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When is it Time for Fuel System Service?

How to do you know when it's time for fuel system service? Our Diffee Lincoln service department team gets this question frequently. They compiled this short explanation and checklist for your info.

When to Get Fuel System Service

There are no hard and fast rules about when to get fuel system service. However, some components of your car's fuel system may require routine service every 30,000 miles or less. Listen and look for common signs of a dirty fuel system:

  • Your car starts roughly
  • Your car shudders when idling
  • Your car loses power during towing or uphill…
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How to Locate and Deal With Recalls

As part of the high customer service standards to which we hold our Diffee Lincoln team members, we all know how to locate and deal properly with recalls. You might be surprised that we don't have special access to recall info that you don't have. Here's a brief explanation of recalls, how to check for them and what to do about them.

Recalls 101

Recalls come from manufacturers or the NHTSA when your tires, car seats, motor vehicle equipment or your vehicle presents a safety risk. Recalls may result in repurchase of your vehicle or a safety…

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Keep Your Engine Cool

If you notice the temperature gauge going up in your car while you're driving in El Reno, you need to safely stop your vehicle so that it can cool off. One way to try to salvage your motor is by turning off your air conditioner and turning on the defroster to hot. When the heater is on, the hot air under your hood will be pulled through, helping to cool off the motor.

Look for any leaks in the coolant system itself. An evident sign that there is a problem is coolant on the ground. Pay attention to how…

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Don't Do Shortcuts on Your Brakes

Your braking system is one of the most important components on your vehicle, so you shouldn't neglect it. The noise of worn out brake pads and rotors will probably get to you long before you're in danger or having problems stopping, but you should still know that cutting corners to save money can make your vehicle less safe to drive and could cost you more money in the long run. At Diffee Lincoln, were happy to tell you some of the ways that people neglect their brakes and why you should just get your brakes done.

The first…

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Regular Alignment Service

One of the major reasons why drivers in El Reno schedule an appointment with the service department at Diffee Lincoln is to have their vehicle alignment inspected and adjusted. This frequently happens after a major accident because the impact throws off the wheel alignment.

Even if you haven't had a major accident, you may still need to have your vehicle alignment inspected. Typically, a manufacturer will recommend having this service performed by an experienced mechanic about every six months or 6,000 miles. Wheel alignment and 

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Hydroplaning Is A Serious Issue You Can Avoid

Hydroplaning is one of the scariest things that can happen to a person as they drive along. It happens when tires meet water on slick roads. As soon as the thunderstorms start to roll in, drivers should be aware of the risks that they run into. Hydroplaning puts everyone at risk but they are tips to help avoid it.

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Refresh Your Vehicle's Exterior With Touch Up Paint

Don't worry about the inevitable scratch or ding in your vehicle's paint. We're here to help you cover any such unsightly blemishes. Follow these directions, and you'll soon be back to cruising El Reno streets in style.

Finding Your Color

If you're in the market for automotive paint, you need to find a shade that matches the color code issued by the factory that manufactured your vehicle. This number may be found in the owner's manual, near the dashboard's VIN plate, and a variety of other locations. When in doubt, search the internet…
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Service Your Exhaust and Muffler System at Diffee Lincoln

What is the difference between a muffler and an exhaust? The exhaust is the piping that is bolted on to the engine head and goes back towards the muffler. The muffler is piping that comes after the exhaust and out the back of the vehicle to help get rid of toxic hydrocarbons and quiet the sound of the vehicle.

It's important to have a good functioning exhaust system for the following reasons:

  • Better fuel economy
  • Quieter sounding vehicle
  • Better performance
Possible Signs That You Need a Muffler or Exhaust Service

Your exhaust...

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Keep These Principles in Mind When You Have a Flat Tire

Even though tires are becoming more durable, they are still not perfect. You can encounter a flat tire at the worst possible moment. In the end, you will want to keep these principles in mind when you go to fix that flat tire.

The first thing you will want to do is find a safe place to park the vehicle. You need to have room to safely move around. You certainly do not want to have to worry about oncoming cars that could potentially hit you. Safety is key here.

Before you begin to actually change the tire...
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Getting Ready to Survive Winter

It is fall, and it is only a matter of time before winter hits in full swing. Therefore, you want to be ready for the extreme cold weather that is accompanied by the winter season. There are a few things that you can get and put together in order to handle the winter.

One of the things you need is a kit. This type of kit will help you survive the winter. One thing you can do when making a kit at home is to make sure that you have enough water and food for three days in case of…

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