Monthly Archives: December 2015

Smart Maumee Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Maumee drivers to prevent. The radiator is the best-known and most recognizable part of the cooling system. Hoses filled with coolant (also known as antifreeze) connect the radiator to the engine. The coolant draws heat from the engine and then flows to the radiator. Air passing through cooling fans on the radiator cools the coolant. The coolant then cycles back into the engine to start the process over again. The most critical component of the cooling system, however, is the coolant itself. A mixture of water and coolant/antifreeze helps keep it both from freezing and from boiling away. Either can result in serious engine damage. Different engines require different types of coolant/antifreeze. The owner's ma ... read more

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Cooling System

Maumee, OH Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in OH, Maumee residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for OH winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Maumee residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to be safe and reliable. It's a good idea to get caught up on any neglected maintenance items anytime - but the stakes are higher in cold OH winters.There are some specific things Maumee drivers need to do to have their vehicle ready for winter. The most obvious is having the antifreeze checked. If the antifreeze level is too low, it can't properly protect your engine, radiator and hoses from freezing. If your car does not seem to be making enough heat to keep you warm, your antifreeze level may be low or you could have a thermostat problem. Get it checked out at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee. If you are due for a cooling system service, now is a perfect time to have it done.In the cold months arou ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Odometer Rollback on Your Maumee, OH Vehicle

How do Maumee drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect OH consumers against mileage fraud. It says a OH seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Maumee, OH, stop by Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.: Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. 825 Ford St Suite A Maumee, OH 43537   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can Maumee vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they'll give you a comprehensive vehicle h ... read more

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Older Vehicles
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