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What Those Extreme Temperatures are Doing to the Car Battery

Each time you start your car when the temperatures are extreme, you do not even realize the trouble that could be occurring. Here is a closer look at what happens to the battery in extreme weather. In the severe cold weather, the car battery is sluggish just like all the fluids in the crankcase. Those chemicals are expanding too, and that can put pressure on the casing of the battery and cause permanent damage.

In the heat of summer, now you will have the opposite happen to the battery. Those liquids in the battery are at risk of evaporation at…

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Understanding the Difference between Warranties

New vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles purchased at Pierce Auto Center can be covered by bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties to protect you against unexpected expenses in your first months and years of ownership. Do you know the differences between these two types of warranties?

A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers almost everything that makes up the car, from the front to the rear bumpers, excluding the bumpers themselves. The powertrain, including the engine and transmission, along with electronics, air conditioning, suspension, and battery are covered.

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Book Your Car Appointment with the Online Scheduling App

The online scheduling app used by the dealership changes customer service forever. No more long waits for your car to get in a service bay, you can simply set up your next appointment when it feels right for you and makes the most of the rest of your day.

One of the reasons it is so important to get to the dealership to get the tires rotated is because it can extend the life of all the tires. If they wear unevenly, not only do they fail sooner, the tread could come free from the tire and lead to all…

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Scheduling Maintenance is as Easy as Pie When You Go Online

Having your car serviced can seem like a bit of a task. You have to call the dealer, make an appointment that fits your schedule, then actually make the time to get to said appointment. These reasons are exactly why we at Pierce Auto Center offer a new way to get service scheduling taken care of much quicker.

All you have to do is simply use our online service scheduler, complete the information requested, and set an appointment time that works with your schedule. If you prefer to call ahead, that option is still available as well.

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How Many Miles to Drive Before Oil Change

How many miles can you drive before your next oil change? It definitely depends on your vehicle make and model. The car, truck or SUV manufacturer recommends specific intervals for each individual vehicle. You can typically find these suggested intervals within your owner's manual.

You can also visit our service team for advice. Our professional technicians know which parts and tools to use for your specific make and model. They know the intervals each vehicle needs. We can help you set up a regular maintenance program that includes oil changes.

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Be Safe and Courteous by Following Move Over Laws

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If you have ever been stuck on the side of the road, you understand how uncomfortable and scary it can be when cars are zooming past you at high speeds. That is why all 50 states have enacted "move over" laws that need to be followed by drivers.

These laws protect all first responders including law enforcement, fire department, paramedics, and tow truck drivers. Basically, if you see flashing lights up ahead then you need to start to move over to give them room.

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Stay Safe on The Roads with Salt, Sand and Kitty Litter

A situation where your wheels are turning but your car going nowhere is all too common in the winter. Unfortunately, so is a situation where you might be going and unable to stop on a slippery surface. That's why salt, sand and kitty litter can be your friends.

  • Salt is the best for putting traction on roads and driveways, but it's very corrosive and can also be harmful to vegetation
  • Sand provides a decent amount of traction though not as much as salt, but it's non-corrosive and doesn't damage vegetation
  • Kitty litter should never be spread…
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Why Winter Wiper Blades are Important

We suggest having winter wiper blades installed for driving in snow, ice, and freezing rain. It is more important to see out of your windshield in cold weather. With salt and slush thrown from other vehicles and driving in the dark seeing can be a problem. Make a wiper blade inspection part of your winter tune-up. Trade those worn out wipers for some winter wiper blades that work well. Have your dealer check for rips cracks and more in the blade. Check the wiper blades for corrosion and detaching at connection points.

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Tire Types

Your tires provide contact between your car and the road and are hence a significant determinant of how smooth your ride will be. Tires are different, and depending on your type of tires then you know the best places and times to drive without a struggle.

The three main types of tires are as follows.

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Determine the Cost of Owning a New Vehicle

If you are about to make a big purchase, you want to know that you will be able to afford to fully commit to it. Therefore, it’s just as important for you to determine the cost of owning a new vehicle before you attempt to purchase one. Fortunately, our staff at Pierce Auto Center is here to help guide local Sagle, ID drivers towards greater financial success with their next vehicle.

One trip to our showroom can help you figure out if you are ready to purchase a new vehicle or not. Stop by our dealership at 30 Gun…

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