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Precautions to Take When Replacing a Flat Tire

Anyone who's ever had a flat tire can tell you it can be aggravating, stressful and time-consuming. Being aware of certain safety precautions can make all the difference. Our team at Ferrari of Atlanta is very knowledgeable in tire maintenance and how to deal with roadside emergencies like flat tires. Here are some safety precautions to take if and when you have a flat tire on the road.

  • Be sure the vehicle is parked on level and solid ground.
  • Make sure vehicles is on the side of the road and far from oncoming traffic. 
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What You Should Know About Your Vehicle's Gaskets

You have probably heard of the term, "Don't blow a gasket." Well, there is a good reason to never blow a gasket in your vehicle. Here's a look at what a gasket is and what it does for your car, truck or SUV.

A gasket is protective barrier that will serve two important functions. First, a gasket will prevent the vehicles liquids and gases from escaping from the wrong areas of your vehicle. Second, a gasket will prevent outside elements from contaminating a vehicle's internal parts. Gaskets are located all over a vehicle. In fact, the average…

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Common Motor Oil Myths

When you buy a car, you should understand when to replace your engine oil. You may opt to visit a mechanic or do it from the comfort of your home. However, there are various myths associated with these motor oils. The list below shares some of the most common myths associated with engine oils.

1. Motor Oil Additives Improves Car Engine Performance Some oils usually come with additives, and they can increase the performance of the engine. They usually come with various additives that improve the viscosity index. These oils will help keep your engine free of sludge

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Signs Your Braking System Has Gone Awry

When you put the pedal to the metal, are you having trouble? If so, don't put it off. Here are some of the top reasons you may need to have your brakes checked out, before it's too late:

1. Soft Pedal- Does your pedal feel soft or squishy when you go to apply the brake? If so, it's likely an indicator that something is amiss. Rather than risk it, it's best to enlist the help of your local mechanic.

2. Shaky Stops- Upon applying your brake, do you notice that your vehicle rattles to a stop…

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You Can Help Prevent a Blowout if You Follow These Tips

You depend on your tires to provide contact with the asphalt at all times. If, at some point, one or more of your tires deflates, then it will be very difficult to control your vehicle. To help prevent this situation, here are some tips from Ferrari of Atlanta to help keep your tires intact.

One easy way to prevent blown tires is to watch your speed when you're near curbs or speed bumps in Roswell. Driving too quickly over these obstacles could cause a sudden blown tire that will leave you stranded on the side of the road. It…

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Fuel Economy Tips

When you want to get the maximum mileage to every gallon of gas that you buy, you need to enhance your car's fuel economy. Use these tips to get the best fuel economy today.

To start, you need to drive more effectively. Effective driving can involve avoiding a lot of sudden start and stops. It can also involve using your cruise control to maintain an even speed so you avoid excessive speeding up and slowing down. Another important steps involves keeping your car in the best shape possible. You need to change out the air filter every three 

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Why Does the Weather Harm Your Battery?

Car batteries seem to work fine for months and months. Then, your car won't start. Could the weather have something to do with it? Yes, extreme weather temperatures can affect a car battery. That said, the battery's age and condition factors into things as well. An old and dying battery will be weaker than a new one. The weather, however, could kill even a new battery. Why so?

The colder the weather becomes, the less battery capacity there is. If the battery already suffers from diminished capacity, then the problem yields worse results. A reduced capacity doesn't…

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How to Properly Clean Your Vehicle's Engine at Home

In today's entry from Ferrari of Atlanta, we offer experience-based advice to help you clean your engine.

We recommend selecting a warm day that features low humidity. Your engine will dry faster. Due to the potential for interior damage, we also advise you not to clean a hot engine. You should be careful with electronic components located near your engine, too. Plastic bags can help. Additionally, disconnect your battery's negative post. Also, remove your engine's plastic attachments. If these are dirty, clean them in a basin.

 

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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smooth This Spring

Winter can be brutal on a car's health. As a responsible driver, it is important to make the proper preparations for each upcoming season. Heed these helpful spring care tips.

Have the Tires Treated
Tires have sure expiration dates. Post winter, always have your tires rotated, replenished with the proper air pressure, and inspected for severe damage.

Check All Fluid Levels
All essential fluid levels should be examined regularly. Make sure that you have enough liquid to keep the car cool
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Important Things to Know About Car Alignments

Alignments are perhaps one of the least understood auto services. Ferrari of Atlanta wants you to be informed about what alignments are, and we'll also help you recognize when an alignment may be needed.

An alignment refers to the angle of your car's wheels. Each manufacturer has a recommended guideline about these angles. When your car is not aligned properly there can be wear to your tires and other parts of your vehicle. You will usually notice that your steering wheel pulls to one direction or another when your car is out of alignment. 

 

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