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Braking Systems Use Brake Fluid to Slow Down Every Wheel


Underneath an automobile, there are long brake lines that run to pistons. These tubes are very important because they hold brake fluid. Without this fluid, a braking system can't produce pressure to stop all four wheels.

Many parts work together to reduce a vehicle's speed without throwing everyone around in a cabin. The braking process begins gradually when you press the brake pedal. As it moves to the floor, it compresses a piston in a brake caliper. At this point, the brake fluid in the brake line builds up pressure. Typically, pressure always lingers in a brake line…
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Keeping Everyone Safe, Including Cyclists

At Jordan Motorcars San Antonio, we hope that everyone can stay safe on the roads. We encourage all drivers to keep their attention on what's important, which is certainly not their cell phones. This can ensure the safety of you and your passengers as well as others you come across on the roadways, including bicyclists.

Remember that people on bikes are allowed to share the road. When you see a biker, make sure you give him or her at least three feet when passing him. This has been deemed a safe enough distance, but if no other car is…
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What Can Cause an Exhaust Leak?

While knowing the signs of an exhaust leak is good, it is also good to know what you can do in order to prevent these. There are certain vehicles that are at a higher risk for springing a leak in the exhaust than others. There are a few factors to look at.

If you take short trips with your vehicle, then there is a higher risk factor for leaks. One problem is that the engine sometimes collects water in its muffler and pipes and it will just sit there because the engine is not hot enough to evaporate it. This…

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Make the Most of Your Summer Road Trip with These Fun Games

If you want to take your vacation from good to great, it's important to have an enjoyable journey on the way to your enjoyable destination. A great way to do this is to take part in some classic games that are perfect for the road. Here are some games that we at Jordan Motorcars San Antonio think you'll enjoy.

A classic for passing a large chunk of time, the License Plate Game requires players to find as many different license plates as they can. One fun variation on this game has players marking off the plates on a…
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How is Your Car Battery Doing?

It can be hard to know the condition of your battery unless you have a tool called a voltmeter. This tool makes it simple to test your state of charge, and there are both digital and analog voltmeters.

The assessment can be done quickly. When you're sure that the engine and the vehicle lights have all been turned off, connect the positive test lead to the battery's positive terminal. Then, connect the negative test lead to the battery's negative terminal.

You should get a reading nearly instantaneously, and you'll want to see at least 12.4…
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Why Choose All-Season vs. Summer Tires?

Even responsible car and truck owners take a casual approach to tire purchases. They opt to buy quality, name brand tires but don't always worry about the type of tire. Looking at headings such as "summer" and "all-season" may give them pause for thought. Is one better than the other?

Summer vs. all-season isn't a question of better vs. worst. Each tire serves a different purpose based on the seasons and environmental factors. Summer ties, in particular, work their best during hot weather. Many expect this to be the case, and they don't realize summer tires perform…

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How and When You Should Be Using Four-Wheel Drive

Not everyone knows exactly how to use four-wheel drive, so we're going to discuss the basics in this handy guide.

Four-High

Four-high or 4H is used on roads that are slippery due to rain or ice but are otherwise level and smooth. It can also come in handy on gravel roads that don't offer great traction. 4H allows you to drive at normal speeds while maintaining good traction.

Four-Low

The four-low or 4L setting is great for deep sand, mud, snow, and rough terrain that makes driving difficult. You can get moving in these rough conditions, but you…
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Sealing Your Vehicle To Prevent Rodents

Rodents can invade your vehicle just like they can your home. Don't keep trash in your car as this sometimes attracts rodents. They can begin using the trash that's inside to make a nest. Throw away fast food bags and even drink bottles because rodents can sometimes smell the contents that are inside.

If you have a garage, then keep your car inside as much as possible. While living in San Antonio, keep your lawn manicured so that there are no weeds around your car. You should also keep sticks and logs moved away as well. Avoid putting…

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Find Out About Fluid Leaks in San Antonio

There’s nothing worse than finding a puddle of liquid under your car. Your car has a lot of different fluids inside it. Some are more commonly leaked than others. At Jordan Motorcars San Antonio, we’re here to help you learn about the fluids that are more likely to leak out of your vehicle.

It’s common for a car to leak water. You might also notice a dark, thick liquid, which is likely engine oil. Sometimes, you may even notice coolant, which is coming from your radiator. The color and smell of the liquid will make it easy…
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The Importance of Car Covers

Manufactures today make vehicle covers for cars, SUVs and trucks. Many vehicle owners store their vehicle in a garage. Others do not have that luxury. They might opt for a vehicle cover instead. The covers are designed to protect the vehicle from a number of environmental hazards.

Weather poses a major threat to vehicles parked outdoors. The sun's powerful UV rays are known to damage the exterior paint, dry tires and rubber trim and damage the interior. Rain, hail and snow also wreak havoc on a vehicle's exterior. Covers are available that are UV and moisture resistant to…
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