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New Tire Brands and Styles Confuse Many

New tire options can be confusing. Many vehicle owners don't want to face the day when their tires need replacing. They don't enjoy shopping for tires because it can be emotionally draining. There are so many brands and styles to choose from. It's nearly impossible to choose from or understand the differences.

Our service team understands those differences. They can provide you with any answers to questions you may have. We'll start by having a quick conversation. We can quickly assess your needs and expectations. It's tough to do it alone.

 

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Why Servicing Your Car at Dealership is Important

At one point or another, you are going to get confused whether to take your vehicle to your local garage or a dealership for maintenance. It is essential to take your vehicle to a car dealership because of the following essential factors:

• Specialization and expertise

Mechanics have special training in a specific car model, and some of them have taken extra courses as directed by a car dealership. Their specialized training is worth it.

• The limited warranty offered by the manufacturer will not be voided by our trained mechanics.

• At the car dealership there are original parts, and also...

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When to Have Your Brakes Inspected or Serviced in Cortland, NY

Having your brakes checked and repaired when needed is one of the most important safety measures you can take for your vehicle. Unless you can stop the vehicle you are driving when needed, everyone in the car is at risk. This is why manufacturers and automobile dealers recommend having the brakes inspected at least once every 12 months or 12,000 miles, depending on which comes first.

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What Are the Parts of Automobile Brakes?

One of the reasons for not servicing your brakes yourself is all of the parts. Do you know the names of all these parts? Sometimes, the DIY mechanic will reassemble all of the brakes and have "extra parts." What a nightmare. You should bring your brakes in because there are numerous parts to worry about.

First of all, you have the fasteners. These are the nuts and bolts, holding the brake assembly in place. These are very easy to lose - they like to roll around. Next, you have the brake pads. These are the items which tighten to slow down…
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Top 3 Reasons Not to Panic if the Check Engine Light Comes on

You are driving along, singing a song and life could not be any better.

Then, you suddenly notice the check engine light turn on, and you go into the panic mode as to what you should do.

Wait! There is no need to panic and here is why –

1. It Might Just be Your Gas Cap

A loose or damaged gas cap can cause the fuel to evaporate, and the check engine light can go on. Ensure that your gas cap is on tight and you are ready to go.

2. It's Typically Not an Emergency

Most of the…

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An oil change in Cortland is more than just an oil change



Why are Cortland oil changes so vital to the health and longevity of your vehicle? Watch this video to see what can happen if you don't change your oil.

Routine oil change service--for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram, that's just once every 8,000 miles--works in multiple ways to keep your vehicle's powertrain functioning properly. Engine oil:

  • Lubricates moving parts
  • Reduces friction and therefore reduces heat
  • Cleans away dirt
  • Prevents…
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Chrysler 200 Takes Rain Making Seriously

“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go …” While we no longer use a horse or sleigh to get through the “wide and drifting snow,” there is often lots of the white stuff, or ice or rain or a mixture to deal with.

The holidays can be a stressful time. Make it more relaxed by allowing yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. If you currently drive, or are in the market for a Chrysler 200, you’ve already got a little extra safety built in: rain-sensing wipers.

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1.2 Million Ram Trucks Recalled

No matter what vehicle you drive, whether it's a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram, whether it's big or small, a truck or car, we here at Cortland Chrysler Dodge Jeep take it as our duty to keep you and those in your passenger seats as safe as we possibly can. Touting safety awards here on the blog is just one of many ways we do it; another way is offering out services when…

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Cortland Chrysler Jeep RAM Dodge Weighs in on the Premium vs. Regular Gas Debate

You've heard the urban legend about Pop Rocks and Soda, but did you ever hear the one about premium gas enhancing your engine's performance?

We commonly field questions about the difference between regular and premium gas and it simply comes down to octane ratings. Premium has a higher octane rating than regular gas and that means that it can stand up to more pressure, making a "high compression" engine run smoother.

That type…

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