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About Air Filters

The heating and cooling system of a vehicle contains a filter that removes dust, mold, pollen and other debris before it enters the interior. The owner's manual provides a recommended time frame for replacing the filter. However, if you routinely drive on unpaved roads, the filter probably needs replacing more often.

The air filter in the engine compartment is also responsible for capturing debris to prevent contaminants from making their way to the engine. When the filter becomes clogged with dirt, clean air is not available for the combustion process...

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What purpose do hoses perform in a car’s engine?

Many question why car engine hoses are made of flexible materials. Since each car manufacturer appears to design different configurations to hoses, why not make the connections rigid so that it does not wear? One of the natural occurrences in autos is their propensity to flex. When connecting one part to another, gaskets are used to absorb the force of that flex.

The two radiator hoses are anchored to different parts of the car’s structure. When one piece flexes, the other part may flex in a different direction. Such is the nature of large units encountering mixed forces....

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Learn How to Easily Test Your Vehicle Battery

To avoid the hassle of being stranded with a dead car battery, it is critical that drivers regularly test this piece of equipment. Doing so will save you in a pinch, and can come in handy when a friend is in need. The car battery experts at Crippen Volvo Cars in Lansing, MI are well-equipped to answer any questions you have about servicing your vehicle's battery. Our team of professional and friendly associates is standing by ready to test your car's battery and replace it, if necessary. We look forward to serving you today!

 

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