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Heat and Cold Weaken Batteries

Batteries operate smoothly in the temperature range of 30 through 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures that fall outside of that range tend to hurt battery performance and shorten its useful life. In warm weather, the chemical reaction inside the chambers speeds up and causes the fluid to evaporate. With too little fluid, the operation of the unit causes damage.

Great Falls drivers know that batteries often fail in freezing temperatures. Cold weather can damage batteries that have been weakened by hot weather. 

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Consider Headlight Service This Winter

Daylight saving is always something that people dread. You seem to leave for work in the morning when it is still dark out, and when you are returning home, the sun is already going down as well. Driving this frequently in the dark is something many people don't like because they find it hard to see well in the dark while they are on the road. What people don't realize is that there are some very simple things they can do to their vehicle that will help them see better and make them more safe during their commute…

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Try Servicing Your Battery Before You Replace it

We have all been there before: Trying to start our car, truck, or SUV and listening to it crank over and over again. Sometimes when this happens, you get lucky and it fires up. Sometimes it doesn't. Either way, it's never a good feeling knowing that you are starting to (or have already) lost your car battery.

But if it is still turning over, you might be able to save it. Before you replace it altogether, you can first try these steps recommended by the Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Great Falls service team and see if that…

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Keeping Your Gas Tank Full Is More Important in The Winter

Now that we are officially heading into winter, the dropping temperatures mean that your vehicle's maintenance needs will also be changing. One of the most important things that you can be doing this winter is to keep your gas tank full. This is not something that many people think about, but it can prevent some serious headaches for you down the road.

When your gas tank is empty, there is more room for air in it. And with the temperatures falling, that increases the chance for condensation build up. The condensation can drip down and work its way to…

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Be Prepared for Your Holiday Road Trip

There is nothing worse than lack of preparation when you are traveling across the state for days, even weeks on end. You could run into car trouble in the remotest of places, like something out of a horror movie. You could also get into an accident if your car is not ready for the trip. To avoid all this, we have a few pointers that you should check off your pre-road trip list.

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Know the Costs Before You Buy a New Car

If you are thinking about buying a car, you first have to figure out what the ongoing costs are going to be and then you can pick out the vehicle that you want to buy. You have to know what you will be paying in the future to keep driving your car so that you can know what you can afford.

It is important for you to think about insurance and its cost as you are looking to buy a vehicle.

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Dashboard Warning Lights Give You a Heads Up

The dashboard warning lights often give you a heads up on potential issues with your vehicle. This is why vehicle owners should pay close attention to the warning lights. It gives you an opportunity to get your vehicle serviced immediately.

What could the warning lights mean? There are a few possibilities. It might concern the oil pressure. The oil pressure warning means oil is low. This could be detrimental to your engine. Oil helps lubricate your motor. You'll want to check levels or have them checked by an expert as soon as possible.

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