Category Archives: Car Care

Muffler on a car

How to Tell if Your Muffler is Damaged

Common Signs of a Bad Muffler in a Car

Located at the rear end of all gasoline vehicles, the muffler plays two important roles: reducing the amount of noise your vehicle makes and sending emissions out of the vehicle. While mufflers can last on average 5 to 7 years, these components will wear out eventually and will require a replacement. Here’s how you can tell if your muffler is damaged.

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Mechanic holding an oil filter

How Do Oil Filters Work?

The Science and Purpose Behind Oil Filters Inside Vehicles

If you drive a vehicle that uses oil, you know that oil will get dirty eventually and require a change. However, did you know that your vehicle also has an oil filter to help keep that motor oil cleaner for longer? At U.S. Auto Sales, we will explore how oil filters work and the importance of these small gadgets.

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Air conditioning unit in a car being tested

Signs of a Failing A/C Compressor in a Car

How to Tell if Your Air Conditioning Compressor is Failing

Now that the summer heat has arrived, is your car prepared to keep you and your passengers cool? Sometimes, a component called the A/C compressor can go bad inside of a vehicle, hindering or even stopping the air conditioning’s ability to cool the cabin. Here are a few signs to watch for that signal a failing A/C compressor in a car.

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Close up of a gear box in a car

What are the Signs of a Failing Transmission?

How to Tell If Your Car’s Transmission is Failing

Responsible for ensuring that your car shifts gears properly, the transmission is essential for safe driving. As vehicles age, you may encounter some problems with the transmission in your vehicle. At U.S. Auto Sales, we will explore a few common signs of a failing transmission that you should not ignore.

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Mechanic holding wrenches while working on a car

What are the Benefits of a Multi-Point Inspection?

Advantages of Getting a Multi-Point Inspection for Your Car

Like people, vehicles require regular checkups and maintenance. A multi-point inspection is a great way to get your vehicle’s condition checked so you can best take care of it. Wondering if you should get a multi-point inspection for your car? Explore the benefits of a multi-point inspection here at the U.S. Auto Sales blog.

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Man holding a tire by a car

When Should I Rotate the Tires on My Vehicle?

How Often You Should Get a Tire Rotation

Do you know when you got your tires rotated last? In general, drivers should expect to get a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, do you know why tire rotations are so important? Here at U.S. Auto Sales, we will explore the importance of tire rotations and what may happen if you don’t rotate your tires often enough.

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Driver with their hands on the steering wheel

How Often Should I Drive My Car?

Maintaining Your Vehicle While Staying at Home

Over the past several months, drivers that typically explore the roads have ben finding themselves at home more frequently. Although you may not be driving as much as you’ve used to, it’s still important to keep tabs on the health of your vehicle. Like people, it’s unhealthy to stay in one place for too long. So, how often should you drive your car? It’s recommended that you drive your vehicle at least once every two weeks for at least 15 minutes each time. Below, we will detail a few common problems drivers may encounter if they don’t drive their vehicle enough.

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