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Brake Pads: Part of Your Routine Service

Your brake pads take a lot of heat every time you stop your car. Your brake pads, along with other Mazda parts that need routine maintenance, such as the timing belt, should be part of a regular maintenance schedule. Placing these parts on a schedule will save you time, money, and give you peace of mind.

If your brake pads are worn, they have the potential of damaging more expensive parts, such as the calipers and rotors. The cost of having a brake pads replaced regularly is much less than letting them become more expensive repairs. 

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How to Tell if You Need to Service Your Alternator

You can test the status of your alternator on your own just by purchasing a charging system tester. These cost up to $50. However, if your car is constantly losing electric charges and is not running correctly, then you may have an alternator issue. One of the main issues with alternator replacements is the cost. If your alternator fails the test, then your mechanic can do further tests to understand what is causing the issue with your alternator. 

 

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Get Your Wiper Blades Ready for Winter

If you always seem to have to replace your wiper blades in the spring, you should definitely invest in some good winter wiper blades that are designed to handle the harsh winter weather conditions better than the gentle warm weather type. Winter wiper blades have many special features, such as a shell coating that helps to prevent snow and ice from building up on them and a flexibility that makes them very versatile.

They also will not become brittle under extremely cold temperatures. 

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Tips for Using Salt, Kitty Litter & Sand This Winter

Throughout the winter in Bloomington, IL, there are many of us drivers out there that will rely on three things to make sure we don't end up stuck in a snowy ditch and end up having to rely on the expensive services of a tow truck to get us out. These items are: salt, sand and kitty litter. When used correctly, they can get you out of almost any slippery situation.

Salt is one of the most important members of this trio. Sodium Chloride rock salt, not your table salt, will melt away the ice but its drawback is…

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Preparing for the Best Road Trip Ever

You are excited to have the chance to get away from your life and to spend some time on the road. You are looking forward to having the best road trip ever, but it will take some planning from you to make that take place. Give yourself time to plan and prepare for your road trip before you head out with these tips from our team at Sam Leman Mazda.

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Let your vehicle tell you what it needs

When you get sick, your body gives you warning signs and then you go to the doctor. For your vehicle, it used to be that every 3,000 miles, you need to get an oil change. This is no longer true, and you can let your vehicle tell you when it needs an oil change before stopping by Sam Leman Mazda.

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Different Types of Tires

There is a wide range of tires choices in the market and selecting the best one can be a tough decision. We are here to help find the best set of car tires that you can get most of your car. The following are different types of car tires

 

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Buying Genuine Replacement Parts for Your Vehicle

There is nothing worse than planning a trip, only to discover that your car is broken. Surprisingly, this is always the case if you do not give it the appropriate care it needs. Apart from fueling and ensuring that the coolant and the engine oil are okay, you must replace old and worn out parts. They could be the reason why your car's engine does not start quite fast or has problems.

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Tips for Driving with Food for the Holidays

Holidays will never be better without your home-cooked meals in the mix since nothing is as satisfying as when you rustle up a sumptuous meal rather than phoning it in with pre-made cookies from the grocery store. If you are arranging food for a holiday, the following tips are essential in transporting food and ensuring its safety.

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