How to Maintain Your Car During the Hectic Back to School Season

At Palmery Motors, we believe that every car owner should know how to properly take care of their car. After all, it is only through understanding something that you are able to properly use it. For this reason, we will give you a series of tips for keeping your car in top condition during the hectic back to school season.

Keep an eye out for warning lights, they aren't there for decoration. If you've been seeing a light for some time, don't let it sit any longer. Get it looked into before a serious problem comes up…

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Improve Your Vehicle's Mileage During Your Road Trip

Whether you're traveling across the state or to the other side of the country, it's always good to save some money when you can. We want you to have fun with your vehicle this summer, so here are some ways that you can improve your mileage and save on fuel costs.

Prior to departure, you can set your car up for better performance. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Lower air pressure can decrease fuel efficiency. You should also pack light to keep the weight of your vehicle as low as possible. With a lighter load…

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Your brake system relies on a few different parts to react instantly so that you slow down right away. Disc brake systems are the most popular and use a combination of brake pads and rotors to slow down your tires. Rotors attach to your wheels, and when pressure is applied to the brake pads, it presses on the rotors to slow down your wheels, effectively stopping your car. However, when your brake pads wear down enough, you will need to replace them in order to stay away from dangerous driving situations.


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Choosing Between All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Your friends at Palmery Motors want to help you keep the inside of your vehicle as clean and new in appearance as the exterior. Here are a few reasons to choose the all-weather floor mats or carpeting.

The all-weather floor mats are perfect for the driver who brings home their work inside the car each day by way of dirt, grime, and debris. To clean the mats, a simple once-over with a hose and the interior looks like new again.

If you like to keep the inside of the vehicle spotless, then carpeting is the way to go. Not only…
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Pros and Cons of Lifting Your Truck

Lifting trucks has been popular with truck drivers for many years, whether they do it themselves or with commercial lift kits. Drivers use lifting kits for appearance, performance and functionality. If you’ve been considering a lift kit and have questions, stop and see us at our truck service center in Woodbridge and let our professionals offer suggestions.

There are pros and cons to lifting your truck, so you can weigh the differences and make an informed decision.

Pros of Lifting Your Truck Include:

  1. Easier towing
  2. Better visibility
  3. Less chance of getting stuck
  4. Lift kits are inexpensive 
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The Difference in Several Types of Truck Bed Liners

The team here at Palmery Motors wanted to help educate our audience as to the differences in truck bed liners. Take a look at the different varieties of truck bed liners available near you, and let our auto service professionals help you get the most from your pickup experience.

The drop-in bed liner is made of strong plastic and molded to fit exactly in the specific make and model truck. Once secure, the plastic will absorb impacts for years, and can easily be replaced if suffering much damage. The spray-on bed liner is like undercoating material, and coats the bed…

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning During Heavy Rain

Hydroplaning is a dangerous situation that can occur in Woodbridge when you lose control of your car because of too much water between the wheels and the road. When hydroplaning occurs, it feels like you can't steer or brake properly, a situation made even more frightening by the slickness of the wet road.

Fortunately, taking extra caution when driving will help reduce the chances of hydroplaning. If you notice a lot of water on the road, slow your car gradually as sudden deceleration can cause your vehicle to hydroplane. Drive five to 10 miles per hour below the posted…

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Act Quickly When an Exhaust Leak Occurs

An exhaust leak can be more than just an annoyance when it causes a lot of noise, it can also become a safety hazard. The exhaust system was designed by the auto manufacturer to move poisonous fumes away from your engine, as well as keeping them out of the interior of your vehicle.

Often times, an exhaust leak can be identified in the early stage. The first indicator is a small popping or hissing sound that comes from the exhaust system. However, if you hear a whistling or high-pitched sound, that is an indication of a restriction in the exhaust…
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Quick Pre-Road Trip Checklist to Make Your Travels Easy and Fun

Road trips can be a lot of fun, but not if you don't prepare yourself well for them. Once you are out on the road it may be easy to find snack foods and rest stops. It may be more difficult to find a repair shop if something goes wrong with your vehicle. So before you head out on your road adventure, follow this quick pre-road checklist to make sure your car is prepared for the journey.

Check your tires to make sure they have the proper amount of air in them, that their tread is good, and that…
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How To Jump Start A Car

At one point in our lives we have had that horrible realization that our car won’t start because of a dead battery. Below are some tips on how to jump start a car using jumper cables and another car:
• Make sure both cars are facing each other and are close enough for the jumper cables to reach.
• Make sure both cars are turned off.
• Attach the positive terminal (red) to the dead battery
• Attach the positive terminal (red) to the charged battery
• Attach the negative terminal (black) to the dead battery
• Attach the negative terminal (black) to a metal…
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