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Engine Overheating: Why It Happens

It's somewhat possible to prevent engine overheating, but it isn't completely unavoidable. It even happens to drivers with good habits. Why? We asked the techs in our Amsterdam, NY Mangino Chevrolet service department this very question. Here's what they told us.

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How To Tell Your Tires Need Replacement

Driving a vehicle with damaged or worn down tires is risky. Consider the following signs to know when you need new tires:

Age: Tires can last for up to 10 years, but in most cases, you need new ones after every six years. There is a four-digit code that shows when the tire was manufactured. The first two numbers are the week it was manufactured while the last two show the year it was made. If the tire is at least six years, the treads will be worn down significantly.

Obvious Damage: Obvious cracks, cuts, and bulges on the sides…

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Mufflers & Exhausts

If you have noticed a change in the way that your vehicle performs, then your exhaust system may be to blame. A noisy car is one of the signs that you may notice. Mufflers are the part of the exhaust system that helps quite the noise. The noise can be caused by a hole in your muffler. You may notice a tapping or hissing noise. Power loss is another sign of an exhaust problem. You may notice a lag every time that you press the gas. This problem is likely caused by an exhaust leak.

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