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4 Ways to Make Your Engine Last

The good news is today’s average vehicle can hit the 200k-mile mark with greater ease than its predecessor. Manufacturers now build cars that have higher performance and extended life. Regardless of the superiority of modern auto engineering, you still have to take care of your car once you drive it away from the dealership. But ‘maintenance’ doesn’t have to be a bad word if your car is in the right hands. Big Jim’s Automotive specializes in car maintenance and auto repair. We can help your car get closer to the 200k-mile mark and still perform relatively well.

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How to Tell If Your Car Needs an Alignment

Although your car is set to a specific maintenance schedule, you should get the wheels aligned according to how well it drives. If you notice that the vehicle is operating correctly, then it could be that the wheels are unaligned. You can bring your car into our auto service center, and one of our ASE certified car mechanics can diagnose the alignment. Below are some common signs that you need an adjustment. If you have any further questions, you can call us today, and we can help you out.

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6 Characteristics of a Quality Automotive Battery

There are dozens of automotive batteries on the market today. Auto services that either sell, recharge, or replace batteries make all sorts of claims on how great their batteries are. Recognizing a quality battery is easier than you think, however, and you don’t always need experts to tell you what the best battery is out there. Big Jim’s automotive specializes in auto repair. We can help you choose the right battery for your car by giving you these helpful tips below. If you have any questions further questions, you can contact our car maintenance service center.

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Towing at Night: How to Stay Safe While Waiting for a Tow Truck

If you find yourself stranded at night, then you need to take steps to ensure your safety. This is especially true if you are alone on the side of the road. Big Jim’s Automotive can reach you if your car breaks down. While you’re waiting on us, here are some tips on how you can keep yourself safe until a tow truck arrives.

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5 Ways to Make Towing Your Car Easier

Are you stuck on the side of the interstate and need a tow? Contact Big Jim’s Automotive in Cedar Rapids. We can pick you up and take your car anywhere you want to go. We provide full service for all recreational and commercial vehicles. We hope your experience with us goes smoothly from the time we arrive until we drop your car off. To make your towing experience hassle-free we recommend following these helpful guidelines.

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Understanding Your Car’s Fuel Injection System

Although many fuel injection systems improve a car’s performance, you may not know exactly how they work or why you need to bring them to Big Jim’s Auto for a cleaning. Below we provide a brief description of the system and why you need to have it periodically cleaned.

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Our Guide to Understanding Auto Leaks

Auto leaks can be costly. If they are not fixed, then your car’s transmission, engine, or cooling system can become severely damaged. This can result in spending hundreds of dollars to get these components fixed. Below we explore some of the most common leaks in your vehicle and what you can do to get them fixed.

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What are Pre-Purchase Evaluations and How Do They Benefit You?

These days, there are dozens of resources available to let you know a car’s history and how it has possibly affected its current condition. But even with all the information available to you, there’s only one way to truly find out if the car you're purchasing is legit or a lemon. And that is with a complete inspection from front to back, top to bottom. Big Jim’s Automotive provides a comprehensive assessment of your vehicle to determine if it’s in good shape and if the asking price is fair. Read below to find out more about our service and how it benefits you.

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How Often Should You Change Your Brakes?

If you haven’t had your brakes inspected by a Big Jim’s Automotive technician, then it may be time. Good brakes keep your entire tire and suspension system working well. They also keep you and your family safe during cringe moments on the road. But how often should have your brakes inspected? Even more important, how often should you have them replaced. Our guide below explains.

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Understanding the Different Types of Automotive Oil

As automotive engines became more advanced, so did the need to accommodate them by developing different types of oil to lubricate the components. What type of oil is right for your car depends on several different variables. At Big Jim’s Automotive, we ensure that the highest quality oil and lubricants are used on your specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of oil that we may use on your vehicle when you stop by:

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