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Why You Should Consider Buying an SUV

We want you to think about all that an SUV can offer you before you make any kind of vehicle purchasing decision. Our auto sales team wants you to be informed about the types of vehicles available to you and the features that come with each one.

If you are looking to take your boat to the lake and you want to find a vehicle strong enough to tow its trailer, consider buying an SUV. An SUV is made to tow a load such as your boat and will handle that job well. If you want to find a vehicle…

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Tips About Lifting Your Truck

Although lift kits were first developed for better survival in the first World War, they’re still around now and used by drivers for appearance and functionality. We offer a full selection of automotive supplies at Thornton Automotive Group. We can answer any questions you may have about lifting your truck or any other auto maintenance questions.

Lifting your truck may be something you’re choosing to do because you just happen to enjoy how it looks. However, there are certain advantages to lifting your truck.

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Learn More about the Importance of Gaskets

Most people have heard of gaskets, but it’s pretty common for people who aren’t automotive experts to be unaware as to exactly what they do. These are crucial to a vehicle’s performance and safety, so let’s take a moment to understand them fully.

Gaskets serve as seals that prevent liquids from leaking or mixing as well as keeping air in or out of places. They’re made of flexible metal – mostly steel or sometimes copper (steel ones are costlier but better). The most important gaskets are on the oil pan (keeping oil in the pan while…

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Do You Have a Good Understanding of Your Cooling System?

If the temperature gauge on your vehicle begins to rise then there's almost certainly an issue with your cooling system. It could be a coolant leak, a faulty thermostat or something worst. Preventing a failure in your vehicle's cooling system requires that you stay on top of its maintenance.

Maintenance of your vehicle's cooling system shouldn't be difficult once you learn the different components of the system and their function. The water pump circulates coolant throughout the cooling system and engine. The thermostat regulates the right operating temperature...

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Learn How to Keep Your Muffler in Top Shape

The exhaust system on your vehicle is more than just keeping things quiet. It’s a complicated system that’s also responsible for managing the fumes that result from the engine’s fuel and air mixture. The system monitors the toxicity level and adjusts it before emitting it into the atmosphere.

The exhaust system begins work on the engine cylinders. That’s where the exhaust manifold first comes into contact with the fuel and air mixture. From there, it’s sent to the oxygen sensor where the quality is analyzed. If it passes, the combination continues to the catalytic converter…

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Prepare for a Road Trip to Have a Fun Road Trip

If you are going to have a fun time outside of the York area, exploring the world through a road trip, you need to spend time preparing for that road trip. You need to spend time getting your car and your things ready to go.

You should have your car looked at before you head off on a road trip, and we are here to handle the work of checking that car for you. You can trust us to do the full checkup that your car needs before your road trip. You should pack for your road trip by including…

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Kitty Litter, Salt or Sand for the Road?


There are those time when winter weather can reap havoc on our cars when the vehicle becomes stuck and the tires just spin no matter how much gas you give it. What does one use?

Everyone hears about the uses of products like cat litter, salt and or sand. Individuals may have their preferences according to their own successes, but which one is really the more reasonable one to use?

Cat litter can provide good traction if used in a dryer environment. Kitty litter when exposed to moisture will quickly turn to a thick clay which will become slippery.


 
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Keep Your Vehicle from Hydroplaning

You are anxious to get to your destination, but the rain that has gathered on the road is making you a little nervous. It is important for you to think about your safety more than you need to be at your destination at a specific time. Drive safe to avoid hydroplaning.

When you see water collected on the road, you should turn off cruise control right away. You need to be in full control of your car, and you need to be able to easily slow the vehicle down. It is also important for you to adjust your speeds and…

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How to Stay Safe During a Roadside Emergency

Safety comes first with driving, especially during a roadside emergency. It's not always as simple as getting your car over to the shoulder lane. Other steps should be followed to make it as hassle-free as possible.

Cars are heavy objects. Be sure to pay attention to all the traffic behind you if your motor vehicle shuts down during a routine commute. Your warning lights may appear, or the vehicle's brakes may not operate. Cut on your emergency lights and move over until you near the right-hand side of the road.

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Keep Your Vehicle Running This Winter

You want to make sure that you keep your gas topped up at all times. If you don't, you may run out of gas, or you may even cause damage to your parts. If your gas level gets too low, you will end up with more sludge and gunk that will go through your fuel filter and potentially clog it up. You will also get air going through your fuel pump, and that can cause it to overheat.

Make sure that you get your vehicle serviced before the cold winter months so that you get the correct fluids in…

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