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Pick the Right Car Mechanic for Your Vehicle

When your car suffers mechanical problems, you want it fixed and back on the road quickly. You likely don't want to pay a fortune for the repairs. Knowing how to find a good mechanic helps with both outcomes.

Perform price comparisons regarding common maintenance costs. Quite a few online tools match specific repairs with general going rates in a geographic area. While these tools won't always give 100% accurate figures, they do provide a decent ballpark figure. 

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Bowser Subaru Loves To Care Blood Drive On June 21st

Here at Bowser Subaru we are proud to help so many drivers in the Pleasant Hills area get behind the wheel of a safe, reliable, and long-lasting Subaru vehicle. Part of our commitment to serving our community goes beyond selling Subaru's. As part of the Subaru Loves To Care initiative, Bowser Subaru will be holding a blood drive and bone marrow screening to honor Matt Barkley.
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Tiny Objects, Big Problems!

A common cliché is how easily vast, complicated systems can be brought to a halt by a tiny thing going wrong. The proverbial wrench in the works, as it were. This is true of automobiles just like any other intricate work of engineering. In Pleasant Hills, malfunctioning gaskets are at the root of a great many vehicle breakdowns.

The problem is that they’re vital for larger systems to function. 

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Causes of Engine Overheating

When your vehicle's engine overheats, it spells trouble, which can sometimes be quite serious, causing major damage to your many different engine parts. When your engine overheats, it's essential to bring it into the service department at Power of Bowser, conveniently located in Pleasant Hills, PA, so our technicians can minimize damage and determine the reason why your vehicle overheated.

Lack of coolant is a prime reason why engines overheat. Coolant levels can drop significantly through normal use or because of leaks.

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Explore the Different Warranties Available

When you are in the market for a new vehicle, your coverage may include a powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty. It can be overwhelming understanding the warranties that come with your vehicle, but a powertrain warranty and bumper-to-bumper warranty are important because they typically provide the most coverage for major parts such as the engine. To learn the difference between a powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranty, please read further.

A powertrain warranty usually provides coverage for the parts of the propulsion system. 

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How to Make a Useful Roadside Emergency Kit

These are a few of the items that you want to make certain are in the roadside emergency kit you prepare. Be sure to have a small bag or box with plenty of tools that could be useful if you need to make a minor repair while stuck off the side of the road.

Keep triangles and road flares in your kit, it will be helpful when alerting other drivers your vehicle is no moving. A blanket can keep you and passengers warm in the cooler weather until help arrives. Bottled water and snacks can make things easier on those…

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Oil Brand Switches Are Engine-Safe

Many people believe that it will hurt an engine if you use a different brand of oil than what was used to “break the engine in.” This simply is not true. Try to not directly mix different oil brands together. Companies have their own patented blends and additives. Between oil changes however, it is perfectly safe for your car’s engine to switch brands.

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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades is Important: Here's Why

If you own a vehicle, you understand just how important things like oil changes and tire rotations are. Chances are you might not know about windshield wiper blade replacement, though. This is actually an important part of caring for a vehicle.

Your windshield wiper blades are designed to move over the surface of your windshield is a smooth, simple motion. 

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Proper Tire Pressure Can Combat Blowouts

As a car owner, you should know how to do basics preventative maintenance like checking your tire pressure. That is why our team here at [DEALER] of [CITY] want to tell you how staying on top of your tire pressure can help to avoid blowouts.

When tires are over or under inflated they are much more susceptible to uneven wear and thus blowouts. 

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There Are Simple DIY Fixes for Your Headlights

Over time you are sure to see your headlights begin to fade and become less effective. This happens for a couple of different reasons. The first being that your bulbs are going to dim and wear out as they get closer to burning out altogether. 

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