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Practice Proper Transfer Case Maintenance

All 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles have a transfer case that is part of the vehicle's drivetrain system. On a 4-wheel drive vehicle, the transfer case allows the vehicle to shift in and out of 4-wheel drive mode. On an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the transfer case shifts power back and forth between the axles as needed for the best traction control.

Just like the other important parts of your vehicle, the transfer case will require maintenance in order for it to remain functioning properly. Whenever you have the vehicle in for an oil change, you should also have the…

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Engine Cooling & Radiator Service--Too Hot to Handle

Your car should look hot, but we don't want your car to run hot. Your car's engine can get as hot as 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is important for combustion, but your cars cooling system works in conjunction to maintain a safe temperature to prevent damage.

Your car's cooling system consists of radiator, hoses, and thermostat which can cause a serious problem if worn or defective. The car owner should take precautions to ensure the proper workings of their car's cooling system. Serious signs that your car's engine isn't working is fluids under the…

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Keep Your Windshield Clean This Winter

There are a growing number of people who are wondering why it is important for them to have a clean windshield. Well, the answer is easy. A clean windshield using wiper fluid allows a driver to see what is coming at them. This may be in the form of a vehicle that has changed lanes, an animal that has stumbled onto the road, or road debris left by another vehicle.

By being able to have a clean windshield, a driver will be able to take the necessary steps to also avoid any obstructions that are on the road. 

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Why Are Genuine OEM Parts a Better Option for Your Imported Vehicle?

Buying and using aftermarket parts for your car may seem like the cheaper option when searching for which parts and accessories are the best fit for your vehicle. Usually people find these parts online and then find a local service shop to complete the repair themselves, but here at United Imports, we know that this is almost always a bad idea.

 

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Seasonal Maintenance is Important for Safe Travels as the Seasons Change

Even here in San Jose, CA, when the weather changes and seasons come to an end, there are a few things that you should do to your performance vehicle as the seasons start to change, especially when travelling to cold weather states. Here at United Imports, we want your vehicle to continue to perform at the highest level long into the future, and the best way to ensure that is by bringing your vehicle into it's OEM service center…

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Move Over: It’s Now the Law

Most drivers know that when they see emergency lights in their rearview mirror, they need to pull over to the shoulder so the emergency vehicles can get past them. The reason for that is because someone’s life could be on the line. However, what most people fail to realize is that when they see a tow truck on the side of the road helping a broken down motorist, they are required to slow down and move over as well.

Now the reasoning for that is to protect the tow truck driver. 

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What is the Value of AWD and 4WD Vehicles?

Here at UNITED IMPORTS, we understand that Four-Wheel Drive, often referred to as 4WD, and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) sound just about the same to most San Jose drivers. It's okay, if it does. After all, any deviance from the typical Front- or Rear-Wheel Drive systems commands attention. The easiest way to decide if your adventures require the use of 4WD or AWD is to know what type of weather and terrains that you will navigate.

If you plan to occasionally travel off-road on rocky, wet or tricky terrain, then 4WD may be an excellent option for you. 

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Ending Your Lease

Your current vehicle lease is going to be ending soon and now that you have been notified, there are some factors that you will need to consider moving forward. We here at United Imports know that this can be overwhelming, especially if you lost track of time and did not realize that you would soon need to make this decision.

 

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