Save Money and Enjoy Better Handling and Control With Wheel Alignment Service at Bowman Auto Center

Wheel alignments are an important automotive service that many Clarkston drivers overlook. At Bowman Auto Center, we're committed to helping locals optimize the performance of their vehicles, cut their costs, and ensure their safety. With our wheel alignment service, you can accomplish all of these things and more.

Lower Your Spending at the Pump

Driving around on misaligned wheels can cut your vehicle's fuel efficiency by as much as 10 percent. Having your wheels aligned at Bowman Auto Center is an easy way to make your fuel go further. 

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The Important Purpose of Belts and Hoses

Many drivers in Clarkston might not be aware of how many belts and hoses are used to assist with vehicle function. Bowman Auto Center wants to remind you that these automotive parts require replacement from time to time.

Belts are used to drive other parts such as the alternator. These belts cause moving parts to turn and perform functions like charging the battery on your car. When you begin to notice that belts are starting to fray, a failure could be imminent. A belt that breaks is likely to leave you stranded and unable to move your vehicle.

 

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Roadtrip Safety

Summer is the time for road trips! Whether you're driving to a nearby state or taking a cross-country journey, it's important to stay safe on the road. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for staying safe while driving. We'll talk about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while on the road.

-Airbags: Airbags are one of the most important safety features in modern cars. If you're involved in a collision, airbags can help protect you from serious injuries. Make sure your car has working airbags and that they're properly…

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Tire Rotation 101: What You Need to Know

Whether you take your vehicle to the auto service center for routine checks, or you do it yourself, you must rotate your tires. This is taking the tires from one position, say front, and putting them in another position, rear. This helps to distribute wear more evenly across all four tires and prolongs their life.

Tire rotations are also important because they can prevent uneven wear patterns that can cause damage to your car's suspension system. Most cars come with four wheels that have different types of treads on them — some have high-

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What Is Brake Fluid?

Brake Fluid is a chemical solution that is used in the braking system of a vehicle. It helps maximize the force of your foot while you are braking. If you do not have brake fluid, then you would have to apply a lot more force to stop your vehicle. You have to choose the brake fluid that is right for your vehicle. You can check the owner's manual if you are not sure about what type of brake fluid for you to use. You can also talk to a mechanic.

The brake fluid that you choose also needs to…

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Transfer Case Explained: What Is It & How Does It Work?

A transfer case is a type of gearbox found in four-wheel-drive vehicles. It distributes torque between the front and rear axles and sometimes to the two wheels on each axle. In a permanent four-wheel-drive system, the transfer case is usually mounted between the transmission and the front differential, but behind the rear axle gearing. In some early rear-wheel drive cars with mechanical transmissions, it was typical for the transfer case to be attached to the rear of the engine.

 

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Some of the Most Common Engine Fluid Leaks

Whether you’re mechanically inclined or everything under the hood is something of a mystery, it's vital be able to identify any liquids seeping from your car. Knowing which ones spell trouble can help you plan your next service visit.

  • Water is the least problematic fluid and probably dripped from your vehicle’s air conditioning unit.
  • Motor oil can stain your driveway and indicates a problem with a seal of some kind. It should be fixed before repairs become more expensive.
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Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Falling air pressure is a sign that you will notice if it is time for you to get new tires. Your tires likely have a small leak. You can have your tires patched, but it may be time for you to replace the tires. You should also pay attention to the tire tread. You may be able to see the damage that is done to your tread. You can also perform the penny test. Put the penny head-down inside of the tires. The tread is too shallow if you are able to see Lincoln's head.

You may also notice…

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Why Use A Dash Cam?

A dash cam is attached to the windshield and dashboard of your car. It faces the road. If you have a dash cam, then you will have the video evidence that you need in order to support an accident claim. You don't have to rely on word of mouth to establish fault in an accident. The evidence from the dash cam will be able to do that. Modern dash cams also come with many unique features, such as accelerometers and voice reminders.

Dash cams can also help stop fraud. There are many people who try to claim that another…

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

It's that time of year again- the leaves are changing color, the air is getting colder, and winter is on its way. This means that it's time to start preparing your car for the cold weather ahead. One important step you should take is to test your car's battery. A weak or dying battery can leave you stranded in the cold, so it's important to catch any problems before they become an issue. In this blog post, we will show you how to test your car's battery and provide some tips for keeping it in…

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