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What are Some Common Motor Oil Myths?

Buying or leasing a new Honda or Chevrolet vehicle can often feel like an overwhelming experience. Not only do you need to consider monthly payments and choosing the right car for your needs, but you'll also need to think about all of the routine maintenance that needs to be done over the course of driving your vehicle. Oil changes are just one of these tasks, and there are a lot of different factors that go into that oil change.

Here at Susan's Auto Mall, we're no strangers to addressing motor oil myths from our customers. 

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Consider Seasonal Service Before Spring Break Adventures

Do you feel like winter was just last month? It was! Now spring is here and it is time for you to prepare for the warmer months ahead. Spring preparation seems endless, but we can take one thing off your list. Bring your vehicle to Susan's Auto Mall and we can get your vehicle ready for Spring Break for you.

Our auto service department can flush and top off all your fluids. If you are due for an oil change, we can do that as well. We can check your tires' tread and rotate them as they fit best…

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Getting the Condensation Out of Your Headlights

Condensation occurs in a headlight due to the compromise of seals or gaskets that protect the interior of the headlight from moisture. To ensure the condensation does not occur again, take your vehicle to our auto parts stores to have the seals professionally installed. Otherwise, you can do it yourself with no guarantee of results.

To remove condensation that already exists in your headlights, get yourself a silica gel pack and a lint-free cloth. Look into your owner’s manual for instruction to get into your headlight assembly. 

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2018 Honda Civic Springfield, IL


The 2018 Honda Civic is Fuel Efficient and Fun to Drive

You probably expect a compact car like the 2018 Honda Civic to be fuel efficient - and it is, but you may not have known how powerful and fun to drive it is. So much fun that Car and Driver named it one of the 10 Best Cars for 2018. Its powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine providing up to 158 horsepower for plenty…

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How to Manage Hydroplaning

People who drive often dread rainy weather. Rainy weather is nasty and miserable. It can in some cases even bring on panic-inducing hydroplaning. If you're a driver who ever finds yourself in the midst of a hydroplaning dilemma, you need to practice full composure. Don't freak out. Doing so won't make anything better. Remember, too, that hydroplaning usually is over pretty quickly.

Refrain from steering in an immoderate style. Refrain from brake hitting actions as well. These suggestions can be useful for people who don't want to make hydroplaning matters even worse. 

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Take Care of Your Tires by Rotating Them

You made an investment on the day that you picked out your tires and chose to purchase them. You should make the most of that investment by helping your tires stay in good shape and stay fit for use on your vehicle. Rotating the tires is important when it comes to caring for them.

When you rotate your tires, you take a tire that is wearing down on one side, and you put it in a place where it will no longer receive wear on that side. It is important for you to help your tires wear evenly by moving…

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Important Information About Brake Pads

The brake pad is placed between the caliper piston and the rotor on vehicles that have disc brakes. The pad acts as protection between the caliper and the rotor each time the brake pedal is pressed. Without this padding, these two components will rub against each other and make it harder for the car or truck to stop.

There is a significant amount of friction each time the brake is used. Therefore, the brake pad will wear down and need to be replaced on a regular basis. Buyers may be able to learn more about how long a brake pad…

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Understanding Move Over Laws

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Safety on the road is essential for all people. It's critical to focus on your own safety as a driver and your accompanying passengers, but it is also just as important to concentrate on the safety of roadside workers that you may pass by. This is where move over laws come into play.

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Getting Your Car Unstuck in The Snow: Salt or Kitty Litter?


Our staff over here at Susan's Auto Mall knows all about the risks of driving in the winter. During the winter, snow falls and water freezes. When snow and ice come in contact with your tires, they don't always get along. So what do you do if you find yourself stuck? You know that salt can be put under the tire, but is there anything less expensive?

If you are looking for a less expensive way to get your vehicle unstuck from the snow or ice, try kitty litter. Instead of melting the ice like salt does, kitty…
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Save Time with Our Online Service Scheduler

In recent years, many things have become easier thanks to the internet. One of these things is making an automotive service appointment. If you car needs service, but you have been procrastinating when it comes to making the appointment, then Susan’s Auto Mall has a solution for you.

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