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Tips for Testing Your Car's Battery

If your car's just gotten through some rough weather or heavy handling, it's always a good idea to test your battery to see if service is needed, and this is something that you can do yourself. Voltmeters, or devices which read differences between two points in an electrical circuit, are widely available and inexpensive. To keep your battery running at peak efficiency, visit the experienced technicians in Hendrick Mini's service department today!


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Comparing Front and Rear-Wheel Drive

When you are out shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, you will come across many vehicles that have front-wheel drive. You will also find some rear-wheel drive vehicles. Each of these drive systems has advantages and disadvantages. If you are looking to test drive both front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive models, come to Hendrick Mini located in Charlotte, NC. The sales professionals will be glad to help you learn more about front-wheel and rear-wheel drive vehicles.


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Are the Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Consider these tips brought to you by Hendrick MINI for selecting summer tires this season.

When the heat of the summer arrives, your vehicle will be in a better position to handle the roads with summer tires. The heated roads can be challenging for all-season tires, not so for summer tires. The unique design of the summer tire will grip the heated road surface better and make for easier handling when at higher speeds.

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Why do you Need a Clay Bar When Detailing?

It is important to keep the exterior of your vehicle properly maintained with regular washing and detailing, which will keep it is excellent condition. When you detail you vehicle, using a clay bar is beneficial for many reasons. Read further to find out why you should use a clay bar when detailing.

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TPMS – More Important than You Think!

Fact: More accidents in Charlotte are caused by tire blow outs than anything else aside from various forms of negligence. This is why TPMS (tire pressure monitoring sensors) are a crucial part of auto safety. Thankfully, since 2007, it’s been law for all new vehicles to include them (though they were very common before then).

There are a few things that can cause your TPMS to light up, one of which can indeed be a bit of a false alarm. 

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Popular Motor Oil Myths

Generations of vehicle owners often pass knowledge on to others. However, sometimes the information is not correct. Newer automotive models often have different maintenance needs. Learn the difference between real and false. Some people are hesitant to use synthetic oil, as they have heard the fluid causes leaks. However, the latest types of synthetic oils do not damage gaskets or cause harmful engine leaks.

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