When to Get Your Timing Belt Changed

We all do the best we can to protect our vehicles. For instance, making sure to perform the required maintenance services such as changing the oil, checking the brakes periodically, and checking the tires as well. These are items we can easily see, but what about those other maintenance items we can’t see or detect when they need to be serviced?

 

One of  the least known and understood maintenance services is the timing belt service. What is the timing belt and what does it do?  To understand what makes the timing belt maintenance so important, and how we can…

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Rotate Your Tires for Longer Life

Rotating the tires, which is recommended by all tire manufacturers, involves changing the tire’s position on the vehicle from one wheel location to another. This helps to even out tire wear between all the tires so the tires last longer and do not develop abnormal wear patterns. 

Refer to your owner’s manual/tire manufacturer handbook for the recommendation as to the time/mileage intervals to rotate your tires.

 

On most vehicles, the front wheels tend to wear at a much faster rate than those on the rear. This is because we use the front wheels of course, to…

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4 Reasons to Get An Oil Change

Typically, after 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it’s recommended that you perform an oil change. However, the mileage intervals can change depending on the make and model of your vehicle and your local driving conditions.

 

Not performing regular oil maintenance can be damaging to your vehicle in the long run which can lead to expensive engine repairs. Oil acts as an essential component to the overall health and functionality of your vehicle. Therefore, it’s essential to pay attention to your scheduled oil changes. If you need an oil change, stop by Rick Case dealership in location No…

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Why are my brakes squealing? Do I need brakes?

Not necessarily. A certain amount of brake noise is considered “normal” these days because of the harder semi-metallic brake pads that are used in most front-wheel drive cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. This type of noise does not affect braking performance and does not indicate a brake problem. However, if the noise is objectionable, there are ways to eliminate it.

 

Brake squeal might be eliminated just by having one of Rick Case’s ASE-Certified Technicians - Mechanics resurface your brake rotors.

 

Some brands of semi-metallic pads are inherently noisier than others because of the...

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My Car Battery is Dead…. Now what?

It always happens at the most inconvenient time. Vehicle batteries always die at the wrong time. Not that there’s necessarily any good time for a battery to fail. But you usually only discover it’s dead when you’re in a rush to get somewhere and your engine won’t turn over. Rick Case Hyundai in Duluth can help.

 

What should you do? 

 

Below are a few possible quick solutions that will get you back on the road in a short time.

Depending on where you are and what time of day your battery’s decided to punch the…

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Everything you Need to Know About Your Car’s Alignment and More

When Should I Get My Alignment?

 

If you’re wondering whether your vehicle needs an alignment, first look at your tires. Uneven tire wear -- often, more wear on the outside of some tires -- is a prime indicator that your car is likely out of alignment.

 

An out-of-alignment car is a common result of everyday driving. But the term alignment doesn’t really refer to your vehicle’s wheels but rather to the suspension. As part of normal driving, parts of your car’s suspension may become worn, and springs can be stretched out. Even a small accident or bumping a…

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When is the Best Time to Rotate Your Tires?

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that the tires be rotated on the same schedule as oil changes. In most cases that means every 7,500 miles or six months.

A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive in excess of 12,000 miles a year.

 

On front-wheel-drive vehicles, the weight of the engine and transmission, and because the front tires do most of the work in turns, it’ll certainly wear quicker than the rear tires.

 

Rotating the tires between…

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The New Hyundai Venue: Small in Size, Sophisticated on Safety

It's common knowledge that, by and large, bigger vehicles are often safer. However, when you live in a city like Atlanta, choosing a larger car to drive around a packed urban environment can be impractical at best, and an outright safety liability at worst. Luckily, with the introduction of the subcompact Hyundai Venue crossover to our lineup here at Rick Case Hyundai Duluth, there's an option for safety and economy-conscious urbanites throughout the greater Atlanta area.

 

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Which Hyundai Tucson has a sunroof?

Well folks, we're just a few weeks away from the winter solstice, and while it's not as cold and snowy as the more northerly states, there's no denying that the shorter days have an effect on folks here in Georgia. In fact, with the shortest day of the year just around the corner, you want to be sure you're enjoying every moment of sunlight you possibly can…even when you're behind the wheel. Fortunately, there's new Hyundai models like the new Hyundai Tucson that offer a panoramic sunroof on their equipment list, allowing you…

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Leave cabin clutter back in 2019 with wireless phone charging on many new Hyundai models

With the New Year fast approaching, it's important to start thinking up your resolutions, but it's just as important to consider what you'll be leaving behind in 2019. Maybe there's some bad habits you'd like to drop, some priorities you need to change, or even some negative feelings that you just want to leave behind.

Now, what're we leaving in 2019 here at Rick Case Hyundai Duluth? Cabin clutter!

 

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