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The Alternator Is A Mini-Generator For Your Car

Did you know that not only does your car run on gasoline, but it also runs on electricity? No, we're not talking solely about electric vehicles; even traditional gas-powered cars require a lot of electricity to run. While your battery is what is used to start your car, it is actually the alternator, a mini-generator right under your head, that does most of the heavy lifting.

Modern cars are full of electronic equipment and devices. The car's fuel system, diagnostic tools, even the electronic entertainment, all require a steady and stable source of electricity. 

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Learn How to Change a Flat Tire

Getting a flat tire is usually the result of something whether it's improper inflation, tires out of balance or potholes in the road. Regardless of the cause, when we have a flat, it needs to be changed. If you encounter this situation, don't hesitate to contact Capitol Hyundai Montgomery for tire replacement or any other service you may need.

When you have a flat tire, the most important thing is to get off the road as quickly and safely as possible. 

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Prevent Gasket Failure

Gaskets are an integral part of your engine, and keeping them in good working order is critical to your engine's health. Knowing the signs of possible gasket problems can help you detect an issue before it becomes bigger--and more expensive to repair.

Gaskets provide an impenetrable barrier which keeps fluids, gasses, and other liquids from mixing. Though gaskets can last a long time, eventually the wear and tear on these parts can cause a hole to form which can allow these fluids to mix or escape which could lead serious engine issues. Common signs you need service include: 

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How do Your Brakes Work?

Brakes are something that you hardly ever think about until something goes wrong. Your brakes use friction to overcome the energy generated by the car moving forward. When the driver pushes on the brake pedal, the lever pushes a piston into the master cylinder. The master cylinder is filled with hydraulic fluid. This multiplies the force of your foot and transfers it to the brake system. The hydraulic fluid causes the brake caliper to press the brake pad against the brake disc. This creates friction and heat in the brake pad.

 

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Keep Your Suspension Maintained for a Smooth Ride

Have you ever hit a pot hole and your car seemed to bounce? Although this is not good for your vehicle, it could have been a whole lot worse if it wasn't for your suspension. That's why we here at Capitol Hyundai Montgomery want you to know the basics about what your suspension does and when it needs to be serviced and replaced.

The suspension of your vehicle can be thought of as shock absorbers. There are probably tons of rocks and other debris that your car runs over on a daily basis that you don't even…

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Move Over Laws Protect Road Workers

Do you want to be the best driver you can possibly be? Study up on move over laws for a safer Montgomery, AL commute. These laws, in a nutshell, aim to safeguard the professionals who take the time to safeguard the rest of the planet day in and day out. These refer to the people who work on the roads, including tow truck drivers, first responders, law enforcement officers and more.

There are move over laws in all of the states. People who drive in the United States, as a result, have to all take note of them. Move over…

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Consider a Car’s Cost From Beginning to End

When you purchase a new car, it can be easy to just look at the sticker price and go to work calculating what your payment will be. If you stop there, however, you'll end up disappointed when you realize how much more your vehicle cost to own and operate. Other costs to consider when you buy a vehicle at Capitol Hyundai Montgomery include gas costs, insurance costs, maintenance costs, and property taxes.

These costs can vary widely from vehicle to vehicle, so it's important to do your research before arriving at the dealership to ensure you make the…

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Drive safely this winter with the right wiper blades

Driving during winter is no doubt a thrilling experience. That is until your regular wiper blades begin to miss the windshield leaving behind a trail of streaks. This not only reduces your visibility completely but also ruin your driving experience. Regular wiper blades are simply not designed for such challenging seasons of the year, but winter wiper blades are.

The benefit that comes with your winter blades available at Capitol Hyundai Montgomery is that They do not allow ice to cl

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Find your ideal used car today

Option for a used vehicle instead of a brand-new one gives a buyer an option of saving money and still having a nice vehicle. Of course, one needs to be a little on the curious side when searching for a used vehicle that will suit their budget and needs. A trusted dealership is by far one of the most important considerations when searching for a good used car.

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Vehicle Safety Checklist for Your Upcoming Road Trip Adventures

Are you planning to go on a road trip? You have probably mapped your route well and packed necessary gear. As an additional cautionary measure, it is crucial to carry out the following safety checks as part of your vehicle's pre-trip checkup:

  • Battery condition - Check the battery terminal corrosion. The presence of cracks or any other damage type calls for a replacement.
  • Engine oil - You will need to remove the oil dipstick and wipe it clean before reinserting it back. Also, ensure that the engine oil is almost full and top it up if it is too low. 
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