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How to Jumpstart a Vehicle

A dead battery sabotages travel plans. Try jumpstarting a car if another vehicle’s around. Put the hoods approximately 16 inches apart with engines off. Engage automatic transmissions and manual ones in Neutral.

Using jumper cables, clamp one end of the positive (+) red cable to the positive end of the dead battery. Attach the other end of the positive clamp to the good battery's positive. Attach one end of negative (-) black cable clamp to the working battery’s negative terminal. 

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All About Your Tire Pressure

A layperson would generally have a difficult time determining if a vehicle's tire pressure was high or low merely by looking at it. Fortunately, many modern cars are now equipped with specially-designed Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) that use sensors to continuously monitor the tire pressure.

The alert will activate when any tire is underinflated by 25%. There is a myriad of factors which can contribute to improper tire pressure, including temperature fluctuations, tire punctures, and normal wear and tear. 

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What do the Numbers on Oil Bottles Mean?

Having your vehicle's oil changed on a regular basis at the service department at Jenkins Hyundai is important to performance. Have you ever wondered what those numbers and letters on the bottle of motor oil mean? They relate to viscosity, measuring the amount of resistance that a particular motor oil has as it flows throughout the engine. Oil moves more slowly the higher its viscosity.

Let's use a bottle of 10W-30 motor oil as an example. 

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Cabin and Engine Filters Prolong Your Performance

Nobody enjoys driving a vehicle whose air conditioner is filling the cabin with dust. Also, most of us are not likely to let our engine get destroyed by every single road particle that hits it during the drive. Enter cabin and engine air filters.

These two filters play a significant role in extending the useful life of your motor and cleansing the cabin air that you breathe. 

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What Does Motor Oil Do For You?

Your car is full of incredibly complex and advanced parts that work seamlessly together to help your car run perfectly. One of the most integral, if not the most important is the engine. Yes, the engine powers the car, but how does it keep running so smoothly with all of the moving parts. Motor oil, that’s how.

Inside your engine there is a huge combination of parts that are moving at incredibly high speeds. When these parts move this fast, heat is created and of course there is a huge amount of friction. There needs to be some way…

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