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Types of Gaskets

A gasket is essential in many ways, but for you to use a gasket and get the right result, you have to pick a gasket made of a suitable material. Mostly, there are three types of gaskets. For starters, there are gaskets made of metal, non-metal, and those that are made of composite materials. Non-metallic gaskets are mainly made from materials like rubber, Teflon and non-asbestos fiber. They are also referred to as soft gaskets because of their non-metallic nature, and how easily they can be compressed. Moreover, they are also the cheapest type of gaskets, and they are readily…

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How to Fix Your Flat Tire In Three Easy Steps

There is a chance that you are going to get a flat tire. In order to get back on the road quickly, you will want to know what tools to use and what to do. Here is a quick guide on how to replace your flat tire. 

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First, get your vehicle to an area where you can work on your flat. You will want to have enough room to move around your vehicle. When you have found the right place, put on your hazard lights and exit the vehicle. Then get the tools and the spare tire.

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What to Do During a Tire Blowout

One of the more frightening things that can happen to you on the road is to have a tire blow out. This usually happens when there's some kind of damage to the tire, such as wearing on the walls from hitting a curb or cracking because the rubber is old and dry. 

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Is There an Issue with Your Car's Fuel Economy?

Getting excellent fuel economy should be a top goal for car owners. Fuel costs run into thousands of dollars per year. Improving fuel efficiency cuts down those annual costs. There's no mystery as to why vehicles might suffer from poor gas mileage. Several common factors contribute to weak efficiency.

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Motor Oil Viscosity Explained

You know oil changes are essential to your car's longevity, but you might not understand motor oil viscosity ratings. We want to help educate you about automobiles at Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis, so we're happy to share our knowledge.

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Signs That You Need New Wiper Blades

We don't often think about the importance of wiper blades to a vehicle's operation until that rainy day comes. Then, we're glad they are in working order. Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis in St. Louis Park, MN wants you to know about some of the signs that will let you know that the wiper blades need to be replaced.

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Tire Rotations Makes Tires Last Longer

Tire rotations are a simple, yet ingenious way to extend a tire's effectiveness and usability. Mechanics achieve the proper placement of rotated tires by using patterns not totally familiar to the untrained eye: rearward cross; x-pattern; side-to-side and others that they employ to give the customer the best rotation specific to their vehicle.

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What is Happening with Your Exhaust System?

A glance at the fuel gauge leads you to believe something is wrong. Your car usually gets better gas mileage. The problem could be something minor or something severe. It bears mentioning you don't know what the issue is. The low gas mileage might even come from a leaking exhaust system.

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Is Brake Fluid Necessary?

Brake fluid, also referred to as hydraulic fluid, helps keep the moving components of your car's brake system functioning properly. Brake fluid is necessary for your car to stop when you push your brakes.

When your brake fluid is low, the amount of braking power your car has decreases. 

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