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What are Automotive Gaskets?

We hear the term used quite often in automotive technology, but just what exactly are gaskets? Gaskets can be used in any mechanical structure, but they are commonly used under the hood of vehicles to improve functionality. Preventing leaks and securing parts together, gaskets are responsible for helping your vehicle run smoothly daily.

Comprised of a non-porous and smooth surface, gaskets can be made of plastic or foam with cut-outs that are specific to the item it is fitted to. By placing the gasket directly on top of the receiving item, a tight seal is formed between the two structures…

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What does an alternator do?

The alternator is one of the most important parts of a car, truck, or SUV. It is the source of just about all of the electricity that the vehicle uses.

Most people assume that the electricity for your car comes from the battery. However, the battery just gives your car a little jolt when it starts up and provides a small flow if the engine is off but you want to run the radio or air conditioning. Most of the electricity comes from the alternator. It's a large device that takes some of the mechanical 

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Regular Fuel System Maintenance Improves Your Engine's Performance

You cannot operate your vehicle without a functioning fuel system. The fuel system requires regular maintenance like any other mechanical part that enables you to drive your car or truck. At Billy Navarre Chevrolet of Sulphur, we want to provide you with some information about the fuel system before bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance service. 

The fuel system consists of the fuel pump, fuel lines, fuel injectors, a fuel pressure regulator, and a fuel filter. When these parts become clogged with chemical deposits or other harmful debris, it can 

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Ideas for Winter Driving

Driving during winter weather brings challenges even to those with snowy road experience. Sometimes, it may be best to stay home rather than take risks on snow-covered surfaces. Those who do venture out into the cold and freezing weather might find driving slow, keeping a decent braking distance, and paying careful attention to improving vehicle control advisable.

Drivers benefit from thinking about suggestions, such as not stopping when going up an icy hill. Other steps are worth pondering, and these include keeping winter emergency items in the car. A 

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Tips for Reducing Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the top causes of car accidents. You can keep yourself safe by turning off your phone or putting it on do not disturb mode. This will eliminate the temptation to browse social media or send a text message while you are driving. You will also need to avoid multitasking. Eat and put on your makeup before you get in the car.

You will need to plan your route before you hit the road. Many of us use a navigation system to get to where we are going.

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Understanding What a Transmission Does Inside Your Vehicle

Most people wonder what exactly a transmission does for their vehicle. Here is a look at what the transmission does and what you should know about this important component of your vehicle. 

Controlling the Power To Your Vehicle's Wheels 
Your vehicle has gears that controls the power that is sent to the wheels. Your transmission controls the shift of your gears. More often, your vehicle will have an automatic transmission. However, there are some vehicle that have a manual transmission. The better your transmission performance, the quicker it can shift from gear to gear. 

 

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Brakes

There are many important parts of a vehicle that are needed to drive safely. One of the most important parts are your brakes, which help to ensure you are able to stop your car when you need to. There are a variety of brake services that are needed from time to time.

A brake pad replacement service is one that is needed every few years. The brakes of your car create a lot of force and pressure when in use. The brake pads are there to protect the brakes to ensure they do not take too much wear and tear…

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