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Signs You Need Brake Service

Neglecting to have your brakes regularly serviced is not a good idea. It can result in more damage over time and affect the resale value of your vehicle. Keep the following signs in mind to decide whether you need a brake inspection or repair.

When you press down on the brake pedal, you may notice that it feels like pressing on a sponge. It also may take pressing down lower than usual to get the brakes to work. Any vibrations or shaking when you try to brake are also signs of a brake problem. It may take longer for you…

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When You Should Get an Alignment?

At O.C. Welch Lincoln, our vehicle alignment service helps keep our customers safe on the road and enjoying the steering and handling of their vehicles as intended. Vehicle alignment affects the direction and handling of your car in very significant ways.

An obvious sign that your alignment requires adjustment is feeling any vibration through your steering wheel when driving. You could also feel a tug of your car to one side while trying to keep it straight. When you have to turn your wheel to one side or the other to keep the car driving forward, this is a…

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The Details of Automotive Gaskets

The gaskets that are present on your automobile are special seals that fill up the gap between two different parts or components. The goal is to prevent or stop any leaks from occurring during compression. Typically, automotive gaskets are made from steel or rubber. Silicone, fiberglass, cork, and plastic polymer are also potential materials.

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Practice Safety in a Roadside Emergency

In the event of a breakdown, a blow-out, or any other emergency situation, it may be necessary for you to stop your vehicle along the side of the road. If this happens to you, do your best to stay calm and assess the situation with a clear mind.

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Simple Strategies For Protecting Your Car From Salt Corrosion

Salt has been the preferred de-icing agent for many municipalities since the 1930s. This is due in large part to its affordable cost, its ease of application, and its ease of storage. Sadly, however, although salt is incredibly effective at creating safe, passable roads during times of cold and inclement weather, it can also be very detrimental to vehicles. At O.C. Welch Lincoln, we want to help locals avoid the ravages of salt corrosion.

Know Which Areas Of Your Car Are Most Vulnerable To Salt Damage

Certain areas of your car are more vulnerable to salt corrosion than others…

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Winter Driving Tips for Safety

If you've ever driven on a wintry road before, then you know what a challenge it can be. If you're dealing with snow, ice and sleet, the roads can quickly become very slipper and unsafe to navigate. If you have the option to stay indoors during bad weather, then this is the safest decision to make. If you have to get somewhere, some winter driving tips can help keep you and others safe.

Have routine maintenance performed on your vehicle before the winter arrives. Winter can be hard on your vehicle. Keep an eye on the condition of…

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Fuel Economy Tips To Help You Recognize Tremendous Savings At The Pump

Fuel economy is a key concern for many Hardeeville drivers. Even before considering fast-rising gas prices, many people are already spending veritable fortunes at the pump. At O.C. Welch Lincoln, we're delighted to share a few foolproof strategies for reducing your spending in this area.

Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

A well-maintained car will always get better gas mileage than will one that's been left in a state of neglect. Adhering to a regular tune-up schedule might feel like a chore, but it will help you keep more of your hard-won cash in your pocket in the long…
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Oversteer vs Understeer - What's the Difference?

At O.C. Welch Lincoln, we want to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly so that you can drive with ease around Hardeeville. Oversteer and understeer are two common terms that relate to your vehicle's driving dynamics. Read on to learn the difference between oversteer and understeer.

Understeer occurs if the car turns less than you command when you're steering, and oversteer happens when the vehicle turns more than you command. If you have a vehicle with rear-wheel drive, oversteer is more likely to occur. Understeer is more commonly seen in vehicles with front-wheel drive. 

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