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How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

You're probably aware that your car's battery is more likely to die during a hot summer or a cold winter, but it turns out that there are some reasons for that. If a car battery is heated up too much in the summer, some of its electrolytes could actually evaporate. This can irreversibly lower the battery's lifespan unless the electrolyte is recharged. In fact, a battery's life may be cut in half for each increment of 15 degrees over the optimal operating temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

As for why batteries die in the winter, that…

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Possible Causes of Poor Braking

When you press down on the brake pedal, it should feel firm as opposed to spongy. A spongy brake pedal could indicate that there is a problem with the brake line. It is possible that there is air getting into the brake line or that it is rusted out.

Rust could also wreak havoc with disc brake calipers. If the calipers are rusted, brake fluid can leak, which can result in the brakes not working as they should. Finally, a worn master cylinder can cause issues when pressing on the brake pedal. This is a serious issue that should be…

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Dash Cams Are an Important Part of Any Vehicle

Your vehicle is full of all sorts of technology and devices to keep you from having an accident and keep you safe if you do. However, most cars will not be much help in determining whose fault the accident was if one does occur. This is where the biggest benefit of installing a dash cam in your vehicle comes from.

Even if there are witnesses to the accident testifying to the fault of the other driver, it can be very difficult to prove you are not at fault in many circumstances. Do not depend on the whim of the responding…

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Understanding the Safe Methods of Loading Cargo

When purchasing a new vehicle, it's best to take note of its many features, so you'll know exactly the kind of capabilities it has when you need them. Knowing the load capacity of your vehicle is vital for those times when you need to haul cargo.

While SUVs are sturdy vehicles that appear to haul large amounts with ease, each vehicle has a set weight limit that it is able to manage. Drivers should take into account their vehicle's load capacity when planning to haul cargo, factoring in the weight of passengers along with how much fuel…

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Understand Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

We provide this blog to expand your automotive knowledge. It can improve your next car-buying decision. Today, let's compare front-wheel and rear-wheel drive systems.

As the name indicates, front-wheel drive systems convey horsepower to the ground through cars' front wheels. Rear-wheel drive systems do it via back wheels. Manufacturers and cost-conscious consumers like front-wheel drive systems because they have fewer parts and lower price tags. Also, compared to RWD, FWD systems produce superior winter traction. Meanwhile, RWD systems handle immaculately on dry pavement.

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Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

When you go to buy a new car, part of the fun is learning about different features included with your car. You should always ask what warranty is included with your purchase. Used cars should be covered by a couple of different warranties, including the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties. Both are important to ensuring that you don't have to pay out of pocket for expenses that are not your fault.

Powertrain warranties cover the engine and transmission. These parts are known be more expensive to replace, which is why dealerships tend to cover these parts the most.

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Change In Fuel Mileage? Check Your Exhaust


When a motor starts to lack power, it can be a sign of a leaking exhaust system. A car’s engine has to work harder, which causes it to burn more fuel when the exhaust system is not performing correctly.

The exhaust system consists of the tailpipe, muffler, resonator, catalytic converter, and the exhaust manifold. All of these components work together to remove dangerous gases that build up in the engine. Leaks can occur over time because the system is contracting and expanding. These leaks can allow gases to build up in the car’s cabin. These gases are fatal…
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Warning Signs Your Brake Pedals Need Work

We watch many TV shows where brake lines are cut and suddenly the car won’t stop and it crashes. Although it may be just television, this can happen to your car if your brake pedals stop working correctly. If you have concerns about your brakes, stop at i.g. Burton & Co. Inc. and have us take a look.

Several things may cause brake pedals to not function correctly such as bad calipers and cylinders, worn out master cylinder and damaged brake lines. However, air in the brake lines is the most common cause of brake pedal failure. If in…

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Is Your Timing Belt to Blame?

Today's cars operate with timing belts. The timing belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft making sure they are turning at the same rate. If the timing belt breaks, the engine will shut down immediately. The shutdown can cause extensive damage and expensive repairs. Inspecting the timing belt is important.

The owner’s manual will give a mileage range you should get the timing belt replaced in, for example, 80,000 to 90,000 miles. When it is time to replace the belt other parts of the engine usually are replaced at the same visit. Some signals of a…

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Stay on Top of Your Headlights

All of us here at i.g. Burton & Co. Inc know how busy and hectic life can be which is why when you are in need of service or maintenance for your vehicle, we will do everything we can to get you in and out in a timely fashion while providing you with optimal service. Your headlights are just one part of your vehicle that will be in need of some routine maintenance repairs over the course of owning your...

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