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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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Checking on Your Tire Pressure and Tread

Staying on top of your tire pressure and the tread is critical to staying safe on the road and prolonging the life of your tires. Replacing your tires more than necessary can get expensive, which is why preventative maintenance always pays off in the long run.

You can check your tire pressure by placing the end of the gauge on the valve of each tire until you get a reading. Check these measurements against the manufacturer's recommended PSI, which you can usually find in your car manual. You may have to use an air compressor to fill each tire…

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The Transfer Case: The Key to Maintaining Your All-Wheel Drive

If you have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive, have you ever felt that it would be difficult to imagine your life without it? It can be pretty nice to have if you ever get stuck on uneven roads, mud, or ice. Imagine if that capability on your car suddenly went out. That's exactly what can happen if your transfer case breaks.

What is a transfer case? It's the gearbox that shifts the weight in your vehicle from axle to axle when your wheel begins to slip. If a transfer case is beginning to fail, you will likely hear a…

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Save Your Car’s Fuel System This Winter

The winter months can play havoc on a car or truck's fuel system. Moist air that has been trapped in the fuel lines and gas tank can freeze when the temperature outside drops below 32 degree Fahrenheit.

This can not only prevent a vehicle from starting or running, but it can also split fuel lines and damage the fuel injection system which can cost the owner hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs. 

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