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Why You Should Consider Lifting Your Truck

Our crew at Specialty Auto Sales & Service wanted to share with our audience all the reasons to consider getting your truck lifted.

These lift kits will not affect the way the truck rides, but they do allow the driver to add bigger tires. These bigger tires will help the truck make its way off the road, and the lift provides the clearance needed so there will be no rub. The bigger tires have bigger treads, making short work of all those challenging adventures in the woods.

Another reason to consider getting the lift kit if you are taking your truck…

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Understanding the Function of a Vehicle's Gaskets

Car engines are full of rapidly moving parts and hot fluids held under extremely high pressures. If any of these fluids were to escape or become contaminated, it can cause major damage to your vehicle's engine and other parts. Preventing that from happening is a simple but important part known as a gasket.

A gasket is essentially a thin piece of material, generally multi-layered steel, that is placed between different engine components to create a liquid-tight barrier. The gasket should completely seal off the fluid from being able to escape, and even a minor hole or a bit of…

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Why Should You Monitor Your Tire Pressure?

While most motorists know how important their tire tread is, many more are not as aware of the role that tire pressure can play in the overall performance of their ride. Maintaining optimal pressure in each tire is one of the best things you can do for the longevity of your tires, which is why our staff members in Suamico are here to service your tire’s needs.

When your tires don't have enough air in them, then extra friction from the road can heat up the rubber. As a result, this can often weaken them and reducing their…

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How to Practice Proper DIY Headlight Restoration for Your Car

Most of the older cars on the road today have a major problem, and it’s their awful yellow headlights! Most cars age and display some issues, but older cars tend to have issues with their age showing with layers of filth from years of driving. Not only do they trap dirt and grime, but these headlights can easily fade to a yellow color.

If you’re on the hunt for a quick solution to your vehicle’s yellow or faded headlights, then why not try some toothpaste? There are actual chemical properties in toothpaste that make it a great…

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The Safest Way to Check Your Car Battery

Testing your car battery is easy, and all you are going to need is a voltmeter, gloves, safety goggles, and a small wire brush. Be sure the car's lights and engine have been turned off, open the hood, and give the battery terminals a good cleaning with the wire brush.

The voltmeter has a red and black cable. The red cable will be attached securely to the positive end of the car battery, the black goes to the other battery terminal. Test the battery. 

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Fail to Start? It Might be Your Ignition

Most of the time, your ignition switch will give a few warning signs before completely failing. It's important to recognize those signs so that you're not stranded on the side of the road without being able to start your vehicle. At Specialty Auto Sales & Service, someone can check the connections and electrical components to determine if there are issues present.

One of the common signs that something is wrong with your ignition switch is that the vehicle will be hard to start. 

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