Engine Cooling and Radiator Services at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center

The cooling system in your vehicle does a lot of important work. Besides preventing your engine from overheating in the warm months, the system stops your powertrain from freezing in the cold months.

In the same vein, the radiator is the main part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It works by keeping your engine coolant fluid at the right level. If the radiator is faulty, your cooling system will not work correctly. Typical cooling system and radiator issues include leaks, a malfunctioning thermostat, low coolant levels, old and dirty radiator antifreeze and poor connections.

 

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Apple CarPlay Overview

You may have heard of Apple CarPlay but aren’t sure what it is. If you own an Apple iPhone or Apple device, you’ll be delighted to learn what it is and how it can benefit you. Apple CarPlay is a system that lets you connect your Apple iPhone or device to your vehicle and use their many apps while you’re driving.

All you do is install the app on your phone, turn on your vehicle and let your wireless internet transfer the app to your vehicle’s display screen. If you don’t have wireless internet, you…

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What to Know about Car Battery Service and Replacement

Extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on the health of your vehicle battery. You may notice your vehicle being slower to crank before it’s completely worn out. However, it’s best to have your battery checked prior to extreme swings in weather

If your car battery is malfunctioning, we offer car battery service and replacement. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in handling all types of car battery issues. We can test and replace your car battery quickly and efficiently, so you can get back on the road as soon as possible. 

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Change Cabin & Engine Air Filters Every 15,000 Miles

The air filters protecting your engine and the interior of your vehicle filter air, keeping out harmful debris and dust. If you start to have dust in your vehicle more often, or there is an odor you can't get rid of, it's probably time to change your cabin air filters.

The engine air filters keep your engine from getting clogged up with dirt and dust from the road. If your engine air filter is dirty, this can make your engine work harder to run your vehicle. This makes your car less efficient, and you'll spend more money…

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When to Replace Belts & Hoses in Your Vehicle

There are three main belts in your vehicle, and they should be replaced before they snap to keep you safe on the road. While you can expect about 80,000 miles from a timing belt, it is usually recommended that this is changed out at 50,000 miles. Your V-belt and serpentine belt should both be replaced around the 30,000 mile mark, and it's important to have the belts inspected during routine maintenance.

The hoses in your vehicles take care of your heating and cooling system, brakes, and steering. If you have a fluid leak, it's important…

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Common Auto Finance Terminology You Can Understand

How familiar are you with auto finance terminology? If you're like many buyers around Nederland, it's not something that rolls off the tip of your tongue. But it can be after today with a few of the most common terms Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center has to share!

First, the "annual percentage rate" is the total cost you will pay each year to borrow money from a lender. This amount includes interest and fees associated with the loan. 

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Are Your Vehicle's Brakes in Good Shape?

While a vehicle's performance is often what reviews will focus on, you have to talk about a vehicle's brakes. While brakes might seem simple as a concept, in execution, they're comprised of a complicated system. In order to make sure your vehicle is able to slow down effectively, all parts need to work coherently.

When you press down on your brake pedal, it releases brake fluid to your calipers. In turn, the calipers activate your brake pads, which squeeze down on the vehicle's rotors to apply friction and slow your vehicle down. If any part of…

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All About Android Auto

Our team knows that Nederland drivers are always up for a good time, and so are we! It's time to enjoy all the places your car, truck, or SUV can take you and have fun while getting there. The following overview will show how Android Auto can upgrade your driving experience.

When you're on the go, you don't have time to stop for directions or pick up your phone because you didn't hear the directions. Since Android Auto marries the capabilities of your phone to the convenience of your car, 

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The Best Services to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Back-to-School Driving

Whether your child is in grade school, drives to high school or is taking the car off to college this year, some basic maintenance will keep everything running smoothly.

An engine inspection is probably the best way to catch issues that promise to throw a wrench in back-to-school driving. Your technician can top up low fluid levels, find a splitting hose or fraying belt, make sure the headlights work and test your battery. The last thing you need when you’re running late on a cold morning is battery failure

 

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A Wheel Alignment Can Make It Easier to Drive

Do you feel a pulling sensation or vibration when you drive your car, truck, or SUV? When this happens, your wheels could be out of alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment, it can lead to poor steering and cause uneven tire wear. Our service department technicians at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center can help you make an informed decision about fixing your wheel alignment issues by examining your vehicle's alignment and providing you with their recommendations.

A wheel alignment ensures the wheels on your vehicle are pointing in the same direction. 

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