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Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Do you know when your tires need to be replaced? Do you automatically replace them every year or wait until a problem arises? Good tires are needed if you expect a smooth ride with the best possible gas mileage. Come to Hendrick MINI and let us check over your tires and offer tips.

Not replacing your tires when needed can cause expensive damage to parts surrounding the tires. It can also affect the ride your vehicle provides. Here are signs your tires need replacing.

  • Excessive wear on edges of the tread
  • Don’t hold air pressure
  • Sidewall shows cracks 
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Learn the Difference Between Compact and Full-Size Spare Tires

When you are shopping for a new vehicle, there are some minor features that you might want to think about before making a purchase. The majority of vehicles that are currently on the market come with some sort of spare tire. This spare tire can be used in the rare occasion that you experience a flat tire. Two different spares exist. There is the compact temporary and the full-size spare. Let's take a closer look.

The compact temporary tire is a much smaller and simpler version of a normal tire.  

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Read Here to Learn How to Install a Child Safety Seat the Right Way

One of the best ways that you can keep your young one protected when you are driving is to always keep him or her in a child safety seat, but in order for it to provide your child with optimal protection, it will need to be installed correctly. Our team at Hendrick MINI in Charlotte, NC would like to help you keep your child safe with these car seat installation tips.

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How to Read Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings


Motor oil viscosity is a vital piece of information. The rating describes the flow of oil at high and low temperatures. Today's vehicles need protection in hot or cold weather, particularly when starting. The three-part rating first states the low-temperature flow rating, followed by the letter W, and then the high-temperature flow rating. For example, the popular 10 W 30 describes the low-temperature viscosity (10) and warm-temperature viscosity (30).

Charlotte automobile owners understand the vital importance of motor oil. It must be the proper type, and oil changes must occur

 

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Things to Consider When Buying New Tires

Having appropriate tires on your vehicle is important to keeping it safe under a variety of driving conditions. Rating can be read off of the side of a tire, but they can be confusing if you're not experienced with what they mean.

Looking at the ratings on the size of a tire can be intimidating. Things that can be read include the wheel size the tire will fit on, the load index, which is the maximum load capacity of the tire, and the speed rating. Whether you're looking for a high-performance tire or one that will lead to…

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2 Things You Should Do When Buying a Used Vehicle

It's not every day that you buy a vehicle, and even a used one can be a big purchase. If you're thinking about buying a used vehicle, there are several things that you should do before you buy so that you are sure to get the best deal for your money. There are many things that you should do, and here are two of them.

First of all, whenever you are thinking about buying a vehicle, make sure that it is within the general scope of your budget. You might be able to get the seller to come…

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Why Is Touch Up Paint Important?

Touch up paint for a vehicle is important for many reasons. The first reason is that you want to show responsibility for your vehicle. This means you want your vehicle to look perfect at all times. Just like taking a shower and wearing new clothes says a lot about you, putting touch up paint on your vehicle's bad spots says a lot about you, too.

Touch up paint is also important because it will make your car valuable. This is especially true if you want to sell your vehicle or trade it in at a later date. If you…

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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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