Issues With Your Tire Pressure Light? Here's What to Look Out For

It's always a good idea to keep a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle, but many newer models come equipped with tire pressure sensors. These sensors will alert you if the pressure inside of your vehicle is too low or too high. It's important that your tires have an exact amount of pressure in them so they can safely keep you on the road.

As with any feature on your vehicle, tire pressure sensors can require repair or service themselves. You can usually narrow this problem down by checking all four of your tires. If their pressure is…

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Ways to Improve Your Credit Scores

Buying a new or used car is a large transaction, and we at Bowman Commercial want you to be an informed buyer aware of all the options available to you. If you’re like most drivers, you may need financing to make the purchase. Having good credit scores is an important step towards obtaining financing. The better your credit scores, the better financing deals you’ll be offered. Here are some ways to improve your credit scores.
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• Pay your bills – Your credit history makes up 35% of your credit scores so always pay the bills on time.
• Read your credit…
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Replace Your Belts and Hoses Before a Major Breakdown

It's hot outside and you hear a hissing sound coming from underneath your hood. Otherwise, maybe you hear a squealing sound in cold weather. Either way, these signs could mean expensive repairs on your vehicle. At Bowman Commercial, we're committed to helping you avoid unexpected and costly auto repairs, so we would like to tell you more about belts and hoses so that you can do preventative maintenance before small problems become big ones.

One of your hoses is responsible for sending coolant to your radiator. Without this coolant, your car can overheat, resulting in damage to your…

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Your Annual Alignment Service

Let this blog post from us at Bowman Commercial remind you that your vehicle needs periodic alignment adjustments. This service can improve your drives' smoothness, and it can help your tires' treads last longer.

We use an alignment tester to evaluate your tires, wheels and related components. It provides key measurements like toe, camber and caster. Toe is simply where a tire points when your steering wheel is straight. We want neutral, straight readouts, but we sometimes see tires that point right or left. Camber deals with tires leaning in or out when viewed from above. 

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Car Maintenance Tips For The Spring Season

Look at your vehicle as spring approaches and decide that you will take care of it how it should be taken care of from a maintenance prospective. In other words, don’t let things slide any more as you come out of the winter season. It is easy to bury our heads in the sand and pretend like there are no problems, but this is not advisable. There are some basic pieces of maintenance to take care of now.

 

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Chevrolet Colorado: Hardworking, Tech-Rich Pickup

Chevrolet Colorado is not only a favorite among our Bowman Commercial team, It's an enormously popular pickup in the midsize category. Fans love how Colorado tows heavy and excels in off-road conditions. We love all of this as well as Colorado's diverse suite of technology features.

Smartphone Compatible Apps 

Thanks to the myChevrolet App, your smartphone can double as a key fob and remote control for the Colorado. The app lets you lock doors, unlock doors, start the engine remotely, honk the horn and locate your vehicle on a map. You can also check 

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Snow Tires: Three Different Types to Consider

Driving on snow, ice, and slush can be dangerous, especially if you don't have the right tires on your car. Winter tires, also known as snow tires, are designed to provide maximum traction in bad winter weather. If you're thinking about adding winter tires, you need to know the three most common types.

Studded winter tires have metal studs within the treads. These studs dig into the frozen surface, providing needed traction. Some have permanent studs, while others have studs that can be removed until needed. Today's tire technology has advanced and studless winter tires are more…

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How Does Windshield Repair Work?

Don't ignore a seemingly small chip in a windshield. The crack could expand and make the vehicle unsafe to drive. An extended chip usually means a full windshield replacement is unavoidable. Relying on insurance or warranties to cover the loss might lead to disappointments, too. Turning to windshield chip repair work may provide the perfect solution.

Windshield chip repair follows a two-step process. Special tool technology first forces air out of the chip, and then the fills the chip with resin. The resin soon hardens as it cures. Once the curing completes, the annoying chip no longer 

 

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Two Things That Drivers Should Know About Their Motor Oil

Misconceptions about motor oil abound. At Bowman Commercial, we want to help Clarkston drivers identify common motor oil myths and unlearn them. After all, when you have the right information about your car's maintenance needs, you can make timely and informed decisions.

Different Vehicles Have Different Oil Change Schedules

Most drivers believe that oil changes should always be performed every 3,000 miles. In truth, however, some cars only need to have this service performed once every 7,000 miles. Fortunately, determining the right schedule for this service isn't rocket science. 
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The Benefits of Cleaning Your Car

At Bowman Commercial, we want all of our customers to be well-informed about how to keep their cars in great condition. For this reason, we recommend washing your car on a weekly or bi-monthly basis, allowing your vehicle to not accrue any damage due to lack of care.

Washing your car has many benefits that will help your vehicle stay efficient and have a longer lifespan. For example, cleaning your car on a regular basis can help prevent potential exterior damage. This is because your car's exterior paint can wear down over time, making it more susceptible to damage…

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