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Grab These 3 Ingredients for Winter Travel

If you have to travel the streets of Pekin, IL in the winter, you need a few essential items in your vehicle at all times. Not only should you have an emergency kit in your vehicle, but you should also have a bag of sand, salt, or kitty litter at your disposal.

It's easy to throw some in your car in case you get stuck. All you need to do is sprinkle a generous amount of any of these three winter essentials – in any combination or alone – around your tires, and you will be able to get enough traction…

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Make Your Wiper Blades Work for You

If you have never tried winter wiper blades or just have never known that there were winter wiper blades, it's about time that you tried them. They are a real game changer for drivers throughout the Pekin, Illinois area.

Winter wiper blades have been specifically designed to withstand the cold weather and harsh conditions of winter so that they will not only work well under those conditions, but they will also last. Come visit us here at Sam Leman Auto Stop today so that we can get you set up with good quality winter wiper blades. 

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Ditch the 3,000-mile oil rule

If you ever hear that you should be changing your new car's oil every 3000 miles, you may not want to believe it. That rule usually only applies to older vehicles and you are just wasting your time and money by following it. There is no need to carry out that practice any longer. We here at Sam Leman Auto Stop know that your time and money is important to you and you can save your hard-earned cash by waiting longer to have your oil serviced.

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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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