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Wheel Alignment Service

Wheel alignment is equally important as wheel balancing and tire rotation in terms of keeping your car in great shape. You will avoid issues with improper handling and restricted steering range with proper vehicle alignment.

When you come in for a vehicle alignment at Bob Utter Lincoln, our service department inspects the camber, caster and toe of each wheel so that they connect with the road exactly as designed. This keeps the tire tread from wearing unevenly as you drive and maintains good fuel economy.

 

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Understanding Some of the Most Popular Motor Oil Myths

Most car owners have always found themselves in serious issues related to motor oil misconceptions and myths. On various occasions, they did something wrong just because a particular myth has been in existence since time immemorial. Things have changed, and it is time to re-look at these myths and what they might mean to you.

Once you decide to use synthetic oils, then you cannot go back.

This myth is purely misleading, and there is nowhere is in mechanics journals and writings where people are told not to mix synthetic oils with the conventional ones.

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Signals Your Brakes Could Be Malfunctioning

Wondering if your brakes need repaired? Check out the following list of common signs that may indicate that you are in need of a brake repair sooner, rather than later:

1. Odd Sounds: Have you ever applied your brakes and thought, "Wow, what was that?" Those loud and startling sounds may very well be cause for concern. Take your vehicle to your local mechanic and have them take a look, as soon as you can.

2. Soft Braking: When you apply your brake, it should feel firm under foot. If it feels soft, or even squishy, you've got a…

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Hot and Cold: Why Batteries Die in Extreme Temperatures

Winter can be difficult on car batteries. But, did you know that more batteries die in the summer than in the winter? The truth is, hot weather and cold weather affect how well your battery performs. Here's what you need to know.

Lead-acid batteries can work through a wide range of temperatures. However, extreme cold can reduce the capacity of this type of battery. At freezing, a lead-acid battery can lose 20 percent of its capacity. When it hits -22 °F, that capacity is down to 50 percent or less.

 

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Advice to Help You Clean Your Own Engine

If keeping your car shiny makes you proud, you should also clean its engine. We can happily share tips based on the process we use for cleaning engines at Bob Utter Lincoln.

When you're cleaning your engine at home, always choose a pleasant, dry day. Also, place bags over exposed electronics under your hood to keep them dry. Disconnect your battery's negative connection, too. Next, detach all plastic components from your engine. You can wash those with a little dish soap.

We clean engines with degreasers. 

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Spring Car Care Confidential

As the days get longer, do you find yourself wondering how to get your vehicle driver-friendly? If spring car care has you stymied, listen up, and get the lowdown on essential seasonal maintenance. The following tips will soon have you and your car singing “The Sound of Music,” as you head for the hills.

Cruising along Lover’s Lane is the worst time to get pulled over for a burnt-out headlamp or turn signal. Ensure your car is ready for a romantic drive by taking the time to replace any lights, windshield wipers, and tires. Such components periodically wear out…

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Save Your Tires with Our Alignment Service

Have your tires ever worn out way too fast? At Bob Utter Lincoln, we'd bet that the problem was not really your tires. It was your alignment. We expertly service alignments in Sherman, and we're happy to highlight now what we do.

First, we'll evaluate your alignment. You may have visual evidence on your tires of an alignment problem. We'll use our alignment machine during the evaluation process, too. It checks three critical values called caster, camber and toe. Caster regards your rear tires' capacity to roll 

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How to Restore a Cloudy or Scratched Headlight

Over time, a vehicle's headlights may begin to cloud, and that may make it harder to see when driving at night or during rainy conditions. Fortunately, it is possible to restore your headlights without spending a lot of time or money doing so.

One option is to use insect repellent to restore the headlights to their original condition. It is important to not get of the repellent on the car's paint as it can eat away at it. Instead, you will want to put it on a clean rag that you will slowly wipe the headlight with.

 

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How to Repair Scratched Paint

Bob Utter Lincoln, we want you to know how to protect your car's paint job. If you see any scratches, it is important that you repair them right away to prevent further damage from occurring. The first step in repairing a scratch is determining how much prep work is needed.

To properly repair a deeper scratch, you may need to carefully sand and prime the surface before applying any paint. If the scratch is relatively minor, you can likely get away with just wiping down the surface that you're painting before doing so. It is also important that…

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Overcoming Motor Oil Misinformation

The people at Bob Utter Lincoln want to make sure that your car runs well today and for many years to come. To help your car run properly, you will need to change the oil on a regular basis. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that it has to be changed every 3,000 miles.

Instead, you may want to wait until the oil change indicator illuminates on the dashboard. You can also get it changed whenever you get your car inspected or tires rotated. It is important to know that synthetic oil does not cause leaks in vehicles made…

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