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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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Taking Care of Your Headlights

You use your car's headlights not only at night but also in fog, rain and other inclement weather conditions. It's important to take care of your headlights to ensure they work properly at all times. Here are some headlight maintenance issues to be aware of.

 

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Take an SUV Out for a Spin; You'll See Why They're Popular

If you don't have a reason to get an SUV, you will once you get behind the wheel and take one out for a test drive. Pierce Auto Center has many stylish and sporty SUVs that are just waiting to go for a ride.

 
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