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Navigating a Car Recall

Understanding how car manufacturer recalls work is critical to the overall safety of your vehicle. At Allen Samuels, we understand that recalls can be confusing and are here to help guide you through the process.

Recalls happen when a defect has been detected in your car make and model or when your vehicle is discovered to be out of compliance with safety standards set by the federal government. Car manufacturers are required to notify all owners of impacted vehicles as well as list the recall on the federal NHTSA website....
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How Useful is a Car Cover?


​At Allen Samuels we think it is very important to educate our community about the importance of car covers in Oxford. Keeping a car new looking is important for resale value and it helps you save time and energy! The expense of a car cover is well worth the benefits that it will provide.

A terrific benefit of owning a car cover is how clean your car stays. You will spend less time scraping things off of it and going to the car wash because everything is on your cover instead of your paint job. Throw the cover in your…
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Learning How to Spot Potential Tire Problems


As the only part of your vehicle that makes contact with the road, properly functioning tires are imperative to a safe and comfortable ride. The easiest way to determine if your car's tires need to be replaced is to check the tread. This can easily be done by measuring the vehicle's tread depth with a penny. After placing a penny head down in in the grooves, you will know the car needs new tires if you can see the top of Lincoln's head. It is also crucial to regularly check tire pressure to ensure that the tires…
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Safe Towing Practices

One of the first considerations in preparing to tow another vehicle is your own vehicle’s weight capacity. You can find that information in the owner’s manual, where it will list the exact specifications for load and tongue weight capacity. It’s recommended to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on this point to avoid any future problems.

Another aspect of safe towing is the condition of the vehicle you're towing. If it’s a boat trailer, for example, you want to make sure that it’s capable of safely securing the boat. Also, check the tires, wheels, and…

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Keep Your Windshield Clean


You want your windshield to be clean at all times for safety reasons. Unfortunately, the windshield can get dirty very quickly with dirt and grime, and you rely on our windshield wiper system to take care of a dirty windshield. That begins with having a reservoir filled and ready to use.

Many people think that water is the only wiper fluid you need to keep the windshield clean, and it is free. However, water can freeze either on the windshield or in the reservoir resulting in its damage. Also, it cannot clean any oil-based grime on the windshield.

 
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Keep Your Windshield Clean


You want your windshield to be clean at all times for safety reasons. Unfortunately, the windshield can get dirty very quickly with dirt and grime, and you rely on our windshield wiper system to take care of a dirty windshield. That begins with having a reservoir filled and ready to use.

Many people think that water is the only wiper fluid you need to keep the windshield clean, and it is free. However, water can freeze either on the windshield or in the reservoir resulting in its damage. Also, it cannot clean any oil-based grime on the windshield.

 
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Get out from under the 3000-mile oil change myth


Having your vehicle's oil changed every 3000 miles used to be a standard practice in decades past. However, we are here at Allen Samuels CDJR of Oxford to tell you that you no longer have to worry about the 3000-mile oil change rule when it comes to having your oil changed if you own a newer vehicle. Continuing this practice will accomplish nothing more than to create a greater volume of waste oil as well as to separate you from your hard-earned money. This is why it is important for our customers in Oxford to know that depending on…
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Importance of Tire Rotations


Car maintenance is an essential aspect of car ownership that should not be overlooked at any cost. Some of the common automobile maintenance practices include changing fluids, wheel alignment, and changing filters, which is frequently done. However, tire rotation is one of the most crucial maintenance services that your car should have but is usually undermined.

Vehicle experts recommend that for every oil change conducted during service, have your car tires rotated. Allen Samuels CDJR of Oxford is delighted to enlighten you on tire rotation...
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What is Transmission Fluid and Why is it Important?

The engine inside of your vehicle is designed to endure the stresses caused by driving. One of the ways it is designed to ease the wear and tear is with the variety of fluids it contains within the engine.

Among the parts of your engine, the transmission is one of the most vital portions. It is the part of the engine that changes the gears and enables greater speed or power. The transmission fluid is a portion of the engine that is necessary to ensure that proper changing is maintained.

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