Can You Boost a Car's Fuel Efficiency?

Did you know that all the sporting gear in your car's trunk harms the fuel economy? Extra weight burns additional gas, and so do other things. Driving a little too fast accelerates fuel burning. Cost-conscious car owners need to realize they will waste a lot of money when not following useful tips for fuel efficiency.

Bringing your car to Fred Martin of Youngstown for routine service can help the cause. A tuned-up engine, properly inflated tires, using the right motor oil, and changing the air filter all contribute to better gas mileage. Don't delay when it comes to…

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout can make it dangerous for you to drive. It can result in a serious accident. The good news is that a tire blowout is something that can be avoided in many cases. You will need to check the tire pressure every month. If the tire pressure is too low, then it will have to work harder. This can cause a tire blowout.

You will also need to have your tires replaced on a regular basis. Tires will typically need to be replaced once every six years. 

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

Wouldn’t it be awesome to talk to your car and have it understand you? If you have a passion for technology and entertainment, then the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is just for you. With the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), you can do just about everything with voice commands. The intuitive infotainment system connects to your phone through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. There’s even a WiFi hotspot included with your multimedia package.

With a surround sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a 7-inch touch screen

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Tactics to Properly Clean the Engine on Your Car, Truck, or SUV

You must keep your engine appropriately clean if you want to ensure consistently optimal performance. Ideally, you should thoroughly clean your engine at least once a year, certainly not less than every two years.

The first step in cleaning your vehicle's engine is to make sure it is cool. The next step is to spray down the engine with a suitable degreaser, allowing it to soak. This is followed by a scrubbing of the engine to remove grease and debris. Once the scrubbing process is completed, thoroughly rinse the engine. This can be done with your garden hose or…

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A Better Credit Score Means A Better Auto Loan

Auto loans serve as the preferred way for many shoppers to buy used or new vehicles. Credit score factors into approvals and APR determinations. If your credit score is currently less-than-desirable, make it better. The process requires effort and maybe time, but the steps could be worth it. You do want to find a decent auto loan in Youngstown.

Be sure the information on your credit report reflects 100% accuracy. Incorrect or outdated information might appear in the report. Order your credit report, review it, and correct the record if necessary. Creditors have a duty to fix inaccurate info

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What Can You Do To Get Beyond The Vehicle You Have?

Refinancing or trading in your vehicle are two options that you have to get past the vehicle that you have right now. The important difference is that refinancing leaves you in your current vehicle but lowers your interest rate on it to hopefully allow you to pay it off sooner. Trading the vehicle in means that you can get out from the vehicle you are in now into something you upgrade to, but you end up losing some of the value.

 

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While spring makes a great time to clean your home, that's not the only place you should be cleaning.

After a long winter, your vehicle also deserves some attention. At Fred Martin of Youngstown, we offer these simple cleaning tips to help prepare your vehicle for a successful spring and summer. The first thing you'll want to do is clean the interior. While vacuuming is important, it's even more important that you shampoo your carpets and upholstery. 

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What Are Wheel Alignments?

A vehicle shouldn't veer right or left inexplicably. Nor should tires speak mysteriously. Likely, the wheels are out of alignment, and the problem requires a fix. If not, the chances of uneven tire wear increase. Other problems could result. Thankfully, correcting the issues isn't a difficult job. It is, however, a job a professional must perform.

At a full-service station, mechanics have access to a machine that measures wheel angles. In total, three angles must adhere to 

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How to Tell If Your Exhaust is Leaking

Fred Martin of Youngstown has gone ahead and compiled a list of signs you should look out for if your exhaust is leaking on your vehicle. We hope that this list will help motivate you to make an appointment with our service center in Youngstown if you suspect there is a problem.
  • When you start up your engine you should listen closely to what you hear. Your engine should sound like it normally does. Take note if you hear any whistling, popping or squealing.
  • Short trips in your vehicle can contribute to your exhaust rusting prematurely. If rust is causing…
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When Should You Have Your Brakes Serviced?

The brakes, which are what brings your vehicle to a halt, are a critical part of your vehicle that require regular maintenance to be able to perform at their best. Knowing when to have your brakes serviced is important, so we'll be going over signs that they need to be serviced and when to have them serviced and replaced.

When to Schedule Routine Brake Inspections

If you aren't experiencing any issues with your brakes, it's generally recommended to have them inspected when you have your tires rotated, which is approximately 
 
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