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Keep Your Vehicle from Running Too Hot with a Coolant Flush

Your engine generates a tremendous amount of heat. That is why there is a built-in cooling system in order to keep it at acceptable operating temperature. But this cooling system is under quite a bit of stress throughout its operation and does require its own maintenance in order to keep it going.

A cooling system flush involves draining the entire system, attaching a hose to both ends of the system which is then power flushed. A new coolant mix will then be pushed through the system. This flush procedure will not only get the old coolant out and replaced with…

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What Exactly is a Transfer Case?

If you have an all-wheel-drive (AWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle, then the transfer case is what makes shifting into the off-road mode possible. Without a transfer case, you’d just have a two-wheel drive - effectively eliminating the thrill from your specific drivetrain!

The transfer case is a separate type of transmission. Within the housing, it utilizes a chain or gears to adjust the vehicle’s gear ratio, so it has the needed traction for tough road conditions. It transfers the transmission’s power to both front and rear axles in order to adjust speed. As it slows the vehicle’s…

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Be Prepared This Winter Season

Sand, salt, and litter are all great to have in your corner if you get stuck in the snow or on the ice. They will also provide great traction, and you should never leave home without a bag in your car at all times this winter season.

If you go with litter as your traction go-to, keep in mind that it can tend to get messy when it gets wet and don't get the clumping kind. Salt works well, but it'll melt and become less gritty. Sand is a great choice and will not melt or cause your…

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Get the Low-Down on Horsepower

The calculation that one horsepower equals 33,000 foot-pounds per minute of work was determined during the 18th century by an engineer named James Watt in efforts to sell more steam engines. Of course, that was reduced to the more reasonable and understandable figure of 33 pounds per minute. Either way, these figures are still used to describe the horsepower of modern engines.

The able folks at Cascade Mazda here in Cuyahoga Falls, OH can explain more about horsepower when you stop in on your next visit. They know how important that information is to everyone.

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Indicator Lights

There are many different warning lights on your dash. If you get a message, it will typically mean that nothing serious is going on but that you have to do something like turn off your cruise control or your brights. Most of the indicator lights are there to tell you if something is on or that it is time to change your oil.

If you get an indicator light that is telling you that there is something wrong with your engine, transmission, or battery, then you will want to bring your vehicle to us here at Cascade Mazda right away…

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How to Properly Prepare for a Holiday Road Trip

The holidays are approaching, which for millions of Americans will mean a road trip to visit family or friends. Before you hit the road, you should check off some important items on a pre-road trip checklist. Our team at Cascade Mazda has compiled a slew of tips to keep in mind before you head for your destination.

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Consider the Total Cost of Ownership Before Buying a Vehicle

You have decided you old car will soon be history and now you are in the market for a new vehicle. Now, you need to decide how much car you can afford. Cascade Mazda knows the total cost of car ownership is never simple. Factors other than the car payment act upon the complete amount that will be owed on the car.

 

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Lease End

We here at Cascade Mazda know how busy your life is which is why it can be a burden to find out that your current lease is ending in the next few months. Have no fear, we here at Cascade Mazda can make this process very simple for you if you stop down and discuss some of your options. For example:

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The Importance of a Proper Tire Rotation

Tires are some of the most expensive components of a car. A tire rotation ensures that you get an even tire wear. The reason for uneven wear is the weight difference between the front and rear axles. The solution? Rotating your tires at regular intervals.

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