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Spare Tires

We here at Royal Hyundai of Oneonta know what an inconvenience it can be to have a flat tire whether it be when you are driving or when you come back to your parked vehicle. If you're in luck, you know how to change a flat tire yourself but if not, you may need to enlist the help of somebody else in order to change your tire out. Either way, your vehicle likely has a spare tire on hand that you can use to get to our service center.

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Temperature Drops and Tire Pressure

If you live in a climate that has fluctuating temperatures in the fall and spring, you may notice that your Check Tire Pressure light comes on after a drop in temperature. If this happens, you may notice that in a few hours the light goes off if your car is sitting in the sunshine.

The reason for this is that the air in the tire expands and contracts as the outside temperatures warm and then cool. 

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Maintain Your Car Battery To Extend Its Lifespan

The battery in your vehicle is the heart of its electrical system. With a constant strain on it being drained and recharged on a daily basis, you will find that it will have the heaviest wear and tear in that system and will be the thing that you end up having to replace most often.

If you are noticing that your vehicle is struggling to start then that could be a sign that your battery is starting to fail. 

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Mechanical Energy And Your Automobile

Did you know that your vehicle receives its electricity from a tiny generator?In the same manner as a wind turbine, an automobile’s alternator uses mechanical energy to create electric power, which fuels the battery and smaller components of your car. An automobile with no alternator can only be driven a short distance, whereby the battery will eventually die from a lack of power.

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Heat and Oil Leaks Wear Timing Belts Out Faster

The timing belt, also known as a cambelt, assures that the crankshaft and camshaft turn synchronously. This means that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper time. This belt is made of rubber and is expected to wear out and need replaced at some time.

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Stay Safe on the Road with a Brake Inspection

If it's been awhile since you have had your brakes inspected, it's time to bring your car to Royal Hyundai of Oneonta to have your brakes checked. It's a quick process, and getting a brake inspection can save you from having problems with your brakes in the future.

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The 3,000-mile myth will waste your money

There are still too many people that follow the 3,000-mile oil change rule. This is very wasteful for and can have an impact on pricing. Oil rates are soaring, and it is starting to cost more money for people to get their oil change service performed.

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