What to Know About Wheel Alignments from Bowman Commercial

Has your car been pulling to one direction lately when you drive? Maybe it just doesn't seem to be handling well. There's a chance your wheels could be out of alignment. Here's what you need to know.

Other common names for this service are tire alignment and front end alignment. Whatever you call it, an alignment is actually the adjustment of a vehicle's suspension and steering. This, in turn, sets the tires in the proper direction. The right alignment for each vehicle is specific to the manufacturer's recommendations for that make and model. 

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Watch for These Issues to Know When Your Ignition Requires Servicing

Starting your car may seem easy. Yet, it involves a complex set of actions that gets engine going, and it all begins with the ignition. The electrical system goes into action and starts the engine when you turn the key in the ignition. If the ignition switch malfunctions, you cannot start your car. There are a few things to look for that can be a warning sign of ignition failure. Bring your vehicle to Bowman Commercial when you notice any of these problems.

The first sign of ignition problems is the inability to turn the key in the ignition. 

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A Brief Explanation of the Transfer Case in Your Car

The transmission is a complex system of gears and shafts that transfer power from the engine to the drivetrain, where it's sent through another set of gears and shafts to a differential. The differential then sends power out to each wheel to spin at the same speed. It's an incredibly intricate system that makes your car function.

How does your car know when to send power outwards instead of letting it travel straight down? That's where your transfer case comes in!

A transfer case is essentially 

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Applying Touch Up Paint

Applying touch up paint can make your vehicle look like it is brand new. One of the most important things that you can do is ensure that you choose a color that matches. You can consult with your local dealer to find the paint that is right for your vehicle. You may also want to test the paint on a separate piece of metal in order to ensure that it is the right choice.

Proper preparation is extremely important. 

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Understanding Brake Fluid

Without brake fluid there to amplify the amount of pressure your foot places on the brake pedal, you’d be unable to stop your vehicle. This vital additive to your braking system is similar in composition to motor oil, and like motor oil, it can break down over time when exposed to contaminants and moisture. It should be changed every three years.

Leaks in the hoses that hold the fluid can also drop the level too low for the system to function. If you spot an oily, yellowish fluid pooling under your vehicle, you’ll need to bring your car…

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Even Wear and Tire With Tire Rotations

Maintaining your tires is essential so that you can safely drive your vehicle around Clarkston. One way to ensure that they get even wear and tear is by having them rotated. While most tires are designed so that they will last for hundreds of miles, you want to make sure there are no slick or worn areas that develop, especially on the outer edge of the front tires.

You should try to have your tires rotated at Bowman Commercial every other oil change it at all possible. If you notice any abnormal wear on any of 

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Why Your Car's Engine Might Be Overheating

Your car’s engine is probably the vehicle’s most important part, so you want to take care of issues like overheating as soon as possible. If the engine overheats, if could cause serious problems. The engine overheating may be something minor or something serious that can damage the engine. The important thing is to address the problem and bring your vehicle to the dealership for service. There are many reasons why the engine might be overheating.

  • Not having the correct amount of coolant in the vehicle
  • Water pump is not working correctly.
  • The heater core is plugged.
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Towing Guide

Taking the proper precautions will ensure that towing is a smooth experience for you. Before you tow anything, you need to make sure that the vehicle maintenance is up-to-date. The tires need to be in good shape. You should also have the coolant level, transmission fluid level and engine oil level checked. Additionally, you need to have the tire pressure checked. It is always a good idea for you to have a spare tire.

You should choose the right hitch. There are some vehicles that come with their own hitch.

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The Top Reasons Why Tire Pressure Matters

For some Clarkston drivers, tire pressure is only a point of concern when their tires become visibly flat. However, absent of standard air pressure in each tire, operating your vehicle simply isn't safe. At Bowman Commercial, we want to share a few reasons why.

Under-Inflated Tires Will Leave You Struggling to Control Your Vehicle

When a tire is under-inflated, more of its surface touches the ground. This can cause your steering wheel to pull sharply to the left or right. It will also make it more difficult to take evasive action in the event that the unexpected ever occurs…

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What Sets the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Apart From the Rest

We've seen tons of trucks at Bowman Commercial, but none as fierce as the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. Plus, the available multiflex tailgate offers unprecedented functionality. This truck's sleek interior is complete with 2 color options, and you can pick from 8 exterior options.

Driving through Clarkston in this will be an experience you can't miss, thanks to its aesthetics. Inside the cab, you'll have a panoramic view of the outside, thanks to multiple camera angles. The designers have put up to 15 lenses on this year's model, and you can view them on the…

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