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The ASE Seal Stands For Automotive Excellence

The ASE designation is a clear indication that an automotive technician is proficient in the craft of automotive repair and has completed the requisite training. This shows that the mechanic is qualified to work on all electrical and mechanical aspects of vehicle.

Because the mechanic had to fulfill the requirements as put forward by the Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Technicians program, you can be assured that they can perform services without damaging the vehicle. In order to apply for the ASE Certification, the mechanic must how prior experience in a repair shop

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Three Signs To Look For When The Exhaust Is Leaking

It's important to recognize when your exhaust is leaking to avoid engine problems and safety hazards. Here are some signs of a potential exhaust leak:

Excessively Loud Exhaust

If your exhaust starts to sound louder than normal, you may have air passing through where it shouldn't. Have a professional inspect your exhaust system to find the cause of the problem.

Check Engine Light On Dash

You should always connect an OBD scanner when the check engine light illuminates on the dash. Your car has sensors that measure the gases coming out of the engine, and a hole in…
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What are Recalls?

Recalls are defects, especially within the automotive industry. Some of the recalls have led to serious vehicle accidents. At LATROBE CHEVROLET, we ensure all our customers get recall information on models they desire. In an accident that results from defects, the vehicle liability suit may be in order. Here are a process and various rights you get when your vehicle has a defective component.

When a certain model gets customer complaints on certain components, the NHTSA and automaker will carry out a defect test. It is designed to determine the effectiveness of the safety of the vehicle. 

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How Do Brake Pads Do Their Job?

When a driver presses down on a brake pedal, a vehicle should slow or come to a stop. Various brake parts contribute to the process, and the brake pads play an essential role. These parts provide the necessary pressure and friction to support the braking process.

"Support" means brake pads don't work on their own. They clamp down on the rotors, which then slow down the spinning wheels. Brake pads rely on the cylinder, brake fluid, brake lines, and calipers to do their job, too.

 

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Cold Weather Car Care

At Latrobe Chevrolet, we enjoy helping our customers keep their vehicles in top condition. Winter is a season that brings additional challenges to drivers. The following car care tips will help keep you and your car going throughout the winter months.

While you may only drive your car through Latrobe streets for a brief commute or errands, snowy streets still make driving more difficult. Snow tires have deeper tread patterns and gripping edges to keep you in contact with the road. Getting a set of snow tires is one way to stay safer in the winter months.

 

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Investing in Winter Wiper Blades Before the Snow Flies

It can be very challenging to drive on the roads of Latrobe during the winter months. To make sure that you can see the road very clearly, it's important that you switch over to a set of winter wiper blades. Our service technicians can quickly take care of this maintenance item for you, and you'll be able to stay safe on the road throughout the entire winter.

Visibility is very important during the winter months. When you're driving in snow squalls with ice pelting your windshield, you'll be happy that you invested the time and money…

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Let's Compare Winter Tires with All-Season Tires

Latrobe drivers sometimes ask us if all-season tires are just as good as winter tires for slick-road driving. Our Latrobe Chevrolet tire experts can tell you that winter tires are vastly superior.

For traction on warm roads, all-season tires are good. But these tires harden as the temperature drops. Once the average daily temperature goes under 45 degrees, you need winter tires.

Companies design their winter tires for maximum cold-weather traction. They use rubber compounds that remain sticky throughout winter. Premium ice-gripping tires also include unexpected components. For 

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