Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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Why Is Tire Rotation Important for Your Vehicle?

Maximizing Mileage: The Crucial Role of Tire Rotation in Vehicle Maintenance

In the fast-paced world of automobiles, where every mile counts, maintaining the longevity and performance of your vehicle is paramount. One often overlooked but crucial aspect of car care is tire rotation. If you’ve ever wondered why it’s important, buckle up as we delve into the reasons why regular tire rotation should be a non-negotiable part of your vehicle maintenance routine in this blog post by our team at Turpin Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Dubuque, IA.

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How Can the Cooling System of a Vehicle Be Kept Functional?

Tips for Maintaining Your Car’s Cooling System 

At Turpin Dodge Chrysler Jeep, we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in top-notch condition, and one crucial aspect of this is maintaining your car’s cooling system. The cooling system plays a pivotal role in preventing your engine from overheating, which can lead to costly repairs and decreased performance. Below, we’ve put together essential tips for maintaining your car’s cooling system. If you think your vehicle has been facing multiple hiccups on the road due to overheating or other engine issues, make sure to get it checked by one of our experts at Turpin Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Dubuque, IA. 

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Can I Purchase a Vehicle Online?

Buy a New Vehicle Online in Dubuque, IA  

In a world filled with automotive choices, buying a new vehicle is both thrilling and complex. As you embark on the journey to find the perfect ride, you can consider the unmatched appeal of new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles. Whether you crave the sophisticated luxury of a Chrysler, the raw power of a Dodge, the adventurous spirit of a Jeep, or the robust capability of a RAM truck, you can explore the online inventory at Turpin Dodge Chrysler Jeep.  

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Top 5 Errors Made by New Vehicle Drivers

Main 5 Mistakes Made by New Vehicle Owners

Purchasing a new vehicle is one of the sure-shot items on the bucket list of the majority of people who love the whole driving experience. It is always a great feeling to drive your first own new vehicle. Well, this is also where new drivers succumb to the feeling and end up committing a few errors. Some of these errors tend to have serious consequences.

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What Should I Do if My Vehicle Begins to Overheat?

Should I Drive My Car if it is Overheating?

No matter how well we strive to take care of our vehicles, there are always things that can go wrong. One of these is our car engine overheating. This can happen at the most inconvenient times, but especially while we are in the middle of driving. If this happens to you, do not panic. This blog will go over what to do if your engine overheats and if you can or should continue to drive it once it has cooled.

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Tips to Better Care for My Car

How Can I Lessen Vehicle Wear & Tear?

Wear and tear on your vehicle is almost inevitable. It is going to happen one way or another. However, there are some things you can do to slow this process. Taking better care of your car is the first step. This blog will go over some of the ways you can better care for your vehicle. Follow these tips and your vehicle should retain more value and last you longer.

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Wheel Alignment and Balancing process

How Do I Know If My Shocks and Struts are Bad?

Can I Drive with Bad Shocks & Struts?

If you are contemplating if the shocks and struts on your vehicle are going bad, this is most likely due to a few different factors. You have probably noticed the feel of your vehicle while driving at faster speeds is not the same. You may have even noticed some inconsistencies when you take turns or go over bumps in the road. Eventually, you start to think maybe the culprit are the shocks and struts. However, you are not sure. This blog will go over the signs that your shocks and struts are going bad and if it is safe to drive with bad shocks and struts.

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Alternator?

Is My Alternator or Battery Faulty?

There is no worse feeling than having a car that will not start. While many of us immediately think the battery is the issue, this is not always the case. While the battery supplies power to the vehicle, the alternator is what keeps the battery charged. If the alternator begins to die, then the battery cannot hold a full charge. This leads to the vehicle not starting. This blog will go over some of the symptoms of a bad alternator and how to distinguish a faulty alternator from a bad battery.

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