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Handle Your Chevrolet Oil Changes with Ease

An oil change is one of the most essential parts of keeping your Chevrolet working properly. If you forget to replace your oil, it could lead to sluggish performance and eventually a seized engine. No one wants that, so come over to Toccoa Chevrolet and have our professionals take care of your routine maintenance.

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Prepare For Emergencies With A Roadside Kit

Stay prepared for emergencies this season by carrying a roadside emergency kit everywhere you go. From breakdowns to injuries, preparation is key for solving problems on the road.

Here are a few reminders of items you should keep in your roadside emergency kit:

  • Spare tire kit

Getting a flat tire is no fun, but it's even worse when you don't have a properly inflated spare tire and scissor jack to fix it.

  • First aid kit

Take a first aid kit with you because you never know what's going to happen. 

  • Jumper cables

A dead battery is another…

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Understanding and Protecting Gaskets

Gaskets are flat seals that are placed in between two parts on a vehicle. Gaskets are made up of a variety of different materials; the specific material depends on the intended use of the gasket. Most gaskets are made of rubber or metal, but materials like cork and felt are also used on applications.

 

Causes of Failure

Gaskets typically fail, or "blow", due to either excessive pressure or excessive heat. Too much pressure can destroy a gasket and force its seal to  break and no longer be effective, while too much heat can deteriorate the gasket. 

 

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You Should Understand How Brake Pads Work

Once you understand how brake pads work, you really should know how often to have them checked. It is recommended that you have them checked every 10,000 miles. Depending on how much you drive, that could be every three months or so. Of course, any time you think your brakes are slipping, you hear a noise when you step on the brake pedal, or the car is not stopping like it should, you should have them checked immediately.

We at Toccoa Chevrolet LLC wish to remind you that the brake pads are not the only component on your vehicle…

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Caring for Your Vehicle During the Winter Season

There is no getting around the harsh truth that winter is here. If you have not yet prepared your vehicle for the season ahead, now is the time to do so. The winter car care experts at Toccoa Chevrolet LLC want to show you how you can take care of your vehicle during the inclement weather.

It is important to check your tire pressure on a regular basis. Keep in mind that your tries will lose approximately one pound of pressure with every mercury drop of 10 degrees. Driving on underinflated tires may lead to premature wear and tear. You…

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