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The Right Way to Safely Change a Flat Tire

To make sure you can change a flat tire easily, make sure you have a spare with air, a tire iron, and a working jack, in the trunk at all times. Get the car to a flat area off the road. It is fine to ride the rim a few feet to get the car away from oncoming traffic.

Loosen the lugs slightly, then safely position the car jack under a steel support or part of the frame. Once the flat tire is not in contact with the road, loosen all the nuts and place them safely to the side…

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Car Battery Testing Basics Using a Voltmeter

If the battery in your car is showing signs of failing, you can test the strength today with a simple voltmeter.

Before opening the hood and making your way to the battery, be sure the car engine is off and you are wearing safely eye-wear and some heavy-duty gloves.

The voltmeter is a simple device that only has two color cables, one black and the other red.

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When You Need New Headlights

Having good working headlights can mean the difference between you seeing or not seeing something clearly at night. What may appear to be a headlight issue, may just be a minor burnt out bulb. Visit us at Cook Mazda and let us look at your vehicle and advise you accordingly.

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What Should You Know about Break Fluid?

Brake fluid, the hydraulic fluid that fills the brake lines in your car, is responsible for making your brakes stop the car when you press your foot on the brake pedal. Your car's owner's manual will provide information about how often brake fluid should be changed for safe, efficient driving.

Brake fluid can also degrade during normal driving conditions, and manufacturers typically specify the type and grade of fluid each vehicle requires. If the fluid has deteriorated, or there are other signs of braking system trouble, it should be changed. Cars may require a change of brake fluid…

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Be Aware of Changing Tire Pressures

The weather happens to play a major role in how you inflate your car tires. It is that time of the year when you don’t want to overinflate your tires. On the other hand, underinflating our tires during the winter season is also a major problem. So, how do you make sure you don’t spoil your tires as a result of different weather conditions?

Most modern cars come with a tire pressure monitoring system that is activated the moment you deviate from the recommended inflation pressure on your tires. In the case where your car does not have…

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Why It's Important to Keep Your Gas Tank Full in the Wintertime

One habit to form that will pay huge dividends in the wintertime is to keep the gas tank in your car filled as much as possible. As the days get colder, it seems that time gets away from us and we don't always think that the cold will affect our vehicles.

When our gas tank is low on fuel that means that there is more air in the tank. There are false rumors that we get better gas mileage when our gas tank is kept low, but that is the farthest thing from the truth. A fuller tank will…

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Reasons to Have Regular Fluid Maintenance

Regular fluid maintenance is the most important thing to keep in mind. This is because fluids tend to deteriorate after a specified period. Our team in Cook Mazda is available to check on the fluids any time you need to do a check-up to avoid additional expenses. Some of the fluids you need to understand their importance and when to check on them include the following:

Our Aberdeen, MD showroom has skilled team members who will help with your car’s fluid maintenance at any time. Book an appointment with us today to get more information about fluid maintenance!

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Don't ignore warning indicator lights, take your vehicle to Cook Mazda's service center

Our lives often become so hectic and busy that it's very easy to ignore or overlook a warning indicator light in our vehicles. Cook Mazda wants to remind our customers and drivers in and around the Aberdeen area just how important paying mind to a warning indicator light is, especially when it comes to your safety and the health of your vehicle.

 

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Warning indicator lights were designed to alert you to a problem or potential problem that is affecting your vehicle. Whether it's the…

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New vehicle specials just in time for the holidays at Cook Mazda

The holidays are knocking at our doors and Cook Mazda knows our customers throughout Aberdeen, Bel Air, Perry Hall and Middle River are always hip to saving some cash, which is why we think checking out our new vehicle special offers is always the right idea.

 

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Along with new vehicle specials we also offer used vehicles specials, special deals on parts and services. You might want to check out

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