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The Importance of Your Brake Pads

Brake pads are an essential part of your brake system. Regular brake pad inspection and replacement helps your car stop safely when you need it to.

When you step on the brake, brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against rotors attached to the wheels. The brake pads supply friction against the wheels, causing your vehicle to slow down. The friction needed to stop your car also causes wear on the brake pads over time. Your brake pads routinely need to be inspected and replaced. 

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2018 Audi Q3 Dominates Competition

An SUV provides drivers with the additional space they require to include the whole family on even the longest trips. But if the vehicle gets too large, the cost of fueling up so often can be quite noticeable. This is why more and more drivers are turning to luxury subcompact SUVs. You are afforded the best of both worlds and top-notch design features. That is why our team here at Valley Imports in Fargo, ND is so excited to announce that we have just received the brand new 2018 Audi Q3 in our new car inventory.

 

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Simple Tips to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Having a tire blowout on the highway can be incredibly scary and extremely hazardous. Although blowouts are generally fairly easy to avoid, they are still one of the contributing causes in many serious accidents. Therefore, here is all you need to know to hopefully avoid this dangerous situation.

Keeping your tires properly inflated is essential in avoiding blowouts, as underinflated tires are one of the most common causes. This is why it is imperative that you regularly check your tire pressure using an analog or digital pressure gauge. 

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Tips to Prevent Hydroplaning on Wet Roads

Driving during huge rainstorms or on wet roads in general can present numerous challenges and potential risks, but few risks are greater than hydroplaning. Therefore, read on to learn how to avoid this extremely dangerous condition.

In simple terms, hydroplaning occurs when too much water builds up in front of your tires and thus causes them to glide on the water instead of remaining in contact with the road. Loss of control and braking both occurring in an instant to create hazardous conditions and a high likelihood of a crash. 

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Transfer Cases and What They Do

Transfer cases are found in vehicles that have four-wheel or all-wheel drive. This part will transfer power from the transmission to the front and rear axles via the drive shafts. If a case breaks, then that part of the transmission won't work, which causes big problems for your vehicle.

At Valley Imports Group, our service department can identify problems with your transfer case. You may have even noticed some of the symptoms, such as a loud grinding noise or problems with shifting into gear. Once we figure out what's wrong, we'll get you all fixed up.

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Is Your Car Shifting as It Should?

When you drive your car, does your engine rev higher as it shifts? Or, do you feel jolts as it changes gears? If so, you need to have your transmission inspected and serviced as soon as possible. Transmissions contain many moving parts (including gears) that operate any time you drive your vehicle. These parts rely on clean transmission fluid to keep them working smoothly and within temperature parameters.

However, transmission fluid breaks down over time due to heat and buildup of particles within the component. As a result, it is very important to change this fluid on a normal schedule…

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For the Most Convenient Service Appointment, Schedule it Online at Valley Imports Group Today!

Our team of technicians knows that you have a very busy life, and the last thing we want is you sitting in the waiting room for your vehicle to undergo maintenance. We offer all of our customers the ability to book their own appointments with the online service scheduler to save time and effort and get your vehicle back in like new condition at a time that's easiest for you.

 

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Which type of drivetrain is right for you?


There are many people who are unsure of if they need to get a four-wheel drive vehicle or an all-wheel-drive vehicle. These people may think that the only solution for winter driving is a four-wheel drive vehicle. This is simply not the case. Due to advancements in all-wheel-drive technology, vehicles that are equipped with all-wheel drive handle very well in snowy and icy conditions. This means that four-wheel drive is no longer the gold standard when it comes to ease of driving in winter months.

? If you are interested in learning more about all-wheel drive...
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Prepare for Your Next Road Trip to Enjoy it to the Fullest!

When you are looking to head off on the road to see new sights, you have to prepare for what is to come if you are going to enjoy your trip to the fullest. Whether it's as simple as reminding everyone to use the bathroom, packing snacks and drinks, or having your vehicle looked over before you embark, here at Valley Imports Group, we want you to enjoy the time behind the wheel of your imported vehicle to the fullest potential.

 

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3 Things You Should Know About Winter Windshield Wipers


When the holiday season arrives, there are a lot of things that you have to prepare for. One of them is your stomach for all the good holiday food it will be eating, and another is your car by getting some winter windshield wipers.

If you have never heard of winter windshield wipers before, then here a few things, you need to know about them.
• They will preserve your regular windshield wipers, and it will cost you less in the long run.
• They are sturdier and more durable for the winter season than other windshield wipers.
• They are built to…
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