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What to do if You Have an Ignition Problem

Even though most people think the engine is the most important part of the car, your ignition matters more, especially when it's not working. There are a few reasons why an ignition would suddenly go bad. In some cases, your switch may get corrupted or have issues connecting to the fuel system. In other cases, it's a problem with your key.

If you find that your key is getting stuck or won't turn, you could have a key that is broken or worn out. 

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Vehicle Battery Testing

If you suspect your vehicle battery is not performing at optimal levels, testing determines the charge. The test requires using an analog or digital voltmeter. The ignition key must be turned off before testing. Connect the red voltmeter lead to the positive battery terminal. Connect the black lead to the negative battery terminal. If the reading is 12.4 volts or higher, the battery is in good condition. However, if the reading is 12.2 volts or less, there is a problem.

Try using a battery cleaning solution to remove the debris from the battery posts and the cable ends…

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Leaking Exhaust - Know the Warning Signs

Remember back in the day when we thought a loud exhaust sounded so cool? We now know that a loud exhaust usually means a leaky exhaust, which can be harmful to us and the environment. At our San Angelo dealership, we can check out your exhaust, offer maintenance tips and show you our selection of exhaust systems.

Some times the exhaust may not be loud but may still be exhibiting signs that it's leaking. Knowing what to look for can prevent small problems from becoming big problems. These signs may indicate you have a leaking exhaust. 

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Replace Your Belts and Hoses Before They Cause Problems - Not After

If you are heading down the street and a belt breaks inside your vehicle, you could be in danger. It is important that all belts and hoses that are a part of your vehicle are in good shape. You should replace such vehicle components before they break or cause issues for you.

It is important for you to have your vehicle looked at on a regular basis so that someone notices the belts and hoses that are wearing out. Regular maintenance work can keep your vehicle running well and can stop you from experiencing any kind of issues that might…

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Consider Air Filter Maintenance for Your Vehicle

Purchasing or leasing a new vehicle is a big investment in both time and money, and we understand that here at All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat of San Angelo. Which is why, when you bring your vehicle in for a routine inspection at our auto service station, we will make sure that we take care of your vehicle and get it running as efficiently as possible. 

 

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What is a Transfer Case?

In order to keep your 4-Wheel or All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle in top shape for your off-road adventures, it’s advisable to stay up to date on some basic maintenance. One area that needs attention is the transfer case and its seals.

The transfer case is the set of gears that changes your vehicle from two-wheel to four-wheel drive. You either transfer the drive manually with a gear shift, or your auto does it when it recognizes a change in driving conditions. 

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Keep Headlights in Optimal Condition

Headlights are certainly one of the more important parts of a vehicle. If the headlights were not functioning properly, that would mean that it would be hard to drive at night in the San Angelo, TX area. Another thing to keep in mind is that if the headlights are not functioning properly, i.e. light bulb out, then that opens up the door for the police to pull one over and give a ticket. 

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Benefits of Using Windshield Wiper Fluid

If you still are using water in the windshield washer tank instead of washer fluid, you might be in for a long winter ahead. There are some important windshield-related factors that drivers need to consider when it comes to keeping the windshield clear this winter, especially if you travel outside San Angelo, TX to visit family up north.

Perhaps the biggest advantage to using windshield wiper fluid is that it contains antifreeze that will allow it to work even when the temperatures are way below freezing. 

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Experience the New Way to Buy A Vehicle with Online Financing

You've probably come to know All American Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of San Angelo over the years for providing great service, and, getting a great deal. While we've grown over the years, the core concepts remain the same. Making life easier for our customers means staying on top of technology. 

Many of our customers come to the dealership already having done their research. They're prepared to buy a certain model of car and have an idea as to what it will cost them. Whether you choose to get your financing at the dealership or on your…

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Choose Authentic Auto Parts From the Dealership

When buying car parts, it may be helpful to consider a number of factors that can literally make or break your vehicle. Some factors that San Angelo, TX commuters may want to consider when buying car parts are the condition of the parts or components, the price of the auto parts, the manufacturer of the parts, and the warranty for the car parts. 

It could be very helpful for a car owner to buy their car parts from a dealership.

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