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Insurance coverage, demystified!

In the state of Ohio, you are required by law to have liability insurance, or to provide a financial responsibility statement. If you have a loan on your vehicle or lease one, your financial company will require you to have full coverage insurance. Many people are confused by the differences in insurance types, so we are here to help clarify what types of insurance are available for your ride, and what is required by law (or your financial company).
 
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Top 10 Reasons For Break-downs

Even vehicles that are exceptionally well-maintained can suffer from a break down. Why? Because they’re not always the driver or owner’s fault. Some of the most common break down reasons are due to road hazards. Here are the top ten most common types of break downs you’re likely to experience sooner or later:
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Can you drive a stick shift? If you can’t, you should read this.

Most vehicles manufactured today are built with automatic transmissions. In other words, as you build up speed in your vehicle, you don’t have to switch the driveline into a different gear to handle the speed, the vehicle does it automatically. Some transmissions don’t even use different gears anymore; they’re called Constant Velocity Transmissions (CVT) and they don’t shift as the car builds speed. In a manual transmission (or stick shift) vehicle, you’re in total control of what gear is used and when. If you don't know how to drive a stick shift, you should…

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Losing your grip? How to tell if your brakes are broke!

Brakes that perform poorly can not only make driving a hassle, it makes it exceptionally dangerous. It’s easy for a lot of people to not realize how bad their brakes have gotten, though. Since they wear out very gradually, you won’t notice a sudden change in the way they perform. You adjust your driving style right along with the decreasing brake performance. That can make it very tricky to actually know when your brakes have become dangerous. However, there are ways you can clue into what’s going on with your brakes and we list them below.
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What’s that SMELL? How to diagnose vehicle problems with your nose

Vehicles have a lot of ways to alert you to potential problems from the old school (weird sounds), to the latest technology (such as oil change reminders on an infotainment system). Your vehicle can also alert you to potential problems by using your nose. Here’s a list of the most common smells and what they mean.

 1.Rotten eggs. Gross. Have you ever been on a highway on-ramp behind someone who really punched it to merge into traffic and smelled that nauseating smell similar to rotten eggs? That’s most likely the vehicle’s catalytic converter going bad. What…

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Gasoline stinks - here's how to deal with spills

It eventually happens to everyone…you’re in a rush while getting gas and you spill some gas on the ground, or worse yet, on your hands or clothes. In this blog post, we’ll tell you how to deal with each situation.

So you’ve spilled some gasoline on the ground while filling up your vehicle. There’s no reason to panic, although for safety reasons, something does need to be done. If you happen to spill enough gas on the ground to make a small puddle, go inside the filling station and inform the clerk. Gas station attendees…

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The difference between vehicle maintenance and repair

All vehicles, whether new or used, will require some maintenance at some point. Your vehicle has what are considered “consumable” parts. Consumables are parts that will wear out after normal use and will need replaced on a regular basis. Just as your printer will eventually run out of ink, the brakes on your vehicle will wear out. When a vehicle needs to have consumable parts replaced, it is considered maintenance. However, if you run over a piece of metal on the road and it rips your oil pan open, that is a repair.

It’s important to understand the difference…

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How to tell your mechanic what's going on with your vehicle

While modern vehicles are extremely reliable, none of them can withstand a lifetime of use without parts needing replaced. If your vehicle is behaving strangely or making a bizarre noise, you'll need to see the friendly, knowledgeable service technicians at SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Eaton. They're highly trained and certified, so they know just what it will take to get you back on the road. One thing that will help them get you back on the road more quickly is to know how to explain what problems you're experiencing. Accurate descriptions can often reduce diagnostic…
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