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Signs Your Exhaust Might be Leaking

The exhaust system on your vehicle begins at its connection to the intake manifold. It removes the gas and air mixture from the engine’s cylinders and moves them through the catalytic converter and muffler before releasing them into the atmosphere. It’s a critical aspect of the car’s performance.

There are some symptoms you might have noticed that could indicate it’s time to have the exhaust serviced. One of them is smelling fumes. If that’s the case, the manifold gasket is probably the culprit. They wear out eventually and need to be replaced. You may be…

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Stay Connected with the Audi A3

When it comes to blending good looks with advanced technology, the Audi A3 sedan has it in the bag. This sporty sedan features leather interior accents, responsive handling on the highway and technology features that range from "pretty good" on the standard models to "very nice" on the premium vehicles.

You won't have to blindly fiddle for the correct knobs on the dashboard, as the Audi A3's control system has a central knob for easy access. Seven inches for the standard display and a whopping 12.3 inches for the available virtual cockpit, the infotainment system comes with…

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Reasons why you should stop changing your oil every 3,000 miles


With the latest vehicles that are being manufactured, it is a waste of time and resources to change engine oil after every 3000 miles covered. Below are some reasons why you should hold on to the oil a little longer:
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• The engines that are in the modern cars can handle some hardships. They are more versatile.
• The oil used today has better chemical composition thus it stays useful for a longer time.
• The synthetic oil is made in a way that it can stay in your car up to 15,000 miles depending on your routine, the nature of the…
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The joy of driving the Audi Q3

If you have ever really taken a look around the streets of Mohegan Lake, you have likely noticed that there is one vehicle that is popping up more and more. The Audi Q3, thanks to the fact that it's a quite popular luxury SUV is being seen more often than other SUVs in its class.

So what makes the Audi Q3 so popular these days? There is, of course, the Quattro four-wheel drive system that will allow you to navigate snowy streets in the winter and go off-roading in the summer with equal ease and comfort. There is also…

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Tire Alignment: What It Is and Why You Need It

Does your vehicle tend to favor one particular direction? Does your steering wheel shake as you drive? Do your tires show more wear on one side than on the other? These are all signs that you need to have your tires aligned.

During a tire alignment, a technician checks the angles of your tires. This is done to ensure that they are properly lined up with the road. If any of the angles are off, adjustments are made to the car's suspension system. Keeping your vehicle properly aligned improves the way your car handles and helps your tires last…

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What to Know about Mufflers and Exhaust?

Our team at Mohegan Lake Audi is eager to inform you about the exhaust system on your vehicle, which is likely to be much more complex than you consider. Far from simply muffling sound, the exhaust is responsible for the management of the fumes created by the engine’s air and fuel mixture. It maintains proper levels before emitting them into the atmosphere.

The exhaust meets the manifold at the engine cylinders. At that point, the mixture is collected into a single pipe where it travels first to the oxygen sensor. There it’s analyzed, and if safe to move…

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Alignments Are Nothing to Brush off

Each year in the United States, thousands of auto accidents occur as a result of people driving vehicles with faulty equipment. Many of these accidents are a direct result of bad or failing steering components. One of the best indicators that your vehicle may be experiencing failing steering components is when the wheels begin falling out of alignment.

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Does My Vehicle Need Synthetic Oil?

With any machine with moving parts, a good lubricant is necessary to keep things running smoothly. Your motor needs oil to keep your vehicle running. But with both conventional and synthetic oil available for you to choose from, which one is best for your vehicle?

Simply put, conventional oil is made by nature while synthetic oil is created in a laboratory. Scientists have specifically formulated synthetic oil to have the exact qualities needed to keep a vehicle motor running in top condition. Synthetic oil does not freeze, burn off, or become sludgy as easily as conventional oil.

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The Facts About Brake Fluid

Modern vehicles stop using hydraulic systems. In response to pressure on the brake pedal, hydraulic, or brake fluid, moves through the brake lines to the vehicle's brake rotors. The rotors, in turn, stop the rotation of the wheels. Hydraulic fluid is the mechanism through which energy moves through the braking system. Brake fluid remains effective in extreme conditions. It's designed to withstand high temperatures and pressures. Brake fluids can be roughly broken down into two types: glycol and silicon-based.

As your vehicle ages, the fluid in your brake system can take on moisture...

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Getting Your Car Unstuck From The Snow: Kitty Litter vs. Rock Salt


Local Mohegan Lake residents are well aware of how much snow and cold weather is possible during the winter season. Having essential items in your emergency kit that includes an aid to help you get tires unstuck from deep snow is important.

Two common aids for getting tires dug out are kitty litter and rock salt. The better of the two choices is the least expensive. Kitty litter costs much less than rock salt, has more benefits to its use than rock salt, and fewer negative consequences you can experience using rock salt to get loose.

Rock salt melts for…
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