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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…
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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

Changes in Oil Changes


If you're going in for servicing at your local "quick lube" every 3.000 miles, you may want to hold your horses. Improvements in vehicles and petroleum typically dictate that the oil is changed at every 7,500 miles. Experts agree that if the car is under a couple decades old, 5,000 miles should be sufficient, even if you are instructed to do it at every 3,000 miles. Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie is able to let you know the exact mileage and would be happy to service your vehicle if necessary.

Although vehicles now have…
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Learn More about Horsepower in Erie

When the time comes to purchase a new vehicle, you will likely want to know about all its features. One of those is the amount of horsepower it can produce. This is an important question to ask, so don’t be shy about doing so.

What you might not be aware of is that the term horsepower got its start during the 18th century. Steam engine designer, James Watt made it his mission to solve the problem of relating the power behind the machine to those who were accustomed to using horses to accomplish certain tasks. He compared that power…

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