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Keep the Air in Your Cabin and Engine Clean with Air Filters

New cabin and engine air filters have several benefits for you and your car. These filters can improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency and reduce allergens and pollution. Unfortunately, old filters are not effective. That is why the service technicians at Prestige Auto Credit recommend replacing these filters whenever you come for vehicle maintenance services.

Pollen and other air pollutants can accumulate in your cabin's air filter so you can breathe clean air as you drive. It is best to have our technicians change the cabin air filter about once a year or every 15,000 miles

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Talking About Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses are critical but unsung auto parts. They keep many critical systems in your vehicle operating smoothly and consistently. Here at Prestige Auto Credit, our knowledgeable service team compiled this brief overview of belts, hoses, what they are and their importance.

What are Belts?

Belts are serpentine straps made of various materials that stretch into and out of different car systems. In fact, the serpentine is one such belt associated with classic gas-powered engines. 

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How to Know When Your Alignment is Off

If your car isn't handling as well as it should, it could be that your alignment is off. It's tough to know when this is the case, but we at Prestige Auto Credit can certainly take a look at your vehicle and let you know. You can also look for some of the following signs as you drive.

  • Uneven Tire Wear: Ideally, your tires should all wear down at the same rate. If some of your tires are wearing down faster than others or your tires are all wearing down quickly, your car might be out of alignment…
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What Is a Car’s Timing Belt?

The timing belt might not be a part of a vehicle that most owners are familiar with, but it serves a vital job in the engine. Like many parts, it requires replacing after so many miles of use. Owners should refer to their car’s manual to determine the mileage point before contacting us at Prestige Auto Credit. 

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What Is Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is designed to help your vehicle stop. It creates additional pressure that makes it easier for you to bring your vehicle to a stop. The brake fluid also stops your vehicle from rust and corrosion. It helps soak up the moisture inside. 

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Tire Rotations and Why It Matters

Tire rotation plays a major role in the overall maintenance and safety of your vehicle. The purpose of rotating your tires is twofold; it helps distribute wear evenly across all your tires, and it makes sure that each tire gets an equal amount of time on both sides of its tread.

Tire rotation also allows you to keep an eye on the alignment of your car, which can help prevent problems, like pulling to one side or excessive wear on one part of your tire tread.

So, what is tire rotation?

 

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