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Breathe Easy with Effective Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Unfortunately, cabin and engine air filters are often-overlooked components in many vehicles. Most car owners ignore the need to replace them probably because the oil service centers are overcharging, or because they don't know how important they are. While you may not be ready to tackle car maintenance tasks like replacing spark plugs or changing the oil, replacing your cabin or engine air filter is an easy job that you can do.

A clogged engine air filter prevents the proper amount of clean air from getting to the engine. Of course, this can lead to a host of problems…

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What is Car Wax? The Answer May Surprise You

Here in Waterford it is common to see car owners out detailing their car. Most of them are using some type of car wax. At Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie we are often asked about car wax. What is it and what does it accomplish? Here's some basic information.

Car wax is a combination of wax from natural sources such as palm or carnauba and solvents or oils. It can also be synthetic. This iconic product is used to clean and protect your cars finish. Applied properly, car wax will help to prevent dirt and debris from building…

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Top Signs That Your Fuel System Requires Service

Did you know that your vehicle's fuel pump runs gas from your fuel tank to your engine When your fuel pump is not working right, your vehicle can experience problems or even brake down on the side of the road. Here are the most common signs that you need to have your fuel pump checked.

High Speed Sputtering
The faster you go, the harder that your fuel pump has to work. If you are sputtering at high speeds, then you may have a failing fuel pump.

Rising Temperature
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Is the temperature light flashing on your dash?

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Understanding the Difference Between a Temporary and Full-Size Spare Tire

If you've ever had to change a flat tire you have probably encountered a "donut" or compact spare. These small tires are often included as a temporary option for replacing a flat. Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie wants you to be informed on the difference between a donut and a full-size spare tire.

The most important difference between the two is that temporary spare tires are meant to be just that - temporary. They are not meant to be driven on for long periods of time, and they don't handle high rates of speed well. A full-size spare…

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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Explained

Motor oil is a substance that you should be familiar with as a vehicle owner. At Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie, we encounter tons of folks who have no idea what kind of motor oil their vehicle needs, and we just consider that a real disgrace - after all, we think that everyone should know what's best for their car!

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5 Reasons Why Your Engine May Overheat

One of the most significant problems you can face as a car owner is an overheating engine. There are five more common reasons why your engine may overheat. In addition, there is a clear path you can take to prevent overheating.

The most common reason why a car engine may overheat is a lack of coolant. If coolant falls before a critical level, you engine will overheat. Another common reason why your engine may overheat is a defective thermostat, an issue that prevents the flow of coolant. A broken water pump is a frequent cause of engine overheating as is…

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Brake Fluid Should be Changed Regularly

Here at Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie, we know you want to stay as safe as possible whenever you are driving through Waterford, PA. We understand you want to change your oil and rotate your tires regularly to avoid the damage that can be caused by failing to complete these simple pieces of maintenance.

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Fuel Economy Tips: Getting the Most Mileage Out of Every Gallon

Do you want to get the most mileage out of every gallon of gas you buy? The team here at Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie want you to be an informed driver. Here are a few tips to give you the best fuel economy possible.

Avoid driving too fast or too aggressively. Most vehicles reach optimum fuel efficiency before the speed reaches 50 mph. Stay within posted speed limits. Also, don't step on the gas pedal too hard. Every time you hit the gas, a heavy shot of fuel gets thrown into the engine to get burned up…

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Why Washing Your Vehicle is Important Protection for Your Investment

We here at Auto Express Alfa Romeo of Erie want you to be a knowledgeable vehicle owner and to be able to get the most out of the investment you made in your vehicle, so today we'll be discussing why it's so important to regularly wash your vehicle.

Having a dirty vehicle means that it's covered in things that can cause damage to your vehicle's paint and finish. Experts recommend washing your vehicle weekly to prevent these contaminants from causing this damage. However, this isn't always necessary. Look over the guideline below to decide how…
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