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Move Ahead With Tire Replacement at Signs of Wear

People think that while selling their car, replacement of tires should be the last thing on their mind. After all, it will be the responsibility of the new owner. They fail to realize that tires impact the look of the car in a big way. Once a buyer has looked at the body of the car, they would be looking at the tires next. While a lot may be hidden in the engine which may not be clearly visible, the old tires can never be hidden.

This is why it is best to replace the old tires in case bulges…

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Why do Some Vehicles Overheat?

When you are out driving in Nederland, it's a sickening feeling to realize that your car is overheating. Why is this happening? Cars can overheat for a number of reasons. If there is not enough coolant, the cooling system cannot work correctly. Also, if your water pump malfunctions, the engine will overheat and stop working quickly. Hoses and fan belts can malfunction causing your car to overheat as well.

The best way that you can keep your car from overheating is to maintain the cooling system properly. Make sure that there is sufficient coolant at the proper mix ratio…

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

When you are driving along down the road, your tires are what keep you moving and keep you on the road. How your tires grip the road and how they handle certain road conditions can greatly impact your overall safety. In order for your tires to function the way that they need to, they need to be filled with the appropriate amount of air. If the air pressure is low in even just one single tire, this can really change the overall drive of your vehicle.

Depending on what vehicle you have and what type of tires are on that…

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Battery?

Have you ever wondered what exactly your car battery does? You may know you need one, but you are unsure of its true function. That is why we here at Philpott Hyundai in Nederland are here to give you the basics.

A car battery is designed to do one simple task: Create a spark with which the engine can then start. Once the car is running, the alternator will keep the battery charged. 

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Fight Uneven Tire Wear with a Well-Tuned Suspension

You can consider your tires to be extensions of your suspension system, and they have important jobs to perform. They establish the sole contact between you, your vehicle, and the road. Plus, solidly-built and fresh tires contribute to better gas mileage, passenger comfort, and your control of the vehicle.

Nevertheless, old or damaged suspension system components often take a toll on your tires and related components. For example, worn out or spongy springs can cause damage to sensitive bushings, axles, and tie-rods, not to mention wheel-alignment. 

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Muffler and Exhaust Tips

What is a muffler? Your car's muffler is attached to the engine inside of your vehicle. The sounds that your engine makes will be quieted down by your muffler. From there, your muffler will expel these sounds from the exhaust in your car. Some vehicles have two exhausts, typically if it is a powerful, much louder vehicle. People don't realize how loud an engine actually is, but if your muffler isn't working right, you will definitely notice it.

 

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Do Your Part to Prevent Highway Fatalities

Many people don't know this, but all 50 states have a law for the road colloquially known as the Move Over Law. It states that all drivers need to move over or slow down by at least 15mph when passing an emergency vehicle, roadside crew, or a vehicle that has been pulled over by an officer. If you can't move over safely, you need to slow down.

We here at Philpott Hyundai want to remind you to be a courteous driver and a safe driver by obeying the Move Over Law. 

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What You Need to Know About Horsepower

The term horsepower has been mentioned many times in social media. When you really pay attention to auto advertisements, you will realize that stickers have been placed on both cars and lawn mowers, detailing the horsepower available for each model. This has been done to determine the rating of the horsepower. How is the performance of horsepower significant?

Horsepower was discovered by James Watt. The discovery was captivating since Watt has continuously been remembered in our present life. The units representing lighting is courtesy of him. 

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Giving Back - CASA of Southeast Texas

At Philpott Hyundai, we believe in giving back to the community where we live and work.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc. (CASA) is a non-profit, non-governmental service organization that recruits, trains and supervises a diverse group of community volunteers, appointed by the Courts, to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe, permanent homes.

Featured, from left to right: Jonathan Oldbury, James McNutt, Sandra Borne, Amber Miller, Sean Strich, Chad Hill

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Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

Ever since you have been driving, you might have always heard and believed that you are supposed to change your oil every 3,000 miles. In fact, this was pretty standard advice for a long time. However, this is no longer the case. Even though Philpott Hyundai in Nederland, TX certainly encourages you to maintain your car properly, we don't want you to waste your money and time on unnecessary oil changes, either.

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