What Is a Tune Up? | How Often Should You Get a Tune Up?

November 11th, 2021 by
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At Sweeney Cars, we understand that every vehicle needs regular tune-ups as a preventative measure, regardless of age or make. When you familiarize yourself with tune-ups, you get to understand the value of checking the behind-the-scene parts of a car for a smooth drive every time. With regular tune-ups, you can improve your car’s fuel…

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How to Use a Drive Through Car Wash | Car Wash Tips

November 10th, 2021 by
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You know that you need to take your vehicle in for regular servicing to keep it running at its best. But beyond getting your oil changed and fluids flushed regularly, you also need to be cleaning your car to help prevent rusting and maintain its value. You can choose an automatic car wash over doing…

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil? Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

October 20th, 2021 by
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Most car owners have been tempted to drive a few more miles and skip that oil change. But do you know how bad missing a car engine oil change can be for your vehicle? Despite being an essential car maintenance activity, most people are guilty of postponing an oil change while convincing themselves it won’t…

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What Is a Front-End Alignment? Average Wait Time & Cost

October 18th, 2021 by

A front-end alignment is a routine maintenance that can improve handling, enhance tire life, and even increase your fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, many car owners confuse front-end alignment with wheel balancing, but the two are different. This article discusses everything you need to know about a front-end alignment, including the cost of the procedure and how…

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How to Rotate Tires With One Jack – How to Rotate Tires at Home

September 6th, 2021 by
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Experts recommend rotating your tires regularly. Rotating the tires on your car, truck, or SUV not only will prolong their life but also optimize your safety. Whether you bring your vehicle into our service center for your tire rotation or you like doing it yourself, we want to ensure you get the job done correctly….

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How Long Do Tires Last? | Tire Care Tips to Extend the Life of Your Tires

June 13th, 2021 by
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Although your car’s tires may not be the first thing on your mind when you go for a drive, they’re among the most important components on every vehicle. Your tires contribute to everything from safety to comfort to maintenance. It’s important to take care of your car’s tires. One way to do that is make…

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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

April 11th, 2021 by

You can’t talk about automotive maintenance without mentioning oil changes. But maybe you keep putting it off because you think it just takes too long. Luckily, it’s not that painstaking of a process. Here’s our ultimate guide for the wait time for an oil change. How Long Does an Oil Change Actually Take? Your oil…

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How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter in Your Car?

March 31st, 2021 by
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Regular service on your car helps your car run better, longer. Maintenance to your vehicle includes oil changes, fluid checks and fills, tire rotation, brake inspections, and air filter replacement. Regularly servicing your car improves your car’s efficiency and safety and extends the life of your vehicle. Of the service items above, air filters get…

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What Is a Multi-Point Inspection on a Car?

March 10th, 2021 by
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When you take your vehicle in for routine maintenance, you may be asked whether you want to get a multi-point inspection. At a dealership, this service is often provided free of charge as part of an auto maintenance session. Regardless of whether you need to pay for the inspection or not, it’s worthwhile to know…

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How Often Should You Check Your Brakes – Car Brake Maintenance

December 6th, 2020 by
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Brakes are critical to the safety of your vehicle. The prospect of not being able to slow down and stop properly in all weather conditions is extremely dangerous. You can drive with confidence when you know you’ve done your best to have your brakes routinely inspected and properly maintained. Brakes, by their nature, are designed…

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