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What Are Gaskets, And How They Are Maintained

Basic Auto Sales understands that as a responsible vehicle owner, you want to know important information about your vehicle's operation. Your vehicle has a number of gaskets that are essential for your vehicle's proper operation. These gaskets need to be maintained so that your vehicle stays running properly.

Gaskets are designed to keep fluids in your vehicle and to keep fluids from mixing together. Gaskets are most often made of rubber or metal. The major gaskets in your vehicle are the head gasket, the intake manifold gasket, the exhaust manifold gasket and the oil pan gasket. 

 

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Examining Your Car After An Accident

If you're in a car accident, there are some things that you need to try to remember to do so that the proper reports are made and so that you are treated for any medical injuries. Contact the police and emergency officials so that help is on the way while you determine if you or your passengers are injured.

Don't let the officer know that the accident was your fault even if you could have been responsible. The officer will gather all of the information about the accident and file a report that is turned into your insurance…

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Should I Use Synthetic Motor Oil?

If your vehicle's owner's manual recommends synthetic motor oil over conventional motor oil, you have probably wondered what the difference is and why it's important. Can a substance that isn't natural lubricate your engine as well as one that it? The fact is,it works even better. Here's why.

Synthetic oils are created from naturally-occurring compounds but are specifically formulated to provide higher benefits than traditional oils. That means they will lubricate your engine better, have higher viscosity, less evaporation and better performance at extreme temperatures.

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An Overheated Vehicle Requires Fuel Pump Check

It can be very nerve wracking when you are dealing with signs of trouble from your vehicle. Among the issues that can bring forth warning signs in your vehicle is your fuel pump. The good news is that you will be able to have your fuel pump checked before it breaks down entirely.

If your vehicle is heating up more than it should, that could be a sign that your fuel pump needs to be looked at. When you are driving, you want to watch the temperature gauge. If you notice rising temperatures in your vehicle, then you may have…

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Back to School Carpool Safety

This back to school season, it’s time to do more than make sure your children get back to school. It’s time to make sure that they get there ready to learn. At Basic Auto Sales, our priority is your carpooling safety.

Before you make that first carpool trip, create a plan with the other parents. Make sure everyone knows the schedule, route, and rules of the road. Whether this is done by email, text, or at a face-to-face meeting, agreeing on these necessary details will make Ashland carpool trips a breeze.
 

 

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Tips and Techniques for Car Detailing

When the car you drive around Ashland is starting to look dirty, Basic Auto Sales can help you get it looking like new. We're happy to offer advice on how to properly detail your car so that you love driving it.

The hard plastic and vinyl parts of your car can accumulate scuffs and dirt. While most spots can be dealt with using an all-purpose cleaner and a micro-fiber rag, difficult marks might need additional attention. Isopropyl alcohol is highly effective. A foam pad cleaner or melamine block can also be utilized for difficult spots.
 

 

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Protect Your Car's Engine With Engine Air Filters

Purchasing a car is one thing. Maintaining it is a whole different story. A good owner knows that a well-kept car will last longer and serve you better. We at Basic Auto Sales believe in this philosophy and continuously try to educate customers in Ashland on how to take care of their vehicles in the best fashion.

Making sure your engine stays clean and free of debris is of the utmost importance. The engine's intake sucks in oxygen from the air and also takes in gasoline to combust and power your car. Air from the outside contains smog, dust…
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Signs and Causes of Exhaust Leaks

When people in Ashland think of car leaks, they often think of fuel lines, oil, or antifreeze. But leaks come in all shapes and sizes, and they aren’t all fluidic loss. Your exhaust can leak too, and it can be a sign of bigger problems, or lead to them.

Here are four of the leading symptoms and causes of exhaust leakage.
  1.  Vibration: Thermal expansion, which is caused by fluctuating temperatures, can loosen line connections, gasket lineups, and the fastenings of everything.
  2.  Leaks: Small leaks that clearly aren’t water, could be the result of gaskets in your engine going…
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Ford Focus RS Design Is Fun and Sporty

The Ford Focus RS is a fun, sporty hatchback that offers power, performance, and style. Its powerful 2.3-L 4-cylinder engine can churn out 350hp and 350-lb-ft of torque, giving it power on the take-off. Ford managed to pack a lot of power into a small package that still manages to get great gas mileage without sacrificing performance.

The RS has much more to offer too. It features all-wheel drive for added stability, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for extra grip on the road. The sleek, low profile allows it to grip the curves with ease. 
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A Glimpse at the Ford EcoSport Amenities

Are you thinking about getting a compact crossover? Many consumers at Basic Auto Sales prefer compact crossovers because they offer numerous benefits. With a used Ford EcoSport, you can take advantage of innovative amenities in the cabin, such as an available 8-inch display screen and leather shift knob, that make your drive more pleasurable.

The B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen is featured as a standard amenity with the Titanium trim. This audio system comes with natural materials and a unique design that offers everyone in the cabin an immersive and crisp listening experience.

 

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