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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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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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