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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.

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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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Toyota Recalls Several Models for Air Conditioning Issue

When you buy a new Toyota from us here at Mungenast Alton Toyota in Alton, IL, there are a number of things you can expect: incredible performance, power, and comfort being three big factors. However, the most important one of all, to us, is safety; so when there are safety issues, we know it is our duty to make sure you and your loved ones are aware of the problem so you can stay out…

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NHTSA and Toyota Issue Recall for FJ Cruiser

As your local Toyota supplier, Mungenast Alton Toyota is dedicated to keeping all of the loyal drivers of the greater Alton area and beyond safe in any way we can. This includes informing you of when the automaker issues a recall on certain vehicles; unfortunately, that's what we're here to do today, as any FJ Cruiser produced from the 2007 to 2013 model years are subject to a fix required by the National…

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