Car Battery Service & Replacement

Most car batteries will last five or six years. However, you should always be on the lookout for signs that indicate you need to get your car battery replaced. One of the signs that you may notice is a slow starting engine. Your battery tends to be less effective over time. That is why it will take your engine longer to start. Your check engine light may be on. This light can be on for a variety of reasons. You should see a mechanic if the check engine light is on.

 

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

If your tire pressure light is illuminated, you need to take action. Driving with under-inflated tires can lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced vehicle handling. There are many reasons why the light may come on, but there is one thing that all of them have in common: the sooner you take care of it, the better. So, here are some of the most common reasons your tire pressure light is illuminated:

- The spare tire has not been removed.

If you don't use it, remove it! Of course, if a flat occurred and you've put the 

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Types of Winter Tires

No matter what type of driving you do, it's important to have the right tires on your car. That includes winter tires! Not all types are created equal, so this blog post will help walk you through the different options and give you some tips for choosing the best ones.

1. How do I know when I need winter tires? When is it necessary to use winter tires instead of all-seasons?

Winter tires are definitely recommended for areas that experience harsh winter weather, but they can also be beneficial in some milder climates. In most places, the best time…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

If you're driving on icy roads, it's important to know how to correct a slide. There are three techniques:

1) counter-steer;

2) drift and steer;

3) power steering. Let's take a look at each one in detail.

1) COUNTER-STEER

Turning a corner on slippery ice can be challenging because you may lose control of the steering wheel when trying to make your vehicle follow the direction the road is taking. To correct this, turn in the opposite direction of where you want to go; for example, if you need to make a left turn, you need to…

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Winter is a time of year that can be challenging and difficult for some people. There are many things to worry about: the cold, snow, ice, and more. A winter survival kit will help you prepare for anything this season throws at you. In this blog post we have gathered some creative ideas on what to include in your survival kit as well as how to make it!

You can never be too prepared! See our ideas below.

What to include in your winter survival kit:

  • Tent/Sleeping bag- You might get stuck out in the wild or you could…
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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Technology Impresses

The new Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is flush with an abundance of technology offerings that work together to deliver a connected drive. This capable heavy-duty pickup truck will impress with every turn of the road in Clarkston. This is a great time to check us out at Bowman Commercial and learn more about these features.

The heart and soul of the Silverado 2500HD's technology interface is its Infotainment 3 software. This package comes complete with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivities. In addition to the touch-sensitive display screen and voice command capabilities

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Preparing Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

To have a safe towing experience, you need to do a couple of things. First, your vehicle should be well maintained and in top shape to ensure you and your family are safe identical to other road users.

Ensure your tires and shocks are in excellent condition so that you do not risk losing a tire. Also, ensure you have a spare tire in place. Ensure your hitch is in perfect condition and is the right one for load you want to tow on the camper. A hitch that cannot hold a larger camper is not recommended. Ensure the camper…

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Back-to-School Auto Maintenance

The calm before school starts up again is the perfect time to have your vehicle serviced. A service appointment catches any issues and restores your vehicle to a level of fitness necessary to handle busy daily commutes through Clarkston. What maintenance should you get? Our Bowman Commercial team has your short checklist.

Back-to-School Auto Service 101

If possible, plan your vehicle's factory-schedule maintenance for two weeks before school starts. Scheduled maintenance includes different service at different time intervals, but most auto service techs are happy to check major 

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Apple CarPlay Overview

Apple CarPlay is a new technology that allows you to use your iPhone to control the infotainment system in your vehicle. Instead of needing an integrated GPS navigation system, CarPlay allows you to use your iPhone to stream its navigation system to the screen in your vehicle.

This is great because today's iPhones have a much more robust and up-to-date GPS and mapping system than you would expect to find in a dedicated GPS device. CarPlay also allows you to stream music, audiobooks, podcasts, and other forms of audio. This is great because instead of having to look down…

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How to Know it's Time to Repair Your Brake Pedal

Brakes are one of the most important things to maintain on your car. Failure to do this can result in a disaster. There are signs to watch for to make sure you stay safe on the road. Watch for these.

What's that noise? If you're hearing squeaks and grinding, you are in danger. It means your brakes need repair. It could also mean that you need brake pads or a rotor replaced. Your ABS system could need a relay repair. Only a professional can diagnose what it needs.

 

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