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Category Archives: Maintenance & Upkeep

How to Read Dashboard Lights

When driving around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Trevose, you may notice a lit-up icon appear on your vehicle’s instrument cluster. It could mean that a system is operating normally, or it could mean that something’s wrong and needs to be addressed right away. Because these icons represent different things, it’s important to understand what each one […]

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Where Is My Transmission?

Your vehicle has many components to it, with one of the biggest being its transmission. While this part does a lot for your car, not all drivers know exactly where it is in their vehicles. Our team at Faulkner Auto Group will go over where the transmission may be located in specific automobiles. We’ll also […]

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Brake Pads Ceramic vs Semi-Metallic

Your car’s braking system is made up of many different components, such as the brake pads. The pads are what clamp down onto the brake rotors to slow down and stop your vehicle when driving around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Trevose. Due to their importance, they need to be replaced when necessary. What type of brake […]

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How to Check the Brake Pads

  Having a healthy set of brakes on your wheels is important for providing the best driving experience possible. At Faulkner Auto Group, we want to show drivers in the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose areas what they can do to check if their brake pads are worn out. Read more to learn about what to […]

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When to Replace Brake Pads

It’s no secret that the brakes are extremely important, and they’re what keep you safe on the roads of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose. A braking system consists of many moving parts, and it’s crucial that they’re all in good shape. This includes the brake pads, which contact and apply pressure to the brake rotors, bringing […]

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How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

A crucial part to any vehicle and your overall safety as you drive around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose is the braking system. Over time the various parts and components need to be replaced due to the wear and tear they experience. That includes two of the many parts of the brake system, the brake pads […]

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What is the Voltage of a Car Battery?

The battery is one of the most important components of a car, as it’s what powers the vehicle and all the electronics inside it. If the vehicle isn’t performing as well as it used to, then a low voltage battery may be to blame. Below, we’ll tell you what the voltage of a car battery […]

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How Long Does a Car Battery Last?

If you’re having trouble starting your car near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose, you may be starting to suspect a failed battery. If so, you may also be wondering: Just how long does a car battery last? On average, a car battery’s lifespan lasts from two to five years. However, there are many factors to account […]

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Brake Lights Not Working? Here’s How to Troubleshoot the Problem

Drivers like you near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose know the importance of a working brake system. However, it’s also important to have functioning brake lights—they’re your way of notifying the driver behind you whenever you’re coming to a stop. If your brake lights aren’t working, you’ll need to know how to troubleshoot the problem. We’ll […]

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Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

There are different ways in which your car may be telling you that something isn’t working properly and needs your attention. Your car may do this through its dashboard lights, or it might produce an unusual sound you’re not used to hearing. If you start to hear a squeaking noise, it could be your car […]

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When to Get Oil Changed

When your automobile is equipped with clean oil, it’ll help keep the engine nice and healthy. If the engine isn’t properly lubricated, you run the risk of it failing. When the engine fails, it could lead to a costly replacement. To prevent that from happening, it’s important to know when to get your oil changed […]

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How Often Should You Get a Tune-Up?

Here’s the bottom line when it comes to tune-ups: if you have an older vehicle that doesn’t feature an electronic ignition, you should have it tuned up approximately every 10,000 to 12,000 miles, or every year – whichever comes first. So, it looks like you’re due for your next tune-up pretty soon! Our team of […]

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Check Transmission Fluid of Your Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima is known around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose for being a highly reliable automobile. However, routine maintenance is still needed to make sure the car performs well for many years and miles. One part of the vehicle that needs to be checked regularly is the transmission, specifically its fluid. Below, we’ll tell you […]

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Synthetic vs Conventional Motor Oil

To enjoy high-end performance from your vehicle as you travel through Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose, you need to consistently replace your motor oil. Now, one popular question asked at the Faulkner Auto Group service center is: which motor oil should I use? To answer this question, our team created a synthetic vs. conventional motor oil […]

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How Long Do Tires Last?

Schedule Tire Service! Generally, tires last for approximately 60,000 miles. Since the average American drives roughly 15,000-20,000 miles per year, most people tend to replace their tires every 3-4 years or so. However, there’s a lot that goes into how long tires last, plus ways to elongate your tires’ lifespan, and signs that indicate you […]

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