What’s an Alternator?

Your car relies on a device known as an alternator to charge the battery and power the car's electrical system when the engine is running. In years past, automobiles used generators to charge the battery and power the electrical system. With advanded technology, alternators are now the standard and provide enough current to power lights, […]

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Preservation During Precipitation: Vehicle Maintenance for Rainy Weather

Springtime can be rainy, and drivers should plan to be extra cautious when there is precipitation. When it comes to vehicle maintenance for wet weather, don't take any shortcuts. You need to pay specific attention to your windshield wipers and fluid, tire tread and pressure, battery, air cabin filter, and any possible leaks in your sunroof. Seasonal […]

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Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balance: What’s the Difference?

Certain automotive terms can sound similar and may even be confused with one another. An example is wheel balance and wheel alignment. Both are necessary to extend the life and performance of your tires, but they are different forms of maintenance. Wheel balancing is usually required more frequently, while an alignment might not be needed as often.  Tire/wheel […]

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Shop Talk: Sound Like a Pro with These Proper Auto Terms – Part II

"Shop Talk," or terms used by automotive professionals, can be confusing to the average automobile owner. Even some of the most common words can be misused or confused with others if you aren't in the business. To develop good communication with your AAA Car Care Center technician, it helps to know the basics before you bring your […]

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Spring Cleaning for Your Vehicle: Inside & Out

After a few months of colder temperatures and unpredictable weather, your car can take a beating. Dirt and grime can build up on the exterior paint and de-icer plus salt can rust the undercarriage of your vehicle, while stains from mud and spilled coffee can ruin your seats and carpeting. With warmer weather just around the corner, it's […]

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As Mileage Climbs, What Maintenance is Crucial?

With many new cars costing upwards of $30,000, people are holding onto their vehicles longer. Once your car is paid off, you may feel a little more at ease paying other monthly bills. With your new-found savings, be sure to put some aside for regular vehicle maintenance. As your mileage climbs, you will need to give it a little […]

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Little Known Perks & Services at AAA Car Care

AAA Car Care Center is not your typical service station. Yes, we inspect your vehicle and make repairs, but AAA members also enjoy many additional benefits. As experts in the automotive field, AAA technicians are passionate about cars. We deliver quality service to help extend the life of your vehicle, giving you peace of mind […]

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Tires 101

When you're driving, the only thing that stands between you and the road are your car's tires. Probably more important than most other auto parts, your tires are largely responsible for your safety while driving. Learning about your tires and maintaining them properly is important for you, your passengers, and the other drivers on the […]

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