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exhaust, car repairs, vehicle repairs, noise, muffler, first gear

Explaining the Exhaust System

It’s an important component of your vehicle, but do you understand all of the things that your exhaust system does? First Gear explores the three major jobs of the exhaust; control noise, carry gases away, improve engine & fuel consumption. We will also explain all the main parts of the system and why it is…
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Spare Tires ~ Understanding Your Type

In our last article we went step by step on how to change your spare tires. But did you know that there is more than one type of spare tire? Today, First Gear goes over the different types of spares and what each one is capable of. Space Saver/Donut These tires are smaller than your…
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How to Change a Tire. First Gear’s Step by Step Guide

It is something that we will all experience at some point in our driving lives, a flat tire. It always seems to happened at the worst possible moment and is never an enjoyable experience. Calling CAA or a friend to come and assist you is extremely helpful, it may not always be an option. If…
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suspension, shocks, struts, car maintenance, first gear

Gotta Bounce ~ The Importance of Your Vehicles Suspension System

Your vehicles suspension system is one of the most important systems in your car. It’s job is to provide comfort to the cabin, make sure the car stays in contact with the road and that the driver has control over the tires at all points. This is achieved by the tires having contact with the…
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Did you know that there are two different types of brakes systems that your vehicle may have? One is known as a disc brake system and the other is known as a drum brake system. In this article we will explain the different components to each system, what each part does and the best practices…
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How To Use Your Emergency & Parking Brake

The term “emergency brake” is a bit misleading. In an absolute emergency the auxiliary brake may be used.  but it is still more useful as a parking brake.  Emergency and parking brakes that aren’t used can rust. Rusty brakes don’t work properly. First Gear recommends using your parking brake EVERY time you park to help…
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Brake Line Failure

The brake system is arguably one of the most important components of the vehicle for keeping you safe. When your brakes fail to work it can be a terrifying experience. Not being able to stop you car can put you and others in a dangerous situation. The brake line is one of the most important…
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Introducing First Gear’s Get to Know Your Vehicle Package

We rely a lot on our vehicles. We count on them to get us to work, school, run errands, go on road trips, visit loved ones. Let’s face it, most of us would be lost without our cars & trucks. Yet there are many people who do not know the basic maintenance of their vehicle.…
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Winter Inspection

With the temperatures dropping it is an excellent time to make sure that your car is in good shape to stand up to the cold. First Gear is offering a special on our winter inspection package starting at only $119.00. Below is a list of what is included in the inspection package. We genuinely care…
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The 12 Days of (Car) Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, but trying to find the right gift for your loved ones can also induce a level of stress. Trying to find the perfect gift that they will love and appreciate can cause you to want to hind in a cabin until spring. This year you can keep the…
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