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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

The viscosity is essentially the resistance of the oil. A viscometer is used to measure the flow of the liquid. If a liquid has a high viscosity, then that means it will not flow as fast. There are a few numbers that you will need to understand in order to know how viscous your oil is. You will see the letter W on the oil bottle and a number will be right beside it. This number represents the viscosity when the oil is at a low temperature. There is another number that represents the viscosity at a high temperature.

 

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Roadtrip Safety

Many people look forward to taking a roadtrip during the summer months. However, your personal safety is the most important thing that you will have to keep in mind during your roadtrip. One of the best things that you can do to ensure that you are safe is to take your vehicle in for a tune-up. A technician will also make sure that everything in your vehicle is functioning the right way.

Your total focus has to be on the road while you are behind the wheel. Do not have your mobile device in your hand while you are driving…

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Book a Pre-Road Trip Inspection Before Hitting the Road

Are you in the middle of planning your family's next road trip? One of the items on your checklist should be having your SUV inspected at Bill Carone Chevrolet GMC Buick. A certified service technician will examine your automobile to verify that you're in good shape for the upcoming journey. In one quick visit, we'll do all the following for your GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Equinox, or Buick Enclave:

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Find all Your Buick Service Needs Here

Our onsite service center is staffed by a team of highly-trained professionals. We can take care of just about whatever may be wrong with your new or used Buick. So, when you are looking for routine maintenance or some serious repair, feel free to stop by Bill Carone Chevrolet Buick GMC.

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The Basics of ASE Certification

We're proud to report that the mechanics in our Bill Carone Chevrolet GMC Buick service department boast special factory training as well as ASE certification. The whole industry values this certification, and with good reason. Here's why.

What ASE Certification Means

ASE certification means that a certified auto mechanic possesses advanced knowledge in the maintenance and repair of all major and minor automotive components:

  • Engines
  • Transmissions, manual and automatic
  • Front-wheel drive axles
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Air conditioning/heat
  • Electrical systems
  • And much more

 

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

If you have recently experienced your tires vibrating when you drive, your vehicle may need a tire replacement soon. Tire vibrations are one of the warning signs that your tires have gone bad, whether it’s a bubble in the tread or even a leak that causes you to lose air pressure just as soon as you fill up your tires.

While your car may let you know when tires are experiencing low tread or low pressure, you should always be aware of the warning signs of tire failure. For example, if your steering wheel and car body vibrates at…

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Winter Driving Tips

The slick road conditions can make it harder for you to drive in the winter. You can keep yourself safe on the road by checking the weather before you go. If the weather is too bad, then it is a good idea for you to avoid hitting the road. Wait until the weather is clear if possible. You will also need to have a winter weather emergency kit. The winter weather kit should have a first aid kit, water, fix-a-flat, hat, gloves, blanket and jumper cables.

It is important for you to accelerate and decelerate slowly. Slamming on the brakes…

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Understanding the Job of Brake Pads

Do you wonder about the purpose of several parts in the brake system? Knowing what, say, the brake pads do might lead to understanding steps for better care.

Several parts come together to perform the duties of slowing or stopping a vehicle. Brake pads rest in between the rotors and calipers. Fluid puts pressure on the calipers to engage brake pads to direct friction against the rotors. The result, hopefully, become slowed rotors. Fluid leaks from the brake lines or cylinder could lead to a disaster. Not only will the brake pads likely fail, but the vehicle also might not…

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Here are Some Causes for Engine Overheating

Here at Bill Carone Chevrolet GMC Buick, we are always standing by to help Wallace, NC motorists. If your engine is overheating, you should have it serviced promptly to prevent permanent damage to the engine. What causes your vehicle's engine to overheat? Find out below.

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