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Things to Keep an Eye Out for with Car Tire Wear

Being able to spot trouble with the car tires early enough can reduce the chances of the car tire failing and leaving you stuck off the side of the road.

Here are a few things to keep an eye out for with tire tread wear.

The tire treads should be the same all the way around the tires. When you begin to see worn areas or areas of the tread that seem to be separating from the tire, don't neglect to have a professional take a closer look because the tire may be defective and about to fail.

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Easily Debunked Motor Oil Myths

The thing about myths is that they are almost always easily disproved. Yet, year after year they are passed along from person to person. The same is true in the auto industry, That is why our team here at Woody Smith Hyundai wants to ensure that you are an informed car owner and know some of the most common myths surrounding motor oil.

The first is that your oil should be completely changed prior to you and your family going on a big trip. While this may be good practice at times, it is not always necessary. The second is…

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Why Tire Pressure Matters to Your Car

The last thing you need is to lose control of your vehicle due to incorrect tire pressure. Tires that have too little or too much air can create significant problems for you. At the very least, they will needlessly cost you extra money.

When your tires are underinflated, they have to expend extra energy to move your vehicle down the road. That creates excess heat and wear. The tires’ outer edges and sides are eventually damaged as a result. On the flip side, driving with over-inflated tires creates a situation where you can easily lose control of your vehicle...

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Neglecting Your Car's Cooling System Could Lead to Catastrophic Results

Unfortunately, many car owners in America today take their engine cooling systems for granted. Without proper maintenance, a malfunctioning cooling system can cause catastrophic problems. However, the good news is that all you need is a little knowledge to keep your car's cooling system working at optimal levels.

The first thing you should check is your engine coolant level. In most cars, all you need do is remove the radiator cap and check to see if your radiator is topped off with coolant. However, do not try and remove the radiator cap if your car's engine is still…

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Inspect Your Headlights

If you struggle to see when you are driving at night, it is time to get your headlights serviced. Come see us here at Woody Smith Hyundai so that we can get your headlights brighter.

You need your headlights to see at night when your visibility is limited and when the weather conditions are bad. Your headlights also make it possible for other drivers on…

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What is the Purpose of the Transfer Case?

The transfer case is where the actual transfer of wheel ratio occurs as you shift your four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicle from the two-wheel to four-wheel function. Depending on how your system is set up, the transfer case either operates with a chain drive or gears. The general outcome is the same.

The natural rotation of your front and rear tires occurs at different speeds. In order for the four-wheel drive to work, all four tires need to turn at the same time. The transfer case coordinates the front and rear axle rotation by slowing the speed down.

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Windshield Wiper Fluid Helps You See More Clearly

Windshield wiper fluid is specially formulated to stay liquid far below the temperature that water freezes here in Idaho Falls, ID. This allows the fluid to be used in winter conditions.

Many times, drivers who are driving in winter road conditions will get a build-up of road salt and sand that has been applied to the road to assist in traction for the vehicles. This material can create a film on the windshield that can make it dangerous for a driver since they will be visually impaired while their windshield is in that condition. 

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Why Should You Get The Car Tires Rotated?

Getting the tires on your vehicle rotated will go a long way in improving the handling and actually save you money too. Here is why you should be having those tires rotated at least every 5,500 miles.

Each day that you are driving your car with tires that are wearing unevenly could put you and your passengers at risk because the car is having trouble gripping the road in slick conditions.

The car is going to start veering to the side as the tire wear gets more pronounced. This is going to be more noticeable as you begin to…
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Service Through Our Dealership if You Want to be Treated Right

If you are looking for somewhere you can go to get your vehicle serviced where you will be treated as someone who is deserving of the best help, we are here for you. Woody Smith Hyundai will make sure that you are always treated right when you service your vehicle through us.

When you service your car through a dealership like ours, you can know that our staff will treat you right. We will get to know you and figure out what is wrong with your car. We will talk with you about all that we are doing for your…
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How Often Should You Change Your Vehicle’s Fluids?

If you’re like most drivers here in Idaho Falls, you are unsure of how often the different fluids in your vehicle will need to be changed. As a general rule of thumb, oil should typically be changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. Did you know that other fluids in your car also need care and attention?

For example, coolant usually needs to be changed every few years, but you should still check it once or twice a year. Bad brake fluid can make your brakes start to feel rough.

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