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Make Safety A Priority With The New Buick LaCrosse

The Buick LaCrosse utilizes the newest technologies to ensure you arrive at your destination safely. This popular full-size luxury sedan received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety and features OnStar for added protection.

Accidents caused by drivers drifting out of their lanes happen every day. The Buick LaCrosse helps drivers avoid these accidents with Lane Keep Assist. Lane Keep Assist gently corrects the steering wheel if a vehicle drifts out of its lane. 

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Testing Your Car's Battery at Home is Simple

Cars require regular maintenance, and it is important that you know how to perform some of these basic maintenance checks. Testing your battery is one of those basic maintenance tasks. Not only that, making sure you have a properly functioning battery could save you an enormous headache if the car fails to start on a cold winter morning, or is dead in a parking lot far from home.

Testing your battery only requires one inexpensive piece of specialty equipment, a voltmeter. A voltmeter can generally be found for $20 or under and is simple to use. 

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Ready for Spring? It's Time to Fix up Your Car

If you love spring weather and spending time outdoors, you'll love ensuring that your car is working as smoothly as possible. It's important to take regular care of your vehicle to ensure it lasts as long as possible. When it comes to weather changes, caring for your vehicle is more important than ever.

Consider bringing your vehicle in for a seasonal car maintenance check. Springtime is a fantastic time to have your brakes, clamps, and hoses checked. You may also need to have belts tightened and your coolants flushed.  

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What Should I Know About My Spare Before Driving?

Drivers hardly ever think about their spare tire. Most do not know what type of spare their vehicle carries. You should always make sure you understand the intricacies of your spare. Those intricacies do not just include the spare itself; they also include how to change the tire and where your equipment is in your vehicle to complete that change.

Knowledge of the location of your spare is imperative. Most spare tires are in the trunk. Other spare tires, most notably on a pickup truck, are located beneath the vehicle to save space. 

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Why Are Tire Rotations Important?

You may see commercials or advertisements online for tire rotations. But what exactly are they and why do you need to have them performed? That is why our experienced auto service team here at Classic GMC Buick is here to give you the basics about tire rotations.

A tire rotation involves either moving your tires from the front to back, left to right, or vice versa. This is done because our tires tend to wear unevenly. Rotation helps us maximize the useful life out of our tires before we have to shell out more money to buy new ones. 

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Signs That Point to a Faulty Starter

When your vehicle won't start, it's natural to think that a dead battery or the alternator may be at fault. That's not always the case. Starters have their own issues, which can appear as your vehicle ages.

Like other essential parts of your car, the starter will show definite signs when something is going awry. Grinding when you start your vehicle can result in damage to the flywheel if left unchecked. Freewheeling, which is a whining noise, means the starter gear is not engaged with the flywheel and may point to a starter replacement. 

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How to Safely Replace a Flat Tire

Changing a flat tire is easy if you know how to do it safely. Let the Classic GMC Buick tire center and car repair experts help you get started!

  1. Be sure the car is on a flat surface. If not, you could place a block behind one tire to keep it from moving.
  2. Use the lug wrench to loosen the lugs slightly, but do not remove them off the wheel bolts.
  3. Jack up your vehicle until there is enough room for the spare tire to clear the ground. 
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Inspect Your Brake Pads and Rotors

Brakes are the most important system in a vehicle, some would say. The braking system needs routine maintenance. Some components may need to be replaced more often than others. It all depends on the road conditions and driver’s style of driving. The Classic GMC Buick service team can assist with your braking system needs.

When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the brake pads squeeze the disc or rotor. This causes the car to slow down. Pads create a lot of friction and heat, so they should be checked for minimum thickness. 

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Your Suspension System Works Hard to Keep You Safe

If you have ever hit a bump in the road or had to swerve suddenly at high speed, and not lost control of your vehicle, chances are you have your car's suspension system to thank. The suspension system helps take energy created by sudden turning or bumps in the road and absorbing it before it can affect the rest of the car and its operation. We are able to maintain or replace all types of suspension systems here at Classic GMC Buick in Montgomery.

Conventional suspension systems use spring and steel components that compress when they encounter energy generated…

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What Is Horsepower?


What Does Horsepower Mean Anyways?

Well, the term horsepower originated when James Watt theorized that a horse could do 22,000-foot-pounds of work in a minute. He took his original number and bumped it up to 33,000 foot-pounds. He used this rating to sell his steam engines. An engine with one horsepower has the same strength as a horse who is pulling 33 pounds of weight. At that time people were intrigued by a machine that was more powerful than a horse. Now, vehicle engines are designed to produce more horsepower, and in turn are much more powerful.

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