protect you from liability that could cost you thousands.

New dash cams are incredibly easy to install and operate. They are designed to turn on with your car and automatically record footage, deleting old footage when the memory is full or…

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Signs That Your Vehicle's Exhaust System is Leaking

If the exhaust system in your vehicle is leaking, then dangerous gases that should be expelled out the tailpipe are now leaking into the cabin where you breathe. Here are a couple signs of a potential gas leak from the exhaust in your vehicle.

Pay attention to the gas mileage of your vehicle. If the exhaust system has a leak or a block, the engine must work harder to move the car, and will burn more fuel. Lower fuel economy could be an early warning sign of a leak in the exhaust.


Cold Weather Means a Loss in Your Tires' Air Pressure

No one likes a flat tire, and that's why the tire pressure monitoring system in your vehicle is such a life saver. A light on your dashboard illuminates when one of the tires is losing air pressure, but do you know why your tires lose air pressure?

There are a couple of reasons that your tires can lose pressure. It's possible that you have a slow leak, or you've lost some air due to normal air loss. It's, however, also common to lose pressure as the weather gets colder. When air gets colder, the molecules contract…


Why Would a Motor Overheat?

There are many reasons why a car’s engine will overheat. Normally, the motor’s temperature is between 195 to 220 degrees. It needs to stay in this range to get good gas mileage and performance.

An engine may overheat due to a leaking coolant system, a defective cooling fan, or a broken radiator cap. Another possible cause of overheating is a clogged radiator. Radiators can trap debris and bugs or fill with rust or sediments.

The cooling system in the motor is responsible for circulation. It must continuously remove heat from the engine by circulating coolant liquid. If the…

What Does a Transfer Case Do?

When you shift your vehicle from two-wheel to four-wheel drive (4WD), that action takes place in the transfer case. The case, which is behind the transmission, may operate with the use of gears or a chain drive. They function in the same way.

As you drive your vehicle normally, the front and rear tires rotate at different speeds. When 4WD is engaged, all of the tires need to move at the same speed. The components of the transfer case manage the front and rear axle rotations by slowing them down. Once the action is completed, you have created the traction…

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Understanding Transmission Fluids

One of the most important components in a car is the transmission fluid. This is because it is responsible for cleaning, cooling, and lubricating internal transmission parts. The fluid also contains additives which deplete with time, and that is why most manufacturers recommend the fluid to be changed periodically. In addition, the replacement of transmission fluid should be done in accordance with the recommendations provided by the manufacturer.

Using your owner’s manual to do the replacement will ensure that your transmission maintains a good lifespan as well as maintaining...

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Stay Visible by Maintaining Your Headlights

Car owners are aware that it is important to do routine maintenance to keep their cars running safely, headlight maintenance is no exception. Below are some ways to maintain your car's headlights:

  • Check Headlight Operation: Headlights are important when driving because they increase vision in dark and adverse weather conditions, to make sure headlights are operational park your car in front of a wall and check to see if the headlights reflect off of the wall.
  • Warning Light: Many cars have indicator lights alerting drivers to any malfunctions their car may be experiencing.
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