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Keep Your Car Clean When Traveling with Holiday Food

The holidays are here again, and that means you'll be visiting your relatives and friends for get-togethers and memory making. This time of year is also known for its decadent foods, and if you've been asked to bring a dish or two to the party, here are some ways to keep your car safe from food stains during traveling.

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Why Should You Choose Us For Parts?

You may be wondering why Sam Leman Auto Stop is the best choice for parts for your vehicle. It isn't something everybody can brag about and it's something you'll find at our dealership. We understand what parts you'll need and we help you go home with them. No matter what problem your car has, we've got the parts you'll need to fix them. We'll break down every single step of the process to make sure you fully understand everything you're doing.

 

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Holiday Travel Easier with Preparation

When preparing for holiday travel, several essentials need attention and care.

Before hitting the road, have your vehicle's oil changed and tire pressures equalized. All of your car's fluids should be topped off, including brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant and windshield washer fluid. Never use water in place of washer fluid. 

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Costs That Make up the Total Cost of Owning a Car

Buying a car is a big financial move, and you need to think it through. It is necessary that you are aware of the total cost of the vehicle. Here are some of the costs that you need to factor into the total cost of your car.

Gas

One of the costs that you will have to pay for your car is the gas cost. 

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Safety First with Tire Rotations in Pekin, IL

You may have heard of tire rotations, but you may not know how they can help your car. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our service team at Sam Leman Auto Shop are eager to lead you in the direction of long-term vehicle success, and routine tire rotations are a key method to achieving that.

Rotating your tires essentially means changing their position on the body of the car. You should get your tires rotated every 6 months or so to extend the life of your tires. A good rule of thumb to follow is to rotate your…

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Taking Care of Your Brakes is an Important Part of Vehicle Maintenance

It's easy to get lost in the things that go on in our everyday lives. Our families and work tend to take a front seat to things like our vehicles, but it's important to make taking care of your car a priority.. There plenty of things that can go wrong with our vehicle, but one of the most important things that should never go wrong is your brake system.

 

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Clean Your Air Filter Easily

You know that you need to replace that air filter in your vehicle around every 15,000 miles. The clogging of the filter causes your engine to perform less efficient. Keeping your filter free of debris gives your vehicles engine the air it needs to run at its best. To keep your engine getting enough air between air filter replacement you can clean your air filter easily.

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Save Money With a Fuller Tank

Fill your tank!

Keeping your fuel tank more than a quarter tank full is important to avoid some costly repairs. What does a fuller fuel tank have to do with preventative maintenance? It is actually highly important to maintain proper fuel pump wear. A fuel pump that fails can cost upwards of $1,000 to fix.

Do I need a new fuel pump?

  • Is your car having trouble starting? Fuel may not be reaching the engine.
  • Is your fuel efficiency plummeting? You may have valve failure in your fuel pump.
  • Is your engine overheating? The engine may be working harder…
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Do You Buckle Your Seatbelt When You Sit in the Backseat?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released a study which found that passengers who sit in the backseat are much less likely to wear their seatbelts than those who ride in the front. This is because people generally feel like they're safer in the back, but that isn't true.

 

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