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Forgot How to Change Your Tire? Here are Some Tips from Genesis of Gwinnett

If you find yourself on the side of the road with a flat tire, don't despair. It's really quite simple to get your spare tire on so you can drive again. Here are some tips you can use if it's been awhile since you changed your last flat tire.

-Safety always comes first. Make sure that you are parked somewhere flat that's away from moving vehicles on the road.

-Remove the hub cap and loosen up the lug nuts on your tire before jacking up the vehicle.

-Fully remove the lug nuts and replace your flat…

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What is the Purpose of Gaskets?

Gaskets never occur to most of us until it's time for them to be replaced. What are they and what purpose do they serve?. Gaskets are automotive seals. They keep vehicle components from leaking or from taking on other liquids and debris. The following are a few gaskets that we most often replace at our Genesis of Gwinnett service department.

Automotive Gasket Types

Engine gaskets are the most critical type and the most likely to wear down. Engine gaskets keep your engine from leaking oil, coolant, fluid and air internally. Like all gaskets, engine gaskets don't have an…

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Preparing for the Sunshine with These 3 Spring Car Care Tips

Winter is the longest season of the year, and after it's over, you crave warm weather and ample sunshine. Your car needs a little TLC after winter passes. One thing you can do to keep your car functioning properly during the spring is to check your tires. Your tires take most of the beating when you travel, especially through harsh weather conditions, such as snow and ice. 

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Warning Signs for Brakes, Pads, and Rotor Problems

If you have issues with your brakes, you could be fearful of heading out on the road. You never know when you need to brake fast, only to find that your rotors and pads have worn down so much that your brakes don’t work properly. If you don’t want your brakes to get to that point, then you need to look out for warning signs.

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About Your Car’s Battery

Most drivers know the importance of tire rotation or routine oil changes, but many neglect their car’s battery until it requires emergency replacement. Don’t wait until your car’s battery suddenly dies at a Duluth roadside to act. Monitoring and replacing this critical component of your car will save you time, money, and aggravation.

 

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Alternator or Battery: Same Difference? No, Very Different

If your car engine starts promptly, you can thank your battery. If your battery consistently gets your car engine to start promptly, you can thank your alternator. What's the difference between the alternator and the battery? This is one of the top questions we often get here at Genesis of Gwinnett. The following briefly explains the key differences between these two auto parts.

What Your Battery Does Best

Your battery's main job is to supply the jolt that initiates the car starter and, in turn, your engine. Your alternator's job is to keep your battery properly recharged…
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