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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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When Do You Really Need To Change Your Oil?


Nobody ever wants to pay more money than they have to especially when it comes to your vehicles which already accounts for a high percentage of your monthly budget. That's why we here at Classic GMC Buick in Montgomery want to make sure you are aware that every car is different especially when it comes to how many miles the vehicle can travel between oil changes. While the rule of thumb is to change your oil every 3,000 miles, this number can actually vary quite a bit in some vehicles even being as high as 7,500 miles…
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Don’t Be Fooled By The Sticker Price

When buying a new car, you are looking for a car that fits you but also fits your budget. One thing you need to think about is the cost of the car after buying it. If you think you are done paying for your car once you have purchased it, think again. The Classic Buick GMC finance team can help put your mind at ease.

Putting gas in your car is costly considering it must be done many times throughout the year. When choosing a car, choose one with good gas mileage if you are trying to save money on…

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Save Time With Our Easy Online Finance Application

The mere idea of paperwork can at times be enough to cause an enormous headache. That's the reason there are so many people who are put off by the concept of financing for car loans. If you want to do everything you can to avoid the inconveniences of filling out time-consuming paperwork, you don't have to rule out the idea of successful car loan financing. That's because you can learn all about our helpful online vehicle financing applications at Classic Buick GMC.

Our online applications enable you to proceed with the vehicle financing process without ever stepping…

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