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The Importance of Your Radiator

The Importance of Your Radiator

The radiator is the central component of your vehicle's cooling system. It is a very important part of your automobile, which means it needs to be taken care of as part of regular preventative maintenance. When damage occurs to your radiator, you will want to get it repaired as soon as possible. If not, it could lead to much more significant (and costly) engine problems. What Your Radiator Does In simple terms, the radiator and cooling system are what keep your vehicle running at proper temperatures. Radiator coolant (otherwise known as radiator fluid or antifreeze) is cycled through the engine and back through the radiator. This process ensures that the engine isn't running too hot. If your engine does overheat, it could be a fault within the radiator or another cooli ... read more

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Why You Need Oil Changes

Why You Need Oil Changes

When talking about preventative maintenance for vehicles of all shapes and sizes, nothing is more important than the standard oil change. Most car and truck owners are pretty well trained at getting their oil and oil filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles along with other basic maintenance services. It's just part of life, like filling up gas or diesel when the tank is empty. However, a lot of vehicle owners don't quite understand why oil changes are so important. When to Get Your Oil Changed Most vehicle manufacturers will recommend changing the oil and oil filter at 3,000-5,000 mile intervals. Most newer vehicles (and especially any using synthetic oil) will only need this maintenance every 5,000 miles (roughly every 5-6 months depending on your driving habits). Older vehicles that use standar ... read more

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Do You Need New Brakes? Ask Yourself These 8 Simple Questions.

Do You Need New Brakes? Ask Yourself These 8 Simple Questions.

It should go without saying that your vehicle's brakes are very important. If your car doesn't stop or slow down properly, you are endangering yourself, your passengers and every other driver on the road. Plus, regular brake maintenance and new brake pads cost a lot less than repairing damage to a car that's been in a serious accident.  When do you need to get new brakes? Well, the answer is going to vary from car to car and driver to driver. Schultz Auto and Truck Repair has put together these simple questions you can ask yourself to determine the lifespan of your master cylinder, brake pads, brake rotors and brake fluid. 1. When is the last time you got your brakes checked? A simple brake inspection should be a routine part of any ... read more

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