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Summer’s Coming – Is Your Car Ready?

May 30th, 2017

You know that summers here in Alabama can get pretty sticky – it’s important to make sure your car’s up to the rigors of summer driving! Here’s a quick breakdown of things you’ll want to check over:

Summer Vehicle MaintenanceCooling system maintenance: Coolant is a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water. It helps act as a heat sink and dissipate the normal heat of operation, and it also contains anticorrosion agents that prevent scale from building up in the radiator and heater core’s tiny passages. It can still become contaminated, though, which is why it should be flushed at regular intervals. If you’re not sure how long your coolant has been in the radiator, it’s a simple matter to check its specific gravity using a hygrome ...[more]

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Car Batteries and Cold Weather

February 8th, 2017
Ever notice how your battery seems to have a harder time in cold weather? There's a reason for that.
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Preventive Maintenance for Winter

January 28th, 2017
Just because our winters are a little milder in Alabama doesn't mean you shouldn't have your car ready for cold weather!
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Let's Talk About Your Battery

November 27th, 2016
The right maintenance and frequent inspections can help your car battery last longer!
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Putting Off Brake Service? Bad Idea.

October 17th, 2016
Putting off brake repair? Here's why that's a bad idea.
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Wheel Alignments -- Are They Really That Important?

September 5th, 2016
A vehicle with poor wheel alignment is more than just an inconvenience...
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What Kind Of Shape are Your Brakes In?

August 16th, 2016
Brakes may take a long time to wear down...but they still wear down anyway!
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Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About Cars

June 2nd, 2016
Cars are part of our lives, and we tend to not give them a second thought...but here's some automotive trivia that might be news to you!
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What’s That Nasty Yellow Stuff On My Car?

April 15th, 2016
Here we are in April, and that means that trees everywhere, especially the coniferous kind, are spewing huge amounts of yellow-green pollen into the air. Nobody really likes pollen, except maybe for bees; it brings sneezing fits and runny noses for everyone, and it results in a disgusting powdery film all over your vehicle.
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Wheel Alignments: Fact vs Fiction

March 7th, 2016
At RoadMart Inc. in Troy, AL, we do a lot of wheel alignments – alignment jobs are a big part of our core business. We do run across customers from time to time who have some misconceptions about what an alignment really entails, so we’d like to take a moment to clear a couple of things up…
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