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Rear-Wheel Drive vs Front-Wheel Drive: What’s the Difference?

If you understand the difference between rear-wheel and front-wheel drive, it can give you a better understanding of your vehicle’s handling and performance. All vehicles come with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive, but are the two really that different? To better understand your vehicle’s drivetrain, here are some differences between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

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What is a Car’s Differential?

If you’re driving a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, for example, the differential is situated between the two rear wheels. It’s the part that allows the two back tires to move at different speeds and is an important aspect of a vehicle’s ability to turn a corner.

If you’re turning left, for instance, the wheels closest to the turn are referred to as the inside wheels. Their travel distance around a corner is much smaller and at a much slower speed than the wheels on the outside. 

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How to Replace a Flat Tire Easily and Safely

Here are simple steps for changing your flat tire easily:

  1. Be sure the vehicle is on a flat surface and off the roadway before attempting to change the tire.
  2. Use the lug wrench to loosen the nuts slightly while the tire is still on the ground.
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The Importance of Suspension Performance

The components of the steering mechanism and the suspension work together to ensure that a vehicle handles properly while traveling down the road. The systems are also responsible for minimizing the bumps and vibrations the vehicle endures in order to offer a smooth ride. Driving on rough roads, potholes and running into curbs damages suspension parts. 

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Understanding Muffler Metal

Many different metal are used to make the exhaust system last as long as possible and maintain its original functionality. For the most part, muffler and exhaust systems are made from 400-series steel, usually 409. This type of high carbon steel is light, relatively durable, and has a generally long life. Other options are available from aftermarket manufacturers.

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Is Your Car Safe?

If you don’t have a safe and inspected vehicle, you could be driving around in a coffin. Perhaps that’s a grim view of cars, but having the proper tire tread, fluid levels, lighting systems, and more in place can serve as a life-saving measure on the streets of Yorkville, NY.

Tire treads ware out with time due to the friction between the tire and the road. Once the tread depth is 4/32 inch, it a clear indication of a need to replace the tire. Driving on such a tire is illegal. This type of a tire is…

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Understand Your Oil Indicator Icon

Dashboard warning lights serve a useful purpose for Yorkville, NY commuters. Whether you’re traveling around town or setting off on a boundless expedition, it is important to pay attention to these illuminated icons. Carbone Automotive Group can help you understand your dashboard lights, including your oil indicator icon. Oil indicator lights are important for a variety of reasons:

  • Your oil indicator could demonstrate that your automobile may be low on oil.
  • You could also potentially have an engine oil leak.
  • Your oil filter may be clogged.
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Best Year End Car Deals for 2017

It’s December across the automotive world, so you can imagine what that means! Automakers and car dealerships across the world are clearing out inventory to prep for incoming 2018 models —that means you and your family can take advantage of huge year end deals on the new car, truck or SUV you've been eyeing.

The Carbone team has been enjoying this informative piece that features Edmunds Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017.

 

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Know the Two Key Differences Between 4 Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive Systems

Many first time 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive buyers are a little confused or do not understand the difference between the two drivetrain systems. Here at Carbone Automotive Group, we offer both selections in many of our vehicles and would like to help you easily understand the difference between the two and assist you in deciding which is the best choice for your needs and wants.

All-wheel drive is an automated, hands-off system that engages all 4 wheels with the drive train and will move more or less tire rotation to individual tires depending on their traction or lack of…

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Why Let Our Mechanics Choose Parts for Your Vehicle?

Anyone who has bought a vehicle in the local area knows that our team at Carbone Automotive Group cares about you and your vehicle. This might be one reason to let our service center choose your vehicle parts, but, here is another one, we will only use parts that are the right ones for your vehicle. Too many auto parts look like they are made to fit and later cause damage to your vehicle.

At our service center, we only use the parts that are recommended for your vehicle. We won't take a chance on your safety or the…

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