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Is it Time to Have Your Tires Replaced?

Are you thinking about replacing your tires? One of the clearest signs that it is time to put new tires on your car is when you notice the tread is wearing thin. This is the most common reason people in Greer, South Carolina bring their vehicles to Benson Alfa Romeo for tire replacement, but there are others as well, like something embedded in a tire or tread separation.

Since your tires are the only part of your car touching the pavement, it is important to keep them as problem-free as possible.  

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Horsepower: A 200 Year Old Measurement

We’ve all heard the term horsepower relating to engines and more specifically to cars and trucks and their power. The term goes back over 200 years to James Watt, an early innovator of steam engines.

To increase engine sales, Watt needed a comparison to the workhorses that the engines were replacing. Reputedly, he observed a horse at a mill grinding corn and determined how much force the horse could pull in an hour. He calculated that a horse could lift almost 33,000 pounds a foot every minute. 

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By Following Move Over Laws, Drivers Keep Our Highways Safe

It is a common site on Greer’s freeways and highways. A disabled vehicle being attended to by emergency personnel, an officer, or a tow truck. Their purpose is to assist the motorist to get back on or off the road safely.

As drivers, we also have an important role to make sure that the disabled motorist and those assisting them to get back on the road safely. In all 50 states, there are "Move Over" laws designed to keep those who are helping stranded motorists safe. If you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the road, these…

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Finance from Home With our Online Application

It’s true that a big chunk of people in the United States don't actually purchase their vehicles with cash. Most people have, in fact, financed one or more vehicles throughout their lifetimes. Financing allows you to purchase a vehicle today without having the total amount of cash you’d regularly need to buy one.

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My Check Engine Light is On. Why?


So you're driving home from work one day and you notice that little check engine light on your dashboard glowing? Wonder why? It is important to have this checked as soon as possible, as something isn't right with the vehicle and it is important to get it resolved to maintain your car's best performance. Here are some of the most common reasons the check engine light will come on:
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-Loose or faulty gas cap
-Spark plugs or plug wires need replacing
-O2 Sensor needs to be replaced
-Catalytic converter needs replacing
-Mass airflow sensor needs to be…
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The Importance of Brake Service


Having your brakes maintained routinely by a trusted professional is important in order to keep you and your family safe while driving along on the road. Not to mention, the integrity of your vehicle's brakes are also a safety concern for other people on the road. If you are driving a vehicle with damaged brakes that are in need of repair, this can be a risk to people on the road with you, and they are not even aware of the fact.

Many people like to service their vehicle on their own as they are handy and have a…
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Why Having A Well-Functioning Car Battery Is Important


It may not seem that important, but your car battery is the power behind a lot of your car's operations. Your headlights, windshield wipers, car horn, engine, and radio are dependent on the power from the battery. If you have a weak battery than these parts and functions of your vehicle may work, but they will work at reduced levels.

There are several signs that your battery may be running out of power and needs to be changed. One of these is a weak horn sound. Another is dim headlights when you start your vehicle. Slow engine cranks, no…
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Should You Buy or Should You Lease Your Next Vehicle?


It has been a while since you got into a new vehicle, and you are not sure anymore if you would like to buy or lease as you get into another new vehicle. You have to decide which option is going to work out well for you in the end.

Buying a car allows you to have something that you will be able to hold onto after your payments are completed. Buying a car lets you get exactly what you want. You can modify it however you like, and drive it however far you like without worrying about excess wear-and-tear…
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