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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

Did you know that a broken ignition switch is one of the most common problems for cars not starting? Most of the time, the issue is that your key won’t turn and may get stuck in the off position. If you have difficulty turning your key in the ignition, it could also indicate issues beyond just the ignition switch. 

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Mufflers & Exhausts

The local ordinances where you live require you to keep your car in good working order. Along with making sure that it is tagged and has four working wheels, it also must have the right working parts on it. In particular, you need to equip it with a high-quality muffler and exhaust system.

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Consult Your Owner's Manual and Mechanic Before It's Too Late

Almost everything wears out over time, and although vehicles today are being built to last longer than ever, the hoses and belts on your vehicle will eventually wear down. You don't want to wait until these components on your car break, and there are some simple tips that we at Wall's Ford in Salisbury, MA would like to share with you so that you catch small fixes before they become costly repairs.

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Consider Replacing Your Wipers with the Changing Seasons

During winter, there is a lot of snow, extremely low temperatures, and freezing rain, which makes it dangerous to drive at this time of the year. And now that the winter season is coming are you prepared for it? Winter is the period when you need to keep your windshield clearer while driving since there a lot of obstacles on the road. It is, however, the most challenging time to keep your car’s windshield clear, unless you invest in high-quality winter wiper blades.

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Tips for Refurbishing Your Vehicle’s Headlights

If you own a vehicle for an extended length of time, the headlight coverings commonly become cloudy. However, there are a few quick tricks to remove the fog and ensure the lights work at optimal levels at night. Grab a rag, dampen it and apply toothpaste to the covering. Scrub the headlights. Rinse and dry. If toothpaste does not do the trick, then consider using insect repellent. But, you must apply the chemical to the rag to prevent ruining the vehicle's paint. Rub the dampened cloth over the lights until clean.

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Why is a Full Gas Tank Important in the Winter?

The benefits of driving with a full tank of gas in your car far outweigh any reasons you might have for going too long between gas station visits. These are just a couple of the biggest benefits of driving the car with a tank full of gas.

The trouble with driving on icy roads is that you can break down any moment. Sliding on an icy patch into a tree, off into a snow bank, or in a ditch, could leave you stranded for a while as help is on the way. An empty gas tank means you could be…

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When & Why to Change Your Oil


Changing oil is important for car maintenance. When you don't change the oil often enough, then the car can seize as you drive it. That type of repair is impossible to fix. It requires the purchase of a new engine. That is why it is so important to change the oil. Here are some tips on how to handle the car oil changes.

When?
- Ideally, you should change the oil in your car every 5,000 miles.
- Most dealerships have a maintenance schedule they will follow.
- You can call the manufacturer if you are unsure.

When you buy a…
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5 Signs You Have a Failing Car Battery

The best way to ensure that you never break down on the side of the road with a dead battery is being able to identify the warning signs the car battery is dying. We have compiled this list of the top 5 signs your battery is failing.

1. The check-engine light was blinking and now it stays lit all the time.
2. Your car has to be jumped occasionally in order to get running.
3. When you try to start the car in the morning, the engine seems to take forever to start.
4. Once the car is running, the…
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