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5 Top Performance Upgrades You Can Give Your Car

Even if you're not driving in Talladega next week, you can still make some affordable and easy upgrades to your car to boost its performance. Big Jim's Automotive can help you raise the bar of your car's performance with ongoing preventative maintenance and repair as well as some of the upgrades we recommend below. If you have any questions, you can contact us or visit our service center in Cedar Rapids.

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Your Car Survived the Winter. Now It’s Time for Spring Maintenance.

Now that winter is almost over; it’s time to give your car a thorough inspection and maintenance to keep it running at peak performance. The time and money you spend on preventative maintenance is an investment that helps you avoid costly repairs or buying a new car. Big Jim’s Automotive provides complete car maintenance and auto repair for your vehicle. Schedule a check-up with one of our ASE-certified mechanics today.

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4 Things That Happen When You Neglect Your Engine

Although you may know the importance of car maintenance, you may not realize what happens under the hood when you neglect your vehicle over lengthy periods. Although many drivers don’t take their car in for maintenance until they hear or see a problem, you can get ahead of the curve with routine preventative maintenance. Otherwise, here’s what you can expect if you continue to neglect your car’s engine.

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Car Maintenance You Should Leave to the Professionals

What is underneath the hood of a modern vehicle is a twisted network of complex components that somehow all miraculously work together to keep your car moving. Due to the complexity of today’s auto parts and systems, you should leave car maintenance up to the professionals. Big Jim’s Automotive technicians are ASE certified and have extensive experience working on all types of vehicles. Before you starting working on your car, bring it to our auto repair center for the following maintenance:

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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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