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Is It Time for a Radiator Checkup?

Your car's radiator has a series of tubes through which coolant flows. As air from the engine passes over the tubes, it cools down. The fan pushes the heat away from the engine. If the radiator's gasket, hoses, cap, thermostat or other parts are damaged, your engine could overheat.

The process of combustion causes the car engine to reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Without a properly functioning radiator, your car's aluminum and rubber parts could melt. Sticking with the car manufacturer's recommendations for coolant flushes and radiator checkups could help you to avoid...

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Importance of Testing Your Car's Battery

Our car's battery plays an important role for us. It not only allows the car to run but also controls the audio system, electrical system, and other parts as well. At Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie, we carry a full line of batteries for any geographic location. We can also test your current battery for you.

It's important to not wait for signs of trouble to test your battery. If you have a multimeter, you can test it with that. It should read at last 12.6 volts when fully charged. If you don't have a…

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Is Your Car Leaking Fluid?

If you find that you have to replace fluids in your car more frequently than you should, it means that you have a leak somewhere. Finding this leak can be a frustrating experience. One of the most common sources of leaking fluids is gaskets.

Gaskets are the first place you should look if your car continually needs to be filled up with oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield wiper fluid, or any other fluid. Many gaskets are made of rubber, and over time they can become brittle or cracked due to normal wear.

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Differential Fluid Experiences Extreme Pressures

It is common knowledge that all of the mechanical parts of your vehicle need regular maintenance and fluid checks. This is because they are generally metal parts that grind and rub against each other, by design. The differential is one of these systems, and it contains differential fluid that needs to be flushed and replaced on a semi-regular basis. Here at Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie, we can check your differential fluid to see if it is time and drain and replace the fluid if needed.

Every time you turn your vehicle, your tires will want to rotate at…

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Don’t Forget about Your Transfer Case

Turning your engine power into forward motion involves a complex process and a lot of gears. And if you have a true 4-wheel drive vehicle, that will involve the use of a transfer case. Transfer cases are only found on 4-wheel drive vehicles like trucks or larger SUV's. They are not present on 2-wheel drive or all-wheel drive models.

Normally power is only sent to the rear axles when the vehicle is being operated in 2WD. The transfer case is engaged when the driver switches into 4WD. It will then receive power from the transmission and send it to…

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A Full Tank of Gas in the Car Will Help with Driving Conditions in Ice


The best thing that you could do to ensure you are driving safely this winter is to always keep the gas tank in the car full. If you make a few extra stops each month to top off, here are some of the benefits you will experience on icy roads.

The icy on the roads is more difficult to see at night. If you hit a patch of black ice, the rear of the car will spin out of control when the tires keep spinning. Having a full tank of gas will add significant weight to the rear and give…
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A Full Tank of Gas in the Car Will Help with Driving Conditions in Ice


The best thing that you could do to ensure you are driving safely this winter is to always keep the gas tank in the car full. If you make a few extra stops each month to top off, here are some of the benefits you will experience on icy roads.

The icy on the roads is more difficult to see at night. If you hit a patch of black ice, the rear of the car will spin out of control when the tires keep spinning. Having a full tank of gas will add significant weight to the rear and give…
read more

A Full Tank of Gas in the Car Will Help with Driving Conditions in Ice


The best thing that you could do to ensure you are driving safely this winter is to always keep the gas tank in the car full. If you make a few extra stops each month to top off, here are some of the benefits you will experience on icy roads.

The icy on the roads is more difficult to see at night. If you hit a patch of black ice, the rear of the car will spin out of control when the tires keep spinning. Having a full tank of gas will add significant weight to the rear and give…
read more

A Full Tank of Gas in the Car Will Help with Driving Conditions in Ice


The best thing that you could do to ensure you are driving safely this winter is to always keep the gas tank in the car full. If you make a few extra stops each month to top off, here are some of the benefits you will experience on icy roads.

The icy on the roads is more difficult to see at night. If you hit a patch of black ice, the rear of the car will spin out of control when the tires keep spinning. Having a full tank of gas will add significant weight to the rear and give…
read more

A Full Tank of Gas in the Car Will Help with Driving Conditions in Ice


The best thing that you could do to ensure you are driving safely this winter is to always keep the gas tank in the car full. If you make a few extra stops each month to top off, here are some of the benefits you will experience on icy roads.

The icy on the roads is more difficult to see at night. If you hit a patch of black ice, the rear of the car will spin out of control when the tires keep spinning. Having a full tank of gas will add significant weight to the rear and give…
read more
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