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Summer Maintenance Your Car Needs



 

With summer upon us, it's only going to get hotter from here. Summer can put extra stress on your car with the hot temperatures and increase pollen. The last thing you want is to get hit by the first heatwave and realize your vehicle needs attention. At Wilson Motors, we provide expert summer service to ensure you're ready for any challenge this season.

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Three Reasons Your Engine Is Overheating

The signs of an overheating engine can be alarming. From a hot, smoke-filled hood and a pervasive burning smell, to persistent ticking or thumping sounds and a noticeable loss of engine power, this component displays its distress in a variety of ways. At Wilson Motors, we want Corvallis drivers to understand the common causes of an overheating engine. With the right information, you can both limit and effectively mitigate the potential damages caused by this issue.

Not Enough Coolant

Coolant levels are among the very first things 
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How Clay Bars Make Detailing a Breeze

Detailing your car can be an overwhelming proposition if you don't have the right tools. A clay bar will be a great addition to your cleaning kit and can make a big difference in removing stubborn dust and grime from the interior or exterior of your car.

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The Importance of Knowing The Difference Between All-Season Tires and Winter Tires

At Wilson Motors, we feel that it is important to inform you of the differences between winter tires and all-season tires to help you avoid a potential accident.

Although many people enjoy saving money by purchasing all-season tires, sometimes the risks are not worth the money saved. When it comes to all-season tires, they are the perfect fit for any vehicles driving in warmer climates with lighter winters as they are designed for light snow showers and rainy weather.

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What’s The Difference Between Understeering and Oversteering?

Oversteering and understeering are practical terms that are used to describe the automobile sensitivity to steering. Oversteering occurs when the car turns more than how the driver has commanded while understeering is turning less below what the driver controls. These two actions arise depending on the steering angle and lateral acceleration.

The Differences

· Both oversteer and understeer occur as a result of the difference in slip angle between the rear and front wheels.

A slip angle is basically an angle difference between the direction of the wheel 
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Get on top of your spring car care with some help from Wilson Motors

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but springtime here in the greater Corvallis, OR area also brings with it a veritable laundry list of vehicle maintenance tasks that you should take care of before planning any future road trips. Luckily, as a certified Ford service center serving drivers from Eugene to Albany, OR, we're in a great position to not only clue you in to the maintenance issues you might have to watch out for, but also help you take care of all your spring car care needs right here at our Corvallis, OR dealership.

 

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Caring for Your Ford Vehicle in the Winter Months around Lebanon

It’s inevitable when you live in Corvallis that the winter winds will start blowing and the snow starts falling. When the winter hits, it pays off to be prepared because without having the necessary equipment, you might have trouble navigating safely. At Wilson Motors, we know it can be tough getting your Ford car, SUV or truck in shape but we’re here to offer you some ways that might help make those preparations easier!

What Steps can You take to Winterize Your Car?

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Snow? We've Got Some Winter Car Care Tips!

Winter is upon us, and we want you and your Ford car, truck or SUV to be ready. If you're unsure how to begin prepping your Ford Escape or F-150 for the inevitable snow-coated and ice-stricken Salem roads, our Wilson Motors service center is here to help drivers from Eugene feel confident about their vehicle's condition before the first snowfall. Here are things to be wary of as temperatures continue to drop:

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