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Why Front-Wheel Drive Cars Have Increased in Popularity


Front-wheel drive cars have become more popular because they are more affordable to manufacture and purchase. For drivers looking at economy, front-wheel drive vehicles give drivers everything they want at a price less than rear-wheel drive counterparts. For commutes to work and basic driving around town, a front-wheel drive vehicle is perfect.

Rear-wheel drive technology is widely available for SUVs and higher-end sedans, as rear-wheel drive technology provides a more powerful kick to the vehicle. For people that want to drive fast or tow a heavy load, rear...
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We Will Handle Seasonal Maintenance Work for You


You have work that must be done before your vehicle can move into a new season and travel in new weather. We are here to complete all of the seasonal maintenance work that you need to have completed in Alton.

You can trust our staff to take on the oil change that you need to have completed. We will make sure that the oil in your car will get you through another season. You can trust our staff to figure…
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Seasonal Travel Tips for Long Trips


The holiday season gives millions of people time to slow down and look at the world. Your vehicle maintained by Mungenast Alton Toyota gives you the chance to get out of Alton and look at more of the surrounding area. Mungenast Alton Toyota takes every opportunity to assist customers in staying on schedule with maintenance. It is extremely important that cars have a thorough inspection before vehicle owners embark on long trips. While traveling, these are recommended onboard items:

  • Map
  • Car accessories
  • Water
  • Blanket
  • Roadside triangles
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Jumper cables
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Keep Track of Your Automobile Fluids and Their Maintenance

It is important that you keep a good eye on the fluid levels of all the systems in your automobile. Cars are very complex pieces of machinery and they require various fluids to keep all of their moving parts lubricated. Most people are familiar with changing their motor oil every 3,000 miles, but sometimes not so much with the other fluids. The next time you have your car in the shop for service, ask us to check the following fluids for their levels and to top them off if they are low:

  • Power steering fluid
  • Engine coolant or anti-freeze…
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Is Tire Rotation on Your Maintenance List?

To get the most out of a set of tires, it is very important to have your tires rotated on a regular basis. Your car’s owner’s manual will tell you how many miles between rotations or you can speak to someone in our service department. While tire service providers generally know how a specific style vehicle’s rotation should be, it is best to check with the dealer on this as well. Some vehicles have tires go from front to back while others may cross from driver’s side front to passenger side back, for example.

Tire rotation…
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Car Batteries Don't Last Forever

Car batteries don't last forever. They generally last between 3 and 5 years. It just really depends on the type of battery that was purchased. All batteries go from great to bad other the course of a few years. An old battery or even loose battery cables can make you think that something major is wrong with your car. There are five signs that tell you that you need to replace your car battery. If your car attempts to crank and don't, your battery is too weak. Or, if you try to crank your car and nothing happens…
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Why car maintenance is important-keeping a schedule

A recent study conducted on random vehicles indicated that 80 percent of them needed one type of maintenance and repair or the other. The trouble with car owners is thinking that if the car is running, there is nothing wrong with it. It is crucial to make sure that you have a plan on how to be performing maintenance checks on your vehicle as it lengthens the life of your car and keeps you safe on the road.
A maintenance schedule is a document that all competent dealerships keep on their clients’ vehicles.
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Maintain Your Ride-Starting With the Oil

Did you know that some of the moving parts in your vehicle don't even touch-ever? Is it magic? No, it's actually because your motor oil is doing its stellar job. It forms a barrier between the moving parts of you vehicle so that they don't wear against each other and cause friction. Without it, your ride would wear out its parts and overheat. You might as well flush your hard-earned money right down the tubes. But, thanks to your motor oil, everything can run smoothly.

But you can't just sit back and expect everything to fall…
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Dedicated Toyota owner keeps his 2007 Tundra running for over one million miles!

Rolling over your odometer. It's a mark of pride for many Toyota truck owners, a badge of honor that shows you've served your truck just as well as it's served you. And while many Toyota trucks confidently reach 100,000 miles, some even 200,000 miles with diligent care, it seems that they've all finally been outpaced. This week, Louisiana native Victor Sheppard traded his 2007 Toyota Tundra in with over one million miles on it.

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