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8 Odd Ways People Use Their Vehicles

Your car is essential.  As High Desert residents we commute to and from work, in and around the High Desert.  Your car is more than just a car, it’s the place where you spend the second highest amount of time in your day.

 

When it comes to cars, you have a personal relationship with your vehicle.  You know when it isn’t driving right from how it feels.  You name it because it’s an integral part of your life.  You dress it up with rims, seat covers, spoilers, and more.  You’re nearly as comfortable inside of your…

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Full-Size or Compact: The Spare Tire Debate

If you're in the market for a new spare tire, you may be trying to decide between a full-size or compact spare tire. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let's look at both.

A full-size spare is the same tire as the four you have on the car. Because it's the same as the others, it can be swapped out if one of them goes flat. It means you don't have to go to a tire repair place immediately. The biggest downside is that you need extra storage room to carry a full-size spare.

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Why Does Tire Pressure Matter for Your Vehicle?


If you own a vehicle, you might occasionally be overwhelmed with all of the different maintenance that you have now taken on. If you neglect this maintenance, it could be devastating for your vehicle. When it comes to tire pressure, you might want to think about how important this feature is. Most new models come with a tire pressure monitoring system, and it's important that you take this information seriously.

If your tire pressure is too high or too low, there could be problems that occur. For example, high tire pressure puts you at a much higher risk of…
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What Is the Purpose of Brake Fluid?


Brake fluid, which is also called hydraulic fluid, functions at high temperature and pressure to stop your car. The fluid is passed through brake lines to the wheels as you press on the brake pedal. Take a look at how it works.

When you press the brake pedal, the pedal squeezes a piston within the brake caliper. This causes an increase in pressure within the brake lines, causing the brake fluid to move. The brake fluid pressure causes the rotors to compress the brake pads. This causes the pads to contact the wheels and slow the car.

 

 

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Preparing for Back to School with Our Service Specials

School buses, the leaves falling, and cooler weather are things we associate with back to school. While it's an exciting time of year, your vehicle will be put to the test as well. Genesis of Victorville can help you keep your car safe and prepared for the stop and go traffic this season.

Having items like your brakes checked, tires rotated, and topping off fluids are all simple steps that can save you from the headache of needing repairs down the road. If your check engine, airbag, ABS, or any other warning lights are illuminated, now is the time…
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Oil Conundrum: How Often Should You Change the Oil on a Rarely-Driven Vehicle?

Though a rarely-driven vehicle in Victorville can certainly save you money when it comes to gas, that doesn't mean you can cut corners with other vehicle components. For example, oil changes still need to be performed based on specific time intervals, even if you haven't yet hit the mileage interval.

These time-limited oil changes are crucial because as the oil ages, it begins to break down due to the changing seasons and exposure to engine heat. If you allow the oil to get too old, then, it will be unable to protect your engine in the...

 

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