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Proper Tire Care Tips and Maintenance from Volkswagen Billings

Volkswagen Billings knows the importance of routine vehicle maintenance and inspections. One of the parts of your vehicle that we pay close attention to is your tires. Your tires are designed to keep a safe degree of traction on the road while you drive. If the pressure is off or you don't have enough tread left, you could be compromising your safety.

Tire tread should remain at 6/32” or better in order to provide ample safety. You'll want to budget for a new set if you're nearing this level. You also want to watch out for…

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How to know when your belts and hoses need to be replaced

When it comes to keeping your vehicle running smoothly, our team here at Volkswagen Billings is here to help. Your vehicle makes use of different belts and hoses, and over time these will wear out and need replacing.

The hoses of your vehicles cooling system are exposed to extreme temperatures and chemicals that can break them down. If you start to notice small cracks or a leak in your cooling system, it could be one of the hoses. High pressure in the system can also cause the hose to bulge out in weak sections and if unchecked, can cause additional…

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A Gasket Is Used For Your Protection

Every vehicle has gaskets, and these gaskets help route liquids and other items to their destinations. The most common gasket is the engine gasket. This gasket makes sure gas, coolant, and other liquids go in the right spot. When liquids are poured in, the gasket tightens up its pressure to make sure there is no leaking. That is why all gaskets are made from some form of bendable metal.

If your vehicle is leaking any type of fluid, it would be wise to get your gaskets checked. If you don't, you can end up spending thousands of dollars on…

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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

If you have pets, you may take them in your vehicle for occasional drives around Billings. One of the side effects of this practice is that you may wind up with hair stuck to your interior. Here are some tips for controlling pet hair in your car.

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Are Your Brakes Working Properly?

When your vehicle's brakes are working properly, it will come to a stop with a light tap on the brake pedal. If you have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor, it could signify that they need to be repaired or replaced.

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How to Jump Start Another Car

Has your battery died? There might be a way to save your battery for one last trip, but you’ll need to head to the mechanic straightaway. With jumper cables, you can jump-start most cars and bring your battery to life for a short period of time. All you need is a set of jumper cables and a working car battery to get back on the road.

Both cars should be turned off and parked before attaching jumper cables. With cables in hand, look at your battery. You should note the positive and negative symbols on the terminals of your…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Have you noticed that there are brown spots on your car’s tires? Brake dust and other grime can get into your tire’s sidewall that causes brown rot to bloom. There are some steps you can take to avoid this problem, such as using a tire cleaner that works with rubber and doesn’t dry out your wheels. 

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