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The Best Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

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At HMI Auto Care in Hackettstown, we know the key to making your vehicle last; good maintenance. An overwhelming percentage of the problems we see, especially the really catastrophic ones, are a result of poor maintenance. While properly maintaining a vehicle can seem a like a bit of a hassle, it is absolutely worth the payoff. Good maintenance is the only difference between a car that lasts 80,000 miles and a car that lasts 400,000 miles. Preventative maintenance and repair when a problem occurs are are your two concerns, and both will keep your car on the road far longer, if observed properly.

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Do You Know The Difference Between Gasoline Grades?

At some point, while waiting for your tank to fill up, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the choices of gasoline at the pump. Typically, you see three buttons, with a number between 85 and 98, in ascending order and ascending prices. These numbers are octane ratings, which you probably know; but what is an octane rating, really?

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Your fleet tires -- are they in good shape?

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At HMI Auto Care in Hackettstown, NJ, we want you to be able to recognize an issue with your tires. It’ll keep you safe, prevent a blowout, and let you see for yourself whether or not a tire needs to be replaced. Here’s a short guide to tire problems.

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Tips for Better Gas Mileage

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Your gas mileage mostly depends on what kind of car you drive; engine displacement and vehicle weight are the largest determining factors on gas mileage, and there’s not much you can do to change either of those. That doesn’t mean attempting to improve your fuel economy is a completely hopeless endeavor, however. With these tips from HMI Auto Care in Hackettstown, NJ, you might be surprised how much your fuel mileage can be improved.

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Is it ok to idle?

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With temperatures dropping around the country, it’s understandably tempting to let your car or SUV idle to stay warm. At HMI Auto Care in Hackettstown, NJ, one of our goals is to keep you informed on how to best care for your performance and luxury vehicles. 

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