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How to Tell if Your Ignition Needs Service

An ignition system heats an electrode to ignite the engine of a vehicle. There are many components to an ignition system, and each component must function properly for the best engine performance. There are certain warning signs that can let you know your vehicle's ignition is in need of car repair.

An ignition may need to be inspected by a mechanic if you are having problems starting your vehicle. Many car owners assume a car that doesn't start is because of a dead battery, but this isn't always the case. 

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Don't Wind up Stuck: Check Your Car Battery

Testing the car battery is easier than you might think. You'll need a terminal cleaning tool, safety glasses, voltmeter, and good pair of gloves. Be sure the car lights and engine have been turned off before working near the battery. If the battery terminals have any corrosion, use the terminal cleaning tool or wire brush to create a good contact point.

Your voltmeter has a red and black cable, red goes on positive terminal of battery first. The black cable next, goes to negative side of the battery. 

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Powertrain Warranties vs Bumper To Bumper Warranties

When deciding on your next vehicle, you will want to pay attention to the type of warranty coverage that comes with it. This is because it is part of the price that you pay for the vehicle, and it is an area that can easily be overlooked by consumers who are distracted by the fun parts of the shiny new car that they are about to drive home.

Two of the most common warranties that are offered on new vehicles today are the powertrain warranty and the bumper to bumper warranty. As the name suggests, the bumper to bumper warranty…

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The Art of Timely Tire Rotations in Ann Arbor, MI

Routinely rotating vehicle tires from the front to the back and from left to right ensure that they wear more evenly and last longer. In this way, tires make better contact with the road to provide the traction needed for proper handling, fuel efficiency, and safety. It is also very important that your tires function properly when the roadways are covered with precipitation.

How often you need to have the service performed depends on the recommendations provided by your vehicle and tire manufacturers. Our qualified technicians at Sesi Mazda are trained to notice poor wear and tear...

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Service Your Brakes Before They Go Out

You press on the gas in your car and you expect the vehicle to move forward. You press on the brake and you expect the vehicle to stop. If you are having trouble stopping your car as quickly as you would like to, it may be time to have your brakes serviced.

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How Do Your Car's Brake Pads Work?

A car's brakes are a complex mechanism, but the brake pads are what stop your car. You often hear that they need to be inspected and replaced regularly, but how do they work?

Modern car brakes use a pneumatic cylinder system to stop your car. When you step on the brake pedal, a caliper that holds a brake pad clamps down onto a wheel's disc. The brake pads clamp onto each wheel to create the friction that slows the car down. The brake pads are made of a soft material so they won't do much damage to…

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Do All Your Prep Work and Travel without Worry

Heading out on a road trip is one of the most fun and exciting activities to participate in. Packing up your luggage and some snacks for the road is all you need to do before heading out, right? Well, not exactly. Here at Sesi Mazda, we have a few suggestions that we recommend you do before heading out on your next excursion.

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