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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

It is important for you to keep your tires clean. This not only helps them look great, but it also prevents tire damage. You need rags and cleaners that are specifically designed for tires. Before you apply the cleaning solution, you will need to spray the tires. The next step is to let the cleaning solution sit on the tires for a few minutes. This helps break up the dirt and grim that has built up on the tires.

You will need a soft or medium-bristled brush to clean the tires. This will remove the dirt and grim. Rinse all…

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Handling a Roadside Emergency in Plover

A roadside emergency can happen to anyone. You can get a flat tire, run out of gas, or worse. As a responsible driver, you will want to know how to handle these situations.

At Mark Toyota, we believe having a roadside emergency kit is one of the best things you can do. It should include a flashlight and multi-purpose tool, as well as jumper cables, in case you can fix the problem on your own. You should also have a cell phone charger, blankets, water, and snacks. In the winter, add an extra blanket.

If you do not know what…

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

You will likely notice if your battery is getting weak. However, you should test your battery regularly regardless of whether you notice that something is wrong with it. Proactively testing your battery can potentially stop it from failing. You will need to turn your headlights on without starting your car. Allow them to stay on for 10 to 15 minutes. Start your car and see how bright the headlights are. If the headlights are dim, then you most likely need a new battery.

You can also check your battery for corrosion. An old toothbrush and baking soda can be used…

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How To Prepare For A Roadside Emergency

Given just how extensively they're used, even the very best vehicles can experience problems at the worst possible times. Roadside emergencies are something that most Plover motorists will deal with at one time or another. Getting ready for these events before they occur is a great way to limit the resulting problems. At Mark Toyota, we're committed to helping drivers prepare for the unexpected.

Make Sure That Your Vehicle Is Visible To Other Drivers

When you can, steer the car to road's shoulder, the emergency lane, or any other safe, out-of-the-way space. 
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Don't Allow Myths Cause Motor Oil Confusion

Think you know all there is to know about your car's motor oil needs? Read on to learn the truth about some common myths.

Are you faithfully changing your vehicle's motor oil every 3,000 miles? That might be the wrong thing to do. Check your vehicle owner's manual to see manufacturer guidelines. Some recommend letting their vehicles go much farther than 3,000 miles before swapping oil. Don't be confused about the "W" on the oil container. The myth is that it stands for weight, but it actually stands for winter. Temperature changes cause changes…

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The Benefits of Choosing a Toyota

Making a Toyota your next vehicle entitles you to a no-cost maintenance plan and 24-hour roadside assistance. For two years or the first 25,000 miles, qualified Toyota technicians make sure your new vehicle continues providing outstanding performance. Toyota sends you timely reminders when routine service is needed so you do not have to keep track of the schedule. The ToyotaCare Advantage package includes oil and filter changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections that include checking and maintaining all fluid levels.

You will be happy to know that the two-year road...

 
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The Muffler and Exhaust of Your Car

Your vehicle’s exhaust system has many parts. They include the muffler, catalytic converter, and exhaust pipe. The exhaust components reduce noises heard by passengers and prevent too many harmful emissions like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and nitrogen oxide from reaching the cabin and the atmosphere. A system that runs well boosts engine performance.

A poorly functioning one can cause your car to fail its emissions test. Vibrations in your steering wheel, pedals or seat could mean a leak in your exhaust system or a hole in it. The loss of power and bad fuel economy are...

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What Does Synthetic Oil Do For Your Car?

More vehicle manufacturers are specifying that their cars need synthetic oil for proper engine performance. Petroleum scientists have used technology to develop synthetic motor oil that has the optimal molecular structure to protect car engines.

Synthetic motor oil has been designed to protect cars from a variety of problems. Some performance advantages include better lubrication in extremely low and extremely high temperatures. The synthetic oil also breaks down less than traditional motor oil and has a higher viscosity index, which helps it protect engine parts better.

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Is Synthetic Oil Right For My Car?

There are three different types of motor oil for your car. You have the choice of conventional oil, a conventional and synthetic blend or a full synthetic oil. What's the difference?

Conventional oil is the type of oil that driver's have been using for decades. It provides adequate protection for your vehicle's engine if you aren't using your vehicle in extreme conditions.

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Why Winter Wiper Blades are the Best Choice this Season

As the colder weather gets here, time is running out to make all those changes to your vehicle to prepare for the winter weather. The one thing you should not neglect this year is getting a new set of winter wiper blades.

Winter wiper blades were designed to handle when severe snow arrives. Your old wiper blades couldn't move that snow load, but your new blades certainly can. These seasonal wipers will not bend and will gently move that snow so you can see clearly when driving. If ice gets into the framework of the wipers, it makes it…

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